Today, we’ll be looking at a very unique scroll saw, manufactured by Rockwell.
Why is this Rockwell BladeRunner RK7323 X2 scroll saw unique? Well, it’s not only a scroll saw – but four saws in the one, combining a table, scroll, miter and jigsaw into the one, portable power tool. How does it stack up across its’ features, most notably its’ scroll saw? We’ll be looking into this deeper within the article.
If you don’t have too much time to read through the entire article, feel free to read our quick overview of the Rockwell BladeRunner RK7323 X2 scroll saw review below.
- Compact and portable at 15 lbs
- Tool-less blade changes, with interchanges in less than 3 seconds.
- Stroke length of ¾”, also includes four blades for separate applications
- Inclusive dust port for a cleaner workspace
- No load speed of 3,000 RPM
Now let’s get into the fun stuff.
Specifications & Features
Firstly, we’ll be delving into the specs of the X2 (RK7323), and then we’ll look into the features – as well as the unique features of the model.
As we’re mainly looking into the scroll saw aspect, we’ll be leaving a lot of the information about the other cutting applications out – however, there is still enough information for you to make a decision when comparing your options
- 15 lbs, with dimensions of 15-3/4 x 17”
- 3,000 SPM motor
- Tool-less blade changes
- Stroke length of ¾”
- Inclusive dust port
Motor & Stroke Length
One of the first things you’ll notice when comparing the X2 to alternative scroll saws, is the terminology used.
As this is a tabletop saw built with four applications in mind, the motor is designed to handle all this output – and is measured in RPM, rather than SPM in which scroll saws are measured.
At 3,000 RPM – you’ll find that the X2 is a beast when making scroll saw cuts – which usually are not known for their power.
This gives you more materials to work with, as the motor is able to rip through these materials, such as OVC, ceramic tiles, thicker pieces of wood, metal and fiberglass.
The stroke length is a respectable ¾”, which is good for the application in scroll cutting.
As it’s a saw built for many purposes, you’re not going to need all of those blades for the one application – so you’ll be able to store them inside the onboard storage compartment.
Of course, it’s easy to store the blades elsewhere, so why is this so important?
Well, as Rockwell places high importance in portability with the X2 model – this is a feature that fits perfectly within its’ lightweight design.
As most who use this tabletop saw will do so for many different cuts – it’s definitely a welcome feature, and you won’t be looking all over for any misplaced blades.
Inclusive Dust Port
With a powerful motor at its’ core, and a myriad of cuts you can make – things can messy very quickly, and dust can begin to clog the surface and internal components, reducing the lifespan of the saw.
With the inclusive dust port, you’re simply able to connect a fitted vacuum and have the dust safely removed.
It’s also important to think about the safety aspect in which the dust port promotes – as we know dust isn’t the best thing for to be breathing in – especially if you’re around it due to work, which can result in some nasty medical issues down the track.
You’ll receive an array of blades out of the box, as Rockwell tailors for the universal aspect of the tabletop saw.
Here’s what you’ll get when you take this home:
- 1 x Rockwell Bladerunner X2 Tabletop Saw
- 5 x Blades for separate applications
What Separates This TableTop Saw From The Rest Of The Competition?
I’ve handpicked three separate features which I believe showcase this saw’s unique design when compared to other scroll saws on the market.
Of course, I couldn’t go past the four in one design for the first feature.
Four-In-One TableTop Saw
This is a no brainer.
If you’re looking at a diverse range of saws in the one, affordable package – then this is definitely for you.
With four saws in the one, you can interchange between them with a quick change of the tool-less blade, in under three seconds.
It’s a portable model, that is relatively light when compared to other versions of miter, jig, table or scroll saw – which definitely means Rockwell is a few steps ahead of the opposition with their innovation.
Whilst the incredible detail of accuracy that a scroll saw requires for these particular cuts, it’s a good point to note that, as it’s a universal saw – you may want to look at a specifically designed scroll saw in order to assist you further.
You’ll still be able to make cuts that are intricate and complex, yet the accuracy that a scroll saw is renown for hits the mark slightly within this model.
In saying that – for four saws in one – it still does a damn good job.
We’ve spoken about the portability aspect of the X2, which is what Rockwell look to promote the tabletop saw.
And we can say, they’re definitely making a case for themselves with this design.
Weighing only 15 lbs, it’s perfect for the contractor, and for the jack of all trades.
All you’ll have to do is store away the rip fence and blades (which you can store in the onboard storage compartment), and carry the X2 using the built-in handle.
It won’t put you under stress with the compact design, and is built for its’ transit capabilities.
Plus, you’ll remove the need for additional tools that the X2 covers (table saws are not too transit-friendly, so this works nicely in Rockwell’s favor.
Not bad to have a powerful, four in one tool that you can bring almost anywhere, is it?
Tool-less Blade Changes
Last of the unique features we’re looking at – the tool-less blade change.
As time progresses, we’re finding that more and more manufacturers are removing the need for hex and Allen keys, and are replacing them with innovative, tool-less designs.
With the X2 built for many applications, this feature isn’t just a shiny addition to the tool – but a very welcome necessity.
You’ll be needing different blades for the scroll saw than you would the table saw, and the five extra blades in which Rockwell provides can be swapped in under three seconds.
It’s also compatible with any 4” T-shank blades that you would use for a jigsaw, which adds to the versatility factor – especially if you’re using this for its’ jigsaw capabilities as well as the scroll saw use.
All in all, the Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Tabletop Saw would be a great addition to your inventory, and is able to replace a few tools in its’ multi-use, lightweight design.
It’s perfect for those who need these tools in their arsenal, and is a relatively cost-affordable option when compared.
For the price, and its uses – the X2 is a well-balanced option, and can definitely get the job done.
However, as we’ve discussed earlier – if you’re buying the X2 purely for its’ scroll saw feature, and to not use anything else – it may be a better option for you to buy a specifically designed scroll saw, in order to get the utmost quality out of your work that a scroll saw requires.
What do you think, though? Do you agree with our points throughout the article?
Let us know in the comments below.