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Skil Expands Their Circ-Saw Blade Lineup

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Skil’s new 77 series contractor blades might actually entice you to try a few cuts with it, instead of opting for a higher-dollar blade right out of the box. The new blades sport a thin-kerf design, which results in a faster cut versus fat-body blades. Toolmongers remain cautious, but these do look like an improvement over the standard Skil blades.

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