SKIL 5480-01 13 Amp 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw Kit Review

Complete Circular Saw Kit Offering 2-Point Line of Sight
SKIL 5480-01 13 Amp 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw Kit Review

Product Name: SKIL 5480-01 13 Amp 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw Kit

Product Description: Skil Circular Saw

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  • 7.2/10
    Rating - 7.2/10
7.2/10

Summary

The SKIL 5480-01 13 Amp 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw Kit is a complete kit including a saw, a wrench and an 18-tooth carbide blade. Basically, it is designed for light to medium duty jobs at a regular crafts shop or DIY projects. It works quite well on wide varieties of woods and some other materials as well.

With the innovation in construction, remodeling and assembling tasks, newer and more efficient tools are required to complete the jobs on time. Tools like electric screwdrivers, power drills, hammers and band or circular saws are getting more and more popular among technicians. However, they need to be composed of top-notch mechanisms and electric components.

Taking this consideration in viewpoint, SKIL manufacturers have introduced the SKIL 5480-01 13 Amp 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw Kit. This serves as a reliable tool on jobsite within a lower price range.

Featuring 18-tooth carbide blade

Even with the low-price range, the SKIL 13 Amp 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw can manage to chop through a variety of tough and dense materials. This includes a variety of woods with varying thickness.  With the provision of a 7 ¼ inch 18-tooth carbide blade, it can be used for a variety of tasks.

These include the building of decks, fences, sheds or different types of bunk beds. When compared with the earlier models, it has a 20% wider foot. This adds to the stability of tool during use and imparts greater control to the user.

Anti-Snag lower guard

Talking about the safety features, the SKIL Circular Saw comes with a patented Anti-Snag lower guard. It is a high grade and professional level safety feature.it reduces any kind of hang ups occurring in the material when a narrow cutoff is being made. Moreover, a rear depth adjustment lever has been provided to allow user to adjust the depth of the cut.

A trigger safety lock prevents the hazards from the accidental startup. The two-point line off sigh enables the worker to accurate and straight lines, hence minimizing the errors.

Specs and features

  • Item Weight: 12.4 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 11 x 9 inches
  • Item model number: 5480-01
  • Size: 5/8″
  • Color: Red
  • Power Source: corded-electric
  • Voltage: 120 volts
  • Horsepower: 2.3 HP
  • Certification: certified frustration-free
  • Included Components: bare-tool
  • Warranty Description: 30 day money back guarantee, 1 year manufacturer warranty

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Durable ball bearing motor construction gives the saw a longer life
  • 2-point Line of Sight allows users to make more accurate cuts
  • The foot is 20-percent larger than the previous generation guaranteeing more stability and control when making cuts
  • A rear lever depth-adjustment assures accurate cut depth in material

Cons

  • Very noisy

Verdict

The SKIL 5480-01 13 Amp 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw Kit is a complete kit including a saw, a wrench and an 18-tooth carbide blade. Basically, it is designed for light to medium duty jobs at a regular crafts shop or DIY projects.  It works quite well on wide varieties of woods and some other materials as well.

The blade can be angled up to 45 degrees to make angled cuts, hence it suits diverse applications. It suits those users who are low on budget. The professional technicians have tried and tested this circular saw. They highly recommend it to novice user and beginner level craftsmen.

Skil 5480-01 13 Amp 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw Kit
List Price: $76.02
Price: $76.02
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