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Old 04-26-2014, 10:19 AM   #1
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Finally started using our new Bosch worm drive for framing and I must say I will never switch back to a side winder.

I wish I picked one up sooner.
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I would like to try a Bosch sometime, but I always end up picking up a Skil.

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We are Bosch whores. We have had great luck and no real complaints.

I have a Skil 3/8" drill that is used for pocket holes. That is the only Skil tool I have ever used.
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We are Bosch whores. We have had great luck and no real complaints.

I have a Skil 3/8" drill that is used for pocket holes. That is the only Skil tool I have ever used.
I too like Bosch, and have several of their tools.

The Skil worm drive saws are, in my opinion, heads and shoulders above anything else they make. Awesome saws!

I've not tried the Bosch worm drives.
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worm drives all day
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We run Makita mg sidewiders but I would like to try the new skill lt model. Anyone have it?
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Bosch and Skil worm drives are basically the same thing. Bosch owns Skil.

I have always been a worm drive person. My first worm drive was a Mag77. Then it started wobbling and making some weird noises. I picked up a Ridgid and it has been an awesome saw. Going strong for 8 years. Not a problem.

I did just recently pick up a Mag77LT. I like it but want to use it a little more to make a final decision about it. But the power of a wormy with the light weight, hopefully it works out good.
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Finally started using our new Bosch worm drive for framing and I must say I will never switch back to a side winder.
Unless you need a Makita beam saw
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Why do you guys prefer worms over sidewinders? I've always used sidewinders. I think i used a worm once about fifteen years ago. Just wondering what your perceived advantages are
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Why do you guys prefer worms over sidewinders? I've always used sidewinders. I think i used a worm once about fifteen years ago. Just wondering what your perceived advantages are
Your dick feels ever so slightly bigger when you pick up a worm drive.
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I like to cut with my right hand and it's easier to see the blade on a worm drive. I also prefer the extra weight and worm drives seem to have more power.
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I just put a factory replacement cord on one of my Skil 77HD's. They are all made in USA models and have all given many years of service. The only blade right saw I own is a DeWalt 8 1/4" sidewinder, for when the occasional reverse bevel is necessary.
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Finally started using our new Bosch worm drive for framing and I must say I will never switch back to a side winder.

I wish I picked one up sooner.
I have 2 of the Skil Mag that have been on a shelf for 35 years, never had a need for them. Tried it once to cut a bunch of cantilevered joists, worked OK.
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Using a sidewinder just feels dirty to me, can't do it...
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Not sure if this still applies, but some years ago the sidewinders seemed to be more common in the eastern half of the US, and the worm drive saws more common in the western half.

Before anyone asks, no, I don't believe there is an exact line of demarcation from east to west separating worm drive folks from sidewinder folks.
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I believe the handle placement behind the blade allows for a straighter cut and more leverage.

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