MT. PROSPECT, Ill., April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rev up your Worm Drive SKILSAWs® because SKIL Tools is celebrating the 75th Anniversary of "The Saw That Built America" by partnering with Paul Teutul Jr., star of Discovery Channel's reality television program American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior.
It all started in 1937 with the original SKILSAW Model 77. Designed for tradesmen who earned a living by using it to construct bridges, roads and buildings, the saw was engineered to be tough and dependable. As the Model 77 evolved, it became the industry standard and cornerstone of SKIL's reputation for quality and dependability. For the past 75 years, SKIL has continued its passion of being committed to innovation, performance and the American builder. "The Saw That Built America" remains an icon of ingenuity and leadership and can still be seen on practically every jobsite across the country.
To commemorate this milestone anniversary, Paul Teutul Jr. of Paul Jr. Designs will build a custom-designed chopper motorcycle. Its unveiling will be at an exclusive event in Las Vegas on May 1, which coincides with the National Hardware Show week. In addition to the original custom chopper, Paul Jr. Designs will design and build a second SKILSAW motorcycle to be sold through eBay Motors during a 10-day auction in the fall. One-hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to The Home Depot Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that every veteran has a safe place to call home.
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 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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