Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 18
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Merc30 Light duty only
Considering the number of Skil Saws that I have seen in use by friends and family that are well over 30 years old, this one did not last 5 years.
I has had a few hours and some tough jobs (sawing brick), but I was very disappointed with the longevity.
I would spend a few more dollars and buy a better model SkilSaw.
December 28, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NightVision Don't waste your money.
Seriously was disappointed about this saw. I ended up returning a Bosch saw because the levers were cheap and unreliable, then I picked up this saw, a huge mistake. It makes awful cuts in wood, and then couldn't even get through the wood. the blade would stop halfway through the cut. Not even functional. I ended up returning and getting the Rigid Saw. The rigid is on a whole other level. It was amazing. Do not buy this saw unless all what you're planning on building is pinewood derby cars, which is still a stretch.
September 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ShendoGeek Got what I needed!
If I used this saw for a living I might buy a more expensive one but I don't, so used it for its intended application.
I had a refurbished Skil circular saw for years and it finally gave out while cut'n through some concrete in 108 degree weather. No brainer to buy another Skill, worked like a champ, finished the job like a pro.
If you know how to use this saw properly it will serve you well for many years to come . . . no doubt.
July 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by H3guy Good tool for a fair price.
My last Skill Saw quit after 40+ years of service, so I bought another that should last until I'm 6 feet under. I'm using it on pressure treated 2"x8" boards and it does a great job. Doesn't have all the features of a more expensive saw, but It's good for the average DIYer. Easy to adjust.
January 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pete Great Buy for the Money
Bought my last Skil saw 35 years ago. Time for a new one. Home Depot didn't have the item in the store, so we ordered on line. Quick and easy. Delivered right to the door. Same quality 35 years later.
March 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Product just what my husband wanted
Great piece of equipment for his workbench. Definite must buy
March 25, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ichthus 5 minutes to cut a 2x4
I'm not sure if the saw is just of horrible quality, too low of amperage, or if the anti-kickback clutch on this saw I got was over-reacting, but it literally took 5 minutes just to cut through a 2x4, the clutch stopping the blade every 5 seconds of that. I'm returning the saw tomorrow and plan on spending an extra $50 for a quality saw.
August 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PoetryWW Good price-quality homeowner saw
So far the saw is doing great. We have a deck to build soon so I will update after a few days of hard work on the saw.
January 21, 2014