Old Methane Gas Cloud
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Beach, California
It seems that the Eastern US goes with sidewinders while the Western US goes with worm drive. I don't know why, it just seems that way.
I have a worm drive, probably 25-30 years old that I would not trade for anything. (B & D or Skill, can't remember which.) During the remodel of our house, one of the carpenters used it because of a problem with his. He offered me $275 for it, right there on the spot. When I refused, he informed me that if I ever sell the worm drive, he has first right of refusal.
The only thing that I have ever noticed as a difference between a sidewinder and worm drive was the starting torque. The side winder torque tends to work on your wrist while the starting torque of a worm drive tends to twist your elbow. IMHO it seems that the elbow twist is easier to handle.
I wish that I could be more helpful. All that I can say is that I like the worm drive better than the side winder. But that's opinion and not fact.
Use the right tool for the job.
Rich (Tilting right)
Huntington Beach, California
Remember that when we have the "BIG ONE" everything east of the Rockies falls into the ocean.