SKIL Power Tools is a brand of electric power tools and accessories which is based in Naperville, Illinois, United States. It is a subsidiary of Chervon, a company based in Nanjing, China.
The company now focuses more on the do-it-yourself consumer under the Skil brand, but at one time made professional construction-grade power tools, which are now being sold under their subsidiary, SKILSAW.
SKIL can trace its heritage to the invention of the circular saw by Edmond Michele in 1924, which led to the development of the SKILSAW circular saw Model 77 in 1937. Now referred to as “the saw that built America,” the Model 77 set the industry standard for handheld worm-drive circular saws which remains in production almost unchanged today.
Skil products include circular saws, cordless drill/drivers, cordless screw drivers, cordless tackers, cordless sealant guns, belt sanders, random orbit sanders, multi-sanders, angle grinders, hammers, drills, mixers, jig saws, lasers and measuring tools, reciprocating saws, routers, and planers.