Summary: This little SKIL 5-1/2 inch circular saw is one of the best toys this boy has ever added to his collection! I was skeptical at first, but am now a diehard fan of this compact, easy to handle, easy to guide!, non-abusive, relatively low noise, awesome saw.
Summary: I had wanted a skil saw for a long time, but needed a light weight one as my wrists are not very strong. This one is pretty good for me. My boyfriend insists it's a left-handed saw, but I think he's wrong. And anyway, it doesn't matter for me, since I have never used a different one!
Summary: I like this saw. I use it as often as I do any of my other circular saws and I mainly use it to break down 4x8 sheet goods, including some hefty 7/8" flooring. I love the size, weight and balance of this saw, and it doesn't seem to lack for power either. It does seem loud for it's size and power.
Summary: The saw arrived whenstated,and was put to use right away. My crew enjoys using the saw, especially when repairing verticle cedar siding. The only hang up of this saw , is that it requires a one-half inch arbor.Most blade mfgrs.have three-eighths arbors.
Summary: I love this saw. It is small enough for me to handle yet big enough to get the job done. I am afraid of the standard size circular saw, so I never used one. They are much too heavy. I feel I have control over this saw and it has given me the confidence to use one.
Summary: Nice saw. I have a great makita saw , so why this saw too. My makita is larger and much heavier. This saw is a dream to use and it really saves my strenth. Dont throw that big one away however you'll still need it for angle cuts on your 2bys.
Summary: Where has this saw been all my life. I'm right handed and always wondered why so many saws had the blade on the right side making it very difficult to see the blade when making a cut. Because of that I have always used a worm drive with the blade on the left.
Summary: No, I have never been a fan of Skil tools, but this one has changed my mind entirely. No, this isn't the one to do the bulk of all my cutting needs, but it really does a great job at what it was designed to do.
Summary: I love this little saw. It is light and easy to control, making it my new first choice whenever I have to cut a panel. It can cut a 2X but cutting panels is this thing's forte. With the small blade you have to focus a little more to keep cuts straight (harder than with a 7.25" blade saw) but the...