SKIL Benchtop Tools – New Releases – Tools In Action

Skil Benchtop Tools

SKIL can boast the legacy of being the inventor of the handheld circular saw, a.k.a. the SKILSAW. You’ll find SKIL tools on the jobsite as well as in the novice’s woodshop, and they back their products with more than adequate, industry-standard warranties. Today SKIL continues to reinforce their reputation as industry innovators by releasing new, and/or new versions, of five essential SKIL Benchtop Tools.  With these new additions, their line of benchtop tools continues to be a respectable selection of saws, grinders, drills, and other woodworking power tools.

First off, I know we are going the way of battery-powered equipment, but corded gear still has some advantages: long-lasting, uninterrupted, high-intensity performance. With that said, let’s zoom in a bit on these new SKIL Benchtop Tools.

SKIL Benchtop Tools

SKIL recently announced five new(er) benchtop tools: Band Saw, Grinder, Scroll Saw, Belt & Disk Sander, and Drill Press.

SKIL Band Saw

  • Name – SKIL 2.8 Amp 9 In. 2-Speed Benchtop Band Saw
  • Model – BW9501-00
  • Price – $239.99
  • Release Date – October 14, 2022

Features

SKIL provides the following specifications:

  • 2.8A induction motor
  • Miter gauge with 3/4″ bar
  • Increased accuracy from a 3-bearing design
  • Steel base for stability
  • Tilting table from 0-45°
  • Blade view window
  • 2-speed setting adjustment
  • Quick tightening adjust lock
  • 9″ cutting width

SKIL Grinder

  • Name – SKIL 3.0 Amp 8″ Benchtop Grinder with LED Light
  • Model – BI9502-00
  • Price – $149.99
  • Release Date – October 14, 2022

Features

SKIL provides the following specifications:

  • 3A induction motor
  • Magnified eye shield
  • V-groove surface to rest tools
  • Water tray
  • 8″ Wheel
  • LED work light

SKIL should be commended for emphasizing safety features as well as performance. The magnified eye shield is an excellent add-on.

SKIL Scroll Saw

  • Name – SKIL 1.2 Amp 16″ Variable Speed Scroll Saw
  • Model – SS9503-00
  • Price – $199.99
  • Release Date – October 14, 2022

Features

SKIL provides the following specifications:

  • Integrated dust removal system
  • Variable speed control
  • Tilting work table
  • Foot pedal switch
  • Cast aluminum base
  • Blade storage
  • 3/4″ stroke
  • LED work light
  • Dust blower
  • Aluminum frame

The LED light, tilting work table, and dust removal system stand out as very worthwhile features. Such built-in conveniences and versatility can make or break the precision of a cut.

SKIL Belt & Disc Sander

  • Name – SKIL 4.5 Amp Belt and Disc Combination Sander
  • Model – BB9504-00
  • Price – $179.99
  • Release Date – October 14, 2022

Features

SKIL provides the following specifications:

  • Belt and disc sander
  • Belt angle adjustment: 0-90°
  • Quick tension release lever
  • Table tilting: 0-45°
  • 6″ disc
  • Beveling top
  • Belt tracking adjustment
  • 4″ x 36″ belt size

As with the scroll saw, the belt and table angle adjustments multiply what you can do with this belt & disk sander. Professionals often take on complex projects that require finesse as much as power. SKIL deftly combines both features in this new release.

SKIL Drill Press

  • Name – SKIL 6.2Amp 10″ Benchtop Drill Press
  • Model – DP9505-00
  • Price – $199.99
  • Release Date – October 14, 2022

Features

SKIL provides the following specifications:

  • 6.2A induction motor
  • 5 variable speeds
  • 1/2″ metal chuck
  • 10″ capacity
  • Tilting table top
  • Height adjustment wheel
  • Rack and pinion system
  • Laser light
  • Work light
  • 610 – 2,800 rpm

Lastly, the SKIL Drill Press gives excellent power delivery generated by its 6.2 amp induction motor.  On a personal note, I think you will appreciate, the guiding laser light and 10″ drilling capacity.

Wrap Up

I’ve been putting my SKIL dual belt & disc sander through tough jobs for years and can say that it has always been reliable.  Granted, this is only one piece of equipment among many, but I have no reason to doubt the quality of SKIL’s other products.  When you look at these five new tools, they seem to pack a lot of features for the price.  If you are in the market for some new tabletop cutting, drilling, or sanding equipment, check out these new SKIL Benchtop Tools and let us know what you think.

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