|Forum topic by BDFan1981||posted 01-15-2013 01:21 AM||1113 views||0 times favorited||0 replies|
01-15-2013 01:21 AM
I’ve just solved the riddle as to the alpha date codes Skil used on its product from the mid ‘70s through the mid ‘90s.
The part of the code involved is the year and month. Year is given first, followed by the month of that year. These two letters in question come after the plant code letter, which itself may be preceded by a number. The month letter code may also be followed by another number.
Year codes, represented by letters A-H, J-N and P-Z (letters “I” and “O” are skipped to avoid confusion with numbers “1” and “0” respectively):
Then comes the months, represented by the letters N and P-Z (the letter “O” is again skipped):
Example: 1HKZ1 (from model 576 7-1/4” circular saw, type 4): “KZ” translates to December 1983 mfg. date.