Hitachi C7WDM vs Skilsaw vs Bosch vs Ridgid 7-1/4″ Worm Drive Challenge

Price the Hitachi C7WDM 7 1/4″ Worm Drive Circular Saw on Amazon:
Price the SKILSAW SPT77WML-01 7-1/4-Inch Worm Drive Circular Saw on Amazon:
Price the Bosch CSW41 7-1/4-Inch Worm Drive Circular Saw on Amazon:
Price the Ridgid R3210 Saw, 7 1/4-Inch Circular Worm Drive on Amazon:
We compare the New Hitachi Work Drive saws to some of the other saws on the market to give a good comparison for what a user should expect. The prices are all very close, but in one case the power is lacking. Comfort and balance are also not the same among the brands.


Howardharry Harry says:

I like tha other style dewalt worm drive ..

Lord baal says:

That Ridgid sounded like Thomas the tank. Like I think I can, I think I can. But it did make it.
It didn’t sound like it would hold up over time. For me, I want my tools to last til the day I die. So for like 50, 60 years.
The best one though is battery operated. Or maybe someone can come out with a hybrid.

alan j Hornung says:

Great Worm Review#WorkshopAddict

jeff dunham says:

See here for a great tear down/review of the new skil 77 by AvE – breaks my heart to watch it – sad to see where skil has gone since they are now simply a chinese saw with the skilsaw name…

alikan tropo says:

Which one would you recommend?

Adam Lynch says:

Bosch own Freud blades so it’s interesting to see they supplying them new

Adam Brubaker says:

Take it from a Framer, they all suck, worm drives or any other drive will suck until they bring back 18-20 amp saws. No power anymore, ripping takes a tole on every saw especially when you either rip into bigger material or use bigger blades with same motors. FYI I use makita everything. Whenever I can except big foot saws

lloyd drinnon says:

So which Saw came in first ,second, third. ???

Andrew Browner says:

if the skill saw was 50% more id go for a cheaper saw but for for a 10-15% difference im not gonna step down to a ridgid saw thats not gonna be as much of a joy as the skill

justin off says:

this was no help in distinguishing the differences

MrDandaman137 says:

you think it’s steel or aluminum? you can’t tell the difference, can you? This tells me I should stop watching this review right now. Thanx, but not thanx!

Joe Framer says:

The Dewalt corded worm drive would beat them all. I get you hate Dewalt winning all the time. Even the Dewalt FlexVolt cordless would beat the rigid and Bosch….

cardsfanbj says:

“No matter how you cut it…”
You should fire your video editor for not putting a rimshot in there.

deviceundertest says:

regarding screws on hitachi, maybe these are JIS screws, and not philips, just like japan made cars and motorbikes use JIS, these are much better than philips.

Anthony v says:

Bosch does not own Skillsaw anymore. Another company bought Skillsaw about 2-3 months ago.

con hawk says:

My only question is cheap aluminum or a little more for magnesium 77?

xenonburst says:

Here is a design review of the Skilsaw, a different contrasting view:

Simon Richard says:

No Makita?

Adam Lynch says:

How long have hitachi owned metabo? Is this something to do with the new kit they suddenly have about?

essinem4130 says:

I bought that Ridgid worm drive a number of years ago, and never liked it. I always thought it was lacking but never ran it head to head with a 77 so it’s nice to see I wasn’t just brand biased. it lives with a Diablo metal cutting blade for metal studs or mild steel now. After getting the Makita X2 rear handle (or the DeWalt if that’s your flavor) I can’t see myself breaking out a corded saw for just about anything aside from wet cutting or masonry.

Dylan Elder says:

Hitachi has really stepped up their game in the past year!!

migue cozz says:

Skill #1, bosch, makita #2

migue cozz says:

Diablo blades #1

John R. Hargis says:

I like your comparison logic!

EOSJOE says:

Man, you were freaking me out when you were cutting with the saws with your left hand right in front of the blade. I don’t think that is an approved support technique. :-)

Danny H. says:

All good !

Iloveapplefritters says:

If you are most interested in what will last you the longest, along with good power, you have to go with Makita

EagleCMF says:

Bought a Skil saw last fall – hated it so much it’s still basically brand new as I had to buy another Milwaukee (which is what I was replacing)

Tool Craze says:

Dewalt and Makita? Where you at?

JronmanBuilds says:

Recently The Robert Bosch company sold the Skil and Skilsaw brands to Chervon. Chervon owns the EGO Power ope brand and a couple other brands.

fuzzy wuzzy says:

Im bakeing some chicken strips. You want to come over? Ill share

NattySawer says:

The Skilsaw and Bosch are identical aside from the brand name and color! Bosch sold Skilsaw to Chevron in 2017!

Sci Fi says:

Skilsaw made in china is not Skilsaw. I’ll stick with Makita

Griffith & Austin LLC says:

I prefer my Bosch Worm Drive 1677MD Direct Connect. If the cord gets cut I just need a new extension cord.

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