Today, we will be reviewing the SKIL 3410-02 10 inches table saw. This table saw is offered at a significantly lower price when compared to other popular options within the same specification set list.
SKIL came into Bosch brand name a very long time ago and since then has been popular amongst DIY people.
The SKIL 3410-02 is ready to do any job at this money and offers maximum portability right out of the box.
Key Features of the SKIL 3410-02 10 inches Table Saw
|Capacity: Blade Dia.||10 inch (255mm)|
|Product Dimensions (inches)||28.9 x 20.9 x 13|
|Warranty||3 years warranty|
Small Size – The SKIL 3410-02 is slightly smaller in size and is easily comparable to the Bosch GTS1031. There are other table saws that are lighter and offer more portability than the SKIL 3410-02, but if you are looking for a set of great features, only this table saw has a combination that offers both size and great features at this price.
Excellent Rip Capacity – The SKIL 3410-02 comes with a rip capacity of 24.5 inches. This means that you can cut any sheet that is 8×4 in size. This is an excellent feature of the table that shouldn’t be overlooked when getting a table saw with portability in mind.
Great blade for cutting – The SKIL 3410-02 comes with a blade that is great for ripping sheets down. Unfortunately, it isn’t the best when it comes to cross cutting. The table saw can be installed with a 8 inch dado blade that can cut dado’s with size of 13/16 inches which is amazing for this price.
EZ View Measurement System – the EZ View Measurement System of the SKIL 3410-02 is an excellent feature that comes pre-installed with self aligning fence. According to some reviews on Amazon, people did have trouble with this feature of the table saw. However, once you start adjusting the fence, you should get used to it and make it work like a wonder.
5000 RPM Motor – One of the biggest and nicest features of the SKIL 3410-02 is its 5000 RPM motor. At the price, this is a huge gain when you look at the portability attributes of the table.
The motor is capable of ripping through most sheets you throw at it. But as you go towards thicker sheets like hard wood, the table saw may need a blade upgrade but the motor is still adequate to get the job done.
Safe to use – The SKIL 3410-02 comes with your standard health and safety protocols. It has a easy fit blade guard with anti kickback pawls and riving knife. Both of these are very crucial to avoid any kickbacks during operation.
High Quality Build – the manufacturing rights of the SKIL 3410-02 is owned by Bosch. Since the company is very careful with maintaining high quality standards, expect the table saw to be very sturdy and definitely high quality built.
Pros and Cons of SKIL 3410-02 10 inches Table Saw
Like any other table saw, the Bosch SKIL 3410-02 10 inches table saw has its disadvantages and as well as its advantages.
- Offers maximum portability
- Has a powerful motor capable of cutting any material sheet
- Blades can be upgraded
- Offers standard health and safety protocol to avoid kickbacks
- Excellent value for money
- The auto aligning fence needs a little getting used to for full use and operation
Tips for using the SKIL 3410-02 10 inches table saw
The blade that arrives with the SKIL 3410-02 is something that might not be the best when it comes to cross cutting. We highly recommend upgrading the blade quickly so you can cross cut as well.
Many manufacturers of table saws try their best to save money through the blades. SKIL has done the same with this machine. So if you are looking for better results, or want to cross cut or even want to cut heavier sheets like hardwood, you will need to upgrade your blade immediately because the default blade isn’t geared towards all of these.
SKIL has done an excellent job at creating a table saw aiming at portability, affordability and performance.
This table saw is a very capable machine that may not have the best features available in the market, but it still has some key features that everyone will appreciate one way or the other.
Since the SKIL 3410-02 table saw’s quality standards are maintained by the parent company Bosch, you can expect the table saw to be very high quality in nature. At a price point of just over $200, this is a machine that screams value for money.
We would definitely recommend getting this machine but as we mentioned, some of the key features, especially the blade, will need to be upgraded. If you decide to upgrade the blade immediately, you will be very proud of the power and performance this machine is capable of giving out.
Just remember though, when you start, you need to get used to the self aligning fence. Do some extensive testing with spare sheets and get to know the machine closely.
The SKIL 3410-02 comes with a default guarantee of 3 years. So you have plenty of peace of mind here to experiment with the machine and its limitations.