SKILSAW SPT70WM-01 Worm Drive Circular Saw Review
- Impressive 15 dual amp field motor that works efficiently and coolly.
- Strong and sturdy anti-snag guard for 10-1/4-inch, 40T blade.
- Ideal for ripping, angling, and cross-cutting projects.
- Long-lasting magnesium + aluminum footplate and housing.
- Maximum, no-load cutting capacity of 4,700 RPM with dual stops.
The Skilsaw SPT70WM-01 features portability and is user-friendly. But with an incredible, beast-like saw capacity. It boasts of 4x dimensional cutting in a single pass. If that isn’t beast-like and powerful, then I don’t know what is!
Only by using it just once, you’ll notice a significant difference in performance and stability. The 10-1/4-inch blade is the most eye-catching feature of the Skilsaw. And it’s a point of comparison when you think about the large cutting capacity of standard worm drive circular saws.
The speed, coupled with the blade size and 4x cutting capacity, is consistent and smooth without any slump or irregularity. You should also know that the blade has a 40 tooth design which allows both ripping and cross-cutting without bogging down.
The strong 15 amp dual field motor ensures uninterrupted and accelerated performance no matter the magnitude of the work.
This also compels me to mention other features such as the magnesium base, anti-snag lower blade guard, and all-metal gearing that keeps the Skilsaw Sawquatch durable and efficient to use.
Speaking of keeping things efficient, the 15 dual amp field motor is protected by an all-metal gear housing which has many benefits. These metal components shield not only the guard and blade from premature wear and tear. But they also ensure that the motor stays cool and running smoothly.
The motor’s housing stays cool even during intense cutting jobs. Another reason why the Skilsaw Sawsquatch is a powerful and dependable worm drive saw. Because despite the rugged and speed-driven worm drive technology, it prevents overuse and delays the aging of all the important parts that keep the worm drive going. Such as the blade guard, motor, fan, levers, and ripping blade.
The Skilsaw Sawsquatch cuts upwards which means there will A LOT of wood shavings and sawdust coming between you and the cutting line. And the Skilsaw especially throws around plenty of shavings and dust your way.
To tackle this messy problem, this doesn’t feature a conventional dust port. That’s the only issue I have with this product. But the reduced weight and portable magnesium housing do lighten the load. Especially with regards to ergonomic control and user-friendliness.
To improve visibility, however, this worm drive circular saw has a left-side blade orientation. To complement the large cutting capacity, the blade is slightly on the heavier side but that’s not a drawback, it’s a blessing! The footplate absorbs most of the shock and tension of using such an intense blade, reducing hand fatigue and other common problems with heavier and bulkier saws.
Another feature that could have been made better is the grip handle. It does not come with a rubber grip, instead of that, there’s a textured plastic material that might bother you if you’re used to rubber. No doubt, the plastic is tough but not as convenient as rubber.
I would suggest using gloves when cutting, which is a must even with rubber grips. But on the textured plastic, it will definitely provide the strappy grip and hold you need to handle a circular saw.
True to the trade, the Skilsaw Sawsquatch also features a 51-degrees bevel capacity. This is a wider bevel capacity when you compare it with common worm drive circular saw standards. So the 4,700 RPM motor complements wider, more versatile cutting angles easily.
Having the extra handle for effective angling during such wide cuts is helpful. You can tackle tough jobs in odd angles as well. It’s relatively easier. And you’ll start to get the hang of it as you use the product.
Speaking of adjustability, I should also mention that the Skilsaw Sawsquatch doesn’t feature a varied speed setting. So it runs at one speed and that is at its fullest and fastest capacity. Not that this is in any way a drawback, I, in fact, like that it doesn’t offer variable speed. It’s better to handle and navigate at one speed. It vows to cut materials effectively and quickly, that’s what I love so much about this beastly machine.
Specification: SKILSAW SPT70WM-01 Worm Drive Circular Saw Review