I have a Skil Saw model 825, serial number 985414.  I was told by the Skil repair shop in Los angeles back in 1980 that this saw was manufactured in 1952.  I have had the saw in my possession since about 1976.  I love this saw.  It is the only thing that I have kept with me as I have moved from California, to Washington state, then to Oregon and Texas and now Georgia.  Through the years other worldly items have come and gone, but I still have my Skil Saw 825.

Today I decided to check the oil and clean it up a bit.  the image in this post is before the cleaning.  i’ll post a picture later after it is cleaned up a bit.