Disclaimer: We Love Power Tools is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

The Skil 5280-1 is a circular saw that can handle anything a DIYer throws at it. That’s probably why it’s the best selling circular saw on Amazon.

Skil 5280-1

  • 15 Amp motor
  • 5,300 RPM
  • Laser for more accurate cuts
  • Carry bag to keep the saw safe
  • Blade – 7 1/4 inches
  • Cutting depth @ 45 degrees – 1 15/16 inches
  • Cutting depth @ 90 degrees – 2 7/16 inches
  • Depth adjustment – yes
  • Bevel angle – 0-51 degrees
  • Bevel stops – 0 and 45 degrees
  • Weight – 8.7 pounds
  • Warranty – 1 year

Check price on Amazon

Check out the video below for a quick summary of the saw.

Skil 5280-1 Review

The 5280-1 comes with 15 amp sidewinder motor.

If you’re wondering if that’s enough power, I can tell you that a lot of high-end circular saws use a 15 amp motor. So you’ll have more than enough power when using this saw.

And the 5280-1 is more than capable of slicing through 2X4s, 1.5” planks and plywood, according to users.

The Skil 5280-1 can cut through 2x4s and 1.5" planks with ease.

But amps isn’t everything. The saw needs to be able to turn that power into blade speed and the 5280-1 has no problems there.

It’s capable of 5,300 RPM, which compares well with higher-priced saws like the DeWalt DWE575SB and the Makita 5007MGA.

The 5280-1 uses a 7 1/4 inch blade. That’s a standard size, so you won’t have any problems finding blades for this saw. (These Skil blades are great if you need a recommendation.)

And the Skil 5280-1 has been designed to make the most use of the 7 1/4 inch blade as it can.

The Skil 5280-1 can cut at a wide variety of angles.

It’s capable of cutting at 2 7/16 inches when the saw is at a 90 degrees angle and 1 15/16 inches at a 45 degree angle.

To give you an idea of how impressive that is, consider the DeWalt DWE575SB.

The DeWalt costs twice as much as the 5280-1 and has basically the same cutting depth! That makes the 5280-1 a great bargain in my opinion 🙂

Another great feature of the Skil saw is it’s cutting laser.

If you’ve ever tried to cut a straight line with a circular saw, you know it can be a real challenge for a beginner.

The cutting laser makes the job much easier, in my opinion, because it shows you exactly where the saw is going to cut. That gives you a chance to correct a problem before it even happens!

The laser on the Skil 5280-1 makes cutting in a straight line very easy.

Of course, you a rip cut guide, which also fixes the problem. But that makes using a circular saw so easy it almost feels cheating 🙂

Now, cutting 90 degree angles is probably what you’ll spend most of your time doing. But what If you want to cut an angle?

Well the 5280-1 has got you covered. You can bevel the blade up to 51 degrees.

And to make things a bit easier it has bevel stops at 0 and 45 degrees. That makes cutting on an angle quick and easy.

So what else does the 5280-1 have to help with your DIY projects?

Well, the only thing that sucks more than not having the right tool for a job is having the tool but finding that it’s broken when you go to use it. Skil solves that problem by giving you a carry case to keep your saw safe from damage.

And in the unlikely event that something does go wrong with your saw, they also give you a one year warranty.

Should I buy the Skil 5280-1?

If you’re looking for a circular saw that can help you tackle a variety of DIY projects, this is the saw you should buy.

And if you’re looking for a circular saw that has great reviews on Amazon and is backed by a good warranty, you should definitely check out this saw.

Want to know more? Click on the button below to check the price of the Skil 5280-01 on Amazon.
Check price on Amazon
(Need more info? See how the 5280-1 compares to the best circular saws available today)

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This