Fiber Cement Saw meets needs of trade professionals.

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Engineered for jobsite power and efficiency, SKILSAW® 7 ¼ in. SIDEWINDER™Â for Fiber Cement is available with Diablo fiber cement blade (SPT67FMD-22) or SKILSAW blade (SPT67FMD-01) and employs SKILSAW Dual-Field™ motor. Dust channel, to extend tool motor life and promote clean work space, funnels harmful silica dust into included vacuum hose for collection in jobsite vac. Along with magnesium components and blade guard extension, this circular saw features no-mar cord and hose sleeve.

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SKILSAW Launches New SIDEWINDER Saw for Fiber Cement for Trade Professionals

Optimum power and dust collection extends tool life and lessens user fatigue

MT. PROSPECT, Ill. -- Cutting fiber cement material can be tough on both the user and their saw. That's why SKILSAW(®), a leader in wood cutting saws for more than 90 years, took on the task to create a jobsite cutting solution to help pros power through this demanding job. The SKILSAW 7-1/4 in. SIDEWINDER(TM) Circular Saw for Fiber Cement relies on the brand's long-standing expertise to create a saw that is not only engineered with optimal power for greater efficiency on the jobsite, but also funnels harmful silica dust away from the tool motor for a longer life and a cleaner work space. What's more, the saw is designed with the same high standards of every SKILSAW to ensure maximum performance and durability for pros.

The SKILSAW 7-1/4 in. SIDEWINDER for Fiber Cement is available with a Diablo fiber cement blade (SPT67FMD-22) or a SKILSAW blade (SPT67FMD-01) and features a unique dust collection system. The tool includes a blade guard extension and dust channel that funnels dust into the included vacuum hose, where it's then collected in a jobsite vac. The saw's no-mar cord and hose sleeve keeps these items protected from the cutting surface and makes handling the tool more convenient so users can focus on the job at hand. Pros will also benefit from the SKILSAW Dual-Field(TM) motor which ensures best-in-class performance and durability. The lightweight yet rugged magnesium components make the new SIDEWINDER for Fiber Cement the perfect tool for remodeling and new construction projects as it handles cut after cut all day long.

"SKILSAW looks for ways to increase jobsite productivity, and tackling fiber cement cutting is a natural next step as the demand for the material, such as fiber cement board on jobsites continues to grow at a rapid pace," said Miki Vuckovic, SKILSAW Product Manager. "The new SIDEWINDER for Fiber Cement offers tried and true SKILSAW cutting technology, a comprehensive dust management system and best-in-class ergonomics".

Available in April 2016, the new SIDEWINDER for Fiber Cement saws can be found at industrial distributors nationwide with a suggested retail price of $199 (USD). The new SIDEWINDER for Fiber Cement also has the Stay True Gaurantee(TM) that all of the saws carry because every SKILSAW should be as hardworking and reliable as its user. After 180 days, if the user is unsatisfied, the company will honor its word and refund the cost of the saw. More information will be available on in the near future.

About SKILSAW Power Tools

SKILSAW Power Tools, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in Mount Prospect, 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(TM) 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.

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.

CONTACT: Ryan Gartman, JSH&A Communications, 630.932.7913, or Linda Mueller, SKILSAW Marketing, 224.232.2991,

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