DEWALT DC385K 18-Volt Ni-Cad Cordless Reciprocating Saw Kit Review

Outfitted with a Blade Clamp and Optional Speed Controls
DEWALT DC385K 18-Volt Ni-Cad Cordless Reciprocating Saw Kit Review

Product Name: DEWALT DC385K 18-Volt Ni-Cad Cordless Reciprocating Saw Kit

Product Description: DeWalt Cordless Reciprocating Saw

Price: $$$

Currency: US

Availability: InStock

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  • 9.2/10
    Rating - 9.2/10
9.2/10

Summary

The DEWALT DC385K 18-Volt Ni-Cad Cordless Reciprocating Saw Kit is battery power and runs on NiCad batteries. The battery has a longer life and holds the charge for long, providing uninterrupted performance. Additionally, the tool is light in weight and features a compact design, which allows for convenience in handling and ease in storage.

Reciprocating saws work like the back and forth motion of a regular handsaw which lets you quickly chops through a variety of materials. These include wood, PVC pipes, framing shingles, metal and many others. It can also work in places where a regular handsaw cannot reach.

The DEWALT DC385K 18-Volt Ni-Cad Cordless Reciprocating Saw Kit allows the user to enjoy these benefits in a relatively lower price. It is a versatile tool and will make a good addition to your current tool kit.

Convenient blade camp

To offer the user the versatility of applications, the DEWALT DC385K has a unique, four position blade clamp. It allows the user to select the configuration according to the needs and demands of user, as well as material and other jobsite conditions.

It will allow the user to make flush cuts as well as to reverse the blade for an upside down cutting. This will ease working on different configurations like saw’s pivoting etc. Additionally, there is an open top shoe which makes it easy to look thoroughly at the point of cutting.

Speed controls and capacity

The DEWALT DC385K has fast cutting speeds, thanks to the 18-volt motor integrated in the mechanism along with a 1 1/8-inches stroke length. For the application specific performance, it can be operated on different speeds within a range of 0 to 3000 SPM. For the safety purpose, an electric brake is integrated which immediately stops the blade as soon as the cut is completed.

The 3-positioned shoe adds to the blade life along with adjusting the cut depth easily. For the replacement of blade, no tools are required. This is because a keyless lever action blade allows for faster and easier change.

Specs and features

  • Item Weight: 12 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 24.5 x 10.8 x 4.9 inches
  • Origin: Mexico
  • Color: Yellow
  • Style: 1-Battery Kit
  • Power Source: battery-powered
  • Voltage: 18 volts
  • Included Components battery
  • Battery Cell Type: NiCad
  • Warranty Description: 90-day satisfaction, one year free service, three year limited

Pros

  • Lever-action keyless blade clamp for quick and easy blade changes
  • 4-positions for flush cutting
  • 1-1/8-inch stroke length and 0-3,000 strokes per minute for faster cutting speed
  • pivoting shoe for comfort
  • High-capacity XRP battery offer 40% more run-time than standard batteries
  • Includes saw, battery, 1-hour charger, kit box
  • Light weight only 8.2 pounds
  • 90-day money back guarantee
  • 1-year free service contract
  • 3-year limited warranty

Cons

  • A bit slower than corded ones

Verdict

The DEWALT DC385K 18-Volt Ni-Cad Cordless Reciprocating Saw Kit is battery power and runs on NiCad batteries. The battery has a longer life and holds the charge for long, providing uninterrupted performance. Additionally, the tool is light in weight and features a compact design, which allows for convenience in handling and ease in storage.

It also comes with 3-year manufacturer warranty in case any performance issue occurs. It has been tried and tested by several professionals and of all fields and they highly recommend it.

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