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Rockwell's New Sonicrafter F30 Oscillating Tool

Rockwell's new Sonicrafter® F30 whips competitors in speed, oscillating angle and ability to tackle tough jobs without bogging down. The redesigned oscillating tool is leaner, more tapered and at 3.5 amps, packs twice the speed of its nearest competitor. Evolution in oscillating tools is well underway and Rockwell® is in the forefront with product innovation. New features and performance characteristics shatter other manufacturers' tools and these changes are on the heels of previous intros of true Universal Fit and Hyperlock™. Universal Fit means that Rockwell's new accessories not only fit the company's tools, but every other major competitors' brand as well without sacrificing fit or performance.

Rockwell's Hyperlock eliminates blade slippage. This feature applies one metric ton of force against the accessory so there's no fear of blade slippage in the midst of a cut. Most oscillating tools' oscillating angle is 3.2°. The Sonicrafter F30's oscillating angle is 4°; the greatest angle of any oscillating tool in the industry next to the Sonicrafter F50, which is 5°. Typically, an increase in the oscillation angle causes more movement and unwanted vibration. Rockwell® engineers employed a counterweight called Vibrafree™ in the tool to offset this movement, providing a smoother, more efficient cut. TheF30 works harder too. In fact, it can absorb 30 lbs. of force before stalling out, while competitors drop out at 20.5 lbs. or less.

The F30 can clip nail heads all day, but now with the faster speed and greater oscillating angle, it's capable of doing tasks typically reserved for other power tools.Cross-cut and rip wood, sand tight spots such as corners with professional results, cut through sheetrock like its butter, and make perfect cutouts for light fixtures, junction boxes, wall outlets, recessed medicine cabinets and more during remodeling projects. Oscillating tools can handle a myriad of jobs and projects around the house and shop to save time, energy and money. However, a tool is only as good as the accessory doing the work. Several innovative accessories, plus a new line of Extended Life accessories are now available from Rockwell. Rockwell's Extended Life accessories offer bi-metal teeth for added strength and durability in rigorous applications.

The Rockwell Sonicrafter F30 is variable-speed with 3X faster cutting speed than Rockwell's model RK5121K. It has a 30 lb. maximum cutting load and features constant speed control, which electronically maintains speed-of-cut under load. The 3.5 amp tool with oscillating angle of 4° oscillates at 11,000 to 20,000 oscillations per minute. The 2.9 lb. tool also features Universal Fit and Hyperlock. Sonicrafter F30 comes with 32 Universal Fit accessories including (3) 1-1/8" end-cut blades (metal, precision, standard), (1) rigid scraper blade, (1) sanding pad, (26) sanding sheets, plus hard case. The compact case features separate bulk storage areas for quick and easy access to the tool and accessories. Its rigid, durable construction provides ease of stacking and transport.

The new Rockwell Sonicrafter F30 (RK5131K, $119), and other models including Sonicrafter F50 (RK5141K, $139), Sonicrafter (RK5121K, $79), 20V Cordless (RK2863K, $159, fall '14) and ShopSeries Sonictool (SS5121, $49) are available at www.rockwell tools.com, Lowes or other select major retailers. Rockwell Sonicrafters have a 3 year warranty.

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