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Model #5587-01

15 Amp Corded Electric 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw with 24-Tooth Blade

Product Overview

Skil 7-1/4 in. SKILSAW Circular Saw (5587-01) features a powerful 15 Amp, ball-bearing motor for professional performance. Aluminum upper and lower guards provide additional durability on the job site, and a convenient multi-function wrench stored in the foot enables quick and easy blade changes. The saw also features a worm drive-style handle with soft grip for increased comfort and control.
  • 15 Amp, ball-bearing motor delivers powerful performance
  • Avanti 24-tooth carbide blade delivers high performance
  • 51° bevel with positive stop at 45° to increase rafter and jack capability
  • Wrench stored in foot for easy blade changes
  • Wide steel foot provides strength and stability
  • Anti-snag lower guard for small cut-offs
  • 1-year warranty
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Info & Guides

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Blade Diameter
Maximum Cut Depth @ 90 Deg.
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Amperage (amps)
Bevel Capacity
Blade Diameter (in.)
Blade Location
Color Family
Cord Length (ft.)
Corded Tool Type
Circular Saw
Cordless/ Corded
Depth Adjustment
Electrical brake
Keyless/keyed blade change
Maximum Cut Depth @ 45 Deg.
Maximum Speed (rpm)
Power Tool Features
Depth Adjustment,Keyed Blade Change
Product Weight (lb.)
Spindle Lock
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Listed,UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Questions & Answers


Are all Skilsaw's reverse threaded? I have the SPT67WE-01 refurbished model. I'm having trouble...

Asked by KQLE July 26, 2020

Hi KQLE, our customer service team would be happy to help you remove the stud to replace the blade. Please give us a call to get started: 1-877-754-5999.

box dimensions?

Asked by Luca March 4, 2017

Thank you for your question. The shipping dimensions are 7.5 x 16.5 x 10.5 inches. For further information, you may contact us at 1-877-754-5999.

do they make the blade saw on the left

Asked by roy December 28, 2016

To better answer your question, please contact our HD.com customer service department at 800-430-3376. The team is available every day from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. EST.

Does it have a laser like the one at Lowes at the same price point?

Asked by Homeydoo November 11, 2016


Will this saw to through 1 1/2" composite board?

Asked by Tkgthink January 8, 2016

I believe it will do fine with the appropriate blade. I have not cut 1.5 stock but have cut inch and it does fine'

can the skilsaw 5587 be rebuilt?

Asked by knay112 June 24, 2015

rebuilt? How so? Electric Motor changing armature/brushes? No, I'd not recommend that, but if you manage to wear this one out I'm sure Skil has a parts list. I wouldn't expect the parts to be around in 10+ years.

How do I change the blade on this skilsaw 5587

Asked by linden January 27, 2015

use wrench provided, or other wrench that fits onto bolt. Naturally, do this with saw unplugged/unpowered. You need to find a way to manually hold the blade. Recommended method is jamming blade into a piece of soft scrap wood. Don't over tighten on re-install, snug should be fine.

Customer Reviews

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    out of 38 reviews
  • 84% recommend this product
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A great basic circular saw.
Everyone should own a circular saw (maybe two!). It's a basic tool for the homeowner, hobbyist, contractor, builder, and others. This particular model Skil Model 5587 circular saw has all the basic features that you would need. See the specs for all the details. It has bevel adjustment (cutting angle), depth adjustment, wrench tool and storage, and a rough-cut blade. I cut some 2x3 for a project, and it worked well. First, I had to attach the provided blade. The saw does not come with a lock button to lock the saw shaft, so I tapped the wrench to knock the Blade Stud loose. Then I attached the blade and tightened the stud. While this saw would make a great starter saw or a second saw, because of its basic features, I would recommend that if you are looking for a heavy-duty saw, or commercial-grade saw, or if you are planning to do lots of major projects, then step up to one of the near top-of-the-line Skil circular saws; it will cost a lot more but will be worth it in the long run for all the added features you get. Whatever you decide, be sure to pickup some extra blades and add a variety (fine-cut, concrete, metal). I also prefer to put my tools in cases. This does not come with a case, and it is hard to find cases for circular saws unless you specifically buy a saw with an included case. I will be purchasing a large tool bag and using that. It will carry my blades and other accessories. This saw is made by Skil - it is well-made and will last a very long time. I look forward to handing this down to my son one day, when he has a place of his own.
by JohnS
3 people found this helpful
This Saw helps DIY'ers create amazing projects!
We have been in need of a circular saw for a long time. It was always our plan to ditch the MDF furniture in our home and spend our weekends building our own! The Skil brand circular saw was a major player in making those dreams come true. The first project we did with it was turn a pile of barn wood into the perfect coffee table. We took three pieces of odd shaped reclaimed barn wood and glued them together. After that, we made a jig to hold the newly made rectangle of wood so that we could cut the 4 sides down to the perfect square sized table. This saw cut through this wood with perfect precision. There were no issue. The blade was fast and did not slip or skip. This was the first time that we used a circular saw and we were able to get the job done right, the first time. The saw is ergonomic, sturdy, fast, and powerful! Please see the picture I posted of the finished coffee table. Thanks to Skil, we got it done!
by Mastadruma
6 people found this helpful
Who doesn't have one? It's a staple of every home. Some people say if you don't have a kid or a...
Who doesn't have one? It's a staple of every home. Some people say if you don't have a kid or a dog then your home isn't complete. Well, if you don't have a Skilsaw same thing. Just make sure you use the correct blade for your job. You should have a few different blades at home so you can change for different jobs. Standard 7-1/4" big time traditional Skilsaw power cut on angles, etc... Must have
by keds1027
Very nice saw !
Very nice saw !
by Framer
Really good
Something heavy but it is a powerful tool. Perfect for big projects.
by Jo16
Excellent addition to my set of tools!
This tool was instrumental in helping me complete a small wood project. It has some great power for the small jobs I have used it on and has been very reliable! It is of a great design and good build quality from a brand I have really start to like purchasing from. I would definitely recommend it to my friends and they do not mind bugging me to ask to use it for their own projects!
by Vedomano
Very nice saw.
Im using this saw in a panel saw application. Has plenty of power with a sharp blade.
by Bird
worst saw ever
first saw I ever bought that has no lock button to hold blade shaft while tightening/loosening for blade change. First and last Skil product I'll ever buy.
by DEG
Terrible Saw
This saw is pretty bad. The blade tends to slip a lot with the slightest bit of resistance. It doesn't have much torque to work with either. The blade guide doesn't move out of the way easily & the handle to adjust the table depth gets in the way of the guage to measure it. Don't waste your money on this saw
by Hale
2 people found this helpful
Good saw for price!
I am tired of battery tools and I am starting to go back to electric. Very dependable and a solid tool~ does not feel cheap.
by docnkate
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