previous
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • Video: Install a Fence
    Video: Install a Fence
  • Deck Design & Construction
    Deck Design & Construction
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • Ultimate Deck Build 2015
    Ultimate Deck Build 2015
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • Radiant Heat Comparison
    Radiant Heat Comparison
  • 9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • Remodeling Articles
    Remodeling Articles
  • Design Inspiration
    Design Inspiration
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
  • Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
    Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
  • Find the Pitch of a Roof
    Find the Pitch of a Roof
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
next
Pin It

Testing Worm-Drive Saws

Still powerful and durable, the newest models have lost weight and gained some useful features

Worm-drive saws have a reputation for being straightforward, heavyweight powerhouses, strong enough to cut through just about anything with the right blade. In testing seven widely available worm-drive tools, Oregon builder Scott Grice discovered a couple of favorable new realities: Today's saws are lighter than they used to be, and they also now can have some useful features, including rafter hooks, lighted plugs, onboard Allen wrenches, and better blade guards. In the end, Grice favored the Skil Mag SHD77M, but he had positive comments for each saw reviewed. This article includes a sidebar illustrating the two different gear mechanisms these saws use (worm vs. hypoid).

Testing Worm-Drive Saws
Plus get a free gift
Become a Fine Homebuilding Member. Start your free trial now
Next Article
Next Article: