For some strange reason I found myself at Lowe’s the week before the holiday bomb that goes off on the 25th, and while strolling the completely empty tool aisles I ran across a stack of 7 1/4″ Skilsaws for $30 a pop.
I just had to pick one up for a nephew freshly out of the nest and in need of good tools. Saws like this are a great answer for friends and relatives who need functionality, and it was almost a reflex reaction, seeing the reduced price, knowing he needed real tools, and the restricted holiday budget we are all running on this year.
For my $30 investment my nephew gets a 12 amp, 2.3 HP corded saw that will, at the very least, keep him serving up sawdust for the next few years. It’s those kinds of gifts that, to us, mean the most in the long run.
Also, it was an excuse for me to at least go through the motions of buying another saw but not get in trouble with the other half.