Rounding out this lineup is a relative newcomer to the handheld power tool scene: Rockwell. The company’s SoniCrafter multi-tool comes in two styles — a single-speed (20,000 opm) version and one with a variable-speed range of 11,000 to 20,000 opm.
The SoniCrafter weighs under 3 lbs., and it draws an impressive 2.3 amps, which rivals Fein’s MultiMaster for power delivery. This tool has a larger grip, but an overmold makes for secure handling.
Rockwell offers three SoniCrafter kits. The Deluxe Professional kit ($179.99 as of 2010), seems very well appointed for the price. You get the variable-speed tool, a 71-piece assortment of attachments, a dust extraction accessory and a duffel case. It’s the broadest assortment of attachments of any kit here.
A smaller 37-piece kit for $149 also buys you the variable-speed SoniCrafter and 37 attachments. Or, you can choose the single-speed tool and 20 attachments as a starter kit for around $119.