Bosch...Skil on Steroids and a diet at the same time.Get the Bosch. Quick connect cord, blade tilts to 50 degrees, and comes with a hook.
Skil = 13 amp. Bosch = 15 amp.
I've had one for a few years. Not going back to Skil.
Interesting everyone I know who has this saw say its the best they ever used,compared to the skil this saw wins the eye test easily its very well made.I have not used it enough to comment on performance nor do I have any other experience with a different brand worm drive so I'll have to take your word on this.Thought I'd chime in here. I talked to Emma at Big Foot on Friday because I broke my saw. She said they stopped using the Bosch motors because it wasn't built very well. I know in the past she had mentioned they were thinking of switching to the Ridgid motor.
She said they've been buying the 15amp Skil motors and they are performing much better spinning larger blades. They had to machine parts on the Bosch to keep the blade from wobbling, but they don't have to with the Skil motors.
I know that our old 13amp Skil runs the 10" blade much better than the Bosch saw Big Foot if repairing.
I just hope it's better quality than the old DeWalt framer. I liked the saw, but it had no business on a framing crew.:no:It is not a copy of the Skil. Trust me on that one :thumbsup: And it cuts very well. It bevels to 53 and cuts that on a 45 miter like butter. Stay tuned for a review . . . .. :whistling
Shady, I gotta hand it to ya....I laughed so hard I almost cried when I read this.I just purchased this Bosch worm drive its my first worm drive saw and I must say I'm simply blown away at how much better worm drives are then sidewinders.Although I did not realize you had to flip the blade around on the worm drive saws I kinda felt like an ass burning threw a piece of wood.:no: