Calling its Ultimate Cutting Machine “better than ever,” Rockwell has recently unveiled the new BladeRunnerX2 Tabletop Saw. Among its updates, the X2 features a smaller, more compact and portable size with a built-in tabletop handle. But, it also has a larger steel rip fence and hold-down guard and splitter that improves control and allows you to make wider cuts. The saw weighs less than 15 lbs.
Functioning similar to an inverted jigsaw, the BladeRunner can produce scroll cuts and inside cutouts using any T-shank jigsaw blade under 4-in. long. But, with its integral table, miter gauge and rip fence, the BladeRunner will also cut miter angles, crosscut and make rip cuts like a table saw. Its 5.5-amp motor develops a no-load speed of 3000 strokes per minute.
The X2 includes five blades, for making scrolling or smooth cuts in wood up to 1-1/2-in. thick, cutting aluminum or other soft metals up to 3/8-in. thick, harder 1/8-thick ferrous metals, 3/8-in.-thick ceramic tile and plastic pipe up to 1-1/4-in. dia. Changing blades is easy, thanks to a tool-free chuck design.
This saw also features onboard storage for the miter gauge, rip fence and blades. A safety switch with key prevents accidental startups. Rockwell backs the purchase with a 30-day money-back guarantee and a 3-year warranty. The BladeRunner X2 (model RK7323) is priced at $119.85. It’s available online at and at Rockwell Tool retailers.