Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 28
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rodge Accurate saw for small projects, powerful for its size
While researching how to salvage my old band saw with worn-out drive wheels, I found this Blade Runner online. It looked like it would do all the things I expected from a band saw -- and more. This powerful, accurate little machine keeps its promises. I keep a supply of sharp blades and the Blade Runner makes projects more fun and less frustrating, even for woodworker wannabes like me.
November 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Allen0105 Obsolete
Is There a trade in available? This is a great little saw. Now that the Blade runner X2 is available, this is obsolete. I have had my Blade runner for several years and would trade with only one other saw. THE BLADERUNNER X2. The only problem I have run in to with this saw is where the arm support is attached. Having the support from the side limits a cross cut with a wide board. It is in the way. The Blade Runner X2 has solved the problem. It is in the rear and acts as a splitter. I have several Rockwell tools and this is the only one I would trade. The reason for 4 star and not 5 is obvious.
June 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by woodhead I love it!
My husband bought this for me two years ago. I was building a woodworking project with many unknowns and thought it was time to give it a try. This machine let me make very specific parts for my project like saddle joints. When cutting small detailed pieces, I could hold the piece with pliers and was able to get safely close to the blade. It lets you shave off the smallest amount of wood to get a great fit. when cutting aluminum square tubing I learned to make the first cut then rotate the piece to cut the final side. I've read that it vibrates but my recommendation would be to learn to use the hold down mechanisms (available on You Tube) and it will not vibrate. the Blade Runner was a great compliment for my woodworking needs!
October 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DrDon Not a precision tool
I have found it too be a handy tool but since it is a form of jigsaw, the blade can twist and/or drift, including when one is using the miter jig or circle cutting jig. These are problems that can usually be overcome by careful usage once one is aware of these issues.
The safety hold-down is not as strong as needed for certain situations like cutting pvc pipe.
Also, when using the circle cutting jig, it is not necessary to go through the bother of screwing on the centering pin attachment provided by Rockwell; simply drill a 5/32-inch or #20 hole through the center of the object to be cut and use that drill as a centering pin.
September 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rich Not a true scroll saw
This is a well thought out machine and is good for cutting all types of material. It is like an inverted sabre saw with a small table. I was looking for a true scroll saw and this one can do some things, but when you have a large piece that you need to rotate and cut, the arm can obstruct the turn requiring you to flip the work over. I would not recommend it for fine scroll type work. The blades are similar to a sabre saw. Works excellent for straight cuts
February 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by spookie bladerunner
i waited 6 months for our ctc store to bring one in . perfect tool for my projects . some flaws should have a bigger guide to cut against other wise a great tool
March 23, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TeamB Made the PERFECT coasters with this!
My first use with this tool went smoothly and cuts were easy with little resistance. It was so easy out of the box, with little assembly needed. With the use of the optional circle cutter, I made some pretty nice coasters for my bar at home.
March 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verchiel Great tool for home projects
I got this saw for a couple different projects around the house, and it has worked great! Swapping out between blades is very quick and easy, it has power to spare, even with 1/4" steel plate (takes longer, obviously), and the jig blade minimum radius is around 1". The wall mount is great for storage, but I would recommend making its own stand, as projects tend to extend past the back of the saw. Overall I love this saw and would highly recommend!
January 29, 2013