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Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-top Saw Review

Editor Rating: 4.0/5

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Review Summary

Rockwell Tools, Inc. is a leading brand for all-things construction and DIY. Known as an innovator of both traditional and new tools, Rockwell creates professional-grade tools that are easy enough to use for a beginner or DIYer, yet tough enough for a professional, and the Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw is no exception.

The Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw is both versatile and lightweight. This allows the tool to cut through a variety of surfaces like wood, tile, and metal with a jigsaw or circular blade. Meanwhile, the compact body makes the tool ideal for those with minimal space or experience with a table-top saw.

If you are a DIYer or homeowner in need of a budget-friendly table-top saw, then the Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw is for you. Between its lightweight frame, ability to cut through many materials, and affordable price, this is a go-to tool for lightweight jobs and needs. The Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw will not satisfy most commercial needs due to its compact design and plastic frame, though.

Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw – A Quick Look

Motor (VAC, A): 120, 5.5
No load RPM 3,000
Circular blade diameter 4″ or less
Construction Plastic
Jigsaw blade 4″ standard T-shank
Warranty 3-year
Jigsaw stroke  ¾”
Table size 15¾” x 17″
Item Weight 14.7 lbs

Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Portable Tabletop Saw

Pros
  • Cuts through a variety of materials
  • Lightweight
  • Suitable for small workspaces
  • Tool-less blade changes
  • Storage capabilities
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Not suitable for commercial-use
  • Saw not completely accurate
  • Does not cut through large stock

Cuts Through Any Material with Ease

The Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw stands out among table-top saws for DIYers since it can cut through a variety of materials and stock. This high-power saw can cut through metal, tile, aluminum, plastic, and wood, making it suitable for a variety of jobs and increasing its versatility.

It even provides numerous cuts, minimizing the number of tools you need. With the Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw, you can make rip, scroll, miter, and inside cuts. All you will need to do is change the blades and table set up.

At the same time, the Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw also offers a more precise and controlled cutting experience. Thanks to a larger rip fence, you will be able to make larger cuts with more control, resulting in a more professional-looking final product.

Lightweight, Compact, And Convenient

Many DIYers find cabinet table saws to be too big for their workspaces, but this is not an issue for the Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw. Being only 15¾ inches by 17 inches, this device is suitable for almost all workspace sizes. This will allow you more room to work, increasing the user-friendliness of your job.

To further make this product user-friendly, the Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw comes with self-storing accessories. The fence, miter gauge, and blades all store within the unit, making your workspace more organized. It also offers a space for storing more tools on a shelf or wall.

The Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw is also incredibly lightweight. Weighing only 14.7 pounds, you will be able to easily move and transport this tool. This makes the device perfect for those who intend to move their saw around a lot.

Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Portable Tabletop Saw with Steel Rip Fence

Safety Features

Table saws can be incredibly dangerous, and the Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw is no exception. Rockwell has incorporated notable safety features into the design to minimize safety risks, though.

The Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw comes with a safety switch. This switch prevents the saw from accidentally starting, minimizing the chances of you or a loved one getting injured on a rogue saw.

3-Year Limited Consumer Warranty

Whenever you purchase a table-top tool or saw, it is important that you select a brand with a considerable warranty to protect your dollar. The Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw comes with a 3-year limited consumer warranty. To activate your warranty, register online at www.rockwelltools.com.

Great for Personal Use, Not Professional Use

Homeowners and DIYers will love the Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw since it is lightweight, versatile, and compact. It will handle most personal uses and lightweight jobs with little to no hassle. All the while, it will not take up a lot of space in your garage or workspace.

In contrast, this tool is not suitable for professional or commercial use. Because of the Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw’s compact size and plastic body, it simply does not have the power or stability to support all professional uses.

More so, the Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw struggles in terms of precision. Even with its large rip fence, this device is not capable of professional-grade precision or accuracy. If you need a saw with perfect accuracy, then we suggest a commercial-grade table-top saw instead.


FAQs

How powerful is the Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw?

The Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw is a lightweight table-top saw, suitable for homeowners and DIYers. It is best for smaller jobs. If you try to cut too fast or use for larger jobs, the motor can get bogged down.

How much detail can the Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw provide?

The scroll saw function of the Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw provides round and curved cuts, but it will not provide as precise of cuts as a professional scroll saw. If you need complete precision, we suggest a professional scroll saw.

What material is the table made from?

The table is made from heavy-duty black plastic. The material is suitable for light jobs, but it will not be sturdy enough for commercial use.

Does the Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw come with a warranty?

Yes, the Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw comes with a 3-year limited warranty. To use the warranty, you will need to sign up at  www.rockwelltools.com. The warranty does not cover rental use or defects due to neglect. The warranty only covers the battery for 12-months, not 3-years.

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What the Users Say

The Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw is a lightweight, compact, and affordable table-top saw option, making it ideal for those with space and budget restrictions. What do other users say about the tool, though?

Positives

After researching other users’ experiences with the Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw, we found that most users were pleased with the multi-tool capabilities. It made use and storage super easy and convenient.

Additionally, most users found the setup and use to be easy and intuitive. Although several users noted that the instructions were unclear, the tool itself was intuitive to put together and use, nonetheless. Here are some reoccurring suggestions about setup and use made by users:

  • Tighten gauges fully
  • Use white paint to fill in the alignment and measurement markings
  • Secure to a solid surface during use

Negatives

Based on our research, we found that many users found that the Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw does not perform well on thick or large stock, making the tool less suitable for certain jobs or commercial use. The minimal surface area is cited as being a large contributor to this problem.

Similarly, some users noted that the Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw does not have enough power to cut thin hardwoods.

As mentioned previously, a repeated drawback of the Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw, even cited by those in favor of the tool overall, is that it does not provide precise cuts, especially if you do not take the time to properly tighten all guides and gauges during setup.

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Conclusion

The Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw is an ideal tool for homeowners and DIYers alike. Although the tool is not suitable for commercial use, it provides enough versatility and power for most personal use. Due to its power, compact design, and versatility, the Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw is sure to provide support for most lightweight cutting needs.

With that being said, the Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw is not suitable for heavy-duty jobs, such as commercial use or large stock. It does not provide accurate or precise cuts either, even for lightweight jobs, making it completely unsuitable for professional carpentry.

Let us know what you think about the Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Table-Top Saw in the comments down below.

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