Mag SHD77M Circular Saw Review
This is a rock-solid worm-drive saw from Skil that has lots of power and great balance
This saw is light for a worm-drive model, yet it has lots of power and great balance. It performs well in every situation, from tricky finish work to the demands of rough framing. The rolled-edge magnesium baseplate is light but sturdy. We found the handles on it (and on the Skil SHD77) to be more comfortable than those on the other worm-drive saws we tested. The top handle is set at an angle to the body rather than perpendicular to it, as on other saws.
On the downside, this saw’s blade guard got hung up more frequently than others, although its overall performance was good. Also, this saw had a high level of kick when we pulled the trigger.
In the end, this saw is rock solid and has a versatility that no other worm-drive saw can match.