Rockwell® Versacut™ Mini Circular Saw
Rockwell Versacut Mini Circular Saw With Innovative Blade Guard
Charlotte, N.C. — The new Rockwell® Versacut™ mini circular saw is capable of tackling most tasks typically handled by circular saws. This compact multi-functional saw is lightweight, balanced, powerful, precise and easy to use.
Unlike conventional circular saws with retractable blade guards, Versacut ensures one hand operation because it features an inner and outer blade guard design that isolates the blade, so there’s no blade guard to retract. Plus, the saw’s shoe, or base plate, provides a clear view of where the blade enters the work piece. This, mini circular saw delivers quick and precise cuts, even plunge cuts, in a variety of materials.
“Rip a sheet of plywood with this lightweight saw, and you may never go back to a circular saw,” said Jeanne White, Rockwell’s senior product manager. “We see it as the go to saw, for a variety of reasons. There’s no need to drag out the bulky circular saw or set up the miter saw. Change the blade and Versacut cuts though wood, flooring, plastic, ceramic tile, slate, aluminum and sheet metal goods.”
With a 3-3/8 in. diameter blade and a maximum depth of cut of 1-1/16-in., the versatile compact mini saw weighs only 4 lbs. Changing blades is easy. All the user needs to do is loosen the blade screw with the key that is provided. Versacut’s body has a concave midsection with an overmold comfort grip for one-handed operation.
The saw’s motor is located in the rear of the tool, which perfectly balances the cutting head. Versacut has a nylon-composite body and is equipped with a Laserguide™ line that follows the path of the blade and provides a point of reference when cutting. The laser has a separate on/off switch, located on the tool’s body. An easy-to-set depth-of-cut knob raises and lowers the blade in 1/8-in. increments.
The single-speed, 4-amp saw has a no-load speed of 3500 rpm. The trigger with lock-off switch is conveniently located beneath the barrel of the saw. In addition, Versacut has a dust extraction port to help clear the work area and a parallel edge guide clamp to set up accurate rip cuts.
The Rockwell Versacut Saw (RK3440K, $129.99) includes the saw, three blades, parallel guide, vacuum adapter, a non-marring base cover and a storage bag. An optional 3-pc. blade set (RW9232K, $39.99) also is available. Versacut blades including a fast-cut, 24-tooth, carbide-tipped blade (RW9231, $19.99), smooth-cutting, 44-tooth, high-speed-steel blade (RW9229, $12.99), and a Diamond tile cutting blade (RW9228, $16.99) are sold separately. The Rockwell Versacut Saw will be available in July 2011 at rockwelltools.com and other online Websites, including amazon.com. It is expected to be available through various local retailers such as Lowes, Menards and independent hardware and lumber yards.
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