Rockwell has come up with some interesting power tool designs in recent years, such as their 3RILL impact driver, Versacut circular saw, and Trans4mer jigsaw. Meanwhile, their Sonicrafter oscillating tool has inevitably become outdated compared to other brands’ newer and better featured models. Rockwell is not about to throw in the towel and is soon coming out with an upgraded and competitive multi-tool, the Sonicrafter X2.
Rockwell’s Sonicrafter X2, RK5140K will be their first oscillating multi-tool to feature a tool-free blade change mechanism (Hyperlock). The new model will also feature a 3-amp motor and Universal Fit System that ensures compatibility with most major brands’ multi-tool accessories.
The Sonicrafter X2 kit will include a 1-3/8″ bimetal saw blade, 3-3/8″ HSS semicircle saw blade, rigid scraper blade, sanding pad with 3 sheets, carbide semicircle grout removal blade, Sonishear cutter, and a hard carrying case.
The Sonicrafter X2 will be available in October 2012 with an MSRP of ~$150.
Features and Specifications:
- 3.0 amp motor (compared to previous model’s 2.3 amp motor)
- Hyperlock tool-free (quick-release) system
- Constant speed control
- Variable-speed dial
- 11,000-20,000 OPM
- 3.2° oscillating angle
- 3.30 lbs.
- 10 ft power cord
- Kit comes with 9 universal fit accessories
- Hard storage case
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