DEWALT DCS371P1 20V MAX Lithium Ion Band Saw Kit Review

Ergonomic Design with Max Cutting Capacity
DEWALT DCS371P1 20V MAX Lithium Ion Band Saw Kit Review

Product Name: DEWALT DCS371P1 20V MAX Lithium Ion Band Saw Kit

Product Description: Dewalt Cordless Band Saw

Price: $$$

Currency: US

Availability: InStock

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  • 8.2/10
    Rating - 8.2/10
8.2/10

Summary

The DEWALT DCS371P1 20V MAX Lithium Ion Band Saw Kit is a cordless tool and drives its power from 20V lithium ion batteries. These batteries are better than typical Ni-Cad ones and hold charge for longer times. They also last long and need not be replaced frequently, therefore, the user does not have to worry for frequent recharge on the jobsite.

Band saws are essential tools required in most of the engineering, construction and remodeling jobs. Since this involves hard materials, the tool needs to be of higher strength and best performance. Considering the needs of professional technicians, DEWALT has produced several band saws along with kits.

What we have today for review is the DEWALT DCS371P1 20V MAX Lithium Ion Band Saw Kit. It is a high-quality battery operated tool which provides precision performance and accurate results on the toughest applications. Detailed specs are discussed below.

Maximum cutting capacity

The has a maximum cut capacity of 2 ½ inches. It can cut op to 2 inches of an SCH 40 pipe as well. It has a cutting speed of 570 FPM. With larger blade length of 32 7/8 inches, it is suitable for a variety of tasks.

The applications include conduit up to a 2-inche diameter, 1 5/8 inches of a unistrut, SCH 40 pipe of up to 2 inches, cutting of a threaded rod, square or rectangular tube and an angle iron. In the roughest jobsite conditions, it has worked and lasted long due to its durable mechanism.

Ergonomic design

This cordless band saw from DEWALT has an ergonomic design. The handle is centrally positioned and hence provides the ultimate balance and control of the tool to the user. The design ergonomics allows for accuracy and precision cutting without causing much fatigue to the technician on longer tasks. An LED work light has been integrated in this band saw.

This illuminated the dark and confined spaces for better performance. There is also an integrated hanging hook through which the tool can be hanged. This prevents any damage to the front handle or base. To improve the blade life, there is a provision of blade tracking.

Specs and features

  • Item Weight: 15.5 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 16.2 x 12.4 inches
  • Origin: China
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Power Source: Battery-Powered
  • Voltage: 20 volts
  • Warranty Description: 3-year limited manufacturer’s warranty

Pros

  • A cut capacity of 2 ½ inches
  • Cuts up to 2 inches of an SCH 40 pipe
  • Includes dual bearing blade guide
  • More durable and long lasting
  • Comes with LED work light
  • Blade tracking adjustment for prolonged blade life

Cons

  • Lesser cutting capacity than some other models

Verdict

The DEWALT DCS371P1 20V MAX Lithium Ion Band Saw Kit is a cordless tool and drives its power from 20V lithium ion batteries. These batteries are better than typical Ni-Cad ones and hold charge for longer times. They also last long and need not be replaced frequently, therefore, the user does not have to worry for frequent recharge on the jobsite.

There is no need of carrying long cords or worry about a constant electric supply. The integration of all features for better performance is what makes this tool kit highly appealing. It has been used by technicians of various fields and they have recommended it to others as well.

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