Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 50
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by parttimehack Handy for the Small Project
for a circular saw like this, you get a lot of speed in a small package, this is far more portable than my heavy 7-1/2" circular saw, I would still keep my large saw for the heavy duty cutting, depths greater than 3/4". I used the Sawmax to make quick work of an old broken down hollow core door, by slicing it up into small pieces to go into a trash barrel. This is a very appropriate use of this tool and not my 7-1/2", as the larger saw has too much torque and would have required to clamp the door down. While this unit has a lot of speed, it has very little torque, meaning no turns or it will slow down or stop. My only complaint would be that the handle, for whatever reason, gets very hot to hold onto after extended use. I certainly noticed it when cutting the door. For intermittent use, it should be okay. I have a wood blade and metal blade.
September 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Scot Seitz SM20-03
I bought the SM-20 to do some finesse tile trimming in a bathroom renovation. I felt the tool worked extremely well. It was easy to hold, light in my hand and allowed for the control needed for a very fine straight cut. The only thing I felt could be improved was the direction of air flow. As it is currently configured the flow of air blows directly toward my face and eyes. Even with eye protection, I'd prefer the flow move under the tool toward the rear of the tool. In fairness to Dremel, they do have a slot for an attachment that would allow a shop vac to pull away residual dust; however, that was not available locally without going online to purchase it. I would have made the purchase if it was available as I am very keen on keeping my eyes, ears, and throat protected from the hazards associated with cutting.
April 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chuckyd I love this tool..
I have only cut about 4 sheets of 5/8 osb with this saw, but so far this thing is great. It will totally replace my circular saw accept for really heavy duty jobs. You can handle it with one hand and there is no kick back at all. It has plenty of power and you can see your cutting line easily. I can't say anything about reliability yet, but it seems like a very
well built tool.
April 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LDarke What an awesome little saw!
I installed over 1300 sq ft of laminate flooring and I used this saw to make all the cuts I needed. I purchased the traffic Master Alameda Hickory laminate flooring, and needed a way to make the cuts and trims, for the job. Never doing anything like this, I researched what I could use, and found this saw would be a good fit.
It has cut over 1300 sq feet of laminate, and I installed about 300 feet of new 5.5 inch baseboard, and it is still on the first blade! This saw is easy to hold, and easy to work with. It isn't very heavy and you can control it easily with one hand. It isn't very loud, but does sound like a power tool, in use.
It comes with the plastic/wood blade attached, and that is what I used for the laminate and baseboard. It cuts through, like it is going through butter.
I think it will last a long time, as it has a very well made feel to it. I highly recommend this tool, if you need something that is easy to handle, and works great.
March 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by carrolltd47 Easy to Use
This is a great saw for quick projects or large projects where a large power saw is not appropriate. Easy to use and handle. Great design.
March 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris314 Great tool!
I picked this up a few months ago and have used it for multiple different projects; from cutting drywall and lumber to metal and tile. The tool itself is easy to handle with just one hand. The blade life could last a bit longer, but given the versatility of the tool I am ok with that.
February 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tmiller473 Versitle
Works great on muitiple surface. No job to big so far
February 18, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by thebighash A very handy tool for home use
The Dremel 6A Saw Max Tool is a very handy tool that can be used to cut different types of material.
Size & Design:
The size and weight of this saw are reasonable and allow handling with ease. The tool is well designed and fits in your hand like a glove. This allows you to cut with confidence.
This saw is corded (runs on 110V) and the cord length is approx 6ft. The tool is powerful enough for most home projects.
The tool feels sturdy and of good quality. It comes with a 2 year warranty which gives me more confidence and assurance. I have had it for a few days only and I cannot comment on its durability.
My first test of this saw was to cut an opening in drywall (check the pics). Cutting was a breeze but it produced an unbelievable amount of dust, whereas a cleaner job could've been performed using a manual jab saw / drywall saw. Of course this was just a test so it doesn't matter, but something to keep in mind if you plan to cut through drywall in a furnished home.
What's in the box:
My saw came without a case for storage/transportation. I also received only two wheels: one for metal and one for wood/plastic. The picture of the product on the HD site shows two more wheels: one for tile and one multipurpose. This could just be because I received this product through the Seeds program. I received no other accessories.
September 5, 2013