Dremel has just announced a cool little tool called the Saw-Max. But after seeing a picture of the tool, we think that "Saw-Min" might be a better name. We're not trying to disparage the tool, just point out that it's really, really tiny.
The Saw-Max is a little circ saw, perfect (According to Dremel) for making cuts in laminate flooring and materials of that nature. It has a cut depth of 3/4" and a flush cut ability, both of which should make it pretty handy around the jobsite too.
It does bear a resemblance to the RotoZip saw that hit the scene last year, which may or may not have something to do with the fact that the two companies are owned by Bosch.
It will be available in October and will set you back about $130.
The press release for this little Bad Larry is after the jump (look for the bonus press release that comes with it!)....
DREMEL® EXPANDS VERSATILE TOOL SYSTEM LINEUP
WITH NEW DREMEL SAW-MAX™ AND DREMEL 3000
Handheld saw and corded rotary tool help consumers tackle their to-do lists
MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., June 2011 - For the two-thirds of American homeowners planning to tackle a home improvement project in 2011*, their to-do lists just got easier thanks to two new Dremel® tools hitting store shelves this fall. Not only are the new Dremel Saw-Max™ and Dremel 3000 tools ergonomic and easy to use, they deliver the performance necessary to tackle a wide variety of do-it-yourself, hobby and craft projects.
"Both the Dremel Saw-Max and Dremel 3000 have quickly become go-to tools in my home workshop," said expert craftsman Chip Wade of HGTV's "Curb Appeal: The Block" and "Designed to Sell." "They're easy to handle and easy to store, so I've found myself reaching for them often when I need to make a quick cut or material modification."
The Dremel Saw-Max is reinventing cutting - the No. 1 Dremel accessory category - as consumers know it. A compact, handheld saw, the Dremel Saw-Max allows users to make precise, clean and straight cuts in a wide variety of materials using compact cutting wheels. At one-third of the size and weight of a traditional circular power saw, the tool enables easy, one-handed operation and allows for detailed work in tight spaces.
A versatile system of cutting wheels are quick to change and offer the ability to make straight, plunge or flush cuts up to 3/4-inch deep through wood, plastic, laminates and drywall, as well as sheet metal and wall and floor tiles. Perfect for applications such as installing baseboards and trim, replacing flooring, remodeling a bathroom or kitchen, repairing a roof, and installing wire shelving, the Dremel Saw-Max gives users the ability to Cut with Confidence™.
The Dremel Saw-Max will be available beginning in October at most hardware and home improvement centers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $129.99 USD and $139 CAD.
The Dremel 3000 makes over the brand's most popular rotary tool, featuring innovative, user-requested upgrades to the tool's design, function and ergonomics. The tool also features the brand's first EZ Twist™ nose cap design, featuring an integrated wrench that allows the nose cap to be used as a wrench to tighten accessories and eliminates the need for a separate wrench. The tool is shorter than its predecessor, the Dremel 300 Series, while achieving a 1.2 amp rating to provide users with even more control for precision and detailed work.
Combined with a more efficient fan design and side vents to provide a cooler running tool, the Dremel 3000's low noise and vibration offers users a comfortable tool experience for extended periods of time. The tool also features a new industrial and symmetrical design including a trumpet-shaped nose cap to facilitate a pencil grip tool hold. The Dremel 3000 is ideal for applications including cutting, grinding, sanding, carving and polishing a variety of materials.
The Dremel 3000 will be available beginning in September at most hardware stores and home improvement centers nationwide for a SRP of $55 to $75 USD and $69 to $89 CAD.
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Posted by Doug Mahoney at July 18, 2011 8:04 PM