ROCKWELL VERSACUT SAW

By Robert Robillard on Tool News

ROCKWELL VERSACUT SAW WITH INNOVATIVE BLADE GUARD

Rockwell® is introducing a saw this spring that may send many circular saws into retirement. It’s called the Versacut™ and this multi-functional mini circular saw is compact and balanced, powerful, precise and easy to manage.

Not you average circular saw the Versacut has with retractable blade guards and can be used with one hand because its inner and outer blade guard design isolates the blade, keeping it away from the user.   In addition the the saw’s shoe plate, provides a clear view of the blade.  It’s a perfect compact trim saw by delivering quick and precise cuts, even plunge cuts.

The Versacut has a 3-3/8 in. diameter blade and a maximum depth of cut of 1-1/16-in., weighs only 4 lbs.   Blade changes are easy by loosening the blade screw with the key that is provided. Versacut has a circular body with an ergonomic concave midsection.  The overmold comfort grip makes one-handed operation very comfortable.

The motor is located in the rear of the tool, which perfectly balances the cutting head. The saw is even equipped with a Laserguide™ line that follows the path of the blade and provides a point of reference when cutting. The laser also has a separate on/off switch, located on the tool’s body.   The depth-of-cut knob raises and lowers the blade in 1/8-in. increments.

Constructed of high-impact ABS, the single-speed, 4-amp saw has a no-load speed of 3500 rpm. The trigger with lock-off switch is conveniently located beneath the barrel of the saw.A dust extraction port helps clear the work area and a parallel edge guide clamp is provided to set up consistent and accurate rip cuts.

The 7-pc. Versacut kit includes a fast-cut, 24-tooth, carbide-tipped blade (RW9231, $14.99), one smooth-cutting, 44-tooth, high-speed-steel blade (RW9229, $10.99), one Diamond tile cutting blade (RW9228, $16.99), a no-mar base plate cover, parallel edge guide, a vacuum adapter, and carrying bag. A 3-pc. blade set (RW9232K, $39.99) also is available.

Rockwell offers an optional Miter Station (RW9246, $79.99) to be used to make cross-cuts, angle, bevel and rip cuts in wood, aluminum sheets, laminates, parquet, flooring, baseboards, trim, and more.

Versacut Miter Station
 Designed exclusively for the Rockwell Versacut Saw, this feature gives the Verscut the ability to make 90° crosscuts and many common miter and bevel cuts.  The Miter Station base includes a track saw guide that cradles the Versacut Saw to make more precise cuts.

Constructed of composite material, the base measures 13 in. x 36 in. The base is easy to assemble and store when not in use. Its maximum cutting length for cross-cuts is 13 in. in materials up to 7/8 in. thick. The maximum cutting length for bevel cuts at 45º is 6 in. in materials up to 3/4 in. thick.

The Rockwell Versacut Saw (RK3440K, $139.99), and Rockwell Versacut Miter Station (RW9246, $79.99) are available through online Websites, including amazon.com. It also is expected to be available through various local retailers such as Lowes, Menards and independent hardware and lumber yards.

Purchase a Rockwell Versacut saw here: Rockwell-RK3440K-VersaCut-Circular-Saw

 

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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor / Video Talent

Robert Robillard is a general contractor, carpenter and editor of AConcordCarpenter.com and principal of a full service renovation company located in Concord, Massachusetts; A Concord Carpenter, LLC. Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals, he also hosts the Concord Carpenter Cable TV Show, offering the do-it-yourself audience in Boston’s Meto West region expert advice on home repairs and maintenance. On his website, Rob covers all aspects of home improvement, remodeling, and specializes in problem solving for home maintenance. Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate on best practices in the remodeling industry. The Concord Carpenter’s motto: “Well done is better than well said!”. Rob is a a regular contributor to DIY magazine Extreme-How-To Magazine and assistant editor at ToolBoxBuzz. He is also a tool safety and training coordinator for Push America on their Build America project.

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