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Old 04-26-2014, 06:28 PM   #21
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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
I like the weight and power. To me it feels different (the power). Also to me it is more comfortable to use a worm drive. The handle on sidewinders are odd to me. FYI I started on sidewinders and my first saw was/is a sidewinder.
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Old 04-26-2014, 06:28 PM   #22
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Using a sidewinder just feels dirty to me, can't do it...
As for me, and probably most other people, it is all about how the saw "feels" when using it, and of course seeing your cut line.

I like both sidewinders and worm drives for various uses. I predominately use the sidewinders, but when cutting through a stack of sheet goods, or when more manly power is needed, I like to use the worm drive.
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I believe the handle placement behind the blade allows for a straighter cut and more leverage.
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Re: Worm Drive Over Side Winder


Milwaukee and Bosch have left blade sidewinders. I like two things about sidewinders: the rpm for finer/faster cuts in light materials, and the center of gravity closer to the handle for my twinky wrists to one hand cut in any position.
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I like the weight and power. To me it feels different (the power). Also to me it is more comfortable to use a worm drive. The handle on sidewinders are odd to me. FYI I started on sidewinders and my first saw was/is a sidewinder.
+1 I used sidewinders for a few months before ever touching a wormdrive and hated the wormdrive at first. once I got used to the weight(and stronger since I was weak as **** when I started framing) I like it so much better and really dislike sidewinders now.
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After using my buddy's skil wormdrive a few times I knew I had to get one. Finally found a good deal on a used SHD77 a few weeks ago (didn't really NEED one...) I still keep my Milwaukee sidewinder in the truck and think its a good saw but when I need to cut plywood or do anything that I need the torque for the wormdrive is great... I normally use it for everything though just because its badass! Love having the blade on the left.

I actually prefer the sidewinder for cutting several studs to length but thats about it, maybe cutting strapping in place too but I haven't done any of that in a while.
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Your d*ck feels ever so slightly bigger when you pick up a worm drive.
How would you know how his feels
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I'm a sidewinder fan. That being said I would love a Mag 77 with a prazi cutter.
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Side winders just don't have the torque I need sometimes.....they have their place...just like a portable table saw does but try cutting wet pressure treated 2x12's all day with a sidewinder.....why punish a perfectly good tool?...use a worm.....it was designed for heavy duty applications

It's just like seeing someone use a 3" hole saw in a cordless drill.....why would you? It's not made for heavy duty applications...........understanding different tools applications is one of the benchmarks of a true craftsman.....using the wrong tool is amateur
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I use sidewinders for siding. Lighter, cheaper. Better line of sight for me, but I cut against the speed square anyways.
Framing, always a worm. And I'm not afraid to admit I prefer my dewalt with the spiderwebed plastic housing over my old 77.
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does a right hand blade worm drive exist?
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Does a 240v wormdrive exist?
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does a right hand blade worm drive exist?
yes, my Porter-Cable 314
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yes, my Porter-Cable 314
thats a trim saw
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does a right hand blade worm drive exist?
you mean one with the blade on the right side? that would be a lefthand model. unless you like tweaking your neck to look over the top of the saw to see the blade.
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you mean one with the blade on the right side? that would be a lefthand model. unless you like tweaking your neck to look over the top of the saw to see the blade.
Yes thats the one, Manufacturers forget that 12% of their market is un-catered for
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I saw a millwakee for sale on craigslist with the blade on the right.

http://providence.craigslist.org/tls/4407548746.html
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I might have to pick up one of these "worm drove saws" that you speak of to see what the hype is. After all, i haven't bought a tool in like three days or so!

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you mean one with the blade on the right side? that would be a lefthand model. unless you like tweaking your neck to look over the top of the saw to see the blade.
Don't watch the blade, watch the guide.
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Like many here I have both. I gotta say the worm drive is my go-to saw.

For me, the sidewinder is for work not done on the cut table, which is code for doing something I probably shouldn't be doing.

Worm drive makes straighter cuts, more torque but the trade off is the weight.... but you'll have at least one arm that's ripped.
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