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01-15-2013 01:21 AM

Topic tags/keywords: skil skilsaw power tools date code

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):
A = 1974
B = 1975
C = 1976
D = 1977
E = 1978
F = 1979
G = 1980
H = 1981
J = 1982
K = 1983
L = 1984
M = 1985
N = 1986
P = 1987
Q = 1988
R = 1989
S = 1990
T = 1991
U = 1992
V = 1993
W = 1994
X = 1995
Y = 1996
Z = 1997

Then comes the months, represented by the letters N and P-Z (the letter “O” is again skipped):
N = January
P = February
Q = March
R = April
S = May
T = June
U = July
V = August
W = September
X = October
Y = November
Z = December

Example: 1HKZ1 (from model 576 7-1/4” circular saw, type 4): “KZ” translates to December 1983 mfg. date.
Example 2: 7RMU3 (from model 2305 cordless screwdriver, type 1): “MU” translates to July 1985 mfg. date. (charger date would read: MO 7, YR 85)

~Ben


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