Skil vs DeWALT || Side By Side Comparison
Skil vs DeWALT || Side By Side Comparison
The DeWALT DWE7491RS and Skil TS6307-00 side by side for an in depth comparison. Woodworking, DIY, Pros all seem to love both these saws, both are Awesome but one is twice the price, which one to buy?
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04:58 Push Sticks
06:02 Fence Release
06:36 Throat Plates
07:10 Riving Knives and Blade Guards
09:23 Dado Stacks
10:21 Miter Gauges
12:07 Dust Collection Port
12:34 Skil Stand
14:31 DeWALT Stand
15:08 Storage Sizes
15:45 Blade Raise Speed
16:11 Interchangeable Fences??
17:17 Conclusion/ Thanks For Watching!
I bought the Skil for several reasons. I have a limited amount of room in my garage and size mattered. Price was another factor in my purchase. Being 5’9" it fits my height so it helps. I did do a video for my channel and I’m glad you have featured it in a couple of videos
To be fair I think you could have compared the Dewalt with SkilSaw SPT99
I just ordered the Skil for $299…..there’s simply not $300+ difference…..
You did not mention if there is any significant difference in the way the blade is adjusted. For the height alone, DeWalt is my choice.
Just got the Skil for Three hundred at lowes. They only had 2 left at one store in my area!! But its such a good deal for a rack and pinion fence. I Do plan to keep it folded as a Bench top saw, as you showed at 13:30.
I have the DeWalt 8 1/4". This 10" Skil is set up almost exactly like DeWalt’s 8.25.
I think Skil intends this 10" to compete with DeWalt’s 8.25". It costs either $50 less or $50 more than the DeWalt 8.25 (depending on whether or not you hit a sale on the DeWalt. I got mine for $200 on sale. But I had to buy the stand separate, so it’s REALLY close in price to the $350 Skil), it has a bigger blade and it will take a DADO, which my 8.25 DeWalt will not.
The 10" DeWalt being compared here is at a whole different price point.
bought the skill last week after your first video on it. can’t beat the price, the rack and pinion, accessories, and weight to strength ratio. for a home user i think this will be a great little investment.
My concern with skill is that it’s short and you are more likely going to bend over which leads to leaning in.
The Skil isn’t sold in Europe, so I guess that answers that
One note on the height of the Skil: 32 inches seems like they made a choice to match the working height of many commercial sawhorses
Wish you would have used the 10 in Skilsaw worm drive model. Would have been a more apple’s to apples comparison.
Most of the local tool liquidation places have the Dewalt new in the box for $500
Think about it. You cant go wrong with either saw. Thats a pretty good position to be in. If youre not a pro, more likely to consider the value based on price. If you work for a living with the saw, the money is not as impt. for me, its the SKIL since its a home saw. Great review !!
I love ur vid…being said I have used them all, from DeWalt to metabo, Porter Cable, Hercules,Craftsman’s super sliding table saw…and rigid…not counting various contractor and cabinet saws. I bought the skil for its size and transportability…and way impressed with the capabilities it has and is the most square job site saw I have ever used…that being said, also the easiest to calibrate! I have built cabinets and furniture with this thing where others would only use a cabinet saw
The INCRA MITERV27 Gauge is definitely a good upgrade for either of those cheesy miter gauges!
I bought the skil and not the yellow black & decker
Iv been racking my brain all day on which one I should get. Ultimately I think I’m going with the skil. I’m a beginner woodworker and basically only have a miter saw. Budget wise absolutely great value. Honestly I’d love a cabinet saw but can’t justify it right now. Skil gets me in the door and allows me to get in the shop making stuff and get better and eventually maybe sell some work in order to build my tool collection
The Skill is a copy of the De Walt
How does the Dewalt compare to the Metabo C10RJS
Great video as always
Skil is not available in the UK, out of stock in the US and the De Walt DWE7491RS is discontinued. Got the Dewalt 7485 still a brilliant tool.
Hi. Tnx for your nice video and comparison. Quiet en clear. Only one question: When you talk about the height of the machines, I was expecting that you showed the Skil its legs are adjustable in order to get it to the right height. Is there a raison not to show that?
Thanks for this excellent and precise comparison. The review of the Skil was also awesome : very precise, a professional job ! I totally agree with you : Dewalt : suited for contractors. Skil : an excellent pick for DIY’ers like me. Reliability over time of the Skil is to be confirmed : I keep in mind that a green table saw quite similar in specs had good initial reviews and that reviewers changed their mind once they started to have a lot of issues with it… Second point regarding Skil : availability. It’s not available in some countries in Europe including my own country ( France ) but seems to be sold in Belgium even if it is currently out of stock. Is it a manufacturing ramp-up ? Don’t know. Anyway I will stay tune on this very interesting product.
Yeah you get what you pay for essentially. More money you get the same but everything a little better. For me i can afford a skil someday. It seems to be really good for the money too. Is there a way you can mount it on a table? or does that mean drilling holes in the tubes? I kinda want to make the routersled table from Paoson woodworking. If i manage that seems to be a really safe way to use the tablesaw. Which i am quit frankly a little scared for.
Very helpful. Saved me a lot of time. Thank you!
Surprised that most people buy skill because it’s cheaper in price. Not many skills seen on construction sites
I finally broke down and bought the Skil one after your (and many other reviews). Now I just have to wait for it to get a little warmer here in Minnesota before I get to start using it in my unheated garage/workshop.
I work in manufacturing and have learned that while using a tool at high volume and long periods of time, some of the differences are worth the price increases….and some aren’t. The Skil will work perfectly for my intermittent use and smaller budget.
Thanks so much for this! I also watched your demo of the Skil and was impressed. I’m looking for a decent bench top or portable saw to use in my small garage. And I do mean small – it’s an ancient holdover from the 1920s. In fact, I do most of my carpentry projects in the summer, when I can drag my tools out to the concrete patio because there’s room to handle plywood and longer lumber out there! I’m also on a budget, so the Skil is looking pretty good!
Your video on the Skil helped me pick it over the Dewalt 7485 because it packs more features. I wanted a 10" saw with dado capability in a compact form factor and I was not disappointed. Once set up, the cuts are precise and I can fold it up and place it on a shelf when I’m done. Very happy with my purchase.
Wouldn’t the Skil 10 Inch Heavy Duty Worm Drive Table Saw / SPT99-11 have made a better comparison?
I’ve used the Skil for two years and I love it!
You can buy 2 of the Skil table saws for what Dewalt wants for 1 of their table saws. Lots of cheap garbage plastic on that Dewalt saw for the price point it is at. Skil has a smaller version of their table saw that has their legendary worm drive motor on it for about $100 more than the Dewalt. The worm drive motor might be a better deal for longevity, but it looks like the Skil’s table on the SPT99T model is much smaller than the TS6307…might be worth the added cost and smaller table for the power of the worm drive motor. 2 different worm drive models, one is a rolling stand, the other is no stand. SPT-99-11 is the wheeled stand model….SPT-99T is the non-stand model. Also…note the SPT-99T is only an 8-1/4" blade….SPT-99-11 is a 10" saw.
Have an old skil (40 yo) that still works well and is light, but liking the rack and pinion adjustments.
Have small tool trailer and 5’5 so leaning towards skill again. Liking the idea of cordless, Milwaukee, Ryobi ? But only 8.5".
Thanks for great points
Compact saws are just unpleasant to use as compact saws.
So if you are using it as intended (job site) cool
If not and are using as a cabinetry saw where it stays in one place maybe you build an indeed/outfeed table just buy yourself a real saw
I bought the Dewalt and couldn’t agree more with your point on the miter gauges. Any thoughts on a replacement for the Dewalt? Thanks for the video.
Personally owning the skil. I feel like the Skil has more bells and whistles like the blade adjustment under the bottom.
I just bought the skill…I feel it’s better for a diy..an cheaper with almost the same features than Dewalt
What Diablo blade are you running on your Dewalt? I can’t find one for the life of me that meets the plate thickness requirement for the Dewalt riving knife.
I own several Skil cordless tools and have found them to be well made and very satisfactory for what I use them for and yes I’m impressed with the Skil table saw in your video. Compared to Milwaukee and DeWalt, the average home DIYer will be well served and the price and warranty are second to none. Chervon has done an outstanding job re-invigorating the Skil brand.
Just bought the Skil. Judging by the comments, most people here also chose the Skil. And yes, it has been sold out everywhere. Luckily, I found one that should be here in a few days. I’m a pro but with limited space for travel as I pretty much handle everything and need a vast variety of tools handy. So, the DeWalt would take up valuable space in my truck, not to mention the price point is a major win.
For anyone interested in the Skil, Amazon has them back in stock at $299 and I ordered one last night. I just looked and they are now down to 4 in stock so hurry if you want one right away.
The Skil’s plastic fence not sitting square to the table surface is a big minus for me. But the maximum cut depth at 90 degrees being 3.5" vs DeWalt’s 3.125" is a big plus. DeWalt’s attached wheels is a nice feature. Skil’s much lower price is a very nice feature. I think I would get the Skil and examine whether or not I would be able to add modifications to the fence to square it up, and if I feel that I couldn’t then I would return it to get the DeWalt.
I couldn’t find the blade sizes.
Are they both 10 inch?
I’ll never own a skil table saw again. They have a huge backlog of parts and when the saw breaks the warranty department says sorry nothing we can do but wait for the parts. I’ve been waiting almost 2 years and small plastic parts. Bought a dewalt and guess what, they have parts ready to go everywhere. When you buy a saw you’re also buying the support. Skil has the most well known worst support. Skil never again.
Where did you buy your skil table saw?
I have rhe skil and I removed the riving knife… somehow…
Dey friend, I was very happy what I saw. Dewalt fence fits on Skill table saw but not opposite :). Question, is Dewalt fence scared to table saw, and is it flat in both way? Otherwise Skill fence is not. Let us konw. Thx.
Very good review, very detailed and well explained. Regards from Argentina!