Top Tools 2012: Rockwell Sonicrafter X2 Oscillating Multi-Tool
Rockwell's no-nonsense oscillating multi-tool gets along famously with other toolmaker's accessories.
Why You’ll Love It: The Hyperlock clamp delivers 1 ton of clamping force, while its Universal Accessory system let’s you mix-and-match competitor’s accessories. These features and a 3.0 amp motor make the Rockwell Sonicrafter X2 one of the best oscillating multi-tools available.
Rockwell released three new OMTs a few months ago; the X2 is the premier model. What sets it apart is the tool’s combination of a powerful 3.0 amp motor, unique Hyperlock clamping design, and Universal Fit accessory system.
Few OMTs can boast a powerful 3.0 amp motor, a welcome upgrade from the previous generation’s 2.3 amp rendition. The Hyperlock SDS clamp delivers a full 2,000 lbs. of clamping force to prevent accessories from coming loose, which can happen when cutting through dense materials. To change accessories, the user simply flips and rotates a lever to (un)lock the clamp—no fumbling around with easy-to-lose Allen keys.
To top it off, Rockwell includes a rugged case that is compact and waterproof, and which features two easy-access accessories storage areas on top.
The price tag on the Rockwell X2 is competitive at $149.99. The kit includes the tool, case, and nine accessories.
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