SKILSAW 10-1/4″ Cordless Worm Driver Saw Preview
SKILSAW 48V TRUEHVL™ 10-1/4″ Cordless Worm Drive
One of the highlights at the 2020 World of Concrete was the all new SKILSAW 48V TRUEHVL™ 10-1/4″ Cordless Worm Drive circular saw. While this new saw isn’t available quite yet we were able to get some hands-on with it at the SKILSAW booth and the saw didn’t disappoint!
True Worm Drive Design
Last year SKILSAW introduced a Cordless 7-1/4″ Worm Drive Saw on their new 48 volt TRUEHVL™ battery system. That saw was the World’s first true worm drive gear on a cordless circular saw. While other cordless manufacturers have introduced rear handle saws in the last couple of years, none of those are true worm gears like the SKILSAW. So it’s no surprise that SKILSAW is building on their new battery platform and design to also offer a larger 10-1/4″ version. This new saw is sure to make a splash with timber framers, post framers, and commercial framers that use large dimensional timbers and framing material.
Powerful and Well Balanced
We spent some time cross cutting and ripping 4×4 PT posts at the event. The 48V TRUEHVL™ battery platform is very impressive and provided plenty of power to perform the cuts at the demo station. Ripping a pressure treated 4×4 is no easy task and this saw was able to handle it. I was able to stall the saw, but only by leaning into the cut and forcing it. When I let the saw do the work it had no problem at all with the cut.
Pricing and Availability
This new saw should be available around October of this year (2020). We are told the retail price for the saw, a charger and two batteries will be around $800. This seems like a pretty good price considering the current batteries. Also, the 7-1/4″ version is $649 for the saw, 2 batteries and a charger. We’ll get a more accurate release date and information when it becomes available.
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