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
Tim Page: Looks like a tool that trying to be a scroll saw and a band saw but can't
do quite as good a job as either
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
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"...
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
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
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?