I had the opportunity to see this saw in action at the IWF 2010 in Atlanta and of all the tools I saw this was the most interesting. It holds great value to both the consumer and the professional. While I don't think this saw is designed for high volumn production work it would be valuable in an installation kit. As a matter of fact if an installer had an Exakt Saw and a Fein Multimaster they would have all they need to get pretty much any job done. For the Homeowner ( I bought one myself) it is a great all around tool for cutting all sorts of materials (using the correct blade). It connects to any home vacuum cleaner to provide dust free cutting.The two videos below tell it all. The "Raw Footage" is a video I shot at the show. It's a little loud but it shows first hand what the tool can do. The second video was done by the manufacturer and it shows the features professionally.
The New Generation Exakt Saw EC330 is the result of years of fine tuning the original model. The new model is orange in color while the original is green. The pictures shown are the original model in action and represent the tools abilities. The EC 320 features a profiled body shape for easier handling, a more comfortable switching system and a comfort grip. Depth of cut is 12mm / .47 inch.
You can read more about the New Exakt Model EC330 and the other tools we will be handling at the manufacturs site. http://www.exakt.biz/US/index.html The model we are stocking is 110 volt.
NOTE: This is the NEW model Exakt Saw, don't confuse it with the older green colored Exakt Saw.
Below is what the manufacturer has to say:
If you want to be able to safely cut through different material with just one power tool, then this innovative saw is the one you need. You can cut wood, metal, plastic, ceramic, laminate, tiles and slate quickly and effectively without the need for three different saws.
The cutting blades supplied with this power tool enable you to cut through material up to 12mm in thickness, and with the saw blade spinning at 4,000rpm any cutting you do will be much quicker than any hand saw. The Exakt Saw also has a blade guard making it safe as well as fast.
There will be no messy sawdust to clean up as the saw comes with an extraction hose which can be connected to a vacuum cleaner to clean away any dust at the same time as you use the Exakt Saw. This clever tool is suitable for both home DIY use and for professional use, and will give you professional looking cutting even if you are a complete novice as the exaktsaw is very easy to use.
Included with the Exact Saw is a handy carry case which is sturdy and has room for the saw and all its attachments which include three blades and the dust extraction hose. The first blade is suitable for cutting wood including medium density fibreboard (MDF), laminate flooring, chipboard and plywood. The second blade is ideal for cutting plastic and aluminum. The third blade is diamond edged and is designed to cut through ceramic tiles. Other blades are available to cut steel.