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SKILSAW SPT70WT-01 10″ Portable Worm Drive Table Saw with 25″ Rip Capacity Review

SKILSAW SPT70WT-01 Review

Introducing an enhanced worm drive table saw, SkilSaw has made waves with their SPT70WT table saw. This portable and compact table saw is designed for ripping with efficiency and smoothness.

Built with brass-geared components, this tool can easily rip and cut through plywood of any thickness. It has a very efficient blade that measures 10 inches and it has h a 25” ripping size. It also has 3-1/2” of depth, is able to slice through any wood piece.

To see it in action is a wonder; it is like using a hot knife blade cutting through butter. This table saw comes with a safeguard system of its own with anti-kickback allowing it to reduce any risk of injury to the user due to kickbacks; this makes it perfect to be used in small places.

A table saw for a woodworker is one of the most important tools in his arsenal, however, it can be the costliest as well. This is due to the fact that a great table saw can be the only tool that a woodworker needs.

Woodshops revolve around the smooth operations of a table saw, and choosing the wrong kind of table saw is a big blunder, not just for the finances, but also for productivity, and ultimately the reputation of the shop. Keeping that in mind, this checklist provides the necessary things that you should look for before buying a table saw.

SKILSAW SPT70WT-01 10 In. Portable Worm Drive Table Saw

Voltage requirements

Most of the cabinet table saw coming in North America utilizes a 220-volt AC power supply, which can be single phase or triple phase for domestic and commercial purposes. Besides that, contractor table saws use a minimal voltage requirement, using 110-volt only, which is widely available. Hybrid table saws use both 110-volt and 220-volt, allowing the woodworker to switch capabilities between the two, whenever necessary.

Fence

A table saw needs a fence which is easily available to be used without much hassle, which can provide quick shifting and sliding along the wood piece and still keep it in place, locking the material down without allowing it to shift even a millimeter. The most popular of the fences available is the T-style fence system, with each brand having a unique style of their own T-style fence system. Some even go as far as allowing you to use the fence and slide it easily using just one hand.

Tilt

Traditionally, table saws often come with a 0-45 tilt bevel system, which are mostly tilted to the right. Some modern brands tilt the bevel system to the left for easy use and quick tilts. Since most table saws offer right-sided tilted bevel systems, we can say that those featuring the tilt system on left side are safer.

Features of the SKILSAW SPT70WT-01 10″ Portable Worm Drive Table Saw with 25″ Rip Capacity

Comes with dual binding of copper

Comes with an extra load of copper binding and coiling inside the motor, enhancing its cooling efficiency by increasing the surface area of the copper, and allowing the motor to cool more quickly than other models. This is perfect for longer hours of use, which prevents it from quickly heating up, and thus reducing any harm to the components of the motor.

Efficient blade allowing larger ripping capabilities

Equipped 24-saw tooth carbide ripping and cutting blade measuring 10 inches, this saw has a ripping ability of 25” and can also cut through 3-1/2” of the wooden material. This easily allows anyone to work with larger maple, thick wood pieces and lets you easily rip and cut through them.

Safe to use

The table saw comes equipped with a safe guard system, and an anti-kickback system allowing you to work easily on the saw without worrying about any kickbacks coming from it. The safe guard system is fully able to detect flesh, which stops in milliseconds of detecting it, allowing you to escape any major injuries.

Lightweight, portable and rugged

The table saw comes heavily rugged and is made of ultra-durable material, thus allowing it to be up and running for a longer lifespan. Being a bench top table, without any support of wheels or stand, makes this table as ultra-portable and lightweight, weighing only around 49 lbs..

Pros

  • Worm drive table saw designed of brass, for maximum power and torque
  • Comes equipped with a 15-amp dual-field motor, built with solid construction to enhance the cutting speed and maximize motor life
  • Large ripping capacity of 25” with a 3-1/2” depth allowing one to cut a wide variety of wood pieces
  • Ripping fence is self-aligning, with on-board tool storage space for a true smooth cut
  • Is portable, compactable and lightweight weighing at around 49 lbs.

Cons

The blade is not squared with the table, thus making the fence not square or directly in line with the blade.

Verdict

Being a bench-top table, the SKILSAW SPT70WT-01 10 is a lightweight table saw, and is a tool that any woodworker would dream of for their woodshop. Being portable and just 49 lbs., you can carry it easily by yourself, and the large 10” ripping blade allows you to cut wood as thick as maple. This makes it perfect for woodworkers who do not have much space. This comes highly recommended.

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