Skilsaw Medusaw Concrete Saw Introduced

Skilsaw Medusaw Concrete Saw Introduced

Today Skilsaw announced the new Skilsaw Medusaw Concrete Saw. It’s the first ever handheld wormdrive concrete saw designed exclusively for scoring and cutting concrete. The Medusaw takes a tool that was only possible with a number of aftermarket products and rolls them into a purpose-built, single manufacturer, improved tool. Previously you would have to buy the saw, buy the roller sled, buy an aftermarket gfci cord and water attachment, and buy a dust collection shroud. The saw rolls all these things into one product.skilsaw-medusaw -1

The Medusaw is set to be released in January of 2017 with a retail price of $399. It takes a 7″ masonry blade. No specs on depth of cut have been released yet but the normal 7-1/4″ worm drive gets 2-3/8″ so maybe the saw gets 2″. A 2″ depth of cut would be enough to cut a control joint for an 8″ thick slab.

Notable features of the Medusaw

  • Saw specifically designed for concrete
  • Integrated rolling foot plate with integrated front pointer
  • Wet dust management system with built in GFCI protection
  • Dust collection vacuum port
  • Adjustable plunge lock
  • Rust resistant brackets and fasteners

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Press Release

SKILSAW Introduces First Worm Drive Saw Specifically for Concrete

Medusa is the myth; MEDUSAW is the legend

Mt. Prospect, Ill. – SKILSAW, the leader in wood-cutting saws for more than 90 years, announced today the world’s first fully integrated worm drive saw designed to score and cut concrete. Until now, users had to create their own tool workarounds to score concrete by modifying a worm drive saw with costly third party or homemade attachments, and the results were less than ideal.

MEDUSAW™ is the first worm drive concrete saw that delivers a complete concrete cutting system with legendary SKILSAW worm drive power and durability. SKILSAW engineered this saw with an integrated wet/dry dust management system to control dust, allowing for cleaner cuts, and GFCI protection. Both features extend the life of the saw and protect the user.skilsaw medusaw 3

MEDUSAW features a Cut-Ready™ adjustable plunge lock that allows users to quickly and accurately set and make consistent plunge cuts. The saw also has an integrated rolling foot plate with rubber wheels that help users move it smoothly across hard surfaces and rust-resistant brackets and fasteners to protect against corrosion. Finally, the tool includes a retractable front pointer that accurately guides the saw along the cut line and retracts for tight spaces.

“SKILSAW launched its first concrete cutting saw as part of its commitment to professionals and jobsite productivity. With MEDUSAW, we built features into the tool so you don’t need a second person to hold a vacuum or water hose to collect the dust; or a third person to hold a board down onto the surface to make a straight cut.” said Gregg Mangialardi, SKILSAW product manager.

He added, “We are very excited to watch MEDUSAW revolutionize the way workers cut concrete in a way that creates jobsite efficiency and cost savings by combining all of the attachments of aftermarket products into a single, dedicated tool.”

MEDUSAW comes equipped with an onboard multi-function wrench, making it easy for users to change their blades, oil, brushes, water feed attachment and wheels.

MEDUSAW will be available at World of Concrete in January 2017 and through industrial distributors nationwide afterwards and has a suggested retail price of $399 (USD).

To learn more about MEDUSAW, visit www.skilsaw.com.

About SKILSAW Power Tools
SKILSAW Power Tools, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in Mount Prospect, Ill., is a leader in cutting technology serving the professional construction market under the SKILSAW brand and consumer do-it-yourself market under the SKIL 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.

About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in North America was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American power tool, accessory and lawn and garden divisions into one organization. As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century’s worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence. With 18,000 employees worldwide and 3,500 in North America, the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation is a world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories, laser and optical leveling and range finding tools, and garden and watering equipment.

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Jeff Williams

Contributing Editor Jeff Williams is a carpenter for a commercial General Contractor specializing in concrete, steel, and wood buildings. Jeff comes from a long line of contractors. His parents started a commercial General Contracting firm many years ago and it has afforded him life-long, hands-on learning opportunities from rough and fine carpentry all the way to structural steel and concrete. Jeff has a Construction Management degree and loves the thrill of coordinating and successfully managing large jobs from start to finish. Inspired by the difficulties sometimes encountered to complete punch lists his motto is, "Work hard until the job is done."

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1 Comment

  1. Frank Frankus

    Saw is junk was cutting 3/4″ used it for a little over a week motor is already smoked and burnt out! Wast of 300$

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