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One of the fellas at work brought in a strange piece. It is a
Skil Saw Model J. The largest blade you could put on this saw
would be 5". The shoe is about 2 1/2" wide. There is no blade
guard. It does not have a trigger switch, it is an on-off ball
ended toggle. Yes, this thing is dangerous by today's standards.
It is a full barrel saw. The castings do not match a Model E or a
77, but the diameter and length are within fractions.

Does anyone have any information about this critter? I have sent
off to Skil, but have not gotten any response.


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On Sun, 24 Feb 2008 20:44:58 -0600, "DanG" wrote:

One of the fellas at work brought in a strange piece. It is a
Skil Saw Model J. The largest blade you could put on this saw
would be 5". The shoe is about 2 1/2" wide. There is no blade
guard. It does not have a trigger switch, it is an on-off ball
ended toggle. Yes, this thing is dangerous by today's standards.
It is a full barrel saw. The castings do not match a Model E or a
77, but the diameter and length are within fractions.

Does anyone have any information about this critter? I have sent
off to Skil, but have not gotten any response.

I have a similar saw made by "Power Electric Tools" that I haven't
gotten to yet other than to cut the frayed cord off.
Gerry :-)}
London, Canada
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5 1/2-inch handheld circular saws used to be common, even predominant
(before 1960 or so). I have a Black & Decker one from the 1970s that I like
because it is so lightweight. Blades are still available.


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5 1/2-inch handheld circular saws used to be common, even predominant
(before 1960 or so). I have a Black & Decker one from the 1970s that
I like because it is so lightweight. Blades are still available.


They're even back in production again.

I bought one - on sale - about a year ago.

Lightweight plastic housing makes it very easy to handle.

For heavier work, though, I've an old Singer-made Craftsman Commercial
7 1/4" saw with a cast Aluminum housing [heavy thing] that's easier to keep
going straight on long cuts.



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I have one of those - I dont' like the lack of blade guard, so I don't use
it - it's available if anyone wants it
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One of the fellas at work brought in a strange piece. It is a
Skil Saw Model J. The largest blade you could put on this saw
would be 5". The shoe is about 2 1/2" wide. There is no blade
guard. It does not have a trigger switch, it is an on-off ball
ended toggle. Yes, this thing is dangerous by today's standards.
It is a full barrel saw. The castings do not match a Model E or a
77, but the diameter and length are within fractions.

Does anyone have any information about this critter? I have sent
off to Skil, but have not gotten any response.


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well, I looked, mine is Crafstman, not skill brand - it's under
miscellaneous for sale on my web page (www.wbnoble.com) - but the picture
disappeared - I'll try to take another one and update the site "some day
soon" - meanwhile - $5 plus shipping if you want it
"William Noble" wrote in message
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I have one of those - I dont' like the lack of blade guard, so I don't use
it - it's available if anyone wants it
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One of the fellas at work brought in a strange piece. It is a
Skil Saw Model J. The largest blade you could put on this saw
would be 5". The shoe is about 2 1/2" wide. There is no blade
guard. It does not have a trigger switch, it is an on-off ball
ended toggle. Yes, this thing is dangerous by today's standards.
It is a full barrel saw. The castings do not match a Model E or a
77, but the diameter and length are within fractions.

Does anyone have any information about this critter? I have sent
off to Skil, but have not gotten any response.


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