I discovered the Jooltool whilst surfing for bristle discs yesterday
and thought Id throw the subject out there to see what your opinions
It seems like a very nice piece of equipment even if it does look
like a cheap toy.
It is quiet and takes up very little space. Just like the Radial
Bristle discs, it polishes without compound and with compound. It
uses large Bristle disc styled wheels and grinding wheels and shows
The unit can be used upright or turned on its side for better
polishing angles plus, it has an attachment available to connect the
unit to a vacuum system. It also has a inbuilt light and even discs
that when in motion become transparent, giving you a perfect view of
the work as it progresses. You can even add a flexi shaft drill to
the unit and it works great!
See it on the official website here
and the Rio reviews here
Another nice feature is the fact that the JoolTool motor runs on
either 110 volts or 220 volts because it has a converter built right
into its power cord. You need only select the appropriate plug or
(plug adapter) for your wall outlet. The converter will do the rest.
I looked up so many reviews and even the most experienced jewelers
reluctantly gave it the thumbs up!
Sadly there is a downside. the wheels and grinders are ridiculously
expensive and unfortunately. only the brand named accessories seem
to fit the system. Each disc has to be applied to a hard backing pad
and once applied, it cannot be removed! So, you have to buy a lot of
backing pads to make it work for you. Rio are selling the backing
pads for $38.99 a piece!!! I wonder if anyone has found their way
around this problem. Is there any other brand accessory that fits
and works well with this unit. This is a major drawback and put off
Two other nagging concerns. It is made with a plastic casing and
runs on a 12V DC motor. I have not seen any mention of warranty's on
any site selling it.
Ok, enough said. over to you!
What do you think? Would you take this unit seriously? can the cost
of the accessories be overcome? with less expensive alternatives?
All the best