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First generation Skilsaw model 77

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PutnamEco   February 28, 2010  
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First generation Skilsaw model 77

This is what I believe to be an first generation model 77 Skilsaw. I haven't really had much luck tracking the history of Skils early tools. There is a lot of info on the history of the company itself, but very little on the progression of tool models through the years. Skils own website provides a nice overview of their  history. http://www.skiltools.com/en/AboutUs/SkilHeritage/  Skils original model saw was called the Michel Electric Hand Saw  Which later came to be called the Model E. Production of this tool was started in 1928 in, I believe, Chicago.

While interesting, it is not yet really collectible due to the sheer numbers of these saw that where produced. If your looking for a collectible saw I would either suggest a Model E or for a more modern one, one of the 250 saws that Skil offered as a limited edition, that was painted in an American flag style color scheme. If your really into classic Skil you will also want one of their model 100 "Surfboard" planers.

This saw still runs great. It is a 10 Amp. saw. It has enough power in my opinion, to still be quite useful. When I purchased this saw its gearcase was filled with grease, not oil, and included in the tools case was a tube of Skil  branded grease. After going back and forth with Skils customer service who insisted that none of their model 77s ran grease, I tried oil. Not having an oil level hole to gauge capacity as this tools only access is through a access hole on top of the tool,  I took a guess and just covered the end of the worm  drive gear.  Boy was this a mistake. this saw does not hold oil well.  So I drained the oil out and regreased it.  It continues to run well, although I can't say that I run this saw often enough to comment on its durability. I have been unable to find an owners manual or any other literature on this saw and would appreciate any info any one could shed on this tool.

This is what I believe to be an first generation model 77 Skilsaw. I haven't really had much luck tracking the history of Skils early tools. There is a lot of info on the history of the company itself, but very little on the progression of tool models through the years. Skils own website provides a nice overview of their  history. http://www.skiltools.com/en/AboutUs/SkilHeritage/  Skils original model saw was called the Michel Electric Hand Saw  Which later came to be called the Model E. Production of this tool was started in 1928 in, I believe, Chicago.

While interesting, it is not yet really collectible due to the sheer numbers of these saw that where produced. If your looking for a collectible saw I would either suggest a Model E or for a more modern one, one of the 250 saws that Skil offered as a limited edition, that was painted in an American flag style color scheme. If your really into classic Skil you will also want one of their model 100 "Surfboard" planers.

This saw still runs great. It is a 10 Amp. saw. It has enough power in my opinion, to still be quite useful. When I purchased this saw its gearcase was filled with grease, not oil, and included in the tools case was a tube of Skil  branded grease. After going back and forth with Skils customer service who insisted that none of their model 77s ran grease, I tried oil. Not having an oil level hole to gauge capacity as this tools only access is through a access hole on top of the tool,  I took a guess and just covered the end of the worm  drive gear.  Boy was this a mistake. this saw does not hold oil well.  So I drained the oil out and regreased it.  It continues to run well, although I can't say that I run this saw often enough to comment on its durability. I have been unable to find an owners manual or any other literature on this saw and would appreciate any info any one could shed on this tool.

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