Rockwell BladeRunner Review (Model RK7320)

Rockwell BladeRunner Model RK7320

There’s been quite a bit of “Buzz” lately over a new tool from Rockwell, the Rockwell BladeRunner. I’ve been testing the BladeRunner for a few weeks now and wanted to share my thoughts on this cool new tool.

The BladeRunner is an interesting tool that combines features of a table saw, scroll saw and jig saw into a tool that can cross cut, rip and scroll through varying materials like wood, plastic and metal.

If you were to tip your jig saw upside down and mount it in your router table you’d have a tool that is quite similar to this new offering.


  • Voltage: 120V ~ 60Hz
  • Amperage: 5.5A
  • No-load speed: 800-2800/ min
  • Stroke Length: 7z8″
  • Table Size: 17″ x 15 3/4″
  • Weight: 17.6 lbs
  • Cutting Capacity: Wood: 1-1/2″, PVC Pipe 1-1/4″, Aluminum 3/8″, Steel 1/8″, Ceramic 3/8″


  • Ready – Quick release wall mount. It’s always ready to cut or you can take it to the job site
  • Cut – Change the blade not the tool. Scroll cuts, rip cuts, circle cuts. Cut metal, wood, tile and more.
  • Go – Attaches to any shop vac for less cleanup and hassle

BladeRunner at a Glance

The Rockwell BladeRunner is a sturdy, well built benchtop tool. As you can see in the photos it has a sturdy base supported on rubber feet. The base supports a brushed metal top that offers a nice smooth working surface. The table measures 17″ x 15 3/4″ with two T Slots to guide the miter gauge.

The BladeRunner is completely portable and built to support it’s mobility. There is a storage drawer for all your blades, a clamp to hold the miter gauge on the side of the base, a cord storage area and lastly a comfortable handle for carrying it.

The BladeRunner motor is mounted to the bottom of the table inside the base. The over the top blade guard easily adjusts for varying thickness materials. The blade guard also includes a port for connecting a shop vac for dust control.

Cutting / Blade System

The BladeRunner really shines with it’s innovative use of jig saw blades. It uses the ever popular T Shank jig saw blades which can be purchased at almost any hardware store. By allowing a standard blade system to be used Rockwell has created a tool that doesn’t require special order blades. This is a HUGE benefit in my opinion and one that every user will truly appreciate.

Installation and removal of blades is very easy. In the photo above you’ll see that the upper blade guard has been moved out of the way, the lower table/blade guard has been removed and my hand is sliding the blade release to the right. Now the blade can be removed or installed. Then the process is reversed. It really takes just a few seconds to replace a blade and no tools are required.

There is a nice blade storage drawer located just below the table top. The blades snap into small holder “fingers” which keeps them from rattling around. The drawer seems a bit flimsy and could benefit from some type of latch to keep the drawer securely closed.

Variable Speed Motor

The Rockwell BladeRunner is powered by a 5.5 Amp motor which produces a variable blade speed between 800 and 2,800 strokes per minute. The blade speed is controlled by a dial switch on the lower based.

I found the motor to have plenty of power and it operates at a fairly tolerable noise level. The variable speed feature is an extremely important feature for this tool so that you can cut different materials effectively.

Miter Gauge – Rip Fence

The BladeRunner has a pretty decent miter gauge that doubles as a rip fence. I really like that the miter gauge is mostly metal (compared to many other benchtop tools today that are 100% plastic). The miter gauge is easy to adjust and also includes an adjustable fence. The miter gauge can also be used as a rip fence when the saw is set up to rip materials.

Overall Impression

The Rockwell BladeRunner is a very cool tool! This tool is certainly not a replacement for a nice table saw, jig saw or even scroll saw. However, it will do a fine job on smaller projects that require those type of tools.

The BladeRunner cuts very well. It cuts a plumb, square cut and the miter gauge works very well. I tested the BladeRunner cutting several different material types. I used it to cross cut, cut miters, rip and lastly for some scroll cutting. The BladeRunner really did well cutting curved shapes. I like that it has a stiffer jig saw blade compared to some of the scroll saws that I’ve used in the past.

Overall I think the BladeRunner is a great tool. If you have a small shop and want to be able to do projects that require a scroll saw then I’d highly recommend checking this tool out. You’ll benefit from the other capabilities that it offers.

Priced under $200 the BladeRunner is a good value. The BladeRunner is available at a number of hardware stores and online. If you’d like to purchase it then I recommend you check out the following link:

About the author

Todd Fratzel

Todd Fratzel is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz, and the President of Front Steps Media, LLC, a web based media company focused on the Home Improvement and Construction Industry.He is also the Principal Engineer for United Construction Corp., located in Newport, NH. In his capacity at United he oversees the Residential and Commercial Building Division along with all Design-Build projects.He is also the editor of Home Construction & Improvement.

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  1. My Bladerunner RK7323 cuts strong. But if I line up the cut with the lines on the cutting surface of the saw, it cuts at about a 2 degree angle to the right.
    Question Is there any adjustment to correct this. It’s a real pain.

  2. Robert Gross

    Its Nov, 2021 and I still can’t get the blade to sit in its housing as placed. As stated above, the blade does drift away from a perfect cut Miters always have a small gap at the heel of the miter I tighten the Allen wrench before each cut but nothing seems t0 work. Any suggestions?

  3. Todd A. Martin

    I found a original Rockwell Blade Runner I’m my Dad’s storage shed and it looks like it was purchased around (2010) iIt was still in the original packing, but not the box and there is no Operators Manual and no guide to purchase blades? It’s D/C and not battery operated.

    I’m interested in finding an Operators Manual or finding one on the web and for direction on what type of blades to purchase for it and where I can find them!

    Any help would be appreciated!

    1. Todd Fratzel

      Likely not supported anymore. Rockwell changes up tool designs often.

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