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BTP Review: Bosch CSW41 Worm Drive Saw Review

As worm drive circular saws go, the Bosch CSW41 is on the cutting edge.

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The Bosch CSW41 Worm Drive Saw Review by Monman1I have had the Bosch CSW41 worm drive saw for about a month now, and it is one nice saw! As many of you know I’m a full time framer, so I use my circular saws a lot! This is my first big review of any kind, so now on with the review of the Bosch CSW41 worm drive saw.  First of all I should mention that as a professional carpenter and framer, using a circular saw is second nature to the job.  I am constantly cutting, and with the ease of sight lines and strong motor of the worm drive saw, it makes my job more efficient to have a quality saw in my hand.  I own a lot of circular saws that I use in home construction and remodelling jobs, but I wanted to make special mention of the Bosch CSW41 worm drive saw because I found it has some exceptional qualities.  OK, now on with my review of the circular saw.

What Sets the Bosch CSW41 Worm Drive Saw Apart

The Bosch CSW41 Worm Drive Saw performing and angle cut.Power: The Bosch CSW41 worm drive saw has a powerful 15 amp motor. In my daily use of the circular saw I have yet to trip a circuit breaker with it. I usually have my 10 amp compressor on with it, and I have it all on a 100′ 12g cord on a 15 amp circuit breaker. The motor is smooth and very powerful. The torque jump is barely there. The power delivery feels smoother, and the rpm has been increased to 5300 from 4400, which is the standard RPM of most other worm drive saws I have used in the past. The Bosch CSW41 worm drive saw will cut any kind of wood you put in front of it, and it will cut it like it’s a burning hot knife through butter!

The Bosch CSW41 Worm Drive Saw compared to the SKILSAW for handle size.

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Ergonomics: I like that this worm drive saw has a smaller handle, it’s actually smaller than a factory SKILSAW HD77. It’s also smaller than a replacement SKILSAW handle. I have always found the SKILSAW handle too big for my hands.

A cool feature that most other saws don’t include is the rafter hook that is built right in to the worm drive saw. This is an excellent feature and makes it so you don’t have to buy one. It has a nice rubber overmold on the main handle, but not the auxiliary handle which is made from durable plastic. The blade lock is a lot easier to lock since it’s on the oil fill port.

Weight: It’s a lot lighter than a SKILSAW HD77. The SKLISAW is 17.3 lbs, the Bosch CSW41 worm drive saw weighs in at 13.2 lbs. That’s 4 4bs lighter, and at the end of the day you feel the 4 pounds.

Blade wrench: It has the blade wrench on the saw in the table. The blade wrench also can remove the The Bosch CSW41 Worm Drive Saw with guard smoothly adapting to the piece.diamond knockout on blades, and open the cap to the motor brushes, and adjust the miter nut and depth nut. Nice and handy, right where you want it (and not stuck in the bottom of a toolbox somewhere).

Blade guard: It does not get hung up when cutting angles and roof rafters like the SKILSAW does.

Blade: The saw comes with a thin kerf, 24 tooth carbide blade, and it cuts a little rough at first, but cuts better after you use it a bit.

Base PlThe Bosch CSW41 Worm Drive Saw motor detail.ate: It’s made from magnesium, so it won’t get warped up like the steel ones on the SKILSAW HD77. It has a screw to adjust 0, the SKILSAW HD77 tables where always off a bit at 0. It bevels from 0 to 53, it has a stop at 45 to get 53 you have to pull the red tab.

Depth Adjustment: The depth adjustment slide now has markings of common cuts. If you need to cut a 1/2″ plywood sheet, you set it at 1/2″ Ply, and it adjusts the saw to the correct depth, about a carbide tooth deeper than the required depth.

Specifications for the Bosch CSW41 Worm Drive Saw:

15 amp motor

Depth of Cut @ 90°: 2 3/8″

Depth of Cut @ 45°: 1 15/16″

Depth of Cut @ 53°: 1 1/2″

Power Cord: 8 ft.

Here’s me working this saw and cutting up a storm.

Review of the Bosch CSW41 worm drive saw conclusion

If you’re a full time framer or an avid DIY’er looking for a worm drive saw that will cut a lot wood fast, and lasts a long time, then the Bosch CSW41 worm drive saw is what you want!

 

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BTP Review: Sidewinder Magnesium Circular Saw from SKILSAW

 By Cranbrook2

The SPT67WM-22 Circular Saw Sidewinder Magnesium.The SKILSAW SPT67WM-22 7-1/4 in. 15 Amp Sidewinder Magnesium Saw Review

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

SPT67WM-22 Circular Saw from Skilsaw - the Sidewinder Magnesium.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

Best Circular Saw from Skilsaw - the Sidewinder Magnesium.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

SPT67WM-22 Circular Saw from Skilsaw - the Sidewinder Magnesium.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.

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New SKILSAW Magnesium SIDEWINDER Available on Rewards List

The Skilsaw Magnesium Sidewinder model SPT67WM. Lightweight with legendary performance.7-1/4 in. Magnesium SPT67WM-22 SKILSAW® SIDEWINDER™ with Diablo® Carbide Blade Now Available on Rewards List – Limited Quantities.

The 7-1/4 in. SKILSAW Magnesium SIDEWINDER with Carbide Diablo blade is now available as a Rewards Points item on the Rewards List. Only 5 of these beautiful and rugged saws are being made available by our sponsor SKILSAW.

As one of the lightest saws SKILSAW has ever produced, the Magnesium SIDEWINDER incorporates cutting edge materials with its heritage of being the leader in circular saws for construction professionals.

SKILSAW has generously agreed to make 5 of these saws available every month for points redemption.

Check out the specs on the SKILSAW Magnesium SIDEWINDER below:

  • 7-1/4 in. all-magnesium saw; magnesium motor housing stabilizes drive train for longer life
  • Best-in-class torque improves productivity and speed of cut
  • Dual-Field motor is especially designed for saws—increases cooling and extends tool life
  • Stay True™ Guarantee: 180-day money-back guarantee plus one-year limited warranty
  • Dust blower clears the line of cut for increased accuracy

The official model number is SPT67WM-22. The 7-1/4 in. SKILSAW Magnesium SIDEWINDER comes equipped with a 24-tooth Diablo carbide blade and multi-function wrench stored in the foot. So forget about throwing away the blade, this is a Diablo Carbide blade that will rip and cut like a piranha.

Skilsaw Magnesium Sidewinder model SPT67WM - dual field motor - a Skilsaw exclusive.Here’s what WoodworkersJournal.com has to say about the new SIDEWINDER line “SIDEWINDER™s, are built on the same motor technology that SKILSAW uses in its venerable worm-drive saws. Instead of a typical copper winding around the motor’s armature, SKILSAW is equipping the 7-1/4-in. SIDEWINDERs with Dual-Field™ motors. Their unique copper winding pattern increases the surface area of the wire. That allows the motor to run cooler which, in turn, provides more torque and longer overall life.”

So the next time you are considering what you want to redeem your points for, make sure you consider the 7-¼ in. SKILSAW Magnesium SIDEWINDER. But you’ll want to order quickly as we see our monthly allotment of only 5 of these beauties going fast every month.

And of course, we always want to hear from you and your take on how this tool performs on the job. So if you redeem for this, make sure to give it your rating and review on www.SKILSAW.com.

Skilsaw Magnesium Sidewinder model SPT67WM

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