SPT70WT-22 Worm Drive Tablesaw
Skil’s worm-drive circular saw has earned a devout following because of its high-torque power train and legendary reliability. According to its manufacturer, these same qualities will make the Skil portable tablesaw just as popular on the job site. Based loosely on the Bosch GTX 1031 tablesaw (Bosch is Skil’s parent company), the Skil version has a slightly wider frame and uses the same motor and worm-drive gearbox as the one on modern Skil worm-drive circular saws. Skil claims that the arrangement gives the saw more torque for easier rip cuts in thick, dense materials. The saw has a 25-in. rip capacity and a 3-1/2-in. depth of cut. Power comes from the recently redesigned worm-drive gearbox and the electric motor found on the company’s venerable 7-1/4-in. inline circular saw. The saw will be available by mid-March for $379. Look for a complete test in a future issue of Fine Homebuilding.