SKIL 3410-02 10-Inch Table Saw with Folding Stand

This machine is very lightweight. SKIL 3410-02 10-Inch Table Saw is a true value.  Skil is a good brand with a reputation for high quality products, good customer service and lower prices than some of the bigger companies (like Dewalt).

If you are in the market for a portable table saw but don’t have a lot to spend then this is probably worth taking a look at.  It’s really a great choice for the home hobbyist or contractor who occasionally uses his table saw.  It’s important, however, to always keep in mind your specific needs for your saw.

Features of SKIL 3410-02 10-Inch Table Saw

  • Heavy-duty Steel Stand
  • Fast setup and easy transport with “Quickmount” technology
  • 3-1/2-Inch Cut Height Capacity
  • Cast Aluminum Table
  • Large 20 In. x 26 In. table surface
  • Self-Aligning Rip Fence
  • “EZ view” measurement system

Pros:

  1. Good price
  2. Lightweight
  3. Easy set up and take down
  4. Can cut a lot of materials
  5. Large table

Cons:

  1. A  bit noisy
  2. Some accuracy issues with the guide slots
  3. Not suitable for hardwoods or other heavy duty materials

This machine is very lightweight making it the perfect tool to carry onto job sites and set up quickly and easily.  Some portable table saws are much heavier and really require two or more people to carry.  Not this one.  This one can easily be managed by one person.  It’s power and accuracy are both what is to be expected from a portable machine and it will do the job that is intended to do without many frills or fancy features.

Skil 3410-02 Design

It’s perfect for someone who only uses their table saw occasionally or a hobbyist or novice. It is probably not suitable for an expert or master carpenter.  However, it doesn’t seem that it was designed with that type of work in mind.  It’s a really well put together machine and it was designed for occasional use or for a guy who likes to “play around” in his garage.  This is not an incredibly accurate, quiet and “shake-less” machine but that’s not what you sign up for when you purchase a portable table like this one.

The price reflects the “no frills” design and you will get a good deal for your money.  No one is going to rave about this machine as being the very best table saw they ever used, you simply can’t expect that.  What you can expect (and what you get) is a well-made, simple table saw that will get the job done every time.

SKill Portable Saw

Conclusion

I think the main issue that people run into with portable table saws is that they want a cabinet saw that has been made portable and that just isn’t realistic.  You need to choose what it is that is important to you and make your purchase accordingly.  Cabinet table saws are sturdier, more accurate and more powerful but they are also much more expensive and heavier.  It’s unfair to expect a machine to do the work of both.

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