The Skil TS6307-00 is one of the more affordable table saws from this brand. It offers good cutting power and portability, but has some drawbacks as well. Let’s take a closer look.
Cutting Power & Motor
This saw doesn’t use Skil’s worm drive motor, but it still delivers plenty of power. The 15 amp motor can generate a maximum blade speed of 4600 RPM. The power of this saw along with the blade height capabilities at 90 degrees allows you to cut 4×4 materials, which is pretty great for a portable table saw. There is also very little bog down on longer cuts, which is great. This saw will power through it’s cuts with ease.
This saw has a decent sized cutting table and it’s sized at 24 x 22 inches. The rip fence extends out further than the table width to expand the cutting capacity. The table is made from aluminum and is smooth and flat for most people. There are some people that buy this saw and find that the table is bowed or cupped a little bit, which can affect the ability to make perfectly straight cuts. You will want to check for this on your unit when first unboxing if you go for this saw, just to make sure yours is flat and straight.
The rip fence on this saw work well and it employs a rack and pinion design for adjustments. Skil says they align the fence right from the factory, so you will likely get a fairly well aligned saw.
However, some people notice that not everything is setup perfectly so you will want to be sure to double check everything and go through setup to make sure the rip fence is properly calibrated. Once calibrated, it’s easy to make accurate adjustments with how it works, and you can trust that it will remain parallel to the blade during adjustments.
There is also an auxiliary extension on the rip fence that can be folded down to add support for materials you are cutting when the fence is extended. This is pretty slick and comes in handy when you have to max out the cutting capacity on this saw.
Blade Height & Bevel
This saw can be adjusted for both blade height and bevel. The bevel can be adjusted between -2 and 47 degrees and there are stops that can be used to make quick adjustments to both 0 and 45 degrees. The max cutting depth at 90 degrees is 3.5 inches and at a 45 degree bevel the max blade height is 2.5 inches. This is great and quite capable for a smaller saw like this one.
The blade height is good enough to cut 4×4 materials with this saw.
This saw uses an angled sawdust port that directs the sawdust output downward. This is ideal for directing the sawdust into a container or a bucket. It works pretty well on this saw and keep things from getting too messy when cutting through a lot of material.
The dust port is a standard 2.5 inch port and can be connected to a vacuum or dust collection system.
You’ll find pretty typical safety features on this saw, and it’s a very safe saw to use if you take typical personal safety precautions and have experience with power tools in general.
The blade guard system is designed to do a few things. There’s a blade guard to keep things from unnecessarily coming in contact with the blade. There is a riving knife behind the blade to keep materials from pinching on the blade. There are also anti-kickback pawls to keep things from kicking back at you if something does manage to get jammed or misaligned.
There is a safe restart feature where if power is cut to the saw it won’t turn on automatically again when power is restored. It needs to be switched on again.
There is also a push stick included to help keep your fingers away from the blade.
The build quality of this saw is pretty good for the price but more demanding users might find it to be lacking depending on the unit you receive.
Some people have had issues with their table being slightly warped and not completely flat. This would be a good thing to check right away and if you find problems here it might be worth a swap for another unit.
This saw combines a lot of plastic and metal, which is common on modern table saws like this. This doesn’t cause too many issues but you may find that some of the switches and levers are made of plastic and can be breakable.
The handles for the fence lock are plastic and feel like they might be easy to break, so it’s best to be careful with them.
The throat plate is another weak point and it feels pretty cheap. Some people find that the throat plate rattles underneath materials as they are making cuts, adding to the overall noise.
This saw is designed to be portable with a smaller weight of 50 lbs, on the lighter side for a portable table saw. There is a carrying handle, so this is intended to be carried in one arm by an able-bodied person. The stand folds up nicely and helps to keep this saw compact when stored or not in use.
The stand is pretty straightforward but it’s nice and sturdy. Saw is mounted directly to the stand. The stand has four folding legs and no wheels. This is designed to be picked up and carried for transportation. When the legs are folded up, the saw can still be placed on a bench top for use without removing it from the stand.
People seem to like this stand and there’s very little complaints to be found about it.
This saw comes with some pretty standard accessories. Most of the included accessories can be stored on the saw, but for some reason there’s no storage spot for the supplied blade wrenches.
In addition to the included accessories, Skil also recommends a combination and a framing square, a 2.5mm/5mm hex wrench, and a 10mm wrench.
Here’s what’s included:
- 24T 10 Inch Blade
- Rip Fence
- Miter Gauge
- Blade Change Wrench
- Dust Elbow
- Anti-Kickback Pawls
- Blade Guard System
- Riving Knife
- Push Stick
Setup & Assembly
This saw is supposedly setup directly out of the box with the fence and blade already properly aligned. But people do find that it needs to be checked for accuracy and adjusted before use. There aren’t a lot of parts to assemble, but you will have to put some of the loose parts together. The instructions are pretty good and show how to get it set up without much fuss.
Skil offers a 3 year warranty that covers defects in workmanship or materials for their bench top tools. This should be enough to work out any defects from new units. If you run into plastic parts breaking after a certain period of use, you will be expected to pay for replacement parts from their support.
- Powerful motor
- Practical, small stand
- Can use a dado blade
- Good cutting depth
- Can rip 4x materials
- Lots of plastic in key spots
- Some units have minor quality control issues
- Included miter gauge is bad
- No onboard storage for blade wrenches
16.93 in x 27.17 in x 28.74 in
24 x 22 inches
The Skil TS6307-00 table saw is a good portable option for home users. This saw has incredible cutting power for it’s size and for general cutting it’s quite capable. Accuracy and quality control issues on some units might keep this from being the best for a job site. Overall, people that use this saw are pretty happy with it despite it’s drawbacks.