NAPERVILLE, Ill. - Skilsaw has entered the linear cutting market by releasing a 13amp reciprocating saw with patented Buzzkill technology, a patented full-frame counterbalance that suppresses vibration up to 35 percent allowing for comfortable, controlled cuts.
 
Skilsaw Power Tools was founded in 1924 with the invention of the first portable circular saw, the Skillsaw, and its successor, the Skilsaw model 77, became the benchmark of portable circular saws.
 
While some tools on the market feature a rotational system, Skilsaw features a linear system simplifying the counterbalance to maintain superior vibration control with fewer wear points.
 
The 13amp SPT44A-00 reciprocating saw features a clock spring brush system designed for durability and optimal motor performance as the saw pushes through the cut, regardless of heat or dust flow. Skilsaw also developed the patented single-wobble drive train, which reduces friction to slow down heat buildup for a longer tool life.
 
With a tough motor providing enough power for any application, the saw comes as a compact model with an ergonomic design and Skilsaw says it is the only reciprocating saw in the compact market with both counterbalance and a single-wobble drive train.
 
“We understand there is a wide offering in the existing reciprocating saw market,” said Bogdan Moldovan, product manager at Skilsaw. “However, we were confident that we could go further. And we did. After extensive research...we’re excited to give users a reciprocating saw option with all-new distinctive features.”
 
Other notable features include a variable speed trigger for cutting specialized materials, a secure tool-less blade clamp that holds up to harsh jobsite demands, and an oversize trigger for flexibility in multiple cutting positions.
 
Another reciprocating saw, the 15amp SPT44-10, will be available later this year and will feature an orbital mode switch, a variable speed dial, and an adjustable shoe. The 13amp saw is priced $99 and the 15amp saw will be priced at $179.
 
“Expanding our product offering from circular to linear cutting further positions Skilsaw as a professional cutting solution provider for different materials,” said Jason Schickerling, director of product development at Skilsaw. “In 2015, we launched metal-cutting, fiber cement and worm drive table saws, and most recently, in 2016, we launched our first concrete saw for cutting and scoring. We strive to design better tools that allow pros to work smarter, not harder, on today’s demanding jobsites.“