SKILSAW SPT77WML-22 7-1/4 in. Lightweight Magnesium Worm Drive Circular Saw with Diablo Carbide BladeModel: sklnspt77wml-22
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SKILSAW SPT77WML-22 7-1/4 in. Lightweight Magnesium Worm Drive Circular Saw with Diablo Carbide Blade
- Lighter magnesium construction (4 lbs. lighter than SKIL SHD77), reduces user fatigue for less down time.
- 15 Amp of power gives users the power to rip through more lumber in less time.
- Cut-ready depth-of-cut system helps with quick accurate depth adjustments.
- 53 degree bevel allows users to complete a wider variety of cuts.
- Impact-resistant carbide blade can withstand challenging cuts.
- Anti-snag lower guard provides smooth operation for small cut-off pieces.
- Multi-function wrench for a variety of uses on the jobsite and conveniently stores in the foot.
- Added peace of mind with STAY TRUE guarantee, a 180-day money-back guarantee plus one-year limited warranty.
- (1) 7-1/4 in. Lightweight Worm Drive Circular Saw - SPT77WML-22
- (1) 24-tooth Diablo Carbide Blade
- (1) Blade Wrench
I have 5 of these saws, the only issue i've ever had with them.. 1 of them had a rip guide on it, and where the guide slides in, the piece of the table broke off of it. Could have just been a freak accident, but that's 1 issue in ages of owning 5 of these.
Worm driven will always rank #1.
Another sub-contractor on a job was raving about their new Dewalt DWS535 saw and how great it was and how fast it cut, blah blah blah. After hearing him go on and on for a day, I showed him this. Cuts faster, bogs down less, and gets WAYYYY more power and torque (plus a noise level of 15 dB less)! Since he tried this one out, he hasn't said a word - especially when he found out it had LESS weight than his saw!
Due to its four field windings, the motor generates twice the magnetism over conventional motors, which have only two field windings. This gives it 3.25 horsepower, more than any other worm-drive out there.
The best feature about this saw is the lower guard. One big problem on saws is that the guard gets caught on bevels and compound mitres. This saw was exactly the opposite. Even shaving a sliver-sized piece off of 1/2" plywood at full depth was not enough to get the guard caught.
However, I gave it four stars because I am picky. There are a couple things I wish Skilsaw had changed: The rear grip is finally rubberised, so it's more comfortable than the straight plastic handle that was used before, but the forward handle is skinny and less comfortable to grasp than the more substantial front handles on other saws. Also, I wish this saw had a positive stop on the bevel at 22.5 degrees. The Makita saws have this feature and it makes cutting 22.5-degree angles much easier.
Overall, I've never been let down by Skilsaw circular saws. Take care of them, and they'll give you many years of trouble-free use. This saw continues my experience of being blown away by what this new motor design can do. Keep your yellow, red, and orange saws. I'll keep Skilsaw and spend my time on the job, not in the repair shop!!