Long before the Dremel Saw-Max and Rockwell Versacut mini multipurpose circular saws hit the market, Craftsman had a mini circular saw of their own. It was never a flagship product, but it did have a strong following. Craftsman has released a new multi-material-cutting version of the mini circular saw, and it comes complete with a convenient miter track.
The new Craftsman Trak-Cut Multipurpose Mini Circular Saw features a 5-amp motor, 3-1/2″ blade size, maximum cutting depth of 1-1/8″, and it can be used to make cross cuts, rip cuts, and plunge cuts.
The new mini circular saw is bundled with a miter guide base/cutting track for greater ease of use and improved cutting precision. The guide appears to be optimized for flooring and other materials that approach its maximum cutting capacity, but it works just fine with thinner workpieces.
The new saw is suitable for plywood and other sheet materials, plastic, light metal, wood boards, cutting tiles and flooring material, and it can help with grout removal. The kit will include 3 blades for cutting laminate, ceramic, and metal materials, and additional blade types will be available separately.
- onboard tool storage
- ergonomic guard release lever mechanism
- dust extraction connection
- power indicator light
- carry case for saw, guide base, and accessories
The Trak-Cut saw is available now with a MSRP of $130. I have seen street prices as low as $81.
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