SKILSAW SPT70WT Table Saw Review In 2023

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SKILSAW SPT70WT Table Saw Review In 2023

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This pro-level Worm Drive table saw is designed for ripping. Fondly called the “Worminator,” this machine will terminate any stack you throw at it. By harnessing the power and torque from the legendary SKILSAW circular saw and adapting it to the SPT70WT you get a powerful machine that’s about the size of a suitcase.
Editor's Rating: 4.6/5

At a glance

  • 15-amp motor
  • 1.75 HP motor
  • Blade speed: 5,300 RPM
  • 3 1/2 depth of cut at 90 degrees and 2 3/10 inches at 45 degrees
  • 2.5-inch dust collection port
  • Table dimensions: 20L x 23.6W inches
  • Product dimensions: 24.7 x 26.4 x 15.8 inches
  • Weight: 49 pounds
  • Max Rip cut to the right of blade: 25 inches
  • Warranty: 1-year limited manufacturer warranty

What's in the box

  • SPT70WT 10 In. Portable Worm Drive Table Saw
  • 30-tooth Diablo® Carbide-tipped blade
  • Miter gauge
  • Self-aligning fence
  • Guard system including anti-kickback device
  • Insert plate
  • Push stick
  • Wrench


Legendary Worm Drive Gearing

The increased torque of the blade from this legendary system gives the SKILSAW more power than ever before. The brass geared worm drive has more torque and is also capable of making deeper cuts.

Dual-Field Motor

Two copper wound coils with 40% greater surface area to dissipate heat. When combined with Smooth Start, this saw will run cooler and last longer than others in its class. Don’t let the small size fool you. It’s a beast underneath.

Designed Specifically for Ripping

It’ll handle the most grueling cut you send its way. No more getting bogged down! Plus, the 25” rip capacity and the deeper 3.5-inch depth of cut will allow you to rip plywood sheets in half, effortlessly.

Self-Aligning Fence

Achieve truer cuts with the self-aligning fence and the easily adjustable bevel that goes from negative 1 degrees to 46 degrees. The fence gets top marks for being one of the most solid available.

Superior Depth of Cut

Having a 3.5-inch depth of the cut allows you to cut through 4x4s like they’re not even there.

Safety Features Come Standard

This model comes complete with a riving knife/splitter, anti-kickback pawls, and a dual-sided blade guard for the left and right sides of the blade.

Onboard Storage

Like most modern table saws, the SPT70WT has onboard storage for all the tools and accessories, further lending to its portability. Even the fence has a dedicated space for being stowed away. Being able to access the push stick from the forward-facing quick draw holster is another plus.

180-Day Stay True Guarantee

You can use this machine on your job site for 180 days. If you don’t love it, you get your money back. This eliminates the risk from your purchase and gives you the opportunity to try something new without the fear of being stuck with something you don’t like to use, or that doesn’t suit your purposes.


  • Powerful motor
  • Compact design
  • Wide bevel range, from negative 1 degrees to 46 degrees
  • 3 ½” depth of cut is one the deepest out there
  • Diablo blade included
  • All metal cage for durability
  • Rubber bumpers included so you can place the saw on multiple surfaces
  • Onboard storage provides easy access and organization
  • Sturdy, locked-down fence stays true
  • Runs continuously without slowing down or getting hot
  • Highest no-load speed in its class
  • No vibrations when cutting
  • Miter gauge included
  • Quiet motor
  • In-depth owner’s manual that’s chock full of useful information
  • In addition to the warranty, the 180-day STAY TRUE Guarantee is included


  • Stand not included
  • The compatible stand doesn’t have wheels, but it does fold compactly.
  • No rack and pinion fence system, but still a solid design. SKILSAW does have a rack and pinion fence system on the SPT99, but it also comes with a higher price.
  • Trunnion mounting assembly behind the table has more play than normal
  • Lining up the riving knife can be cumbersome.


Worm drive has traditionally been associated with circular saws. SKILSAW took that same gearing, put it upside down on the table saw, give it more depth for cutting. Typical 10-inch blades are limited to 3.25 inches, and you get an extra quarter inch with this worm drive table saw.

You’ll notice quite a few similarities between this model and the Bosch GTS1031, mostly because Bosch owns SKILSAW. However, the SPT70WT comes equipped with more power as well as a slight increase in cutting and ripping capacity. The cutting speed and quality are about average, but given the saw’s compact size, it outperforms others that are in this division.

If you’re looking to get started as soon as you open the box, the SKILSAW is known for being accurate out of the box. Plus, the fact that it comes with a Diablo blade means you can start cutting right away instead of shopping for a more suitable blade.

The 180-day Stay True Guarantee is what really sets this saw apart. By letting you try the saw risk-free for 6 months, you’ll have plenty of time to decide if it’s what you want, and if you don’t like, you get a full refund. Contrast that to other saws that don’t quite cut it, and you either have to settle or sell it at a loss. This guarantee eliminates the risk.


+What’s the difference between the SPT70WT-01 and SPT70WT-22?

The distinction with the -22 is that it comes with a Diablo blade. You’ll find a 30-tooth carbide blade for rip cutting in the box. The -01 model includes a 24-tooth SKILSAW carbide-tipped blade instead.

+Can you use a dado blade with the SPT70WT?

Yes, but you have to buy it separately. Look for Part Number SPTA70WT-DD. You can also purchase a zero clearance insert. That part number is SPTA70WT-ZC.

+Does the SPT70WT come with anti-kickback pawls?

Yes, these are included, along with a guard assembly and a riving knife.

+What kind of fence is on this SKILSAW model?

The fence is manual without a rack and pinion system for turning a knob, though newer models like the SPT99 have added this functionality.

+Does this saw require motor maintenance like the circular worm drive saw does?

While the tool has been lubricated at the factory and comes ready to use, SKILSAW recommends that you always check the oil level before using the saw. Further, change the oil at least once per year or every 60 hours of use.

+Can the saw rip glue line joints?

Yes, though the manufacturer recommends using a different blade for this task. The Bosch customer service team suggested the Freud LM75R010.

+Where is this model manufactured?

It’s made in China by Bosch.


This question sparks plenty of debate! Traditionally the company name was Skil. After being bought by Bosch and suffering an identity crisis, they launched a sub-brand called Skilsaw and had a different font to distinguish pro-level tools from cheaper tools. However, this has caused some confusion in the marketplace and may end up weakening the brand.

Those loyal to the brand still refer to the brand name as SKIL, while newcomers will likely embrace the brand name of SKILSAW. FYI- their branding is still underway, so you may see even more changes soon.

Editor's Rating: 4.6/5

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About Jacob Hanson

Jacob is the Editor at He used to be the owner of a local construction company with over 20 years experience in the trade. He now enjoys thoroughly researching DIY tools as well as publishing guides to help readers.


  1. kevin groner says

    excellent information! I am still using a Skil 3410 and it is still a great unit after 3 years of daily woodshop use. I will certainly use your info when I am ready to upgrade.

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