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Rockwell Versacut vs Dremel Saw Max

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In search of a new compact saw? We compare the Rockwell Versacut vs Dremel Saw Max against one another.

Before we make that comparison lets first have a brief look at each compact saw and see what they have to offer.​ Below we have a review of each and then a final comparison at the end.

Rockwell Versacut Review

​The Rockwell RK3440K Versacut is a 4 Amp compact circular saw that is designed for ease of use when using only one hand.

The Versacut has a 3-3/8 inch blade that gives it a max cutting depth of 1-1/16 of an inch. This means you can actually cut a standard sheet of 2 inch thick material providing of course you flip it over and make another cut from the other side.

The bevel angle on the RK3440K is fixed at 90 degrees so all cuts can only be made at that angle.

The Versacut has a rear mounted motor and metal shoe. This results in a very well balanced tool that is perfect for one handed operation on light cutting jobs.

It comes with a built in laser​ guide helping to improve the accuracy of your cuts especially longer rip cut on large sheets. 

Both plunge cuts and rip cuts are possible with the Versacut. An added depth control lever helps to set the cutting depth.​


  • 4 Amp motor
  • 3 blades for varying materials
  • Comes with laser guide
  • No bevel
  • Lightweight, well balanced 

Dremel Saw Max Review

The Dremel Saw Max is a 6 Amp hand held circular saw that has a blade size of 3 inches.It has two blades that come as standard, one for plastic/wood and another blade that is used for cutting metal.

It's 6 Amp motor has a maximum no-load speed of 17,000 RPM.

With a cutting ​depth of only 3/4 of an inch it is not capable of cutting.

One of its main strengths is the versatility of the cutting that you can do with it. Flush, plunge and straight cuts are all possible. The blades can cut wood, metal, tile and some plastics.

There is also added variable depth control that enables you to preset the depth of cut up to 3/4 of an inch.

One of the negative aspects of the Saw Max is that the guard and shoe are made from plastic. With an extremely hot spinning disk so close to plastic you are asking for trouble. ​


  • 6 Amp motor
  • Flush, plunge and straight cuts
  • Depth control is adjustable
  • 3/4 inch max cutting depth

Rockwell Versacut vs Dremel Saw Max

​What are the differences between the Rockwell Versacut and the Dremel Saw Max?

The main pain point with the Saw Max is that it has a very small cutting depth of 3/4 inch against the Versacut's ​1-1/16 of an inch. If you are trying to cut through 2 inch sheet then the Saw Max quite imply will not cut it.

The Versacut may have a smaller powered motor than the Dremel but the cutting power performance is hardly noticeable. ​

It also has a much better and more ergonomic design and is so well suited to one handed use that it makes the Saw Max fell rather clunky.​

​That is why for us the Versacut is the clear winner versus the Dremel Saw Max.

The RK3440K Versacut was replaced with the RK3441K we compare the two in our RK3440K vs RK3441K review.​


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