Rockwell Introduces Two New Circular Saws Featuring BevelTrac
January, 2010–Measure twice cut once only works well when you know exactly where your saw blade meets the material. Most circular saws give you little better than a judgment call at 90° and 45° and leave you totally guessing at other angles.
Well this is the type of power tool problem Rockwell® industrial engineers love to solve. Introducing the new BevelTrac™ feature for Rockwell's latest generation of corded and cordless circular saws, including a 6-1/2 in. 18V LithiumTech™ Circular Saw with electric brake and 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw with electric brake.
BevelTrac helps line up the cut whether the user is making crosscuts or bevels. Most circular saw manufacturers just notch the shoe to ID the cutline, but Rockwell's design goes one step further so there's no guesswork on where the blade meets the work piece. The brilliant red indicator on the Rockwell saw's base shows the exact cut line every time at any bevel angle.
"You find with some circular saws that lining up the blade becomes an eyeball operation," said Jeanne White Rockwell's product manager. "With our new BevelTrack feature on Rockwell saws, the user can line up every cut with the same results without wasting time or materials."
Rockwell 6-1/2 in. 18V LithiumTech Circular Saw
The new Rockwell 6-1/2 in. 18V LithiumTech Circular Saw is a solid performer.
Rockwell Circ Saws with BevelTrac/Add One
This cordless trim saw can knock out remodeling projects at home or tackle the rigors of the jobsite. Powered by Rockwell's LithiumTech high-performance 18V battery, the powerpack is 40 percent lighter and has three time the charge cycles than its NiCd counterpart with twice the run time. Break for lunch and the one hour charger boosts the battery to full charge, ready for an afternoon of work.
This 7.5 lb. saw is lightweight, so transport from one job to the next is not an issue. The saw is equipped with BevelTrac to line up cuts at any angle. Bevel capacity extends to 50® with positive stops at 45® and 50®. An electric brake stops the blade immediately for safety and improved production speed.
The saw's base and blade guard assemblies are constructed of lightweight die cast aluminum for long-lasting durability. This saw is equipped with a comfortable overmold handle with front pommel grip for effortless cutting. The circular saw's specifications include a no-load speed of 3500 rpm with a cutting capacity of 2-1/4 in at 90® and 1-1/2 in. at 45®.
Accessories include a 24-tooth, carbide-tipped blade, high-performance LithiumTech battery, one- hour charger, parallel edge guide and blade wrench.
The saw's 18V LithiumTech battery pack is part of Rockwell's Batteries For Life program, which reinforces the company's commitment to excellence. Registered users of Rockwell cordless power tools never have to worry about battery replacement, because the company provides them free to authorized users.
Rockwell 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw with Electric Brake
Accuracy and power, speed, lightweight housing and easy handling best describes the new Rockwell 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw with Electric Brake.
Rockwell Circ Saws with BevelTrac/Add Two
This 15-amp circular saw features Rockwell's exclusive BevelTrac to help line up cuts at any angle.
Rockwell has even made it easier to get on track with this saw because this saw's base is designed to lock into an optional track, just like the more pricey track saws do, but for a fraction of the cost.
Easy access to external brushes allows hassle-free changes. Equally suited for jobsite or home use, the circular saw features an electric brake to immediately stop the blade for safety and improved production speed. It also features a magnesium blade guard and gear housing that's durable and lightweight. The saw's base is constructed of die cast aluminum.
Bevel capacity extends to 56® with positive stops at 45® and 56®. The saw's cutting capacity is 2-7/16 in. at 90® and 1-13/16 in. at 45®. The 9.2-lb. saw has a 10-ft. power cord. Accessories include a 24-tooth, carbide-tipped blade, a parallel edge guide and blade wrench.
The Rockwell 6-1/2 in. 18V LithiumTech Circular Saw (#RK2813K, $259.99) and Rockwell 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw with Electric Brake (#RK2813K, $119.99) and optional Track (#RW9554, $79.99) are available at rockwelltoolsdirect.com and other online Websites, including amazon.com. It also is expected to be available through various local retailers such as Menards and independent hardware stores and lumber yards starting in early spring 2010.
Rockwell Power Tools has been designing, engineering and manufacturing power tools since 1994. The Rockwell brand offers the performance-minded do-it-yourselfer and the price-conscious tradesman with innovative options compared to higher priced professional power tool brands. For more information about Rockwell, visit www.rockwelltools.com.
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