Skil HD77 13 Amp 7-1/4-Inch Screw Gear Device
A suitable saw is necessary by anyone who is planning a home project that entails sawing a board. Everything that you might have to do can be achieved with the HD77 13 Amp 7-1/4-Inch Worm Drive Saw. After getting one you won't ever have to get another saw. It usually is judged a little too weighty to handle with careless ease, but that's the only thing you could complain about. That is pretty minor compared to what it is going to do.
It includes 13 Amps of worm drive energy packed into a die-cast aluminum frame designed to withstand any conditions you place on it, including any job site conditions of any professional construction site. The cut line is completely unobscured as a result of the left-side blade. You will not have to watch for unpleasant kickbacks, becase the unit comes with an anti-kickback feature, and the precision-machined worm gear sets are beautifully engineered. The line is usually followed with less effort with the rear handle having a textured grip, and the foot constructed from high-strength aircraft aluminum glides smoothly over any work surface. The oil pressure relief bellow inhibits leaks, and the saw has a substantial quick-release lever for both the depth and bevel. Typically the manufacturer's warrantee covers the saw for two years.
The worm drive saw produced by Skil is simply fabulous if you use your right hand to work with. The blade is put so that you can see your line when you are cutting, unlike some of the other brands. Even though some people might argue that often it is a matter of what you are used to, the quality of the Skil brand cannot be beaten. Dad still has a Skil saw model 77 that he purchased in the 1950s. It is a bit heavier compared to models of today, but it is still in sound order. The single issue I've found with the several Skil saws I have owned is having to replace the cords. I did drop some of them, which bent the table so they did not cut accurately 90 degrees. You can't blame the saw for that, though, you have to blame the person.
The Skil brand stayed my choice throughout the construction of over three hundred houses. If the table got bent, that saw would have been used only for plywood or cuts where precision wasn't required. The tables often got bent due to something similar to me dropping the saw from a roof. With the care and attention, your Skil HD77 13 Amp 7-1/4-Inch Worm Drive Saw ought to last you a lifetime, depending how often you will be using it.
You need to get your own personal saw for projects where cutting is done, like deck-building. You can pull off something smaller for minimal work, but for robust work the 7-1/4 inch worm drive is the right tool. In my opinion there is no saw to beat the Skil HD77 13 Amp 7-1/4 Inch Worm Drive Saw.