• Editor Rating

  • Rated 3 stars
  • 60%

  • Rockwell RK7240.1
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  • Last modified: October 20, 2015
  • motor
    Editor: 78%
  • Ease of Use
    Editor: 90%
  • rip capacity
    Editor: 90%
  • fence
    Editor: 70%
  • portability
    Editor: 89%

Rockwell RK7240.1 review – What we think about it?

The Rockwell RK7240.1 is a portable table saw that can be used in a variety of places such as homes and worksites with equal ease. Space will rarely be a problem due to the compactness of the table saw. At the same time, Rockwell has implemented a powerful motor of 13 amps which ensures that you always have enough power to start cutting. The table top offers 416 square inches of the area that is more than sufficient for the majority of cutting jobs.

The Features of the Rockwell RK7240.1

Rockwell has opted to use an open leg type of construction for the stand of this table saw. The small weight of 33 pounds adds to the ease with which this table saw can be transported from place to place.

Safety is another important facet of this table saw thanks to the extensive measures taken by the manufacturer. A large sized switch has been used for turning the power tool on and off. The larger size helps you to ensure that you have complete control over the table saw. There are other similarly useful safety features implemented by Rockwell in the RK7240.1.

rockwell RK7240.1 review

Rockwell RK7240.1 review

The tabletop has been constructed with cast aluminum that has been reinforced to ensure a greater degree of precision as well as control. The Quick-Lock release feature in the rip fence makes it is easier to switch from small pieces to the larger ones. Rockwell offers a high-quality blade that is tipped with tungsten carbide. This helps improve the performance of the baled during cuts significantly.

An integrated port is available for dust collection, and a vacuum can be easily attached to it. Rockwell has taken steps to prevent the motor from heating. Various essential accessories have been provided such as the blade wrenches, miter gauge, push stick and, of course, the rip fence. The cutting depth of the blade can be adjusted, and the angle of the bevel can be changed up to 45 degrees.

Rockwell RK7240.1.1 Shop Series 13 Amp 10-Inch Table Saw with Stand

Rockwell RK7240.1.1 Shop Series 13 Amp 10-Inch Table Saw with Stand

The Pros of the Rockwell RK7240.1

  • You will love the aluminum construction of the table saw, especially if you will be using it at worksites where there are no shades. The presence of aluminum increases the longevity of the tabletop as it does not rust at all.
  • The reasonable price is another plus point for this table saw. Due to the affordable pricing of the RK7240.1, you will have no problems in purchasing it for your workshop. Amateurs and professionals alike will find the price to be low enough for their budgets.
  • The motor is powerful enough for most cutting jobs. The cuts will be smooth.
  • There are enough accessories provided to ensure that you can complete a variety of tasks without much difficulty.

The Cons of the RK7240.1

  • The rip fence given with the Rockwell RK7240.1 is of poor quality as it needs to be reset after a few cuts. You will have to use a tape measure to set up the rip fence on a periodic basis.
  • While the motor in the table saw is powerful, it is quite noisy which can be problematic.

Pros

  • You will love the aluminum construction of the table saw, especially if you will be using it at worksites where there are no shades. The presence of aluminum increases the longevity of the tabletop as it does not rust at all.
  • The reasonable price is another plus point for this table saw. Due to the affordable pricing of the RK7240.1, you will have no problems in purchasing it for your workshop. Amateurs and professionals alike will find the price to be low enough for their budgets.
  • The motor is powerful enough for most cutting jobs. The cuts will be smooth.
  • There are enough accessories provided to ensure that you can complete a variety of tasks without much difficulty.

Cons

  • The rip fence given with the Rockwell RK7240.1 is of a poor quality as it needs to be reset after a few cuts. You will have to use a tape measure to set up the rip fence on a periodic basis.
  • While the motor in the table saw is powerful, it is quite noisy which can be problematic.