grsjax Posted August 22, 2015 Share #1 Posted August 22, 2015 A while back I asked on this forum if anyone had experience with the Genesis 7.2v rotary tool. I got one to test out as it was not to expensive and it looked like it could be a very useful addition to my tool collection. Here is what I found when I got one. 1. First one I got had a defective switch but the vendor replaced it without any problems and the second one works fine. 2. Fit and finish are very good, at least as good as any of the other rotary tools on the market. 3. Has plenty of power for drilling. I used a 1/16" (1.5mm) drill to test it and it drilled through dry hardwood with no problems. Only issue is you can't push it, if you start to press to hard it tends to wobble a bit. Other wise no problems. 4. Very comfortable to hold. Fits in my hand well and doesn't cause hand cramps like holding a regular tool does when you need to do a lot of work in one session. 5. The on/off/speed switch is in an ackward place at the upper rear end of the tool. You can't position the drill bit and then turn it on. A trigger switch on the pistol grip would be a big improvement. 6. The small LED light is useless. Might be useful if you were working in complete darkness but is otherwise to dim to add any value. Maybe putting a trigger where the LED is would be a good design change. 7. A Proxxon 3-jaw chuck fits the spindle and is a worthwhile addition. Over all I would rate this tool a 7 out of 10. I might rate it higher or lower depending on how dependable it turns out to be over the long haul. As of now I am very satisfied with it and at $30 delivered from Amazon the price is right. Canute, shiloh, cristikc and 4 others 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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