Summary: This Skil saw is a great value and is the perfect balance between price and function for the non-professional. I purchased this model saw 25 years ago and it recently died on me. It began making noises and the bearing probably wore out. I didn't think it was worth repairing since it was used for a lot of projects over the years and a new one made sense. I looked at many models but settled on the same Skil saw because it is such a good price for a solid saw.
Summary: This saw arrived very quickly and I was impressed. Cut through plywood very easily and was very easy to guide. A couple of small complaints. The depth lever kept coming loose. I don't know if I just didn't have it tightened down enough or if this will be a consistent problem. The blade stopped cutting and when I checked the depth it was as shallow as possible. We will see. It also kicks up a ton of dust and even though I was wearing glasses I got a little in my eye.
this saw work's great but it would have been nice if at least ...
Anthony F., Amazon
15 March 2015
Summary: this saw work's great but it would have been nice if at least came a rip fence or some form of spec's to reference to buy one that would fit this particular saw skil makes some I have a model 5550 and it still works fine the dept adjustment lever got worn it was made of plastic but this one's make of steel great job skil.
Summary: I love this saw, it's a bit heavy for someone with barely any arm strength, but I can still get the job done. Easy assembly, easy blade switch. Unfortunately, my box was missing the hardware/wrench, but I just ended up using one of my own socket wrenches to un tighten the bolt. So it worked fine.
Summary: This was a Christmas gift for my son-in-law who loves tools. (Actually, he loves all gadgets, widgets and tools but since he also loves my daughter, I'm not complaining!). He often borrowed our saw and was thrilled to have his own. How many circles need sawing is beyond my ken.
Summary: For the price, this product really cannot be beat. We have used this for numerous project but most recently a bathroom. We cut through 2x4s, sheets of plywood and 2x6s all for this one project. The saw did wonderfully. It takes a little while to make sure you have your guides set up appropriately but once you do, it cuts like a dream.
Summary: This saw is powerful and makes fine cuts. It is a great saw overall. It is my only hand-held circular saw at home and I make regular use of it. My only complaint is the construction of the metal guide, plate and bevel assembly. Adjusting depth and bevel angle isn't as smooth, quick or easy as other saws I've used. I have seen much better release/adjustment systems on other saws (like Dewalt, although price is an obvious consideration).
has been used moderately and so far has done an excellent job. only thing i noticed is that it ...
17 November 2014
Summary: my first time using/owning a saw. has been used moderately and so far has done an excellent job. only thing i noticed is that it will slip as a result of the bolt needing to be tightened. only happened a couple of times, no other issues. to those who may also be starting out, i would like to suggest that you heed the safety warnings and do a little research on youtube regarding useful tips, like properly clamping pieces to avoid kick-back.
Summary: It cut wood. 2x6x12 ripping them. It was most likely my lack of experience that had me backing the saw up when it was being pinched. When it was being cut straight,, no problems. The only issue I had was trying to adjust cutting depth. When it was adjusted to where I wanted it and then pinched the locking thing... it went back to its original depth. If I could have figured out how to adjust it correctly, I'm thinking the cutting would have been easier.
Summary: I bought this to replace an almost identical unit bought many years ago (a 12 amp unit). I think this was less expensive, and the redesigned foot mounting should keep the blade and foot aligned--avoiding the bending, and ultimately cracking, problem that now limits the old saw to rough masonry work (which is probably what caused the old mounting to crack). I also like the light on the new saw that shows active power to the saw.