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Forum topic by sawdust703 posted 02-25-2016 04:16 AM 732 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-25-2016 04:16 AM

Howdy! Anybody got experience with the Rockwell blade runner, or a product similar to it? I’ve got a brother in law w/a birthday coming up, & it looked like something he could use. It looks like a jigsaw in a table set up to me. Is the tool worth a $100? Any input would be appreciated. I can do most anything it can w/other saws I have, but for a feller w/limited space, or a hobbyist, it looks like the bees’ knees. What do you think?

-- Sawdust703

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#1 posted 02-25-2016 05:01 AM

I personally would not want that rumbling gizmo for free. Better buy him a jigsaw.

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#2 posted 02-25-2016 01:22 PM

I’ve never used one but to me, it looks like a loser. First, construction appears shoddy. They gave it a plastic table? Not even stamped Aluminum but plastic? It lacks the flexibility of a scroll saw or the precision of a bandsaw. It falls somewhere in between but doesn’t mimic either one particularly well. I agree with 716 that a jigsaw would be an all around more useful tool at a similar price point. If you want to spend a little more, a small bandsaw or a scroll saw, even low end ones, would be a superior tool IMHO. Just my $.02, take it for what it’s worth.

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#3 posted 02-25-2016 01:49 PM

It’s an upside down jigsaw in a table. I imagine it would shake like crazy. I have a Rockwell Sonicrafter and the blades always loosen up being held in only with a hex screw. Their stuff LOOKS nicely designed but isn’t engineered too well, in my opinion.

I had a little three wheeled Black and Decker band saw that was all plastic and used the heck out of it for crafts and things.

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#4 posted 02-25-2016 02:07 PM

It always looked to me like an answer in search of a question.


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#5 posted 02-26-2016 03:05 AM

Well, thanks fellers. That answered that question. I wondered if that wasn’t what it was, a jig saw turned upside down. Like I said in my original post, it might be alright for a hobbyist, but I would question anything above that. I own five scroll saws, & two band saws. I also have a jig saw. It just collects dust. Maybe a small band saw ain’t a bad idea, hokie. Thank you again for your time gentlemen.

-- Sawdust703

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