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Skilsaw 10 IN. Worm Drive Table Saw SPT70WT-22

Worm Drive!

Skilsaw_Worm_drive_table_Saw_17Yes, Skilsaw has released their new worm drive table saw and it is a powerful package.  If you are a fan of the Bosch GTS1031, you will like this saw because it is a bit larger and very similarly designed.  The worm drive gearing allows for ripping 4×4’s and other thick plywood without bogging the motor.  We were able to hog through a lot of lumber without the need to slow up, in fact we were able to push lumber though as fast as our 220 volt table saw will take it.  Skilsaw sends this unit out from the factory with a 24-tooth carbide rip cutting Diablo blade so there is no need to shop for a new blade right off the bat.

With the saw being so new, there is little information on it at this time, but from use and some materials available, here is what we know from use.

SPT70WT-22 Features

  • Brass-geared Worm Drive
  • Uses Skilsaw’s Dual-Field with Soft Start
  • 25 In. rip capacity
  • 3-1/2 In. depth of cut at 90 degrees
  • 2-1/4 In. depth of cut at 45 degrees
  • Skilsaw has an optional Stand  SPTA70WT-ST
  • INCLUDES – SPT70WT SKILSAW Worm Drive table saw, 30-Tooth carbide rip cutting Diablo blade, miter gauge and self-aligning fence, smart guard system with anti-kick back device, insert blade, push stick and wrenches.
  • Optional dado and Zero clearance inserts

Portable & Easy

Skilsaw_Worm_drive_table_Saw_19When removing the new Skilsaw worm drive table saw from the box, we quickly noticed that all the attachments, even the fence, store under the table to make for a very portable saw.  The rubber corners help to hold the saw in place during use and also aid in making an easy storage pad in a garage or small workshop.  There is an on-board wrench that is held in place by a wing nut that allows for easy blade changes.  All the other tools and storage areas are held in place without the use of a removable fastener.  The saw expands for a 25″ width cut easily and is sturdy at that width.  The folding stand has a single leg that can be screwed out to gain more of a footing on uneven ground, but even with that feature, the stand is the weaker part in this equation.  The table saw has the power to rip through large boards and sheet material that can move the base slightly.  While this base sets up and stores easily, the gravity rise stands might have a larger footprint allowing for more stability.  Those larger stands would take away from the portability of this table saw.  This saw really rips, so being safe is our first thoughts.

In Use

Skilsaw_Worm_drive_table_Saw_2The usability of this saw is very similar to the higher quality jobsite table saws on the market.  The accuracy was great and the fence slides easily staying square to the blade.  If you use the ruler markings on the saw to set your width of cut, that can be adjusted to alight it to your particular blade.  While we do not use them, they were nice to use for sliding out the extension table to know your max cut width.  The soft start motor is smooth, but starts very fast.  Very similar to the soft start motor on Skilsaws monster 10-1/4″ circular saw they call the Sawsquatch.  Sawdust is well collected and shoots out the dust port.  When a shop vac is attached, there is little dust left to clean up.

Moving the blade up and down is done with a small wheel.  The bevel from -2 to 47 degrees is released by a lever allowing you to slide the motor over to your desired angle and lock it back in place.  As with any saw, these are great marks for getting close, but a quick check of the angle is always recommended.

Overall

Skilsaw made a good move adding the worm drive gearing to a well-built table saw.  This unit is super simple to pack up and move and will not leave any contractor asking for more power.  The price point is very fair at $379 for the saw.  Being able to rip a 4′ x 8′ sheet in half with this saw is a bonus and a necessity with many.  This unit is also backed up with Skilsaws 180 day money back guaranty, so if you do not like it in that time, you can return it for a full refund.  It is nice to see Skilsaw making products for contractors again like they did 30 years ago!

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6 Responses to “Skilsaw 10 IN. Worm Drive Table Saw SPT70WT-22”

  1. Randy Harrell #

    I wish they would just make portable table you could put your skill in to create a table saw and this saw looks cool thanks

    April 27, 2016 at 8:19 am Reply
  2. Jerry Robillard #

    I just picked one up at Home Depot this afternoon, and got a great deal on it. I was close to ordering one from Amazon for $360, but since I was going to town (Klamath Falls), I stopped by HD to look at it. It was boxed, but the manager happened by and asked if he could help. I told him that I have read some good things about this saw, but their price if $379 was higher than Amazom’s by $19. He quickly said He’d sell it for that price plus 10% more. I bought it for $324! It was raining when I got home so I left it in my truck and will put it together in the morning. Felt sort of bad after I looked at my cart at Amazon. They had the -01 model and I got the -22 model with the Diablo blade. I think that -22 model will be more becauseof the blade – but, not too bad.

    November 21, 2017 at 1:44 am Reply
  3. Roger Oesch #

    How thick of a Dado blade can be used on this saw?

    May 14, 2018 at 5:12 pm Reply
    • 13/16th

      May 21, 2018 at 2:03 pm Reply
      • Roger Oesch #

        Thank you

        May 21, 2018 at 7:12 pm Reply
  4. Deepal #

    Hi,

    Was thinking of buying this, but can’t seem to find anything on if I can use this with 110v 50hz power or 220v 50hz power. If any one has any idea can you please let me know.

    Thank you in advance.

    October 10, 2018 at 1:37 pm Reply

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