Rockwell’s Jigsaw in a Box
Some of you may recall a blog post from last year by associate editor Matt Kenney, where he mounted a jigsaw under a slab of plywood to create a bandsaw of sorts. Well, Rockwell Tools has taken that idea a step further, with the introduction of the BladeRunner.
A few weeks ago, Rockwell’s reps visited the Fine Woodworking office and showed off a few of the company’s new tools, aimed for the woodworking market. Among the group was the BladeRunner. I have to admit that I was skeptical of this tool, but when one of the editors at the presentation said, “Hey, this could be an entry-level bandsaw,” I wondered whether I was being shortsighted and snooty.
I realize it will never replace a serious bandsaw in a woodworker’s shop, but could this tool be a gateway for a homeowner or do-it-yourselfer to start getting serious about woodworking and furniture making? Check out the video, and let us know your thoughts.