Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Vintage 6 amp model J SkillSaw - 5 1/4 inch blade

In Tools and Hardware > Saws > Show & Tell.
Saws127 of 152Jennings 18 inch Crosscut Saw - c. 1900Old saw with nice wooden handle.
Love it
Like it

Ginseng108Ginseng108 loves this.
aghcollectaghcollect loves this.
fhrjr2fhrjr2 loves this.
geo26egeo26e loves this.
walksoftlywalksoftly loves this.
See 3 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 8 years ago

    (1 item)

    This is a vintage Skill Saw model J with toggle switch start. I recently found it when cleaning out my basement. I believe it is from 1928 and was the first run of model J (later runs had a trigger switch as I understand). I am very interested to know its value as I would like to sell to a collector. The lower blade guard is missing and the power cord has been repaired with old cloth electrical tape. It runs strong and has a significant amount of torque. Thanks for any additional information or value you could give.

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    See all
    Stanley Miter Box with Saw Included
    Stanley Miter Box with Saw Included...
    K4593- 2 Antique 1860s Henry Disston Split Nut Eagle Medallion Hand Saws 26 & 28
    K4593- 2 Antique 1860s Henry Dissto...
    Vintage W. Tyzack Sons & Turner Dovetail & Tenon Joinery Back Saws
    Vintage W. Tyzack Sons & Turner Dov...
    Stanley Miter Box with Saw Included
    Stanley Miter Box with Saw Included...
    See all


    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      I think you are predating this. To be sure contact their Hqs. in Europe and include a clear picture of the data plate. They can date it with the model and serial numbers. Bosch owns the Skil brand now and they aren't American made....China now. These old ones were true work horses. For some reason there isn't a database online to trace these. Several sites are building databases but last I knew it only goes back about 40 years.
    2. axel415, 8 years ago
      My information about this saw comes from another thread on this website ( ) where a similar saw was identified
      The serial number on the saw is 3816
    3. BeautifulOrUseful, 8 years ago
      That's the granddaddy of the Skil #77 worm drive-yes, lots a torque. I know that it has been the #1 choice for framing carpenters of both my and my father's generation. I've owned 2, they last forever. Your saw is both Beautiful AND Useful!
    4. ralph ralph, 8 years ago
      I still have one in the shed but I haven't used it for years.

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.