Rockwell Sonicrafter F80 Oscillating Multi-Tool Review

Every serious woodworker or home improvement enthusiast should have an oscillating tool whenever needed. It's a vital tool in remodeling, field jobs, and even DIY projects at home. There are a lot of multi-tools available in the market like the Ridgid's Jobmax, but today we will give a closer look at the Rockwell RK5151K 4.2 Amp Sonicrafter F80 Oscillating Multi-Tool with Duotech Oscillation Angle Technology and 10-Piece Accessory Kit.

Rockwell Sonicrafter F80

Overview Of
Rockwell Sonicrafter F80

The versatility of Rockwell Sonicrafter F80 is perfect for any do-it-yourself dad because it works faster and harder compared to any multi-tool. This tool also allows the user to choose the oscillating angle that best fits the certain job.

  • Motor: 4.2 Amp
  • Oscillation Speed: 10000~19000 OPM
  • Oscillation Angle: 5° or 3.4°
  • Cord Length: 10 feet
  • Machine Weight: 4.0 lbs

    The new Rockwell Sonicrafter F80 has improved the multi-tool performance by providing a choice of two oscillating angles - 5.0° and 3.4°. When a project requires fast and aggressive cuts, you can choose between the two angles for continuous control.

    The Sonicrafter F80 can be used at a 5.0° oscillating angle to do short work of cross-cutting, ripping, or making plunge-cuts in wood and other materials. This angle is also perfect for trimming doorjambs, cutting PVC, and clipping nail heads or cutting metal plumbing pipes. With a rigid scraper blade, you can choose a 3.4°angle to remove blistered paint, take rust to bare metal, or scrape hardened adhesives. 

    When it comes to speed, the Sonicrafter F80 is five times faster than the basic Sonicrafter RK5121K. It also features the maximum cutting load capacity of 35 lbs. of force. With this range of power, this multi-tool can be pushed harder than any multi-tool without stalling the blade.

    Here are the key features of Rockwell F80 Duotech Oscillation Sonicrafter

  • Duotech Oscillation Technology delivers two cutting angles
  • Universal Fit System accepts other major brand accessories
  • Hyperlock tool-free accessory clamps with 1 ton of holding force
  • 4.2-amp motor with constant speed control
  • Variable speed dial for precision control
  • Includes 10 accessories plus a hard carrying case
  • 3 Year Warranty & 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

  • Using the Rockwell Sonicrafter F80

    Placed within the Sonicrafter F80's compact build is a powerful 4.2-amp motor. This tool, with the cutting power of a 4.2-amp motor, delivers 10,000 to 19,000 oscillations per minute. With the electronic consistent speed control, it provides additional power to the blade as friction increases against it in order to maintain speed. 

    Rockwell Sonicrafter F80

    Increasing a multi-tool's oscillating angle can cause vibration. For better performance and accuracy, the Rockwell Sonicrafter F80 applies an internal counterweight to reduce vibration and ensure smooth, accurate cuts. 

    Rockwell’s Universal Fit™, the industry’s first true universal accessory system, increases the multi-tool's versatility as it accepts other major brands’ accessories without using adapters. Rockwell’s universal accessories also are designed to fit all other competitive oscillating tools. This allows users to use Rockwell accessories without sacrificing fit or performance. 

    The F80 multi-tool also features a spring-loaded centering mount using Rockwell's hyperlock technology to keep accessories positively and securely applied. The Hyperlock provides one ton of clamping force to prevent accessory slippage. So far this is the highest accessory clamping force applied on any tool-less oscillating tool.

    The Sonicrafter F80 has 10 Universal Fit accessories, it includes three 1-3/8” end-cut blades (bimetal, precision, and standard), one 3-1/8” HSS semicircle saw blade, one flex scraper blade, one sanding pad and three sanding sheets, plus a 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. 

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    The Rockwell RK5151K 4.2 Amp Sonicrafter F80 Oscillating Multi-Tool with Duotech Oscillation Angle Technology and 10-Piece Accessory Kit includes

    • (1) Sanding Pad – RW8938
    • (3) Sanding Sheets
    • (1) 3-1/8″ HSS Semicircle Saw Blade – RW8928
    • (1) 1-3/8″ Wood End Cut Blade – RW8901
    • (1) 1-3/8″ Precision Wood End Cut Blade – RW8950
    • (1) 1-3/8″ Extended Life Wood & Nail End Cut Blade – RW8967
    • (1) 1-3/8″ Wood Plunge & Saw Blade – RW8958
    • (1) Flexible Scraper Blade – RW8922
    • (1) Rockwell Hard Carrying Case

    Final Verdict

    If you are looking for a multi-tool that makes difficult chores easier without having to spend a fortune, Rockwell Sonicrafter F80 should be on top of your list as this gives you more bang for the buck. 


    • Ryker Hardware

      Hi James, To loosen the cap, flip the top lever and wind it counterclockwise. Wind it several times until there is a large enough gap in which you can slide the blade in between the tool and the cap.


      having trouble removing cap on universal fit for new f80 sonicrafter

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