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"FREE SHIPPING - Rockwell VersaCut Mini Circular Saw, Model# RK3440K"

Item# 15708
"The Rockwell VersaCut is a powerful, multifunctional, ultra-compact circular saw that can cut wood, flooring, plastic, ceramic tile, slate, aluminum and even sheet metal. Its lightweight 4-lb. and streamlined design makes it easy to control with just one hand. The VersaCut is equipped with a 4 Amp motor, providing plenty of power for professionals and do-it-yourselfers to achieve fantastic results. Users can make perfect rip cuts and plunge cuts with assistance from Laserguide technology that ensures users won't have to measure a cut twice. Improve efficiency and comfort with the VersaCut, which eliminates the need to drag out a big, heavy circular saw to perform similar tasks. Just drop what you're cutting on a piece of scrap wood and cut it right there where you're working. It's like having an entire workshop in the palm of your hand. Amps 4, Arbor Size in. 15mm, Blade Diameter in. 3 3/8, Blade Included Yes, 3 24T wood, 44T nonferrous metal, PVC, diamond, Blade Location Left, Case Included Yes, Cordless No, Cutting Depth at 90 in. 1 1/8, Depth Adjustment Yes, Dimensions L x W x H in. 17 3/8 x 5 3/8 x 9, Electric Brake No, HP 0.418, Speed - No Load RPM 3,500, Spindle Lock No, Volts 110, Watts 312, Wrench Included Yes. Professional results with just one hand Powerful 4 Amp motor delivers 3500 RPM Cuts wood, flooring, plastic, ceramic tile, slate, aluminum, sheet metal and more Easy plunge and rip cuts Precision depth control lets you regulate the exact depth you want the blade to extend from the plunge Precision laser guide ensures perfect cuts the first time, every time Thin design for better control Ergonomically balanced design with rear motor construction improves user comfort and decreases fatigue Eliminates setup time Dust extractor adapter keeps the cut line clear of dust for improved visibility Lock-off switch prevents accidental starting Durable full metal inner and outer guard extends product life Depth adjustment lever allows you to move indicator to desired depth and lock in with ease Designed to cut through materials thicker than 1in. Includes three 3 3/8in. diameter blades to cut wood, aluminum, PVC and ceramic tile"
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Customer Reviews for "FREE SHIPPING - Rockwell VersaCut Mini Circular Saw, Model# RK3440K"
Review 1 for "FREE SHIPPING - Rockwell VersaCut Mini Circular Saw, Model# RK3440K"
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

Rockwell Saw

February 4, 2014
from Warrior, AL
" I have used this saw to cut out hardwood flooring to repair and blend in patches and have also used the saw with the metal cutting blade to cut sheets of 26 gauge metal siding. Has worked great at cutting, but the depth guide does not always hold the depth accurately. I have found that if the saw snags a little or binders up some or kicks back it makes the depth guide move changing the desired set depth. Haven't figured out a way to tighten up the depth guide so it locks in tighter.
The vacuum attachment works great to minimize dust while making cuts, but just pushes into the side of the saw and can come undone easily on longer cuts. Would be nice if the vacuum elbow locked in somehow so it didn't fall out so easily, but not a major concern for how I have been using the saw.
The laser guide is nice and helpful in making longer straight cuts along uneven surfaces or metal with ribs. "
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 2 for "FREE SHIPPING - Rockwell VersaCut Mini Circular Saw, Model# RK3440K"
Overall Rating:
2 / 5
2 / 5

Almost a good idea

February 4, 2014
from Manchester, TN
" I've had mine now for about a year, and used it several times. The saw really doesn't provide that many advantages over a conventional mini-saw, but the videos promise a wealth of features that really aren't that advantageous when you get into practical work.
First, the laser guide (which is essential since you cannot see the blade when you cut) quit on me the first day. The batteries went dead because there is no time out feature and I neglected to turn it off after every cut.
In other words, once you turn on the laser, it stays on until you switch off. So it's a nuisance to turn on and off every time you cut, and if you forget, good-bye batteries. The obvious solution is a switch with automatic off feature.
The laser is pretty good on relatively wide pieces when it works, so keep a bunch of button batteries around because you will surely forget to turn it off and the batteries will go dead. However, if your work piece is not very wide, it is easy to start the cut slightly off the desired starting point. A less than straight cut will result.
Second, the plunge that looks so easy and useful on the videos is actually difficult to push down, particularly if you are not standing so that your shoulder is directly over the saw. It also means that your work piece must either be big enough to compensate for the downward pressure of the plunge without tipping or well clamped to the work bench or surface.
Third, it's a bit under powered. At the four (4) amp draw specified, the motor is putting out all of one-sixth (1/6) horsepower. Now it probably has a worm gear drive, but the fact is that you can hear it bog when cutting at near maximum depth on hardwood.
Fourth, the maximum cutting depth is about one (1) inch. That will get you through a piece of 3/4" trim with one cut, but forget about cutting a 2X4 with less than two cuts.
I made an error when I bought this saw (actually, it was a requested Christmas present), because I figured I could use it for a lot of my little cabinet and rustic furniture projects and save a lot of time. Well, I did use it for a shelf project, but when it came time to cut glue blocks from a 2X4, I had to pull out a conventional circular saw (a.k.a. Skilsaw). Then the extra time taken setting up guides and clamps consumed a lot of time that would not be required by the average saw.
Conclusion, this is a neat, cute, almost good idea. With a couple of improvements, it could be a real winner. As it is now, however, it does not quite hit that mark, and its flaws are just enough to make it a loser.
Describe Yourself: Professional
4out of 5found this review helpful.