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Rockwell

Model RK3441K

Internet #204754147

4 -1/2 in. 5 Amp Compact Circular Saw

$82.67 /piece
  • Compact saw with the ability to cut thru a 2x4 in a single pass
  • Exceptional depth-of-cut for cutting 2" stock lumber
  • Built in dust port for a easy vac hookup and clean work area

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5 amp, 3500 RPM motor delivers powerful performance

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Compact saw can cut through a 2x4 in a single pass

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Slim, ergonomic design for comfortable, 1-handed operation

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5 Amps

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Max Speed

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3,500 RPM

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Cord Length

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10 ft.

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Warranty

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3 Year

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Rockwell's Compact Circular Saw (RK3441K) can essentially eliminate the need for a full-size 7-1/4 in. circular saw. With a 4-1/2 in. blade, the saw cuts 2x4s in a single pass and is about 50% lighter than conventional 7-1/4 in. circular saws. Weighing only 5 lbs., it is easy to transport and maneuver, and the slim, inline grip design provides great comfort, balance and control. Because the smaller, thinner blade takes much less effort and motor strain to cut through material, the saw can easily match the performance of a full-size equivalent. In addition, the saw ensures a tidy workspace and easy cleanup with a dust extraction port and 1-1/4 in. vacuum adapter.

  • 5 Amp, 3500 RPM motor delivers powerful performance
  • Arbor-lock button for easy blade changes
  • Dust port with vacuum hookup ensures a clean work environment
  • Bevel adjustment for 0 degree-45 degree; bevel capacity at 45 degree is 1-1/8 in.
  • Maximum cutting depth at 90 Degrees is 1-11/16 in.
  • Easy-set depth gauge lever for quick setup and cutting adjustments
  • Slim, ergonomic design for one-handed operation
  • 4-1/2 in. blade has a kerf less than half the thickness of larger 7-1/4 in. circular saw blades, offering same performance with less motor effort
  • Left-handed blade design provides remarkable cut line visibility
  • 3-year limited warranty
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We are planning to replace the steps of our staircase. Can this product cut the ready made rectangular oak wood (which is a hard wood)? Thanks

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August 23, 2016
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Yes it can however the blade that comes with the saw is not the right one for the job. You want a fine-tooth finish blade. This though also poses a problem. You will quickly find out that the power of the saw is a little inadequate for cutting oak with a fine-tooth blade. it will do it but it really isn't the right tool for that job. A more powerful chop-saw with a fine tooth blade is a much better Read More
Yes it can however the blade that comes with the saw is not the right one for the job. You want a fine-tooth finish blade. This though also poses a problem. You will quickly find out that the power of the saw is a little inadequate for cutting oak with a fine-tooth blade. it will do it but it really isn't the right tool for that job. A more powerful chop-saw with a fine tooth blade is a much better choice. Besides, cutting a straight line with a hand saw isn't easy. Read Less
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I had to return my saw because it got too hot to handle. Could be an isolated issue. If that is the case and most saws work properly I'd say that, wit a carbide, combination blade you would have no problem cutting oak, or other hardwoods. I've never heard the term " rectangular oak ", but I'm guessing you're possibly referring to oak flooring. The saw, even when adjusted to cut at an angle, should work Read More
I had to return my saw because it got too hot to handle. Could be an isolated issue. If that is the case and most saws work properly I'd say that, wit a carbide, combination blade you would have no problem cutting oak, or other hardwoods. I've never heard the term " rectangular oak ", but I'm guessing you're possibly referring to oak flooring. The saw, even when adjusted to cut at an angle, should work just fine.
Make sure to use the carbide blade and buy the best quality blade you can get. It may cost more but the cutting quality will make you a believer.
GOOD LUCK, DAN
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May 8, 2016
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YES BUT DO NOT PUSH IT
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Greenfield, IN
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October 1, 2015
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James - Most stair treads are 1" or 1 1/4" thick. This saw will cut through the oak hardwood stair treads. It will be slower going than with a compound miter saw or standard circular saw, though.
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March 23, 2015
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James,
Oak cost money, so I would use a larger circular saw with a fine tooth new blade.
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December 12, 2014
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I wouldn't chance it, use your 7/ 1/4" and a good blade.
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August 26, 2014
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This tool is designed to cut any wood up to 1&11/16" thickness.
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can i put a different blade brand?

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April 28, 2016
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As long as it is the same size.
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October 1, 2015
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gilcraig - This saw will accept any brand blade that is of the same diameter. Nothing special about how it mounts.
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March 23, 2015
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You can use any brand blade as long as it is 4&1/2 inch diameter with a 3/8 inch arbor(center hole).
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March 22, 2015
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You can use different blade brands if it is the same size. But I would stay with the Rockwell blades until your warranty is up. Years ago Sears made smaller blades so you might try them.
If you have a Discover credit card try to purchase your tools with it
because Discover will back you on the warranty or replacement.
Hope this can help you. Good luck.
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The description states the tool can cut 2 x 4's. Yet the maximum depth is 1 & 11/16. How can it cut 2 x 4?

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port st. lucie, Fl
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December 22, 2015
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The arbor is only 3/8" and the only blades I can find right now are Rockwell and they are not cheap
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Teri - A 2x4, as purchased from your typical lumberyard, is actually only 1 1/2" thick, so this saw will cut all the way through it just fine.
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June 10, 2015
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A 2x4 is not a full 2" thick after the rough lumber has been run through a planer to create a smooth surface on all four sides. Depending on whether the 2x4 is green (i.e. wet) or dry, the thickness will vary between 1 & 1/2" and 1 & 5/8"
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March 16, 2015
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2X4's actually measure 1.5"X3.5". They start out approximately 2X4 but after drying and planing they are reduced to the 1.5"X3.5".
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#1-does it come with a plastic container for storage? #2 do you sell as a kit with accessories how much is the kit??

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Ron,
Saw does NOT come with a plastic container. Saw comes with a blade and cutting adjustable guide.
Excellent saw.
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This one offered does not come with a Kit. Checkout CPoRockwell for total package sales.
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NO container, just the box it came in.
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September 4, 2014
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The RK3441 does not come with a storage case or bag. The purchase includes the saw, a 24Tooth Carbide-Tipped Blade, Parallel Guide, Vacuum Adapter and hex key for blade removal. The suggested retail is $99.99 plus shipping and handling.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 204 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice, Handy Saw The saw served my purpose in that it was to be able to cut lumber in tight spaces. I bought it to trim joist ends on a 12" OC deck. It worked perfectly. My only knock on it would be that it takes two triggers to operate and when you are cutting joist ends off of a deck, hand positioning is less than ideal. It would be nice if the saw had a trigger lock on it so you can hold it better when in tight spots. Bottom line, it cuts as good as any full size saw. It is very low profile so it fits into tight spaces. Perfect for small jobs. I wouldn't recommend it for commercial use but it is a nice tool to have on the truck. Like anything, the right tool for the right job is valuable. August 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by OVERHEATING After just 2-3 minutes use the saw (where you grip) got so hot I had to stop using saw. I'm a professional wood worker & I like to think that this overheating is an isolated case. But I am returning saw and not buying another. August 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Really nice saw. Too bad Home Depot uses UPS and not FedEx. UPS is not as dependable as FedEx. The saw works great. Got it (finally) after dinnertime yesterday.and used it for the first time today. Love it. June 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best purchase yet Great light weight saw for small jobs instead of the bigger circular saw or table saw. June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rockwell 4 1/2" circular saw Really nice powerful little saw. I purchased this saw several months ago and used it quite a few times in a major first floor renovation project as a do-it-yourselfer. The saw cuts nice and is easy to maneuver into smaller confined areas. I do agree with those who mention that the safety and on switch is in an awkward place. I can say that if you are directly overhead of the saw and engage the safety and on switch, there is no problem, however if you have to use the saw over your head in a sideways position, it can be quite difficult or awkward to hold the safety and on switch in the on position without straining your hand a little. Awkwardness aside this is a really nice tool to add to the arsenal for those smaller jobs or tight areas - even those quick jobs. Rips and cross cuts fast. During my large renovation job I had to cut through numerous nails and screws with the included blade. Hardly even knew I was cutting through them until I looked at the cut ends of those nails! Looking at the blade after using it, the cutting edges were hardly damaged and did not break off like some saw blades. Handy for demolition work. Get a few extra blades to have handy. June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good tool for diy people This saw is perfect for my use in the home it's powerful and easy to handle I would recommend this to my friends and family May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works like a champ Saw works great. Real convenient size. Cut like a dream. May 10, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Great design, poor visibility This saw is well-balanced and seems like a brilliant design. A few flaws, however, hamper the performance enough to merit (reluctantly) a two-star rating. The other reviews are accurate: the handle is thick and it is difficult to grasp around and press the safety button. I am a 5'4" female with somewhat small hands, and although I was able to do it, the awkwardness of the grasp decreased my dexterity with the saw. Annoying (does there really need to be a safety button?), but something you can get used to. The biggest design flaw, though, is the fact that the housing of the saw completely covers the view of the saw blade. You have to set, and re-set, and re-re-set the guide (cumbersome!!) to measure the distance of the cut left-to-right (rather than simply staying on your guide line). Even worse, without a view of the saw blade you have no precise way of knowing when the blade is about to make contact, or when you have reached the end of your guide line (pictures below). I am experienced with a circular saw and use my DeWalt effortlessly ... this Rockwell saw was a gift to myself because my boyfriend kept borrowing mine!! But after two cuts gone awry (askew and overshot), the design is a dealbreaker for me ... I have returned it. I will miss the lightweight versatility, but have resigned myself to another run-of-the-mill circular saw that works as intended. September 24, 2015
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