Skil has launched an exciting new Skilsaw branded concrete cutting specific circular saw named the Medusaw. This new saw is based on the proven SPT77WM-22 7-1/4″ worm drive circular saw body. The standard saw foot has been replaced with a roller base with built-in guiding pointer for making accurate cuts. Beyond the roller foot it includes a wet dust collection system with integrated GFCI protection. If you are cutting dry it also features a dry cutting dust collection port for hooking up to vacs and collection systems. This saw is surely to capture much of the market that is already using this same saw for making these cuts but users have been forced to configure the saw themselves with after market rolling feet, dust collection management systems and GFCI protection.
This new saw model should retail for $399 or less on the street which will be very competitive when you factor in how much it can cost when you buy a basic worm drive and then outfit it with the needed concrete cutting accessories. Beyond the cost of the saw is the savings in labor. Many times when cutting concrete you have a second guy on the site working with the saw operator to man the vacuum cleaning up the mess. Factor out this added labor and the saw really starts to look appealing.
Check out the Skilsaw Medusaw site for more details and some informational videos. As more details specs are released we’ll be sure to update this article.
Thoughts on the Skil Brand Being Sold
As a side note, it’s very interesting to see this new saw launching just as the Skil brand has been sold by Bosch Tools to Chervon. This saw must have been in the works for quite some time and the marketing push behind it seems to be well planned and not disrupted by the sale of the company. Nicely done both Bosch and Chervon. You can read about the sale of Skil in detail in our article “Bosch Power Tools to Sell Skil Brand to Chervon Ltd.“.