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For those wondering, Skilsaw is a brand. This is a 20v DeWalt Circular Saw.
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For those wondering, Skilsaw is a brand. This is a 20v DeWalt Circular Saw.
Thanks I would change the name
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A lot of people call them skill saws but yeah they technically a circular saw. Kind of like Qtips vs cotton swabs lol
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terrific.. thank you for posting
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Does anyone know if Lowe's will price match these deals?
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For those wondering, Skilsaw is a brand. This is a 20v DeWalt Circular Saw.
While correct, nobody was wondering. Skil saw and circular saw are pretty much synonymous. On a table full of Skil branded tools, if you ask for the Skil saw, you will be handed the circular.
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I have an older 18 volt Dewalt circular saw. Barely makes 2-4 cuts before the battery is dead. Hell my corded circular saw will dim the lights when I turn it on. How much better is it with a 20 volt?
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I have an older 18 volt Dewalt circular saw. Barely makes 2-4 cuts before the battery is dead. Hell my corded circular saw will dim the lights when I turn it on. How much better is it with a 20 volt?
A world of difference, I was skeptical but the high amp batteries available on the 20v platform are far better. My 18v saw was useless, 20v will cut for hours
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This "skill saw means circular saw" commentary might be regional. I'm in NY and never once have I ever heard of a circular saw referred to as a skill saw, unless it was an actual Skil brand saw.

Or it might be an elderly thing - Skilsaw made the first portable circular saws - in the 1930s. They changed the company name to just "Skil" at least sixty years ago.

EDIT: Apparently "Skilsaw" is back as a brand name? Owned by Bosch now? And they're relevant again? For years, their brand was not really great.
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Looks like it doesn't come with a charger.
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Looks like it doesn't come with a charger.
Correct. This is a "tool only" with a bonus included battery. It's generally intended for people who already have one or more products on the same system. Definitely not a practical deal if you are going to pay cash for a charger separately, because a charger alone will cost more than 50% of a cheap combo kit for a drill or something. The chargers have high retail but if you buy a lot of tool deals, as many on this forum do, you'll eventually be literally full of chargers for DeWalt or Milwaukee (or both). It's generally never worth paying $ for a charger individually unless you want a specialty one. (DeWalt has charger/radio combos, one in a ToughSystem case, and a massive charger/inverter that will charge 4 batteries at a time, and when you unplug it you can turn it into an inverter and get AC power to run a corded tool off of it).
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While correct, nobody was wondering. Skil saw and circular saw are pretty much synonymous. On a table full of Skil branded tools, if you ask for the Skil saw, you will be handed the circular.
I would say that it's more specifically applied to a "worm-drive" saw, which are still almost all made by Skil. The "worm-drive" has the larger rear handle and motor is behind the blade, perpendicular to the blade, with power transferred through a worm-gear, this gave it better balance and more powerful motor, but they are for Pros and they are heavy.
[They are still made, the "model 77" is the classic. About 20 years ago they added a lighter one with a Magnesium Alloy case the shaved a few pounds of the weight of this massive corded saw]

You might notice that there are now some cordless saws with a extended rear handle, and are sold as "worm-drive style" but they are not truly worm-drive; it's just a different handle shape. The truth is that the new amazingly powerful DC motors used on some of the new 20V and 60V saws are small enough to not need the worm-drive gear system. (the saw in this offer is a lower-end circular saw, but still fine for most tasks; probably not for heavy pro use.)
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thought it was a great deal until i noticed it was the 6 1/2" saw, not the 7 1/4". no thanks
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This "skill saw means circular saw" commentary might be regional. I'm in NY and never once have I ever heard of a circular saw referred to as a skill saw, unless it was an actual Skil brand saw.

Or it might be an elderly thing - Skilsaw made the first portable circular saws - in the 1930s. They changed the company name to just "Skil" at least sixty years ago.

EDIT: Apparently "Skilsaw" is back as a brand name? Owned by Bosch now? And they're relevant again? For years, their brand was not really great.
yeah, i've literally never heard anybody on a site or in a shop call a circular saw a "Skillsaw"... now "SawZall", yeah, everybody i know calls every reciprocating saw a "SawZall", even though it's the Milwaukee specific line.
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