Summary: I did a lot of research into circular saws before buying this Skil model. I didn't want to spend a ton of money on a DeWalt or similar higher end model, and this Skil saw was a perfect compromise. It works great and comes in at a great price point. I've used it numerous times in the few weeks I've had it for small home improvement projects and love it. Highly recommended for do it yourself handymen.
Summary: The stud keep turning when trying to release it.. so I cannot even install the blade. Since it doesn't have anything to lock the stud, I am left with a useless tool.. This is my worst purchase I ever made and will never buy another Skil product!
have used a couple of times and it works excellent. the one thing that all the new saws ...
just_me 507, Amazon
9 July 2014
Summary: have used a couple of times and it works excellent. the one thing that all the new saws have is that darn safety switch you have to push in order for trigger to work. Other than that could not expect better for the price.
Satisfactory DIY saw (see blade recommendation) at the right price!
Keith R. Douglas "Hopelessly lost, but making..., Amazon
4 July 2014
Summary: Working on a home remodel 2000 miles away from my tools, I needed a circular saw. Did not really want to spend $200+ for a heavier duty saw which would come close to my 30 year old Skil back at home. Read reviews for hours, checked other brands (Porter-Cable, Ridgid, DeWalt, etc.) at Home Depot and decided on this saw, though it was not displayed locally for me to hold.
Summary: Bought due to cordless circular saw not able to do larger jobs. This really made my job easy. Cuts well and quick. Not 5 stars because nut seemed to keep coming loose that held blade even though I kept tightening back up