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September 11, 2017

SKILSAW Receives Industry Recognition from 2017 Pro Tool Innovation Awards

Pro Tool Award

SKILSAW wins four awards in the corded power tools and

concrete/masonry categories


Naperville, Ill., September 11, 2017SKILSAW, inventor of the worm drive saw, announced today it received four 2017 Pro Tool Innovation Awards (PTIA) – three separate awards in the corded power tools category and one in the concrete/masonry category. The PTIA judges recognized SKILSAW for providing saws that are cost- and time-effective, powerful and durable.


“We’re humbled by the accolades we received from this year’s Pro Tool Innovation Awards,” said Joe Turoff, Chief Marketing Officer at Chervon. “The awards are proof-positive that we are delivering solutions that make professionals more efficient and jobsites more effective.”


The full list of awards SKILSAW received from PTIA 2017 includes:

  • Corded Power Tools
    • Reciprocating Saws
      • SKILSAW 13 Amp Reciprocating Saw, Model SPT44A-00
      • From the judges: “There’s always going to be skepticism when technology this significant comes to a tool class and is still a good value. But we’ve actually used the SKILSAW 13-Amp Reciprocating Saw with Buzzkill Technology, and the vibration reduction is legitimate.”
    • Table Saws
      • SKILSAW 10 Inch Heavy Duty Worm Drive Table Saw
      • From the judges: “The basic form of the original table saw is still there, but now there’s greater capacity with the ability to cut sheet goods up to 30-1/2 inches wide.”
    • Circular Saws
      • SKILSAW SPT70WM-22 10-1/4 Inch Magnesium SAWSQUATCH Worm Drive Saw
      • From the judges: “SKILSAW isn’t the only game in town to offer a 10-1/4″ circular saw, but you’re going to have an awfully tough time finding a better one.”


  • Concrete and Masonry
    • Concrete/Masonry Electric Power Cutter Saws
      • SKILSAW 7 Inch MEDUSAW Worm Drive for Concrete SPT79-00
      • From the judges: “Even though it has a very specific use, it reduces the cost associated with making the conversion yourself and reduces the workload down to a 1-person job.”


“Both of the products we released in the latter half of 2017 – the 13 Amp Reciprocating Saw and the Heavy Duty Worm Drive Table Saw – received Pro Tool Innovation Awards, affirming that we are creating products ideally suited to the pro user,” said Craig Hanba, Director Brand Management at SKILSAW “These two saws exemplify SKILSAW’s continued commitment to providing superior cutting solutions.”


Since 2013, the Pro Tool Innovation Awards program recognizes tools that provide excellent value, advanced features and the latest innovations. The panel of PTIA judges consists of industry professionals who handle and use hundreds of new tools each year.


The announcement of these awards precedes prominent industry trade shows such as STAFDA, NAHB’s International Builder Show and World of Concrete. SKILSAW will debut its 13 Amp Reciprocating Saw and Heavy Duty Worm Drive Table Saw at the 2017 STAFDA show.


About SKILSAW Power Tools
SKILSAW Power Tools, in Naperville, Ill., is a leader in cutting technology serving the professional construction market under the SKILSAW brand and consumer do-it-yourself market under the SKIL brand. SKILSAW Power Tools was founded in 1924 with the invention of its flagship tool, the SKILSAW, the world’s first portable circular saw. The invention of this saw also pioneered the use of worm drive gearing, Dual-Field™ motor and die-cast aluminum motor housing. Its successor, the SKILSAW Model 77 became the benchmark of portable circular saws changing the construction and home improvement industry forever.