Charity Auction Of The 75th Anniversary SKILSAW Chopper Built By Paul Jr. Designs.

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Worm Drive SKILSAW the SKIL Tools Division is auctioning on eBay a custom chopper designed by Paul Jr. Designs and the team at Paul Jr. Designs. With a starting bid of $25,000, the charity auction is underway 4th and will last until the 14th. One hundred percent of the auction’s proceeds will go to benefit The Home Depot Foundation, which is dedicated to ensuring that every veteran has a safe place to call home through the repair and remodeling of veteran’s homes and facilities.

You may have seen this chopper at his year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.Main features of this custom choppers are:  ·  Custom primary drive cover designed exclusively for SKIL · Custom billet aluminum rear fender struts with exclusive billet aluminum SKIL logos ·  Raptor billet aluminum wheels designed by Paul Jr. ·  Custom paint exclusively for SKIL by Nub Graphics. To bid go to eBay Skilsaw Chopper Auction.

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28 Responses to “Charity Auction Of The 75th Anniversary SKILSAW Chopper Built By Paul Jr. Designs.”


  1. 1 Irish Rose Sep 8th, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Is it ridable?

  2. 2 Kirk Perry Sep 8th, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Where da’ Skill theme? On tha’ rear wheel? That’s a 7-1/4″ Circular-Saw brake caliper not a roofer’s worm drive rafter-chopper.

    A worm drive instead of a chain (BMW) would be interesting. A different torque delivery than a chain.

    Never mind a muffler or tailpipe on any of these creations. What’s that all about? Noise? 🙂

  3. 3 Dealerz Sep 8th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    I don’t see the Skildaw theme in this bike!?!?

  4. 4 Kirk Perry Sep 8th, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    I meant where da’ Skil-daw? not Skil-Saw.

    Where’s da’ Skil-Daw ?…… who youse teasin’ here. Huh? Who yaz teasin?

  5. 5 Cantrell Sep 8th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Why do custom built bikes now require to have a theme? I always thought the theme was two wheels, engine and handlebars with the wind in your face at speed. How much better could it get?

    Cantrell

  6. 6 J.H. Sep 8th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Another un-rideable piece of crap from the Fucktels, please the “theme” bike has had it’s day..If Skill Saw has ripped off it’s customers so much to pay for this “show bike” I will never buy anything from them again.

  7. 7 kickstand Sep 8th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    It bugs me that they seem to start with the same front and back wheels and tires and fork on these TV theme bikes and are still using fat back tires. Often the frame is the same too. It seems like what they mainly vary is the gas tank and the exhaust pipes. Hardly a custom chopper.

  8. 8 Scott k Sep 8th, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    I think this is the bike they made to auction off the bike they made on the show was way more over the top and totally themed out,

  9. 9 SIGFREED Sep 9th, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Irish Rose – not only is it not ‘rideable’, it will start taking itself apart, within the first few miles…

    The Teutul’s have become an entire industry’s worst enemies – in some ways the Discovery Channel has to carry the can. It has cast a shadow over bona fide talented artisans, reduced them to childish, swearing ‘pillaks’, drunken fools (e.g. Billy Lane) and have even killed some of the (said legitimate) artisans in the process (e.g. Indian Larry).

    If you want to give > $25k to a charity – send it straight to them, do not fuel (no pun intended) the demise of a noble trade, in the process.

  10. 10 Freedomlaw Sep 9th, 2012 at 9:06 am

    I suppose I don’t follow the Teutuls closely enough to know certain things, but does anybody have any actual experience with one of these choppers? Do they really fall apart? The parts look like quality parts to me, and while I certainly find the work of many custom motorcycle builders as appealing and more appealing than many of the theme bikes, what is so bad about their motorcycles?

    I have owned a number of bikes. Hardest most uncomfortable bike I ever owned was a Swift Bobber. Most frustrating bike (that I still own) is a Gilroy Indian. Two favorite bikes (that I still own) is a slightly modified Road King and a slightly modified Street Glide.

    So educate me — what makes these choppers so bad.

  11. 11 Martin Twofeather Sep 9th, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Lost in translation

  12. 12 Rob Sep 9th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Do they own a torque wrench….or loctite…………………………………………..?

  13. 13 motorcycle accesories Sep 10th, 2012 at 8:32 am

    i would like to know what size engine is that bike and how much would one cost to own

  14. 14 CafeSportyTC Sep 10th, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    so do SKIL logos make it a SKIL bike? if thats the case we could put a range of other ,look just like the other bike, how bout INTEL, MICROSOFT, Crapsman tools… etc…. just slap a logo on the same talentless bike and keep on truckin’ ….. sheesh.

  15. 15 izadore007 Sep 10th, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    I think the theme has worked out real well. I think that PJD deserves a lot of credit. They built this Bike for a purpose and I am sure it Rides GREAT. I think the quality and time designing and Building this Skill Bike is Top Shelf. You Guys can Knock the Family, but you all are probably pretty envious as well. I would be. After all look at what they havve achieved in just 10 years?and I like to see anyone out there Build this Bike for $25 Grand………..

  16. 16 Chris Sep 10th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    @motorcycle accessories

    According to the link to the eBay page in the article, it looks like an S&S 113″ Evolution style engine. Polished MSRP is $7954.95 according to the S&S website.

    How did an article about a company auctioning a bike for charity so quickly turn into a hate fest for the Teutuls? Love em or hate em, they and their Discovery soap opera are largely responsible for a lot of new riders and the boom in the motorcycle industry in the early and mid 2000’s was propelled by shows like theirs. Sure, I’ve seen plenty on the show that makes me wince, but heck, next time you are putting wrenches on your bike (if you have the skill to do so) consider how many moves that you make that would result in some no-name heckler bashing your technique.

    Has anybody on this forum who’s declared the bikes unrideable ever ridden an OCC chopper or PJD bike? Sure it’s not going to run the Tail of the Dragon in any record time but neither will a 2012 Ultra Classic. I’m no apologist for the Tuetuls, but gimme a break.

  17. 17 J.H. Sep 10th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Most garage builders, even custom bike builders could build that bike for half that $25 Grand, most of the money goes to the so called “designer”. If Jr. did it for nothing and gave it to charity it might be different. I remember the days when Easy Rider Magazine started having the builders describe their builds on a tech sheet and the values were way out of line with what we knew it took and cost to build the exact same thing, we all laughed and thought it must have been a joke or a total lie. When most of the cost is in the labor at $1,000.00+ an hour from some jerk that calls himself a “designer” that steals all his designs and ideas from somebody else (Willy G. was famous for doing this). They should at lease admit it and give credit to the person they stole the idea from. Plagiarism in writing can get you sued, in the motorcycle world the thief gets a fatter pay check.

  18. 18 Antone Sep 10th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    The world has enough haters

  19. 19 Blackmax Sep 10th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    If you like this sort of thing
    Sorry Theme bikes are NOT my cup of tea, even back in the OCC / American Chopper Heyday
    with the economy & everything it just seems to be a little too much

  20. 20 Scott k Sep 10th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    I do watch the show from time to time and was was amazed at the enginering that went into the wheel for that skilsaw bike. if you go to paul jr designs they show pics.

  21. 21 nicker Sep 10th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Look, this is a very simple proposition.
    The “theme” of this scooter is to advertise a specific product, it’s designed to be a bill-board.

    Now, since no one on this thread has qualified themselves an Add professional, seems like many of the negative comments are off-base.

    The main issue is: does it fully represent/advertise that product?

    -nicker-

  22. 22 CafeSportyTC Sep 11th, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Nicker, to reply to your last question, i believe a resounding NO would best answer your question. if you just slap a logo on the side of the bike… no it doesn’t represent the product. he could have done something creative with the brake discs, the wheels, for god sake run a open primary and make the pulleys something that looks like a blade or something. plain and simple this bike is just a bike with a logo slapped on it. But then again , i’m not a professional builder, or ad professional so that gives me no reason to voice my opinion right?

  23. 23 Chris Sep 11th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    @cafesportytc

    While at Sturgis this year I saw two Skilsaw bikes on display, the one pictured above and another similar bike with far greater attention to detail and more intricate customization. I’d bet that the more detailed bike is on display at the corporate headquarters and can probably be found somewhere on the interwebs. If we use Nicker’s criteria for a suitable ad piece, I believe we may be able to agree that the other bike comes much closer to satisfaction than the one featured here.

  24. 24 CafeSportyTC Sep 11th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    do you have a link to the other bike? i would love to see it Chris!

  25. 25 Scott k Sep 11th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Paul jr designs web page has all the pics.

  26. 26 Steve The Producer Johann Sep 12th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    I’d like to see a This Old House bike. Will need to be a bagger converted to hold all your tools. You could also include a custom trailer to haul the powertools and fold out portable work bench, etc..

    I like skill saws I have a worm drive and it will most likley last my lifetime.

    Skill is going after the younger DYI’s who also enjoys watching the Tuttles and all the other DIY shows so the demographic is correct. It would be great if they could actually have this thing role into various Big Box Hardware stores accross the US for weekend showings where tool buyers could take pics of themsleves sitting on it.

    Skill should include a Sweepstakes contest for buyers of their products to win this bike or the other bike. And yes I own a marketing company.

  27. 27 MDSPHOTO Sep 12th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    I’m not a fan or hater of Paul Jr, but I am an Ad Professional and can tell you that the bike as designed has achieved the initial goal of Skilsaw to “build awareness” for their brand.

  28. 28 Clyde L. Hale Sep 17th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    The Orange County Choppers industry has turned into an aggravation more than any other show I have had the displeasure to watch. I will NOT watch it again; and am only making this response because of the “Show-Stopper” skil-saw bike showcased in this Cyril Huze blog. If I owned that bike, no doubt people would come up and ask, “are you Mr. Skil ?” They would have to be told that it was a promo bike, in which they would have a stumped look on their face and say, blandly, “Oh.” End of story – except, it is what it is ! With a few changes and a killer paint job, it would be a nice bike. At least something to ride down to the beach, walk out on the pier in O.B. {Calif.}, enjoy some fresh salt air – then ride up the coast a ways and walk out on the San Clemente pier, and over and over.again, IF – I did not live in Kauai, Hawaii ! Not knockin’ the bike so much as the hype and B.S. that surrounds it.

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