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03-12-2017 06:31 PM

I’m in the market for a worm drive – what tops the list for the 150-180 price range?


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#1 posted 03-12-2017 07:19 PM

Skill.

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#2 posted 03-12-2017 07:19 PM

Look for an old Skill worm drive. Might need some cleaning, but a really good platform.
Bill

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#3 posted 03-12-2017 08:02 PM

Skill

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#4 posted 03-12-2017 08:06 PM

Skil 77 Magnesium. $189 on Amazon. The heavier aluminum version is $159 and weighs just under three pounds more than the magnesium (14.2 versus 11.6 lbs).

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#5 posted 03-12-2017 08:12 PM

Ditto

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#6 posted 03-12-2017 09:03 PM

Can anyone explain the difference between SKIL SHD77M and SKIL SPT77WML-01? The SHD $80 more expensive, but the specs aren’t showing an apples to apples comparison so I can’t see the difference.

Thanks for any explanation

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#7 posted 03-12-2017 09:10 PM

Skil is the standard saw for a lot carpenters. without looking I’m guessing one is the Magnesium and the other is not.
Like Rich said the Mags are a lot lighter

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#8 posted 03-12-2017 09:20 PM

Maybe it’s time to use Google? If you’re used to those other circular saws you may not like the worm drive.

-- Google first, search forums second, ask questions later.

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#9 posted 03-12-2017 09:24 PM

The SPT77WML-01 is the magnesium model I was referring to in my initial post. The SHD77M appears to be a heavy duty version (although the SPT77WML-01 is definitely commercial duty too).

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#10 posted 03-12-2017 11:28 PM

I like my Dewalt. Had a Skill used it for 35yrs. It was much heavier than the Dewalt. I suppose the new Skills are pretty good these days.

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#11 posted 03-13-2017 12:11 AM

I bought a skill mag for $15.00 at a flea market.Look around you may find a deal

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#12 posted 03-13-2017 01:32 AM

+1 for skil

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