If you know anything about power tools, you’ll have heard the name Skilsaw. Know for its high-quality power saws, the Skilsaw brand has become well known over recent years for its newer models which have new technological features which have boosted their saws’ efficiency while making them more user friendly and simple to understand, even for beginners. Their SPT70WT-01 10” portable worm drive table saw won’t disappoint, offering plenty of power and torque while also being impressively portable for use on different jobsites.
- Weighing just 49lbs and with a padded, rubberized handle, this is a very portable model
- Powerful 15 amp motor for excellent cutting potential
- Operates at 1800 watts
- Rip capacity of 25 inches and a cutting depth up to 3.5”
- Onboard storage for accessories for extra convenience
- Comes complete with a 10” 24 tooth carbide rip cutting blade, a blade wrench and a hex wrench
High Quality Performance
If you thought that portability and performance couldn’t go hand in hand, you need to think again. The Skilsaw SPT70WT-01 delivers maximum power and torque while still being lightweight enough to move between locations. Designed specifically for ripping, its 15 amp Dual Field motor will stay cool even during operation and even when carrying out heavy-duty cutting tasks so you can boost your productivity on the job.
One of the most unique features about this Skilsaw model is that it is the first ever table saw to be powered using a worm drive motor. Skilsaw use this motor on their circular saws, and now it has been incorporated into this table saw too. While the worm drive motor is especially effective and powerful, it’s important to be aware that the oil-filled gearbox must be checked regularly and the oil must be changed at set intervals every 60 hours. Since there isn’t an indicator on the saw itself, you’ll have to estimate when the time is right to change the oil.
A Rugged Design
The Skilsaw brand is known for the durability of its products and this worm drive table saw is extremely sturdy and long lasting. Its roll cage is made entirely from steel to offer even better protection from accidental damage while also assuring no wobbles during usage. As a result all your cuts will be more accurate while the strong and stable due cast aluminum top will offer you even greater safety.
All of its moving parts have been manufactured from the highest quality metals, including those mechanisms which lower and raise the blade, so you won’t need to worry about any damage or a short lifespan. The metal construction is capable of withstanding even extremes of temperature, prolonging your investment in your power tool for years to come. Despite its strong and rugged construction, it weighs in at only 49lbs which makes it much lighter than many of its rivals. This makes it even simpler to move around the jobsite to where it’s most needed. When paired with the rubberized and padded handle, moving and lifting this table saw one-handed becomes a breeze.
This saw has an open framed design, and this makes it easy to access its working parts in order to carry out adjustments and required maintenance when compared to other table saws which have enclosed plastic bodies. The steel frame is tubular and has open spaces with storage slots so you can keep all the key components supplied with this tool securely in the frame to avoid accidental losses.
The fence rails along the table allow the fence to be set up to 11” while it’s tucked in place and extended out for cuts up to a maximum width of 25”. There is also a sliding section of the table which supports the materials whenever the rail is extended. There is also a quick draw push stick holster so it can stay in easy reach whenever you need it.
Of course safety is always paramount, whether you’re a professional woodworker or an amateur DIY enthusiast. This model comes with guard components which are easy to install and remove without needing any tools such as the river knife/splitter, the barrier guard which surrounds the blade, the anti-kickback pawls and the left and right shields. These are all simple to attach and very simple to use so you’ll stay as safe as possible when cutting materials.
- The miter gauge is especially good quality for a compact table saw
- Excellent power and speed
- Excellent depth accuracy and easy angle adjustments
- Suitable for use on all kinds of project
- Extending table can extend up to almost 4 feet in length for greater versatility
- Quiet running model
- Onboard storage for accessories is especially convenient
- Has to be adjusted before use
- This is a higher maintenance table saw due to the oil filled gearbox which needs regular checking
The perfect blend of power and portability comes in the form of the Skilsaw SPT70WT-01 10” worm drive table saw. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or a professional woodworker, this saw offers an outstanding level of performance which is unusual in a compact model. With its convenience, great features and impressive portability, it’s a great choice for anyone who wants the best of all worlds.