Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Portable Tabletop Saw | Thrive Visual Editor
Not all table saws are as portable as you may want them to be. Many of them are also very large and take up too much space in a workshop. For this reason, Rockwell decided to create a saw that was able to move around easily to where you need it to be and one that can put away when not in use to save space. It is known as the BladeRunner X2 and so far, everyone seems to love it. Will you? Read up on our Rockwell BladeRunner X2 portable tabletop saw review to discover the answer for yourself.
Features of the BladeRunner X2
The table saw is designed to sit on a table in your workshop, but it also has a small table for you to work on built-in. This ensures that it is lightweight enough that you can move it where you want it. It weighs only 15-pounds and has a handle on the top so you can carry it everywhere. As far as a surface to set the saw on, you only need a table or workbench that is slightly larger than the saw, which measures 16.1 x 17.5 x 8.3 inches.
This saw may be tiny in comparison to others, but this does not mean it lacks ability. It can cut wood, metal, tiles, plastics, aluminum items, and rip with ease. It can also scroll, miter, and create inside cuts. To switch from one blade type to another only takes around 3-seconds and does not require you to use any special tools.
When cutting, you can use this saw to cut wood that is 1-1/2” thick. PVC pipe can be 1-1/4” thick. Aluminum and ceramic items can be 3/8” thick. It is strong enough to even cut copper pipes and cross-cut wood items.
It has several accessories including; a steel rip fence, miter gauge, a vacuum port, and a five-piece starter blade set to get you going. It is compatible with any 4” t-shank jigsaw blade. This means you can take it home, set it up, and begin using it within minutes. As a bonus, there is a storage area on the saw for you to keep your spare blades.
There is a hold-down guard to protect you and the splitter cuts wider materials. The rip fence is large to give you more control and a very accurate cut on all projects. It also enables you to cut without holding on to the saw so that you can simply focus on the cuts you are making.
To ensure that your saw stays where you want it, there are rubber feet and a stabilizer bracket built in. This means when you are working on tiles in your kitchen or bathroom, it can sit on your counter and when you are working in your shop, it can safely sit on your workbench. This is very important when cutting the tougher things.
The X2 comes with a full 3-year manufacturer warranty so that you can purchase with confidence. Any issues that you may have with it will be dealt with by the manufacturer.
Buyer’s Feedback on the BladeRunner X2 by Rockwell
For all of the features that this saw provides, it has a 4.0 rating after nearly 400 reviews. Most people feel that it is not as portable as it claims because they needed to bolt it down to keep it stable. It is true that there is a small bar to ensure it is stable without bolts, but for some people, this is not enough. For others, it is perfect so it will depend on what you need from it. Some owners give it lower ratings because it does not have words on the instructions and others say that the words are not necessary because it is very easy to use. Again, it all depends on what you are after when looking for a saw.
If you simply want quality, most users say that you will not go wrong with the Rockwell X2. They like that it is able to be used as a scroll saw and claim that it is very quick. They love the value and state that although it is perhaps not suitable for industrial use, it is more than adequate for the hobbyist who wants a good saw. Many people use it as a more portable version of their table saw and they are not disappointed by the cuts that it makes. Their biggest recommendation is that you may want to upgrade your blades before you attempt to cut heavier items. The blades that come with it are adequate, but may cause the saw to jump around a little once they start to get dull.
Our Opinion of the Rockwell X2
The Rockwell BladeRunner X2 is a great saw for most people. It does everything you could want for it to do if you are dealing with a lot of DIY projects. It can assist you in tile work so that you know each tile is going to be cut the way you want it to be cut. It can scroll and rip, trim and do virtually anything that needs to be done. However, it is not a saw that is designed for professional, full-time, on the job work. If you are looking for a heavy duty saw that can cut full sheets of plywood, you may need something a little larger than this one. This does not mean that it is not worth owning. Most workshops will benefit from having it and the handyman will be delighted by all that it is able to do. We personally feel that it is a worthy consideration. We like the very low weight of it and the fact that it is easy to use. We love that it has a vacuum port to make cleanup easier and we honestly feel that it does everything we need for it to do, if not more. Therefore, we say if you are looking for a good tool, this is worth your consideration.
- Able to Cut a Variety of Material
- Three-Year Manufacturer Warranty
- Very Lightweight
- Comes with Everything You Need to Get Started
- Safe to Use
- Easy Enough for Beginner Woodworkers
- Scrolls, Miters, Cuts, and More
- May Move When Cutting Hard Material
- Picture Instructions Only
- Not for Heavy Duty Construction