The major difference between hypoid saws and worm–drive gears is their power transmission. The worm–drive works like the steering gears on a car while the hypoid resembles the rear gears of a car i.e. bevel gears. They can be used together especially where long precision cuts are required.
Our fastest framer runs with the latest class of 7-1/4-inch wormdrive and hypoid saws.
Weight is a key factor with Hypoid (rear handle) saws, and with the extensive use of magnesium, the weight of Makita's new hypoid saw is reduced to a very competitive 13 pounds.. Hypoid gears deliver more power than traditional worm drive gears found on other rear-handle saws.
Worm drive saw vs hypoid vs sidewinder saw (direct drive saw) motor orientation. A worm drive saw has the motor at right angles to the blade and is positioned .