SKIL 3317-01 10-Inch Compound Miter Saw – Pros And Cons Review

SKIL 3317-01 10-Inch Compound Miter Saw

SKIL 3317-01 with Quick Mount System and Laser Cutline

Compact yet powerful, this 10-Inch miter saw is an ideal entry level saw for a new woodworker or beginning workshop. This saw provides the Quick Mount System which lets user build up the saw on the stand in three-quick-and-easy steps. Therefore, by this system, user can spend less time with set up and more time on the project. Miter saw stand sold separately.

The SKIL 3317-01 10 inches Compound Miter saw offers extra features for beginning woodworkers. This saw provides the laser cutline-guide, together with 9 positive stops for common miter angles, makes cutting quick and accurate for crown molding and other challenging jobs. The table extension both with left and right rails can easily handle 2x4s or broad panels, while the horizontal clamping system holds wood steadily. In addition, the aluminum fence has suitable ruler markings. The SKIL 3317 Compound Miter Saw presents with a dust bag to help keep your work area clean.

This SKIL 3317-01 features one Compound Miter Saw, one-10 inch Carbide Tooth Blade, two Extension Rails, one Extension Table Horizontal Clamp, one Dust Bag and one Blade Wrench. This SKILL miter saw also has 15 amp, 120 v, no load speed of 5.000 RPM, 10 inch blade diameter, weight 25 pounds, bevel angle range from 0 to 45 degrees, and miter angle range from 0 to 47 degrees.

SKIL 3317-01 Features:

  • Providing Quick-Mount System for quick and simple setup on miter saw stand with stand sold separately
  • Laser Cutting line Guide for quick and accurate cuts
  • Table extension both with left and right extension rails for long and large work pieces
  • Having horizontal clamping system grips wood securely against fence while cutting
  • Left/Right Lock-Off Switch for both left and right-handed users

The SKIL 3317-01 Reviews

The SKIL3317 compound miter saw is also one of good saw. This saw has some great features which makes work great. This SKIL 3317 compound miter saw gives accurate cuts and easy to use, right out of the box. Particularly, this saw is easy to use, store and move around. The laser is great to ensure user making accurate cuts. The laser makes cutting duplicates a breeze. The table extensions are also essential for safety purposes. The angles are absolutely accurate.

Positive

This saw has not only cut the time concerned in completing many projects it has improved the quality as this saw cuts cleanly and precisely thanks to the built in laser. It has a good amount of power to cut through boards swiftly. It was easy to assemble the additional pieces which give out to stabilize the wood while you cut. This SKIL compound miter saw has truly some great futures.

Negative

However, this saw also has some downsides that make it weak. The laser light is a bit fuzzy, but still useful. Also, the bag as usual does not catch much dust but that’s a given it’s a miter saw. Laser stopped working after about three cuts. The fence is little bit small to be of any use, the neck of the blade is too low to clear any wood fence you build. This makes it very difficult to get accurate cuts on any miter cuts where you need to hold the wood any angle above flat. The bevel feature is nice to have, since the fence is way too small to lean anything up against for a traditional miter cut, but the saw cannot bevel cut, or miter anything larger than 4 inches at any angle other than 0.

Verdict

The SKIL 3317 compound miter saw is easy to set up and easy to use. This saw is kind of well constructed. The weight on this one is also very manageable whenever user needs to move it around on a job. In addition, this saw is easy to store. Even though, some reviewers is not satisfied with this saw because it is kind of little hard to get alignment right as the screw holes are fixed with no margin for play and to cut straight, but this saw still can work great. Therefore, I recommend this saw highly to use by both the professional and the hobbyist.