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SKILSAW® Introduces 16 Inch Worm Drive Sawsquatch™ Carpentry Chainsaw

Oct 28, 2018

Naperville, Ill., October 29, 2018 – SKILSAW, a leader in the power tool market and inventor of the worm drive portable saw, announced today its 16 Inch Worm Drive Sawsquatch™ Carpentry Chainsaw. A dedicated chainsaw with footplate, this saw is designed specifically for impressive depth of cut, power and durability to maximize jobsite productivity.

Backed by SKILSAW’s legendary worm drive gearing technology, the new 16 Inch Worm Drive Sawsquatch™ Carpentry Chainsaw delivers relentless power and performance, with an unrivaled 14-1/4 inch depth of cut. SKILSAW’s unique 15 AMP Dual-Field™ motor is specifically designed to keep the motor cool on the job, enabling pros to tackle the toughest job. The included full house chain provides cleaner, accurate cuts. Featuring magnesium built construction, SKILSAW’s carpentry chainsaw design is lightweight for easy handling.

The SKILSAW 16 Inch Sawsquatch™ Carpentry Chainsaw delivers relentless power and precision in an ergonomic, purposefully designed saw, focused on the needs of carpenters. Self-lubricating, full house chain with tool-less tensioning provides high quality cuts ideal for finish cuts, unlike most chainsaws that are intended for rough cutting. The impressive depth of cut is ideal for cutting I-Joists and gang cutting large material. It is the only saw of its kind to feature SKILSAW’s worm drive gearing technology.

"SKILSAW is widely accepted as the gold standard for professionals, combining cutting-edge technology with a deep heritage of innovation and quality. The new Sawsquatch carpentry chainsaw represents the perfect fusion of all these things. Based on our extensive research, we know how important it is for pros on the jobsite to work efficiently and productively. Providing them with the ability to cut through large capacity material with one pass is a game changer. We’ve created a chainsaw that delivers the ultimate power and performance to tackle the toughest jobs with precision," said Joe Turoff, Chief Marketing Officer.

To learn more about the SKILSAW 16 Inch Worm Drive Sawsquatch Carpentry Chainsaw, visit

About SKILSAW Power Tools
SKILSAW Power Tools, in Naperville, Ill., is a leader in cutting technology serving the professional construction market under the SKILSAW brand. SKILSAW Power Tools was founded in 1924 with the invention of its flagship tool, the SKILSAW, the world’s first portable circular saw. The invention of this saw also pioneered the use of worm drive gearing, Dual-Field™ motor and die-cast aluminum motor housing. Its successor, the SKILSAW Model 77 became the benchmark of portable circular saws changing the construction and home improvement industry forever.

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