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Posted 2 years ago

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I was given this saw about 3 years ago from a woodworker friend who has since passed and have used it for various jobs around the house. It is much heavier than any on the market today, so it is not necessarily the best saw to use all day making many cuts. I have been told not to sell it at any price though because the quality is just irreplaceable. I really don't have extensive knowledge of tools, but I was trying to find out just how valuable it really is with no luck, because I don't know the model number. I was hoping somebody knowledgeable might see these photos and recognize the period it was built in and the model number. You can see a partial model number labeled on the saw. It looks like "Skilsaw 1960-1" but it might be "1980-1". If there is anyone who can enlighten me on this saw it would be much appreciated.

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  1. texastrailhiker, 2 years ago
    Thank you for your response. If it is an 80's model then it's not as antiquated as I thought.
  2. texastrailhiker, 2 years ago
    I have to agree about the newer, more cheaply made saws. In my case, I don't do a lot of heavy carpentry work, so it is bound to extend this saws life.
  3. ClassicTVMan1981X ClassicTVMan1981X, 2 years ago
    The embossed date code by the warnings notes, for lack of a better-quality picture of it, looks like "HJY1" and the date code lies in the "JY" part which translates as November 1982 (1983 model year). There is also information elsewhere on the nameplate that says this was manufactured exclusively for Coast to Coast Stores.

    I also remember Skilsaw had made a model 1978 saw that was similar to this model, with a date code of "HFS1" where "FS" meant a May 1979 date of manufacture. That saw would've also been sold exclusively to some independent hardware chain, such as True Value.

    ~Ben

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