Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 10
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HonestReviewer Blade Stuck
I bought this saw a few years ago. I've had to change the blade less than 10 times over that time span. Well now the blade is stuck. The pin that holds the blade in place won't retract when you flip up the release lever. There are no troubleshooting instructions in the manual on how to deal with this issue. I've tried researching it on the Internet, but there is no information on how to replace any of the parts for this saw. Now I'm left buying a new saw having barely ever used this one.
August 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Blade lock not working
I got this saw as a gift from work for years of service award. I have had it for about a month and have not been able to use it due to the blade lock not holding the blade. This type of lock on this model is useless. Just the other review [you follow the instructions and it still doesn't work].
August 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cortezy Quality Tool
I am a DIY kind of guy, which makes this tool perfect for trimming my fruit trees, palm trees and demolishing job are easy.
January 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GroutGuy Great Grout Saw!
I've done several regrout jobs with this tool. More than enough power. The feature I really appreciate is the speed dial. It is too easy to squeeze the trigger too hard and go too fast with some 12+ amp brute. I can dial in the maximum speed and maintain control. The next cheapest reciprocating saw is easily 2.5x the price and unnecessary for my needs.
November 2, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by HandyMam Saw Blade is Stuck in it
I am not very strong and this saw is pretty heavy, but it cut so well I didn't mind the weight. It was ok through a couple of blade changes until one stuck in it and will not release. Desperate for a saw I'll just buy another one but not this Skil, which is less than a year old.
May 12, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Grant PITA to get blade to stay in
I've had this saw for a couple of years. I don't use it very often, but every time I do I have a hard time getting it to hold onto the blade. The instructions say to pull back and forth on the blade to ensure the pin is in the blade and I do. Then as soon as I start to cut the blade goes flying. This happens for probably the first 10-15 times EVERY time I use the saw. Some instructions on how to adjust the blade holder would be nice.
July 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Great Saw
9.5 Amp motor provides ample power for cutting everything, from wood to plastic to steel. Choice of orbital and non-orbital, by switch is an added feature that is valuable. Heavy enough to know it is quality made and light enough to keep you working all day. This is the first Skil power tool I have purchased and has convinced me to purchase more. Great saw, nice storage bag and even better price! The only aspect that could be an improvement(in my opinion) is a variable speed trigger, opposed to the variable speed selector on the side of the handle.
March 27, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BOBBY HORRIBLE
I MIGHT AS WELL BEEN CUTTING A 2X4 WITH A DULL BUTTER KNIFE. LIKE BEATING MY HEAD AGIANST A WALL. QUICK COUPLER BROKE DURING FIRST USE; YOU MIGHT AS WELL BURN YOUR MONEY THAN SPEN IT ON THIS SAW.
March 19, 2013