Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 17
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by canadianguy Good saw for homeowner
I've had this saw for about 3 years now. Used it to build a deck, a fence and various other odd cuts. Still going strong. No extra frills (edge guide, case, etc..) but for this price you can't go wrong.
November 15, 2008
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dmac25 A real clunker
I guess I should not have expected much for the price, but even at this price, the general overall build of this saw was still cheesy. I'm a construction professional and own a half a dozen teal magnesium sidewinder saws, half a dozen yellow lightweight saws, and half a dozen Skill magnesium sidewinders and needed this one for a job in another location since at that time we were on a tight budget. First thing I noticed right out of the box was that way the cheap plastic housing pieces didn't fit. Then that shoe... could they have made it any thinner? The shoe mounting hardware is very light duty, especially for a saw that weighs as much as this one. The black finish on the shoe and hardware was already showing rust, right out of the box, so I can only imagine what it will look like after some use. A rusty, corroded shoe affects the performance of the saw. But the real deal breaker was that the shoe was out of alignment with the blade. Yes, I could have spend half an hour tweaking it to get it to line up, but I returned the saw an bought something else locally.
I have an old Skill circular saw. I mean OLD. I bought it new in about 1960. It still runs fine but because it is so heavy and clunky, I use it mainly on cement board and other things I would not subject my newer saws to. But it is amazing to me how similar these two saws are. They look like they came off the same exact assembly line, the only difference being that the motor case and handle case are plastic on the new one. Oh, and the build quality on my 55 year old saw is way better.
September 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Definitely Does the job well
Purchased the software projects around the house I have used this product in the past and have always been satisfied with durability and longevity
October 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lprather03 Great product
This was a birthday gift for my husband and he is very happy with this saw. Has made a world of difference in his project. Would highly recommend it to everyone.
September 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ronjon Great features
This is the first time owning this brand. It has been really great. The 2-point line of sight has been real handy. Anti-snag lower guard is a great feature.
April 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NolenLn Great all around saw
Have owned for a couple of months to build a garden gate. Pretty basic cuts (2x4, 1x6) with one difficult rip. With a separately purchased rip guide, it worked perfectly. Really pleased with gate. One proviso, the blade it comes with is for rough cuts only. I needed to buy a better (more teeth) blade. Overall, great value for money.
November 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by slammin Great Saw
I bought this saw for my hobby building bird houses I'm very happy with the over all performance of this saw I did change the blade I needed a finer tooth blade.
August 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TranceMusic awesome tool, great prie,dependable for years!!
My skilsaw is going on 12 years and still cutting as if I just bought it yesterday.
July 3, 2014