How Many Watts of Electricity does a Skilsaw use?

Real power-use measurements from a skilsaw.

How Much Power does a Skilsaw use

Skilsaw: 815 Watts


  • Technically, this was a Makita worm drive tool, but Skilsaw has become the generic term for this type of tool, no matter what brand.
  • Uses 700 watts spinning the blade in free air, 815 Watts or more when cutting a wooden 4x4 beam.

Power Use

  • Watts: 815
  • Kilowatts: 0.815 Kw.

Operation Cost

  • cost per minute: 16 hundredths of one cent (0.16 ¢)
  • cost per hour: 9.8¢
  • cost per day: 78¢
  • cost per month: $14.87

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Power use of these items was actually tested. Individual items will vary, but these are the actual measurements.