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Rockwell RK3441K Compact Circular Saw

Review Last Updated: 12th March 2020

Portia
Product Review by Portia

Product Features

  • 5 Amp Motor with 3500RPM Blade Speed
  • Slim Inline Grip Design
  • Depth Gauge Lever
  • 4-1/2" Carbide-Tipped Blade
  • Left-Handed Blade Design

Introduction

A full-size saw isn’t always the ideal option for certain types of cutting. While they may seem like the more powerful option, compact saws can work just as well, and will be a more sensible choice when you need to tackle small cutting tasks.

The Rockwell RK3441K Compact Circular Saw is a relatively budget-friendly option in the compact saw market, with plenty of features to provide you with high-quality cuts.

But how does it measure up to its competitors?

In today’s review, we’ll be unpacking this tool in more detail, taking a look at its defining features to help you decide whether this is the best compact saw for you.

Let’s check it out!

Pros

  • Lightweight and Portable
  • Comfortable to hold
  • Easy to operate and adjust the blade angle
  • Great cut-line visibility

Cons

  • Slight wiggle in the saw's shoe can make it difficult to be stable and precise with larger materials

Rockwell RK3441K Compact Circular Saw Product Review

It may be compact, but you can expect full-size performance from this saw. The 5Amp motor provides a 3500 RPM blade speed, so it holds its own against larger circular saws. That is plenty of speed for the kind of cutting you’ll be performing with this saw.

The saw specializes in cutting through wood, particularly 2x4s, so it is built with this in mind. The blade, at 4-1/2″, has a kerf that is less than half of the thickness of a larger 7-1/4″ blade, which means it won’t require as much force to cut, and the motor won’t be strained. This thinner, smaller blade is ideal for cutting through particle board and other thin wood, giving you a smooth cut every time.

Despite giving a strong cut, this tool won’t weigh you down. At only 5lbs, it’s easy to lift and carry, with the weight distributed nicely to make it feel even lighter while you work. It also features a slim, inline grip, which makes controlling the saw even easier, and it is comfortable to hold. This added control helps to make cuts even more precise, and works well if you need to saw in smaller spaces that an otherwise large saw wouldn’t be able to get to. It is also beneficial for when you need to make freehand cuts.

Precision isn’t an issue with this saw. Rockwell have included a left-handed blade design, which helps to provide great cut-line visibility, so you can cut with ease and make fewer mistakes. The blades on this saw are also interchangeable with the help of the arbor-lock button, so you can adjust them accordingly. Additionally, the handy depth gauge lever will help you to make any cutting adjustments whenever you need to.

While this saw is ideal for making small cuts, some customers have found that, due to the slight wiggle in the saw’s shoe, it can be a bit unstable when you need to be precise with larger materials. This, therefore, may require more effort than when making a precise smaller cut.

If you need to make angled cuts, you can easily adjust the blades to suit this, by switching the bevel cuts up to 45 degrees. Overall, the product is both straightforward to use and easy to operate, so you can get the most out of a compact saw.

Summary

If you think a compact circular saw is the right choice for you, then the Rockwell RK3441K Compact Circular Saw is a great option, and it’s proven to perform as powerfully as many full-size circular saws.

While there’s a wide selection of compact circular saws on the market, Rockwell’s take on it is definitely worth considering for all of your home improvement and DIY needs, particularly if you need a strong saw that can tackle various forms of wood.

Have you tried the Rockwell RK3441K Compact Circular Saw? What did you think of our review?

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