Rockwell BladeRunner- Review




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Paul Hopkins: It seems like this tool is trying to be a table saw and band saw in one tool, but not being quite as good at doing the job of either of them The circle cut attachment is pretty nice.

Larry Ogden: I like how the young generation woosies have to wear gloves for everything !!

drake2k2: You should not be wearing gloves with table tools, it's dangerous.

lukas craft: hi,i need a versatile tool that will cut a lot of mediums. Is the scrolling feature good, I'm not doing very detailed cuts is this good for me? any recommendations for cheep? Thanks! 

Pops Custom Clips: Will the Bladerunner cut thin (i.e. 0.035-0.050") titanium sheets? Thanks

mike yee: can u cut picture frame moulding?

Rick Lacroix: will this work good for miters and the frame kit.

art cid: This looks like no more than a jigsaw turned upside down under a table?

rastan1977: Will this cut extruded blue insulation foam?

BRAWLADDY: I can't see the point of this tool, its going to make quite messy cuts in wood, its essentially a fixed jigsaw and not a great one at that. IMH but correct O buy a proper mitre saw and table saw.

Andy Lee: I bought this today Just wanna make sth for my home and this is just awesome and reasonable price lol

Lazyth3kid: That's a perfect 8" circle Turkey!!

ABB: can you cut it at an angle ?

delija67717: can I use it to cut Hardwood flooring

only1gumpy: Never wear gloves with power tools, you may learn the hard way. A lot higher risk of catching your glove on the blade and pulling your hand in.

Tools In Action: With a nice metal jigsaw blade you should have no problem

Tools In Action: @TheBigD Good point

Christopher Kelly: Thinking of buying to cut pinewood derby cars for cub scouts. Block is 1.75" wide and it appears max cut is listed as 1.5". It's very soft pine - would it be worth trying the Bladerunner, or would a band saw or scroll saw be a better purchase?

Robert Long: Try and cut maple or oak at 3/4" good luck it won't do it like a bandsaw

Matt Shipp: @pptgtool How thin was the sheet metal? Rather, how thick do you think it could cut?

Ulises Victoria: I make wooden pens. I think this would be perfecto to make my own blanks out of larger pieces of wood, right?

Fat Jan: Is this tool ideal to use on bamboo flooring? The planks are 3' x 4".

MrCinpro: thanks for an informative review, I really enjoyed seeing this thing in action. knowing that you can cut heavy material as well as the light stuff is good to know. that circle cutter looks looks like a pretty handy thing to have too. this is now on my want list.

Ken Bee: I have one of the saws and really like it for what it is used for. My only minor complaint is the miter gauge. It has a tendency to move thereby not getting a straight cut. The blades that come with it are junk so I bought some Bosch blades for cutting various materials and use it to cut about anything now. I build boxes and clocks and the saw is ideal for cutting the small parts I use with any kind of wood. Using the right blades it will cut very small radius's as well as mild steel.

Skull Luck: nice

tleav61: I want to be able to cut 01 tool steel. The thickness is generally 1/8" steel. Is this a good unit for that?

Tools In Action: This tool would work

Tools In Action: @PandawdyBob That is the one downside to this.

Christopher Kelly: @pptgtool Thank your for the reply - your experience with the machine is of greater value than the Rockwell customer service who could only say "Capacity is 1.5 inches" ... meanwhile the pinewood derby block is 1.75"... thanks again.

mtm: Cool but that circle wasn't 4". Are you sure the circle guide doesn't ask for the radius? So in your case if you wanted a 4" circle, the guide should be set at 2"?

PandawdyBob: With the arm it looks like you could only work with very small pieces of material.

Tools In Action: @Gibblestein The Blade Runner will work perfect for Pinewood Derby cars, it even says so on the Rockwell website.

Raymond Isbill: @TheBigD That is usually true that gloves are a bad idea however I believe the gloves he is wearing are specifically designed for working with saws. The fibers tear loose and bind up the saw. They were first made for chainsaws. They actually protect your hands.

Tools In Action: Thanks, We have done a few thin sheet metal cuts with it. It works flawless

Tools In Action: @sirgreggins8824 Works good. Just need a sharp blade and move slower than soft woods.

ABB: can you tilt the table?

Greg DiMarzio: how is it with hardwoods? i cut some maple on my makita miter saw and i could tell the saw was trying a bit even with a 100 tooth blade

Joe Zoc: How does it handle other types of wood besides particle board?

Rating:
Rockwell BladeRunner- Review 4.6 out of 5

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