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Skil Circular SawThe company that would become Skil Corporation developed the first handheld woodworking circular saw in the mid 1920's, but it originally wasn't designed to cut wood. Instead, it was created to cut stalks of cane sugar in the fields of Louisiana.

From that simple beginning launched perhaps the most important wood construction tool used on job sites even to this day. In this manufacturer's profile, read about the history of the Skil Corporation and discover just how one man's idea to change one industry revolutionized another.

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