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Offline chris s

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Skill worm drive tablesaw
« on: March 18, 2020, 09:30 AM »
I am looking to get a portable table saw. Have  looked at the Milwaukee M18. It is nice but kind of pricey. Now I am looking at the skill worm drive. Even tho it is not battery powered (which I could with) it seems to be a good saw and reasonably priced.
  Just want to know if any of you have either one and Whether you like or dislike them.

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Online RJNeal

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Re: Skill worm drive tablesaw
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2020, 09:35 AM »
Yes I’ve owned one for a couple of years. I would buy it again. Nice and light. Yet it has decent power.
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Offline JimH2

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Re: Skill worm drive tablesaw
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2020, 10:47 AM »
I tried one when it was first released and returned it. For me the quality was not there. I switched over the Dewalt 60V tablesaw.

Offline rubber_ducky

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Re: Skill worm drive tablesaw
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2020, 01:13 PM »
I have the spt-99, which is the one with the mobile stand that has 16” wheels. My only complaint is that there is no lock for the blade height adjustment. I had a dado blade in there recently and noticed that the blade was creeping down with multiple start/stops. That said, despite having owned a corded dewalt jobsite saw in the past, I can’t recall if this is a common feature on saws of this kind.

The rack and pinion fence is great. The rip capacity is as good as most any other jobsite saw. No other saw compares with regard to portability.


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Offline chris s

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Re: Skill worm drive tablesaw
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2020, 08:46 AM »
Thanks for the replies. Re: the dado , how did it work other than dropping and what width were you using.

Offline rubber_ducky

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Re: Skill worm drive tablesaw
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2020, 01:00 PM »
I believe that the max dado blade width for that saw is 1/2”.  I was only at 3/8”. That said, I started/stopped a least a dozen times. Also, my dado stack has 4 tooth chippers, so it’s heavier than most. Both of these factored into the movement of the blade IMO.


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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Skill worm drive tablesaw
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2020, 09:04 PM »
Can you use a 6" dado. That would reduce the weight a little which might help. A 6" dado can make most depths needed. How often do you need a dado over an inch deep?
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