When looking to purchase the next piece of equipment for your woodshop, you may have friends advise you to buy a circular saw.
Other people may suggest a skill saw. Skill saw vs circular saw…how do you know which is the best for you?
It’s actually kind of a trick question. Skill saws and circular saws are essentially the same thing.
Skill saws get their name from the famous manufacturer Skil. Their circular saws are so popular that with many woodworkers, the name Skil came to mean circular saw. Over time the term skill saw developed.