Does this come with a battery and charger?
No, this model does not come with a battery or charger. This is an electric tool.
What is the Rockwell 4-1/2” Compact Circular Saw?
The Rockwell Compact Circular Saw is the easy-to-use, one-handed alternative to big, bulky circular saws. This mini circular saw has a slim, ergonomic design for easy, comfortable, one-handed operation with all the power to handle home and DIY projects. From long rip cuts, to plunge and bevel cuts, the Rockwell Compact Circular Saw is ready to take it on.
How is the 4-1/2” Compact Circular Saw different than a typical circular saw?
Typical circular saws are big, bulky, and require both hands to operate. The Rockwell 4-1/2” Compact Circular Saw is about 50% lighter than typical saws and has an ergonomic slim-line grip for comfort, balance and control – all with only one-handed use! The Compact Circular Saw can even make bevel cuts up to 45 degrees and tackle both straight and beveled plunge cuts. If you’re looking for a versatile saw to add to your toolbox, the Rockwell 4-1/2” Compact Circular Saw is the perfect choice.
Is the Rockwell 4-1/2” Compact Circular Saw battery operated or electric?
The Compact Circular Saw is a 5 Amp electric tool and has a 10-foot cord to give you the reach you need to skip the extension cord.
How heavy is the Rockwell Compact Circular Saw?
The Rockwell 4-1/2” Compact Circular Saw only weighs 5lbs – about 50% lighter than a typical circular saw – making it extremely easy to maneuver with one hand while leaving your other hand for the work. Easy to transport and maneuver, the Compact Circular saw delivers the power you need for a wide variety of projects, with the comfort, balance and control you need in tight or out of the way workspaces.
What is the maximum cutting depth for the Compact Circular Saw? What kind of materials can I cut?
The maximum cutting depth of the Compact Circular Saw at 90 degrees is 1-11/16”. The maximum cutting depth of the Compact Circular Saw at a 45 degree bevel is 1-1/8”.
The blade determines the type of materials you can cut. The blade included with the Compact Circular Saw is ideal for wood, especially plywood, hardwood flooring, nominal 2” lumber, molding, pegboard, dowels, etc.
If the maximum cutting depth is less than 2 inches, how can the Compact Circular Saw handle a 2X4 or 2x8? What is “nominal” 2” lumber?
By industry standards, nominal 2” lumber is slightly less than a full 2” wide. The Rockwell Compact Circular Saw has a 90 degree maximum cutting depth that will easily handle 2X- lumber.
What size blades fit on the Rockwell Compact Circular Saw?
The blades are 4-1/2” with an arbor of 3/8”.
What kind of blades can I use on the Compact Circular Saw?
Included in the package is a carbide tipped wood blade, but the Compact Circular Saw will accept any standard 4-1/2” saw blade.
How long do the blades last?
The life span of the blades can vary depending on the type of blade and the materials being cut. Here are some guidelines based on typical use:
Carbide-tipped Wood Blade:
Cut 600m (1,968.8 ft) of 20mm (3/4") larch/pine
Cut 600m (1,968.5 ft) of 15mm (5/8") plywood
How do I get the blade off?
First, press the red spindle lock button on the back of the Compact Circular Saw. While holding the button down, use the hex key and turn right to loosen and remove the bolt, washer and blade. Replace the blade, put on the washer, then the bolt and turn left to tighten the blade in place. Release the spindle lock button. When you’re done, there’s even a place to keep your hex key right on the cord of the Compact Circular Saw so you’ll always have it on hand when you need it.
What if I misplace the hex key? What size is it?
The hex key included with the Compact Circular saw is a standard 5mm hex key.
How does the Compact Circular Saw’s quick cutting depth adjustment work?
The quick cutting depth adjustment is designed to be easy to use so you can spend time doing the work that matters. To change the depth adjustment, release the black locking lever, adjust the base plate to the desired depth and lock the lever back in place. Quick and easy.
I don’t see any kind of spring for plunge cutting on the Rockwell 4-1/2” Compact Circular Saw. Does this tool make plunge cuts?
The Compact Circular Saw can plunge cut like a typical circular saw, but does not have the automatic plunge cut feature like the Rockwell VersaCut. For more information about making plunge cuts with the Compact Circular Saw, please refer to the owner’s manual.
Does the Compact Circular Saw have a laser guide?
The Rockwell 4-1/2” Compact Circular Saw does not have a laser light. With the remarkable cut line visibility of the left-handed blade design and the cut line indicator on the base plate, the Compact Circular Saw still helps you make the cut you planned.
What size vacuum hose can be attached to the Compact Circular Saw?
The vacuum adapter directly accommodates a 1-1/4” hose, a common size for most workshop vacuums.
I misplaced my manual. Is there anywhere I can get more information?
You can download the manual here. Our friendly customer service team will be glad to answer any questions you may have at 1-866-514-7625 (ROCK).
Are there any precautions I should follow when using the Rockwell 4-1/2” Compact Circular Saw?
Carefully review the owner’s manual for all safety information and guidelines for the Compact Circular Saw. Follow safety precautions while using any power tools – including wearing safety eyewear, gloves, appropriate shoes & clothing, and keeping hair tied back.
What is the guarantee/warranty?
If you decide the Rockwell 4-1/2” Compact Circular Saw isn’t the right tool for you, we offer a 30-day Money Back Guarantee from date of receipt (less shipping and handling). Please call our customer service center at 1-866-514-7625 (ROCK) and we’ll be happy to assist. View more information here.
We know your tools are indispensable, so we cover each Compact Circular Saw with a 2 Year Limited Consumer Warranty. You can extend your warranty to 3 years by registering online within 30 days of purchase. Already have your Compact Circular Saw? Register now!
Parts subject to normal wear and tear are not covered by the tool’s warranty.
View more information on our warranty here.
Where can I get replacement parts?
Need to replace your hex/allen key? Lose your parallel edge guide? Many replacement parts are available on rockwelltools.com. You can also contact our friendly customer service team is ready to get you back up and running. Give us a call at 1-866-514-7625 (ROCK).