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02-16-2016 09:08 AM

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#1 posted 02-16-2016 12:14 PM

According to their website, they introduced it in October of last year.
Suggested retail of $379.
Lots of articles, but have not found a dealer.

The big difference to me is if you overload and snap a belt, you get a new belt.
If you overload and shear a tooth, you throw away the saw.

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#2 posted 02-16-2016 01:31 PM

How many times do framers shear teeth on their worm drives?

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#3 posted 02-16-2016 01:57 PM

Betcha Makita makes a Hypoid saw.

Cool link AG, thanks

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#4 posted 02-16-2016 02:11 PM

I got an email about this saw, seems cool! I can’t wait to hear some reviews about it.

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#5 posted 02-16-2016 06:13 PM


According to their website, they introduced it in October of last year.
Suggested retail of $379.
Lots of articles, but have not found a dealer.

The big difference to me is if you overload and snap a belt, you get a new belt.
If you overload and shear a tooth, you throw away the saw.

- Tennessee

The saw will stall before the gears go. In 45 years of woodworking and working as a carpenter I’ve never broke a table saw belt or ever seen someone tear the gears out of a skill saw.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#6 posted 02-16-2016 06:20 PM

The worm gears are cool, but I’d still like to see someone add 5” or 6” inches of operating area to the table in front of the blade.

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#7 posted 02-16-2016 06:53 PM



According to their website, they introduced it in October of last year.
Suggested retail of $379.
Lots of articles, but have not found a dealer.

The big difference to me is if you overload and snap a belt, you get a new belt.
If you overload and shear a tooth, you throw away the saw.

- Tennessee


Working in a millwork shop during college, we had a panel saw that used a Skil wormdrive power unit. After over 3000 hours I did have to replace the worm and brass worm gear. Took 45 minutes and ~$40 in parts. If you over load a worm drive saw, perhaps stamp collecting, chess or birding might be a better hobby than wood working.

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#8 posted 02-16-2016 11:45 PM

Skil’s worm drive saws is one of the few great tools they ever made. Should make a good jobsite saw, but of course it will be a screamer, like all universal motors are.

Even their contemporary worm drives are great, though I can’t say the same thing about the rest of their line.

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#9 posted 02-17-2016 01:50 PM

^ +1 The Skil line up sure isn’t what it used to be, fortunately the worm drive saw hasn’t been too chineseified yet. I suspect it will be much quieter than your average jobsite saw as the worm drive configuration is inherently quieter, aided by the fact that the worm & gear are bathed in oil. A pair of parallel, helical cut gears lightly lubricated by grease are always going to be noisier. The noise from a universal motor, to me anyway, isn’t nearly as annoying as the gear train & motor noise together.

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