MT. PROSPECT, Ill., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Who else but SKIL could invent the world's lightest worm drive saw? The new SKIL MAG77LT weighs-in 4 lbs. lighter than the standard worm drive saw* but offers the same power and durability consumers have come to expect from their SKILSAW.
"The SKILSAW has an unparalleled reputation among the contractor community. The only request we've heard from tradesmen is to make the worm drive lighter," said Gregg Mangialardi, Group Product Manager, SKILSAWS. "SKIL's new MAG77LT is the answer to this request – we've delivered a tool that is 4 lbs. lighter than the industry standard without compromising the power and durability of the worm drive SKILSAW."
The world's lightest worm drive saw has seen several other improvements as well, making it the ideal saw for residential and commercial framers and remodelers. The MAG77LT comes with a 53-degree bevel with a positive stop at 45 degrees for increased bevel capability. The foot conveniently stores a multi-function wrench which is used for the oil plug, brush cap, adjusting DOC / Bevel nuts and removing the blade diamond knock-outs. Equipped with the Cut Ready Depth of Cut System™ for quick and easy depth of cut adjustment and a 24-tooth carbine blade for exceptional impact resistance – the MAG77LT delivers on the promise of More MAG. Less Weight.™
The new tool arrives on the heels of the 75th anniversary of the legendary SKILSAW Worm Drive. This summer, SKIL Tools is celebrating the launch of the MAG77LT by hitting the road and touring the SKILSAW Custom Chopper through numerous cities in the US and Canada. Created in partnership with Paul Jr. Designs, the custom-built chopper commemorates the 75th anniversary milestone in 2012. Consumers are invited to stop by the event to "Take the Worm Drive Challenge." The MAG77LT is available online and in select retail and distributor locations nationwide for a suggested retail price of $219.00 (USD). For information on where to buy, tool features, project ideas and stops on the tour, visit www.SkilTools.com/MAG77LT.
*When compared to the SKIL SHD77
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About SKIL Power Tools
SKIL Power 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 consumer do-it-yourself and professional construction markets. Founded in 1924 with the invention of the worm drive SKILSAW, SKIL now delivers a complete line of power tools designed and engineered to help DIYers achieve home project success, while providing professionals durable, cost-conscious tools for the jobsite. For more information about SKIL Power Tools including information on where to buy the products above, visit www.skil.com or call toll-free 877-SKIL-999.
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 world wide 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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