The Skil 3410 is made for a variety of minor projects around the home but when purchasing, pay attention to the features because it provides only a fraction of what your high-end table saw comes with. If you’re looking to make exquisite furniture then this wouldn’t be the most ideal purchase but for simple jobs it works just fine.
Some of the safety features include anti-kickback pawls, blade guard, riving knife and push stick. The whole unit is very portable so you can set up a work area quite fast, and after going through the instruction manual (this is recommended); you should be able to resolve any minor adjustment issues. For instance the adjustment nut itself often comes too tight, preventing a smooth flow for the fence; but this can be fixed by loosening the nut.
Buyers who get disappointed with this purchase often expect the same quality or features such as those found in rival brands Bosch and DeWalt. The purchase should be made after having considered all the features and the needs of your job. High-capacity projects may require a stronger and more powerful model.
However with its price range you can expect some level of work to be done provided you’re not trying to create a work-of-art.
- Self-aligning rip fence that improves measurements
- Heavy-duty steel stand
- Cuts through 3-° inch
- Aluminum table 20 x 32-inches
The larger table allows users to take on larger projects around the house and a self-aligning rip fence reduces labor and gives better accuracy.
What’s in the box?
- 10-inch table saw
- Heavy-duty steel folding stand
- Blade wrenches
- Carbide-tooth blade
- Miter gauge
- Self-aligning rip fence
Although user feedback is mixed as to the benefits and drawbacks of the Skil 3410, you get the feeling the best person for this product is one who requires very little from it, or one who wouldn’t have any trouble making a few adjustments to it to and bring it up to snuff.’
The fence appears rigid enough throughout the length and there aren’t any explicit deflections from the square when you clamp down. The read out is also clear and the table is made with cast aluminum allow, which would most likely break before bending on impact.
- It goes for less than half your premium table saw brand, but it can cut through simple furniture projects in the house.
- The table is larger at 20 x 32’’ and will allow the user to work on larger pieces.
- After aligning all the pieces using the instructions on the user manual, it runs smoothly.
- Miter gauge: This can be sloppy and the slots used aren’t standard. It’s not a major problem but it can cause concern when making intricate cuts.
- Quality control: Mistakes and misalignments are common on this model.
- Okay for hobbyists, but not ideal for someone who needs it to make a living.
As with the Craftsman Evolve and a few other models in this category, users get what they pay for and complex projects or consistent use are not guaranteed for this model.
When performing occasional furniture jobs around the house, the Skil 3410 is a worthy tool.
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