SKILSAW SPT78W-01 8-1/4-inch Worm Drive Saw Review
- 60-degrees bevel cutting depth with 4,200 RPM speed.
- High-torque 15-amp motor with 22-amp switch.
- Quick, vibration-free 24-tooth carbide blade for smoother cutting.
- The cord is sturdy and convenient to use.
- No-loading or no heat build-up motor/blade performance.
The die-cast aluminum motor of the Skilsaw SPT78W-01 gives better results with angled cutting that reaches 8-1/4-inches. It also features an exceptional bevel angle of 60-degrees which is perfect for professionals.
This is a heavy-duty worm drive saw with a heavy-set cord and superior gear housings. So it is the best tool for the job because it makes the true worm drive experience uninterrupted and seamless.
And speaking of durable parts, the 22-amp switch and 15-amp motor do the heavy lifting and they are very powerful. Nothing compares to cutting with the Skilsaw with this high-torque design in a single pass.
The internal parts are positioned quite ergonomically. It’s rugged enough to take on the heat without actually getting too warm during and after prolonged use.
The design supports intense and relentless use. The power efficiency of the aluminum construction keeps the motor cooler and quieter for longer. And it’s built specifically for angled cuts which boost precision and consistency.
More and more professionals are opting for this Skilsaw Worm Drive Saw for the simple fact that it comes with a Diablo blade. The blade quality is superior and has 24 tooth carbide blades. It handles more without adding extra weight and costing too much in maintenance.
Diablo blades are industrial-grade material with laser-cut performance. This means less vibration, smoother finishes, and no burring. The biggest benefit of it all is also the non-stick coating which prevents damages and premature wear.
In the Skilsaw, the size of the Diablo blade is the finest of them all. It can cut floor tiles, laminate flooring, boards, and also for framing. It runs at 4,200 RPM with better stability.
The angled cuts have a better reach because the motor and blade are positioned ergonomically. There’s a good reason why worm drive saws are more user-friendly. Where the motor is positioned, the blade is a few inches in front so that allows better grip and easy access. That’s why it’s easier (and faster) to cut sheets, laminate flooring, and the likes using a worm drive saw with a Diablo blade.
One fantastic reason why you should get the Skilsaw 8-1/4-inch Worm Drive Saw is that it has a higher torque power. This stabilizes the saw giving it that extra boost and direction it needs.
Relatively speaking, a circular saw is not up to the tasks that a worm drive saw as this one can perform. If you think you can handle a circular saw the way you do a worm drive, there will be some drawbacks. Such as premature wear, scrapes, overheating, and vibration.
The torque power on this worm-driven saw is one of the smoothest and quietest I’ve come across. Definitely better than what you expect in a worm drive saw – especially with the heavy-gauge cord and aluminum construction.
Specification: SKILSAW SPT78W-01 8-1/4-inch Worm Drive Saw Review