I used the new Skilsaw model SPT70WT-22 table saw for more than a month, and overall it fit my expectations of a jobsite saw built for framing and rough carpentry. It didn’t quite make the cut for finer woodworking uses like glue-line rips and joinery, but Skil’s framing heritage endows this saw with more of an “outside dog” pedigree anyway. With its wormdrive motor, it’s more at home with its feet planted in the dirt and sawdust of the jobsite than on a workshop floor.
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