Bosch 1677MD 15 Amp 7-1/4-Inch Wormdrive Construction Saw with Direct Connect

August 9, 2013 - Comment

If you’re looking for unparalleled power, here’s the saw for you. In addition to the sheer brawn, Bosch really has finessed this machine, and the beauty is in the details. Our favorite feature is the Direct Connect system: The tool itself has no power cord, just a receptacle for your extension cord and a super

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If you’re looking for unparalleled power, here’s the saw for you. In addition to the sheer brawn, Bosch really has finessed this machine, and the beauty is in the details. Our favorite feature is the Direct Connect system: The tool itself has no power cord, just a receptacle for your extension cord and a super locking mechanism to keep the cord connected. It’s so secure that you can actually lower the tool off scaffolding to the ground by the cord. Next time you accidentally cut the cord, it won’t put the whole saw out of commission: Just grab another extension cord. Storage is a breeze, too, because there’s no integrated cord to tangle with. We love the left-side blade for unmatched line of sight, the worm drive gear train will hold up for years under the toughest conditions. Changing depths and bevels are fast, easy, single-lever operations, and you’ll like the lower guard design when slicing off a narrow piece because it does not snag. If we had to name a down side, the saw is a bit heavy, but that’s a negligible detail in a piece of machinery like this.–Kris Jensen-Van Heste

Product Features

  • 7-1/4-inch wormdrive construction saw with direct connect cord (no built-in cord; use only extension cord)
  • 50 degree bevel capacity and anti-snag lower guard; 4,400 rpm
  • Lightweight magnesium motor housing and footplate
  • Includes saw, blade
  • 14 pounds; 1-year warranty

Comments

Douglas S. Gulick "dgulick" says:

Skil wormdrive with features This is the Skil Magnesium Wormdrive Saw in blue (Bosch owns Skil). Framers in my area swear by the durability and power of the Skil wormdrive saw (though not the Skil brand). This saw offers some features over the Skil version though, there is a framing hook that flips out so you can hook it on a rafter or on your ladder, the blade gaurd has a lip that will retract it while making bevel and miter cuts, the base plate is also very strong magnesium (I bought this saw because my old saws base…

walter says:

It’s a beast Received my saw a few days ago and have put it to considerable use. It’s powerful, the guard retracts well, the weight is not really a problem. The thing that finally got me to buy it was a review by Larry Haun who says it’s the best saw he’s ever used. The baseplate is well made, a substantial improvement over the Skils. The integrated skyhook is key. You’ve seen the reviews and praise: I agree with most of them, but here are a couple of comments from the field. First, and most puzzling,…

J. Knutson "Montana wood bender" says:

BEWARE – Out of Square I am a professional carpenter and I use this tool every day. It is considerably lighter than the standard Skil wormdrive and the deck is substantially more durable than the Skil MAG 777. A great saw with one major exception. I have seen several that come out of the box with the outside edge of the deck out of parallel to the blade. This problem makes it impossible to use a BCI cut guide or to simply hold the edge of the saw to a speed square for quick, precision cuts. If you buy one, take…

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