Rated 4.1 out of 5Â by 41
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Judson Great Table Saw
This is a great addition to any workshop â after using this to build a media center this weekend, Iâm just sad I didnât spring for a table saw several projects ago.
Out of the box, assembly is relatively easy & straightforward. You will need to allow yourself a few minutes to get it up & running, but itâs not bad at all.
This saw packs plenty of power. I ran a variety of boards through it & it handled them all with ease. I imagine this saw will be more than adequate for any DIY project a homeowner takes on.
The adjustments are all clearly marked and make precise cutting easy, even for beginners. I found the rip fence particularly helpful. I do have one complaint on that though â the handle that locks the rip fence into place curves out at the end (see photo), making it wider than the fence itself. Unless itâs almost completely locked into place (once itâs locked the curved piece sits below the edge of the table), it bumps into whatever youâre lining up to cut, pushing it out by Â¼â or so. Itâs not a huge deal & it only affects boards that hang over the edge of the table by at least 4 inches, but adjusting the rip fence would be easier for those boards if that handle was flush with the rest of the fence. As it is, you have to account for the width of that curved part of the handle when lining up a cut, or else once you lock it into place youâll be off by Â¼â or so. Other than that, no complaints on the adjustments â itâs a really well thought out design. The rear and side extensions are also great features, making it easy to accommodate large boards.
The blade guard seems a little cumbersome, but Iâm sure thatâs for safety reasons.
The folding stand is very sturdy & makes it easier to transport and store.
All in all, great saw with an excellent set of features - highly recommend!
December 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Courseur The fence is accurate.
I like the saw because the blade fits right on the motor, no belts. I do not like the miter slide as it is to loose in the groove with no way to adjust it.
August 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by cjthomas1970 Manual to assemble has a blank diagram
I'm assembling my new Skil table saw and Figure 8 is blank with a few lines and numbers. How can I get this figure so I can assemble this!
(FYI the French and Spanish versions of the instructions use the same blank diagram)
August 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by picksix Great saw but with one major drawback
I'm a part time contractor and have been using this saw for about three years. Overall it's very good and does the job of cutting wood. The fence isn't dead on accurate at both ends but that's to be expected with a saw in this price range. It does slide smoothly, though, which is good.
But the there are two extremely annoying things with this saw:
The fence handle gets in the way when trying to set the fence using a long piece of wood on top of the table. The handle curves away nicely when it's locked down but not when it's up, making it impossible to put the work piece flush against the fence. My solution as to grind the protruding part away, which wasn't that difficult because the handle is plastic.
Two is the accessory track. It has flanges that force you to use a T-shaped rail. And the track is very shallow so you really have to use a T-rail otherwise the jig wont' be stable.
Other than that it's a pretty good saw.
June 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by geoff Worked as advertised and rated.
I'm just an amateur woodworker, but the 1-hr assembly estimate was accurate and loosing the styrofoam block holding the motor and cutting the zip tie were the hardest to figure out from the instructions.
I used the saw first for cross cuts, short/narrow rips, and small vertical slot cuts without a dado blade. Easy to operate and adjust. The fence did have some slop but just had to keep an eye on it. At some point I will try to tighten it up using the instructions and comments from other ratings, but it worked fine for what I was doing.
September 23, 2014