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Offline shed9

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Skilsaw wormdrive frequency
« on: November 09, 2018, 04:17 AM »
Anyone with a Skilsaw wormdrive who can tell me what the frequency rating of it is. Wondering if I can run one on a 110 transformer here in the UK.

I know there are cordless versions but ideally looking for mains.

Any help appreciated.

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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Skilsaw wormdrive frequency
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2018, 05:52 AM »
There are a number of different models in their current lineup. Used to be just the one, tried and true Skilsaw, the 77. Now they have at least a half dozen models, some that cut metal, even a worm drive jobsite table saw.

You didn't mention which particular model you were looking at or if you had an older model. Mine is over 20 years old and still going strong, but weighs a ton compared to the newer models.

Anyway, I went to their website and looked at two different manuals and there was no mention of power requirements, current draw, etc. It does say on the website that it draws 15A, but doesn't give a voltage or frequency. No specs page in the manuals either.

Probably best to drop them an email or message on FB. They respond there in a reasonable amount of time. I have asked them a couple questions on their new recip saw and got a reply in an hour or two. But I have found that the people tending to their FB presence don't always have  a depth of knowledge to answer all questions and you may have to wait for an answer.
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Offline Farming_Sawyer

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Re: Skilsaw wormdrive frequency
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 06:08 AM »
If your buying a unit from the States, it will be 60hz. Running it on 50hz means the motor will try 20% slower... Ie, less power.
I had a Skillsaw more or less attached to my right arm for years.... They are heavy, noisy, and lack finesse. I wish the HK 55 existed 30yrs ago.....
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Offline shed9

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Re: Skilsaw wormdrive frequency
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2018, 07:13 AM »
Apologies people, I should have said which model. I'm looking at a classic 77 model.

Didn't know they did a TS, cool idea. I'll drop them a note on FB as well, that makes sense.

I have looked for manuals and / or spec sheets to determine the frequency but can't find anything.

Some US 110 tools have 50/60hz specs hence asking if this is the case with the 77. I know this is a heavy saw and probably dated design but still on my list.

Thanks both, appreciated.

EDIT: Just found it, it is 60hz as already noted. I found a parts supplier and looked for a nameplate. For reference, its 120V / 60Hz / 13A (HD77 model).

Thanks again.

« Last Edit: November 09, 2018, 07:20 AM by shed9 »

Offline RJNeal

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Re: Skilsaw wormdrive frequency
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2018, 07:22 AM »
Before you use it , check the gear box oil level. It seems that the factory don’t like to fill them up to operating level.
Have you walked your saw today?