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Worm Drive Saws come in application-specific models.

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April 1, 2014 - With respective weights of 14.1, 12.5, and 11.6 lb, 7¼ in. aluminum SHD77-02 SKILSAW, 7¼ in. magnesium SHD77M-02 SKILSAW, and 7¼ in. magnesium MAG77LT SKILSAW feature 24-tooth carbide blade and Cut-Ready Depth of Cut System™ that facilitates and accelerates adjustment. Multifunction wrench stores on saw foot, and these 15 A, 5,300 rpm saws offer 51° (SHD77-02) and 53° (SHD77M-02 and MAG77LT) bevel with Zero Adjust and positive stop at 45°.

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation

1800 West Central Rd., Mt. Prospect, IL, 60056, USA

Original Press Release

A New Generation: SKILSAW Introduces Improved Line of Worm Drive SKILSAWs

Press release date: March 25, 2014

MT. PROSPECT, Ill. -- For generations, the name SKILSAW has been synonymous with quality and durability. With the recent introduction of a new family of worm drives, SKILSAW continues to build its hard-earned reputation as the "go-to" saw on jobsites.

The new worm drive family includes three saws: the SKILSAW SHD77-02, the SKILSAW SHD77M-02 and the SKILSAW MAG77LT. Each is designed to achieve different cutting applications.

"Developing saws specific to the various cutting applications and trades allows contractors to cut more efficiently," said Nancy Struijk, product manager, circular saws. "This in turn allows them to make the most out of their day on the job."

The main feature of the new SKILSAWs is their reduced weight. Each saw is lighter than its predecessor, which was a big improvement noted by SKILSAW user groups. The new saws also feature a multi-function wrench that stores on the saw foot for convenience, a Cut-Ready Depth of Cut System(TM) for quick and easy adjustment and a 24-tooth carbide blade.

"We believe these improvements will have an immediate impact on the jobsite," Struijk said.

The New Line

Perfect for concrete forming and masons, the 7-1/4 in. Aluminum Worm Drive SKILSAW is one of the most versatile saws on the market, making it the rugged workhorse of the jobsite. The new SHD77-02 Aluminum Worm Drive Saw continues to provide power and performance, and is now a pound lighter at 14.1 lbs. Specific features include:
--  51(o) bevel with Zero Adjust and positive stop at 45(o)
--  15 Amp, 5300 RPM
--  1 lb. lighter than SHD77*

The SHD77M-02 is a 7-1/4 in. Magnesium Worm Drive SKILSAW that is ideal for general contractors and builders who need power to get through demanding cuts. The saw weighs-in at 12.5 lbs., which means less stress on your arms and back when making rough cuts. The SHD77M-02 features:
--  53(o) bevel with Zero Adjust and positive stop at 45(o)
--  15 amp, 5300 RPM
--  3 lbs. lighter than SHD77*

Weighing four pounds lighter than the standard worm drive saw*, the MAG77LT offers the durability of a SKILSAW but is significantly lighter, making it ideal for framers and remodelers. This worm drive saw is known for its speed, which can make or break any job. At 11.6 lbs, the lighter magnesium construction of the MAG77LT reduces fatigue for less wear and tear on the user. This 7-1/4 in. Magnesium Worm Drive SKILSAW features:
--  53(o )bevel with Zero Adjust and positive stop at 45(o )
--  15 Amp, 5300 RPM
--  Anti-Snag Lower Guard

What Are You Made Of? Challenge
The introduction of the new line of saws kicks-off the "What Are You Made Of? Challenge" taking place April through August 2014 throughout the West Coast and Southwest United States. At more than 40 events, tradespeople will be challenged to hold a MAG77LT at arm's length. Those who meet the challenge will be entered into a sweepstakes to win a new 2014 RAM pick-up truck. In addition, all participants who qualify will receive a $5 Buffalo Wild Wings(®) gift card.

"This is a great way for tradesmen to experience the difference a saw that's pounds lighter can make in their work every day," said Craig Hanba, marketing manager, SKILSAW.

Visit www.skilsaw.com/events for the "What Are You Made Of?Challenge" event details and event calendar.

All three SKILSAWs will be available online and in select retail and distributor locations nationwide beginning March 2014. The SHD77-02 will be available for a suggested retail price of $169.00 (USD), and the SHD77M-02 and MAG77LT will be available for a suggested retail price of $199.00 (USD). For information on where to buy and tool features, visit www.skilsaw.com.

*Compared to previous SHD77

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About SKIL
SKIL Tools, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in Mount Prospect, Ill., is a leader in portable electric power tools and accessories serving the professional construction and consumer do-it-yourself markets. SKIL Tools was founded in 1924 with the invention of its flagship tool SKILSAW, the first portable circular saw and pioneering the use of a worm drive and a die-cast aluminum motor housing. Its successor, the SKILSAW Model 77 became the bench-mark of portable circular saws changing the construction and home improvement industry forever.

About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in North America was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American power tool, accessory and lawn and garden divisions into one organization. As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century's worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence. With 18,000 employees worldwide and 3,500 in North America, the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation is a world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories, laser and optical leveling and range finding tools, and garden and watering equipment.

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CONTACT:
Alyssa Cicero
JSH&A Communications
630.916.3034
Alyssa@jsha.com

Linda Mueller
SKILSAW Marketing
224.232.2991
Linda.Mueller@us.bosch.com

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