Rockwell RK7323 Review — Testing the BladeRunner X2 Tabletop Saw (2024)

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A tabletop saw can be a valuable addition to any workshop or garage, but not every saw can deliver quality cuts you can rely on intricate projects due to insufficient power and low-quality materials.

In this Rockwell RK7323 review, I will closely examine its features, performance, and overall value to know if this top-seller portable tabletop saw is the one for light and heavy tasks.

What I Like

What I Don't Like

Design

The body of the Blade Runner X2 is made of durable plastic, which helps keep the saw’s weight down. The plastic body is also impact-resistant, which makes it more durable and long-lasting.

It has a well-designed and compact construction making it easy to use and transport. Its lightweight body, blade guide, and dust port make it an ideal option for DIYers and hobbyists who need a transportable saw.

Weight and Portability

The Rockwell RK7323 Blade Runner X2 is a highly portable table saw designed to be lightweight and easy to move around.

The saw weighs approximately 17 pounds (7.71 kg), making it one of the lightest table saws on the market. The saw also has a built-in handle that makes it easy to carry around.

Additionally, the saw can be mounted to a workbench or table using the included clamps, which makes it even more versatile and portable.

(For another option, see the Craftsman 10-inch portable saw.)

Rockwell RK7323 Features

Setup

Getting the Rockwell RK7323 Blade Runner X2 up and running is pretty straightforward. It took me around 15 to 20 minutes to assemble it fully.

Just a word of advice: make sure you go through the instruction manual carefully before you start setting up. It’s packed with vital safety information and step-by-step assembly instructions that you won’t want to miss.

Miter Gauge Adjustments

The Rockwell RK7323 Blade Runner X2 features a miter gauge that allows you to make precise angle cuts. You can adjust this table saw miter gauge from 0 degrees to 60 degrees.

It’s important to note that the miter gauge on the Blade Runner X2 is not adjustable for height, so it is essential to ensure that the workpiece is level with the table before making cuts.

Miter Cuts

The Rockwell RK7323 Blade Runner X2 can make miter cuts on materials up to 1-1/2 inches thick, depending on the angle of the amount. The miter gauge on the Blade Runner X2 can be adjusted to make cuts between 0-60 degrees.

It is designed to be accurate and precise, allowing you to make clean and precise cuts. 

Rip and Crosscuts

The Blade Runner X2 is designed to make rip cuts on materials up to 1-1/2 inches thick and can make crosscuts on materials up to 1-1/2 inches wide.

I like its ability to make rip and crosscuts on various materials, making the Blade Runner X2 a versatile saw for DIYers and hobbyists.

Overall Cutting Performance and Ease of Use

The Blade Runner X2 really lives up to expectations when it comes to cutting a variety of materials. You name it—wood, metal, ceramic, or plastic—this saw can handle it. While testing it, I found that its capabilities aren’t just limited to one type of material.

It can also make both rip and crosscuts and miter and bevel cuts.

While the saw’s cutting capacity is limited to materials up to 1-1/2 inches thick, it can still handle a wide range of cutting tasks for DIYers and hobbyists.

Blade Size, Quality, and Change

One of the first things I noticed about the Blade Runner X2 is that it uses standard T-shank jigsaw blades, making it convenient when you need to purchase replacements. You’ll have no trouble finding these at your local hardware store.

The saw comes with five blades of varying types and sizes to get you started, including wood, metal, and ceramic blades. The maximum blade size that the saw can accommodate is 4 inches long.

One of the standout features of the Blade Runner X2 is its tool-free blade change system, which allows you to quickly and easily swap out blades without needing any additional tools.

Versatility and Uses

The Rockwell RK7323 Blade Runner X2 is a versatile saw that can handle various cutting tasks on different materials. 

Ceramic Tiles for Refurbishments

The Blade Runner X2 comes with a diamond-coated [1] blade specifically designed for cutting ceramic, tile, and other similar materials.

PVC Pipes

The saw is also suitable for cutting plastic materials like PVC pipes, acrylic sheets, and other materials.

Compared to metal or plexiglass, PVC is significantly simpler to cut through. Most seasoned DIYers will attest that PVC chips from a large-tooth or dull blade are the only real significant difficulty. Because of the increased vibration, the cut becomes uneven.

The Bladerunner X2 is capable of the sharpest, cleanest cuts imaginable.

Other Projects

The Blade Runner X2 is a versatile saw that can handle various cutting tasks for DIY and hobby projects. 

Whether you’re building model airplanes, creating artwork, or making repairs around the house, the Blade Runner X2 is a helpful tool to have on hand.

Accessories and Storage

The saw comes with five blades of varying types and sizes, including a general-purpose wood blade, a scrolling blade for intricate cuts, a metal cutting blade, a ceramic cutting blade, and a handy, short blade for tight spaces.

It also comes with a miter gauge, rip fence, blade holder, and vacuum adapter that can connect a shop vacuum to the saw to help keep your work area clean and debris-free.

As for storage, the Blade Runner X2 is compact and lightweight, making it easy to store in a small workshop or garage. The saw’s base can be removed and stored separately to save space.

Top Alternative to Consider

A full table saw may be worth the investment if you expect to cut through thick pieces of wood or metal or if your project requires high precision and accuracy.

Bosch 4100XC-10

Looking at the best alternative, a table saw like the Bosch 4100XC-10 is a great option here.

Worx BladeRunner X2 vs Rockwell BladeRunner X2

The Worx BladeRunner X2 has a slightly smaller table size and can handle a maximum cutting depth of 1-1/2 inches. The Rockwell BladeRunner X2 has a larger table and can take a maximum cutting depth of 2 inches.

The Rockwell BladeRunner X2 also comes with a miter gauge and rip fence, while these accessories are sold separately for the Worx BladeRunner X2.

Both saws are great options for DIYers and hobbyists who need a versatile saw for various cutting tasks, and the choice between the two may come down to personal preference and the specific needs of the project at hand.

Review Conclusion: Rockwell RK7323

My series of tests for this Rockwell RK7323 review has shown that it is a versatile and convenient saw that offers much-cutting power in a compact and portable package. 

It is an excellent option for DIYers and hobbyists who need a portable saw for various cutting tasks, especially for those who work with smaller materials and have limited space in their workshop or garage. 

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