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Skil 5480-01 13 Amp 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw Kit

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  • The durable ball bearing motor construction gives the saw a longer life
  • 2-point Line of Sight allows users to make more accurate cuts
  • The foot is 20-percent larger than the previous generation guaranteeing more stability and control when making cuts
  • A rear lever depth-adjustment assures accurate cut depth in material
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Size:5/8"

Product Description

Includes 7-1/4-in Skilsaw Circular Saw - 5480-RT, Wrench

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The 5480-01 7-1/4-Inch SKILSAW is lighter and more compact than previous models, while providing more power to get the job done quickly. User-friendly features, such as the two-point line of sight and a wider, more stable foot, allow users to get the job done right the first time. With over 80 years of engineering experience, the 5480-01 combines lightweight design with the power and durability you have come to expect from a SKILSAW.



2-point line of sight allows users to cut straighter lines with ease.



Rear lever depth adjustment quickly confirms precise cut depth in material. View larger.


Includes an 18-tooth SKILSAW carbide blade.

  • 2-point line of sight increases visibility, allowing users to cut straighter lines with ease
  • Safety Lock/Guarded Trigger minimizes accidental starts
  • Patented Anti Snag lower guard provides smooth operation for small cut-off pieces
  • Rear lever depth adjustment quickly assures accurate cut depth in material
  • Durable ball-bearing motor construction increases the life of the saw
  • Comes with an 18-tooth carbide blade capable of tackling most projects
  • The foot is 20% larger than the previous generation*, guaranteeing more stability and control when making cuts

*compared to model 5400-01

Innovative Features and Benefits
The 5480-01 SKILSAW has a 13-amp motor that supplies the necessary strength for ripping through all varieties of wood, while the 7-1/4-inch 18-tooth carbide blade provides the cutting capacity necessary for tackling a variety of projects, including building decks, fences, sheds, or bunk beds. The 5480 is also 1/2 of a pound lighter than its predecessor (5400-01) and boasts a 20% wider foot for greater stability.

The 5480-01 circular saw possesses many user-friendly features, including a patented Anti Snag lower guard, a professional-grade safety feature that reduces hangups in materials when making narrow cutoffs. A rear depth adjustment lever enables the user to easily adjust the depth of cut, while the trigger safety lock prevents accidental starts. The two-point line of sight allows users to cut straight lines with ease, minimizing mistakes. The 5480-01 SKILSAW's powerful 2.3-horsepower motor provides ample power and the ball-bearing motor construction ensures long tool life.

SKIL Heritage
SKIL Power Tools is a leader in portable electric power tools and accessories that serves the consumer do-it-yourself and professional construction markets. Founded in 1924 with the invention of the SKILSAW Worm Drive, SKIL now delivers a complete line of power tools designed and engineered to help do-it-yourselfers achieve home project success, while providing professionals durable, cost-conscience tools for the jobsite.

What's in the Box
5480-01 SKILSAW, 18-tooth SKILSAW Carbide Blade, and wrench.



Product Specifications
  • Amperage:13
  • Arbor Size: 5/8" round
  • Blade Diameter:7-1/4"
  • Blade Size: 7-1/4"
  • Certification: cULus
  • Cord Length: 6'
  • Depth of Cut at 45°: 1-15/16" max cut
  • Depth of Cut at 90°: 2-7/16" max cut
  • Max. Motor Horsepower: 2.3
  • No Load RPM: 5,300
  • Power/Duty: 2.3 HP
  • Rating: 13 amp
  • Voltage: 120V
  • Weight: 11.8 lbs

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Product Information

Size: 5/8"
Technical Details
Part Number 5480-01
Item Weight12.4 pounds
Product Dimensions14 x 11 x 9 inches
Item model number5480-01
Size5/8"
ColorRed
MaterialSteel
Power Sourcecorded-electric
Voltage120.00
Horsepower2.30 HP
Item Package Quantity1
Included Componentsbare-tool
Warranty Description30 day money back guarentee, 1 year manufactuer warranty
  
Additional Information
ASINB000P9H4VO
Best Sellers Rank #1,339 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight12.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
Date First AvailableJanuary 1, 2008
  
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127 of 137 people found the following review helpful By Z. Abedin on March 30, 2009
Size: 5/8"
i bought one of these saws to cut some plywood after discovering my dad's craftsman had rusty and dull blade. The price of a new blade was close to the price of this entire new saw, so i bought the saw intending to use it really only once, and didn't expect much. After using it that one time, i found myself looking for new projects which involved using a circular saw. The blade it comes with makes a very clean cut, and the saw itself has more than enough power to cut through anything you might throw at it. I even used this saw to make beveled cuts in 2x4, without a problem.

Since then, a group I work with has bought two more for use in an annual construction project, and these two saws get used for several hours a day, everyday, over the span of a month. Both of these two saws have performed flawlessly over the last two years, and we're very happy with the purchases.
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75 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Linehan on April 29, 2012
Size: 5/8" Verified Purchase
Spent a lot of time trying to make this saw cut through simple things (like 3/4 inch plywood) and it just wouldn't work for us, even after buying new blades for it. Goes in a few inches and stalls out, blade just stops turning. It starts up fine, spins for a little while, but doesn't seem to have enough power to make it through normal treated plywood. Pretty big disappointment considering how positive all the other reviews are. The saw seemed very underpowered to us, so much so that we couldn't use it on even basic projects around the house (making plywood boxes for gardening and compost.) Not sure if we got a flukey one or what.

Update: After some more troubleshooting it turned out the blade was just loose somehow, even though it was running it took forever to get up to speed. If this happens take the blade housing apart, reassemble and tighten everything. Once this was fixed the saw worked fine!
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54 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Charise White on May 29, 2009
Size: 5/8"
I can't justify spending very much money on a circular saw. I'm a part-time remodeler, not a professional carpenter, so take that caveat for what its worth. I can't justify the money for a worm-drive saw, especially since they're so much heavier. The circular saw isn't a tool I use very often for really heavy-duty applications anyway. The miter saw and sawzall both get considerably more use. For most applications with dry wood and non-beveled cuts, this saw has more than enough power. If you need to do a lot of jobsite bevel cuts at 2 inches deep, this saw might not have enough power. I prefer a table saw for those applications. With a sharp blade, this saw easily cuts through any nominally sized 2 inch lumber and plywood. And for most homeowners and DYIers, isn't that enough? I've used this saw for many remodeling applications, and it has held up just fine.
Save yourself some money on this tool and put that saved money towards a good miter saw or nailer.
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Swann on February 4, 2014
Size: 5/8" Verified Purchase
I'll admit to being one of those guys who gets a new tool and thinks immediately that I can use it right away without instructions. Dumb move. Knowing that I was cutting plywood and would need a 60-tooth blade, I installed the new blade and went to work. The first few seconds were a bit slower than I anticipated, and about 4 inches into the cut, the blade stopped. I tried again--same result. Third try, guess what--same result. Finally I swallowed my pride and avoided the instructions and searched on the internet for answers. The video that was made (below the professional pictures above, not customer images/videos) clearly pointed out my flaw. I had gotten paranoid with the "DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN" inscription around the bolt and, well, didn't over tighten. But as the video pointed out, it's good to do one more turn (quarter turn, eighth-turn, can't remember, too lazy to double check) with the wrench after you can't tighten any more with your fingers. After I did that, this beast cut like a champ.

Also, I took the guy's advice and made a straight edge guide using the factory-cut/straight side of a leftover piece of 3/4" plywood from the hardware store and bought a small sheet of MSB, glued the two together using wood glue and a carpenter square. Then pressing the left part of the shoe (away from the blade) alongside the fence (the straight part of the plywood). I cut the MSB board to form a perfect guide for any future uses with this saw. Do that if you don't have one already. It's cheaper than the $30 tool you get at the hardware store and better since you have a custom-made straight edge for this saw.
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45 of 56 people found the following review helpful By G. P. WHITEHOUSE on May 7, 2008
Size: 5/8"
Skil has been making this basic model for well over 25 plus years now. I purchased my first one when I bought my first house at age 25. I'm now 50. It just recently gave up the ghost a couple of days ago.

Just like a wheel bearing on your car, these things have a main bearing that goes bad after 300-400 hours of use. The motor brushes should also be replaced at the same time as the bearing.

I'll probably end up fixing the old one with a new bearing and bushings as it would seem a shame to throw away an old friend.

I definitely will not be taking the old one to my local Goodwill store and dumping it off for the next guy to pick up and hazardously use with worn bearings. That would be bad Karma.

So if this new saw is constructed every bit as good as they were being built way back when I bought my first one, then this replacement should last me up until age 75. Not sure if I should still be using one by that time, but that's my game plan.

Highly recommended for the non-professional for general around the home use.
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