The Skil Power Cutter is a nifty new tool from the folks that brought you your trusty Skilsaw. Like many newer tools it features a lithium ion battery which Skil claims will hold its charge for up to 18 months. Chances are it will not go unused that long. This self-sharpening tool cuts through an abundance of materials under .25″ thick such as carpet, plastic packaging (blister pack revenge, anyone?), fabric, leather, paper & cardboard, vinyl flooring, wallpaper and solid titanium sheets. OK, it does not really cut titanium, but when was the last time you got into a DIY titanium project? It even features a battery fuel gauge so you do not run out of juice unexpectedly. The last thing you want is to be left without power, with no other recourse than to use hand-powered scissors. . . the horror! The Skil Power Cutter lists for close to $90, but you can find it at the Tool Barn for under $60.
About Marc Lyman
Marc grew up under a brave single mom who "encouraged" home improvement on the family home. Early toddler gifts included a tool set, and even a cordless Bosch drill when cordless drills first came out. In grade school (give or take a few years), Marc's mom said, "We need to cut down some trees. . . . here's a chainsaw." A father figure also involved Marc in many home improvement projects, including a summer of home remodeling in Palo Alto, CA. Toss in some Obsessive Compulsive personality traits researching everything home improvement related. The end result: a genetically pre-disposed, socially sculpted home improvement machine! For his complete profile, please visit our About page. Really, it's worth it.