The circular saw is one of the most common power tools in both the DIY and Professional’s power tool arsenal. So, what’s uncommon these days? It's compact circular saws, such as Rockwell’s VersaCut, so we at GCLG present you one of the best Rockwell VersaCut reviews so that you can see why this tool is so handy.
I’ve used, and owned, numerous circular saws over the years, and for the most part they’ve always done the job. There have been a few times that my circular saw was just too big and clumsy for the job, so I’d bust out the saber saw, but not any longer. Nope, not with Rockwell's VersaCuts available.
This small saw is compact enough to get into tight spots, but powerful enough to crosscut a 2 by 4. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Yep. So, let’s take a look at one of Rockwell’s VersaCuts, the RK3441K
About the Rockwell VersaCut RK3441K
As mentioned above, the RK3441K is a compact saw. It shares numerous features with other compact saws, but we feel that it's definitely worth highlighting. Why? Read on and you'll find out.
Rockwell RK33441K - In-depth review
Now that we've covered the features of the RK33441K, let's take a more in depth look at this “Little Saw That Can.” I'm pretty sure that you're going to be impressed.
Using the RK3441K
Who should use the RK3441K? - This is an easy question to answer; anybody who wants to cut wood, metal, plastic, and tile should use the RK3441K.
Really, this saw is for the novice, the experienced, the craftsman, the DIY'er, and the crafter. The left hand blade and the light weight make it easy to use.
Pros and Cons
Everything has its ups and downs and the RD3341K is no exception. You'll notice that the pros well outweigh the cons. Even with that, the cons aren't that severe.
- Compact in size means for light weight and cutting in tight locations
- Will cut through 2 by 4's
- Can make bevel cuts
- Powerful motor for its size, 5.0 amp, 120 volt
- Dust collector port
- Can cut wood, plastic, metal, tile, and other materials, depending upon blade choice
- Blade is on left side allowing for easy viewing of cuts
- Grip has enough girth that small hands might not easily grip it
- No LED cut alignment light
- Not storage/carry case
Stacking the RK3341K up against competition
Rockwell's RK3341K is not the only compact circular saw out there. There's actually a handful, including the RK3340K VersaCut. So, how does it compare to other saws? Let's take a look.
The RK3340K has less amperage then the RK3341K and cannot bevel. The depth of cut is also less than that of the RK3341K. The RK3340K does have an LED cut alignment light. The RK3340K also has a retractable blade, instead of a retractable blade guard. The RK3340K costs more than the RK3341K.
Dremel US40 Ultra Saw
The Dremel US40 has more amperage than the RK3341K, at 7.5 amps, with a maximum rpm of 13,000. The increased power and rpm could provide for faster cuts than the RK3341K, not not necessarily so. Blades have a lot to do with cuts.
The US40 uses 4” diameter blades instead of the 4 1/2” that the RK3341K uses. The smaller blade results in less depth of cut than the RK33411K. The RK3341K is a fair amount less expensive than the Dremel US40.
4-1/2" WORXSAW COMPACT CIRCULAR SAW
In a nutshell, the Worxsaw is almost a clone of the RK3341K. Key word is ALMOST. The big difference is the 4.0 motor of the Worxsaw and the 5.0 motor of the RK3341K. Other than that, everything is pretty much the same. Oh, wait. Worx is not as recognized a name as Rockwell. I guess that's why the Worxsaw is less expensive. If I was really tight on cash I'd go for the Worxsaw, but if not, it would be the Rockwell RK3314K.
Makita 12V max Lithium-Ion Cordless 3-3/8" Circular Saw
The Makita 12V is a 12 Volt cordless compact saw. It's hard to compare 12v motors with 120v motors, but we can compare blade size. The Makita uses a 3 3/8” blade, where the RK3341K uses a 4 1/2” blade. The Makita also has a speed of 1400 rpm. That's almost half of the RK3341K. That could mean slower cutting speeds. If you're looking for cordless, small saw capabilities then the Makita would be a good choice, but the RK33411K offers a fair amount for the money. The Makita saw, alone, is almost $100.00 and you have to buy a battery.
Wrapping it up
There you have it. The low down on Rockwell's VersaCut RK3341K compact circular saw. It may not be big and powerful, but it's a great tool for your tool collection. Really, how many saws can cut in such tight locations, in wood, metal, tile, and plastic? I don't know of many.
Final verdict: If you spend the bucks on Rockwell's “Little Saw that Can, “ then you'll be spending money wisely.
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