When it comes to a circuIar saw, SKILSAW is really one of the only names I trust. I recently picked up the SKILSAW SPT67WM-22 15 Amp 7-1/4 in. Sidewinder Magnesium Circular Saw. SKILSAW is the originator of the circular saw, and this new model features a light weight design thanks to its all Magnesium body. I cut a lot odd size boards in my work and having a powerful and light circular saw is a must.
A Magnesium Circular Saw Weighs Less and Stays Cool
One of the very first things I noticed right away about this circular saw was the weight. I have used several other circular saws in the past and you really feel the weight difference. This SKILSAW Magnesium is very light compared to other circular saw brands and extremely comfortable to handle. That is very important to me because I have impairments to my arms as it is and this circular saw makes my life a whole lot easier when it comes to cutting material.
The saw cuts through everything like butter, it is very smooth and easy to control. It is much easier to follow straight lines without the saw moving all over the place. There is certainly no shortage of power either with the powerful 15 amp duel feed motor. I find after cutting for an hour at a time that the motor itself stays much cooler than other saws and has lots of torque, it doesn’t heat up like the others do. I like the way the dust blower helps to keep the surface clean so it is much easier to see where you are cutting.
The blade and shoe plate are true and square right out of the box. Lightweight and well balanced, I was very impressed with the all magnesium construction. It also has slots at the front of the saw for an optional guide for cutting long straight cuts .
The SKILSAW Sidewinder Circular Saw Features 5 Depth Settings
There are several other features of this circular saw that I really like too . There is an easy to use guide for cutting different depths of wood including plywood. You can set it for different thicknesses without having to measure it manually. It has 5 different settings, 1/4″ ply, 1/2″ply, 3/4″ ply, 2X and max. This really helps to prevent cutting too deep and speeds things up a little for setting the blade depth.
The bevel cut lever is also a nice feature. It automatically locks in to a 45 degree angle for mitered cuts. This SKILSAW circular saw has an extra lever that allows you to cut up to a 56 degree bevel. The table of the saw slides very smooth from one angle to another.
Unique Wrench Storage for a Circular Saw
One of the other features I like about the SKILSAW Sidewinder circular saw is the wrench storage itself on the saw. It makes changing blades quick and easy. There is a button to lock the blade into place and it is positioned at the top of the saw so it is very easy to access and easy to find.
This saw comes with a 10 ft heavy duty cord that is very durable and doesn’t knot up like some other cords do. It came with a 7 1/4″ Diablo blade from Freud Tools which is really my favorite blade to use , they are very sharp and long lasting blades. SKILSAW has hit on something here in circular saws. Normally I would throw out the blade that comes with any circular saw, but the Diablo by Freud is a top notch blade, with Carbide tips for extra long life and clean cutting.
Overall I am extremely impressed with the quality of this SKILSAW SPT67WM-22 15 Amp 7-1/4 in. Sidewinder Magnesium Circular Saw and I highly recommend it to everyone who is looking for a good durable saw, daily use & abuse saw. It is by far the best saw I have used in well over 30 years.
I am really looking forward to doing some big woodworking projects this coming spring with my new saw. Thank you SKILSAW for getting it this latest circular saw right. I also noticed that BeThePro has added 5 Sidewinder Magnesium Circular Caws on the Rewards list every month as SKILSAW is a sponsor of the site.