|Forum topic by PhilStLouis||posted 337 days ago||1699 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
337 days ago
So I picked up this skilsaw at an estate sale not long ago. I bought it not because I needed it, but because I couldn’t resist it due to its hardware store fresh condition. This estate sale was like a time capsule back to the 60’s and 70’s, where the guy had clearly bought a lot of stuff that he didn’t use/need.
Its a model 825. This is one of the big boys with the 8 1/4” blade vs. the more standard 7 1/4.” I flushed out the original oil with kerosene and replaced it with the modern skillsaw specific oil. I also put a fresh 40t freud blade on it.
I’ve searched all over the internet and can’t find another example like it. Based on the serial number I gather it is from the 1960’s. I emailed skil but they gave me a somewhat generic response saying they stoped production of the 825 in 1960 (produced from 1945-1960), but this seems contrary to what other owners saw. What seems unique about this saw is the adjustment mechanisms and the enlarged blade cover. Its heavy and appears to be built like a tank. Based on its design, it almost seems likely that this was a saw made briefly between “body styles.”
If anyone can shed light on this saw let me know!!