The DEWALT FLEXVOLT is a revolutionary battery system that automatically changes voltage according to the tool that you’re using. Each battery can provide up to 60-volts of power while safely powering your 20V DEWALT tools. And, if that wasn’t enough, some tools, like the FLEXVOLT miter saw, uses two batteries in parallel, providing 120V of power.
It’s not magic, it’s the result of years of research and a commitment to creating tools that people like you actually need.
The DEWALT FLEXVOLT basically replaces all of your corded power tools by giving you the freedom and flexibility to work how and where you want to. We go in-depth and cover the FLEXVOLT system from all angles, including reviewing many of DEWALT’s FLEXVOLT power tools in the series.
Wonderfully Designed Cordless Flexvolt Miter Saw
Here’s a quick overview of the FLEXVOLT tools we cover later in the article:
- DHS790AT2 — 120V MAX Double Bevel Compound Sliding Miter Saw
- DCBL770X1 — 60V MAX Handheld Blower
- DCCS670X1 — 60V MAX Brushless Chainsaw
- DCS7485T1 — 60V MAX 8-1/4 Table Saw
- DCB1800B — Portable Power Station
- DCS575T1 — 60V MAX 7-1/4 Circular Saw With Brake
- DCD460T2 — 60V MAX VSR Stud And Joist Drill
Table of Contents...
- 1 How DEWALT FLEXVOLT Works
- 1.1 Special Features | DEWALT FLEXVOLT Batteries
- 1.2 Main Benefits Of Cordless Power Tools
- 1.3 DEWALT FLEXVOLT | Power Tools
- 1.4 120V Double Bevel Compound Sliding Miter Saw
- 1.5 60V MAX Handheld Blower — DCBL770X1
- 1.6 60V MAX Brushless Chainsaw — DCCS670X1
- 1.7 60V MAX 8¼ Table Saw — DCS7485T1
- 1.8 Portable Power Station — DCB1800B
- 1.9 60V MAX 7¼ Circular Saw With Brake — DCS575T1
- 1.10 60V MAX VSR Stud And Joist Drill — DCD460T2
Introduction | DEWALT FLEXVOLT
Throughout their history, DeWalt has come up with innovations that change the way we view power tools. With their latest invention, the DeWalt FlexVolt battery, they’ve taken things to a whole new level. There has never been a battery like this and this article is going to focus on this simple, yet brilliant technology. We’ll also take a look at their range of 60V and 120V FlexVolt tools. Yes, that’s right a 120V cordless power tool. By using two 60V batteries in series, DeWalt has come up with a range of 120V cordless tools, which include a table saw, a miter saw, a chainsaw and quite a few more.
Now, you’re probably thinking: “120V, that’s the same as using mains (household) power.” Using 120V DC is actually better than using 120V AC. A DC motor has way better torque than an AC motor with the same wattage. You just have to think of the starter motor on your car. That small 12V DC motor that fits into the palm of your hand, is powerful enough to propel your car forward. If you leave a car with a manual transmission in gear and turn the key without engaging the clutch, the car will move forward as if the engine were running. That’s a lot of torque from a tiny electric motor.
When you use, for example, the DeWalt FlexVolt 120V table saw, it won’t jam as easily as a table saw that is plugged into a 120V mains circuit. The team at DeWalt have come with a range of cordless tools that are not as good as corded tools, they’re even better. We’ll be reviewing this revolutionary range of 60V and 120V cordless tools, later in the article. So, you’ll get a chance to find out how truly remarkable they are.
NOTE : In the second half of this article we review the DEWALT FLEXVOLT tool lineup.
What makes the DeWalt FlexVolt battery so unique?
Battery-powered tools have made a huge difference in the way we work. Whether you’re a contractor or DIY enthusiast, a power tool that you can use anywhere, without an extension cord, is an amazing thing to have. Those of us who were the first to jump in and start using cordless tools will remember how frustrating they could be. Remember those old 12V and 18V power tools that would work for about 15-minutes and then give up the ghost? You then had to leave the battery on charge for hours before you could get working again. Most of us soon realized that it’s a good idea to get several batteries and chargers that could handle more than one battery at a time.
VIDEO | DEWALT FLEXVOLT (DCC2560T1) air compressor
All of this becomes quite expensive but once you’re hooked on cordless tools – you’re hooked. We learned to deal with the drawbacks of battery power and found a way to make them practical. These days technology moves so fast that it’s hard to keep up. When it comes lithium-ion batteries, there have major improvements and all (or most) power tool manufacturers have spent a lot of money and put a lot of time into developing new and improved batteries and chargers. This is obviously a good thing, improved battery technology makes cordless tools better to use. But what happens to your old cordless tools?
When a new battery comes onto the market, it invariably has a higher voltage, and this means that it can’t be used in your old tools. This means that after spending hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars on a range of cordless tools, batteries, and chargers, you’re now left behind. It means that you have start all over again, collecting the new range of tools with the improved batteries. Anyone who buys DeWalt tools, does so because they’re going to last for years and you don’t want to replace a perfectly good tool before its time is up, simply because it has an outdated battery.
This is just the start of it, as the new batteries become more common, the old batteries become harder to come by. Within quite a short period of time, the old batteries become redundant and you can’t get them anymore. This means that you’re forced to replace your cordless tools, whether you like it or not. When you can no longer get replacement batteries for your cordless tools, they’re useless once your current battery comes to the end of its life.
DEWALT DCB1800B Portable Power Station (1800W)
The DeWalt FlexVolt battery is both a 20V battery and a 60V battery. Hence the name FlexVolt, these batteries have a flexible battery voltage. This means that DeWalt FlexVolt is able to supply the higher voltage for their new range of 60V and 120V tools, as well as their 20V MAX tools. There are well over a hundred different tools in the 20V MAX range, so this is fantastic news for people have a bunch of these amazing tools. DeWalt is the only tool manufacturer to produce a backward compatible battery. For this, they deserve massive kudos. They’re not making a quick buck by forcing us to replace our tools in order to use the new battery. They have made the new battery able to run our old 20V tools. This means you get the life that you’d expect from your DeWalt tool.
The DeWalt FlexVolt batteries come in three sizes – 3AH, 6AH, and 9AH. They automatically detect the tool that they’re plugged into and switch the voltage accordingly. When you use the FlexVolt in a 60V tool, it will supply 60V and you can take the same battery and put it into a 20V tool and it will work – without you doing a thing. When used in a 20V tool, the AH of the battery is 3 times higher than the rated AH at 60V. So, at 20V, a 9AH FlexVolt battery will give you an incredible 27AH – no other battery of a similar voltage comes close to this. Now it’s time to explain how this is possible.
How DEWALT FLEXVOLT Works
If you think back to your school days, you’ll probably remember sitting in science class connecting batteries in different combinations of series and parallel. What you learned back then, has most probably drifted to the back of your mind. So, I’ll refresh you.
The principle of using batteries in a combination of series and parallel connections is nothing new. Any flashlight that uses more than one battery is either using these batteries in series or parallel – sometimes both. Any electrical supply, whether it’s a battery, solar panel or a generator can be connected in series or parallel. When several batteries are connected in series, the voltage is increased to the total voltage of the combined batteries – three nine-volt batteries connected in series is going give you a total voltage of 27V.
When you connect these same batteries in parallel, you increase wattage (or amperage). This means that if these are 2AH batteries – when you connect them in parallel, their voltage will remain at 9V but the AH is combined to give you a total of 6AH (3 x 2AH = 6AH).
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This basic principle is used in the DeWalt FlexVolt batteries. The real genius behind this is the fact they are doing this by connecting the cells inside the battery, using an electronically controlled switching system. A FlexVolt battery consists of 15 cells, each cell is 4V and the ampere-hours will be either 3AH, 6AH, or 9AH, depending on the battery. To make this easier to understand, you can visualize these 15 cells as 15 individual batteries. Now let’s see how this works in practice by using the 3AH FlexVolt battery as an example.
When the FlexVolt battery is plugged into one of the FlexVolt tools it receives an electronic signal from the tool to tell it that it now has to produce a voltage of 60V. All 15 cells are then switched to series and the result is a voltage of 4V X 15 cells and this gives you 60V. Because all these cells are connected in series, the ampere-hours remain the same (3AH).
Because the 20V MAX tools were designed long before the FlexVolt battery was imagined, they don’t have the same electronics as the FlexVolt tools. They, therefore, don’t send an electronic signal to the battery. Though, anyone who Knows the basic principles of binary will know the yes/no argument 1=yes and 0=no. In the case of the FlexVolt battery, 1 is the signal from the FlexVolt tool, meaning: yes, switch to 60V. In the absence of an electronic signal (this would be a 20V MAX tool), the binary signal is 0 and the answer will then be no, so the battery will not switch to 60V, it will switch to 20V.
Once the battery knows that it needs to switch to 20V, the connections become slightly more complex. The 15 cells are divided into 3 groups, consisting of 5 cells each. The 5 cells are connected in series giving a voltage of 20V (5 X 4V = 20V). Essentially, this is the same as having three 20V batteries and these are now connected in parallel. By connected these three banks of cells in parallel, the ampere-hours increases to 9H (3 X 3AH = 9AH).
DEWALT FLEXVOLT 60V Blower — DCBL770X1
That’s how a FlexVolt battery works. Like so many innovations, they seem so simple once accomplished but it took someone to invent it first. DeWalt is always coming with ideas that no one would have thought of but, once they’ve done it, engineers everywhere are thinking: “Now why didn’t I think of that?” This is the mark of pure genius – turning simplicity into perfection.
With these being more powerful batteries with the longest standby time, you may be wondering if they’re going to be very heavy. Adding extra weight to your cordless tool can make it less comfortable to use. Even though the new FlexVolt batteries weigh almost double what the old 20V MAX batteries weigh, you’re not likely to notice it too much. A 20V MAX battery weighs 1.4 LBS and the FlexVolt battery weighs 2.2 LBS. Lugging an extra 0.8 LBS shouldn’t change the way you work. When you consider the benefits of the new battery, they’re worth their extra weight in gold.
Special Features | DEWALT FLEXVOLT Batteries
For those who have never used DEWALT batteries before they might not have a clue what other features they’ll get once they start using them. These features might not be unique to the DEWALT FLEXVOLT batteries, but you’ll not find them on many others no matter how hard you look:
- They Can Be Charged Within One Hour
- You’ll Get A Revolutionary Fuel Gauge
- There Is Virtually No Self-Discharge
- The Battery Doesn’t Have Any Memory
They Can Be Charged Within One Hour
Some batteries can take a very long time to recharge, which doesn’t go down well on the job if you don’t have a lot of spares. Under normal circumstances your FLEXVOLT battery would take a couple of hours to recharge, but there is a way to knock the time down to one hour. It will involve picking up an additional charger, but the DEWALT DCB118 Fast Charger is definitely worth it if you want to be more productive.
You’ll Get A Revolutionary Fuel Gauge
Back in the good old days you didn’t have a clue how much charge a battery had left. You would keep going until whatever it was powering stopped working. Recently new technology came around that let people see exactly how much charge their batteries had left, but the fuel gauge on the DEWALT FLEXVOLT 60V MAX looks almost futuristic. It’s something you’ll always notice, which means you’ll know when it needs replaced.
There Is Virtually No Self-Discharge
Batteries are known for discharging on their own. You’ll have seen it before on your smartphone. Even though it’s completely switched off and the electrodes aren’t touching, magical internal chemical reactions will cause the charge to fall. DEWALT have tried their hardest to tackle this and it’s still not perfect, but you’ll find out there is hardly any self-discharge on the FLEXVOLT.
The Battery Doesn’t Have Any Memory
Older batteries often suffered from something known as the memory effect. The reason it was called this was because batteries behaved like they had a memory. They would basically ‘remember’ a smaller capacity when you charged them up, which meant they would never be fully charged. The DEWALT FLEXVOLT batteries are made from lithium-ion and they have no memory at all. You can always be confident your FLEXVOLT battery will be fully charged.
Please Note: Everything we’ve talked about so far is related to the DEWALT DCB606 6A FLEXVOLT batteries offering 120 Watt-hours of energy. In the future they’ll be releasing the DEWALT DCB609 9A batteries offering you 180 Watt-hours of energy.
Main Benefits Of Cordless Power Tools
If you don’t own any cordless power tools at the moment, you’ll probably be interested in the DEWALT FLEXVOLT 60V MAX and 120V MAX lineup. The only thing stopping you might be the fact you don’t know the benefits that come with saying goodbye to corded tools. Let’s look at the main benefits now before we focus on the specific tools available to you:
- They’re A Lot More Convenient
- Your Productivity Will Increase
- Less Reliant On Other People
- Cordless Tools Are Safer To Use
- Offers You Increased Flexibility
- Much Easier To Transport Around
They’re A Lot More Convenient
As you’ll know, some power tools can be extremely heavy. You certainly don’t want to move them around throughout the day once they’re set up. In most cases you’ll try to set a tool up close to a plug outlet when you’re on a building site, but sometimes you’ll have to move everything for reasons you can’t control. When you’re using a cordless tool you can set everything up well out of the way right from the start of the day.
Your Productivity Will Increase
Once you start using cordless power tools you’ll find it refreshing that you don’t have to locate an outlet again. You’ll be able to pick up any tool you have and get to work in a matter of seconds. You can also take them anywhere with you without worrying about looking for an extension cord. If you’re using the DEWALT FLEXVOLT 60V MAX batteries you won’t even need to worry about running out of juice because the LED light will tell you when it needs replaced.
Less Reliant On Other People
One big thing that gets in a lot of people’s way is the lack of an outlet. Maybe you’ve turned up to work on someone’s home and they’re not in. Normally you would be in trouble if they didn’t have an outdoor outlet, but it doesn’t matter when you use cordless power tools. You won’t have to fight for a place to plug in your tools on worksites either, so instead of waiting for someone to finish what they’re doing you’ll be able to get on with your work.
Cordless Tools Are Safer To Use
You can look at this in a couple of different ways. Cordless equals more safety for you because the power tool isn’t attached to anything. You won’t have to worry about it being pulled out of your hand when you’re walking around with it. It’s a lot safer for other people too, because they won’t trip up on a cable they don’t see lying on the floor. I’m sure we’ve all been in one of those situations where we were lucky to walk away in one piece.
Offers You Increased Flexibility
When using smaller power tools you’ll need to turn into a ninja. There will be holes you’ll need to access or different ways you’ll need to bend your body to get somewhere. Having a cord dangling around will take away a lot of the flexibility you might need every now and again. You’ll always find a way to carry out the same job with a corded tool, but there is no doubt it’s going to be a lot more awkward.
Much Easier To Transport Around
It’s easy to think a cordless power tool would be harder to transport around because you have extra DEWALT FLEXVOLT batteries with you. It’s true a cordless power tool will require you to carry an extra box around, but the big difference is the cord. You’ll have to pack your corded tools away very carefully to ensure the cord doesn’t get damaged if it’s not sitting right, plus you’ll need to make sure nothing falls on it.
DEWALT FLEXVOLT | Power Tools
If you’re into power tools you’ll be well aware of the DEWALT brand. They have been producing the best tools in the business for nearly 100 years and they can be found in workshops and worksites all around the country. Their new DEWALT FLEXVOLT lineup is the best they’ve ever manufactured, so we’re going to look at some of the main features in case you’re interested in picking up a few new excellent power tools:
- DEWALT FLEXVOLT DHS790AT2
- 120V MAX Double Bevel Compound Sliding Miter Saw
- DEWALT FLEXVOLT DCBL770X1
- 60V MAX Handheld Blower
- DEWALT FLEXVOLT DCCS670X1
- 60V MAX Brushless Chainsaw
- DEWALT FLEXVOLT DCS7485T1
- 60V MAX 8-1/4 Table Saw
- DEWALT FLEXVOLT DCB1800B
- Portable Power Station
- DEWALT FLEXVOLT DCS575T1
- 60V MAX 7-1/4 Circular Saw With Brake
- DEWALT FLEXVOLT DCD460T2
- 60V MAX VSR Stud And Joist Drill
Please Note: If you’re interested in finding out more about these products, please click on the links to access information about all of their features.
120V Double Bevel Compound Sliding Miter Saw
DHS790AT2 — DEWALT FLEXVOLT
DEWALT FLEXVOLT Miter Saw Blades – The old 12 inch blades you had access to on the old miter saws were superb, but the FLEXVOLT miter saw blades takes things to the next level. They’ve been specially designed to maximize runtime while giving you cuts so smooth you’ll be able to run your finger across them without getting cut.
Up To 289 Cuts Per Charge – You want the powerful 120V 3,800 rpm brushless motor to give you the longest amount of run-time possible before you need to swap batteries. When you have two 60V MAX batteries hooked up you’ll be able to reach up to around 289 cuts on 3-1/4 inch base molding. It should be more than enough to last you the entire day.
Base And Crown Molding Capacity – The 3-1/4 inch base molding is just used as an example to show how long the miter saw will last, but it will be able to handle much more. It has tall sliding fences with the ability to support crown molding up to 7-1/2 inches long, plus the maximum height for base molding when it’s up against the fence is 6-3/4 inches.
Video | DEWALT FLEXVOLT DHS790
It’s Very Easy To Carry Around – A double bevel sliding compound miter saw isn’t what you’d consider a light tool. In fact, I think most people would guess it’s one of those tools that would stay on a bench once it’s in position. The DEWALT FLEXVOLT DHS790AT2 model only weighs 56 pounds, so you’ll be able to carry it around with you easily.
Great Accuracy Is Guaranteed – The cutline blade positioning system on the miter saw means you’ll know exactly where the blade is going to strike. When you combine that with the highly visible bevel and miter scales you’ll be able to line up the saw perfectly before it’s even been brought down to cut your material.
60V MAX Handheld Blower — DCBL770X1
Powerful Enough To Tackle Everything – The DEWALT FLEXVOLT 60V MAX handheld blower is the most powerful one yet. It will be able to hit air speeds of up to 129 miles per hour when the air volume is sitting at 423 CFM. Sometimes it’s pointless having a fast blower if it doesn’t cover a lot of cubic feet per minute, because it will mean so much more work.
You’ll Get A Flat Concentrator Nozzle – On the other hand, there are times when the CFM doesn’t matter too much. It’s usually when there is something heavy you can’t get away and you need to focus all of your efforts onto it. You’ll be able to do that with this blower thanks to the concentration nozzle, which will allow the air speed to reach 175 miles per hour.
Variable Speed Trigger With Lock – When you’re using a FLEXVOLT 60V MAX tool you don’t want it to be running at full speed all the time. Thankfully, the DEWALT DCBL770X1 will let you control everything with the variable speed trigger. Once you’ve found a speed you’re happy with you’ll also be able to lock it into position to save you lots of hassle.
Video | 60V MAX Handheld Blower — DCBL770X1
It Won’t Hurt Your Ears – When you think about power tools loud noises come to mind, especially these ones with a superior FLEXVOLT battery attached. Your DEWALT handheld blower is only rated at 67 dB (decibels). To put that into perspective, it’s somewhere in between a conversation and a vacuum cleaner. It really is quieter than a household appliance.
It’s Lightweight And Has An Ergonomic Design – When you are using a power tool you’re required to hold in your hand non-stop it has to be very light. This DEWALT FLEXVOLT blower weighs less than 10 pounds. It’s also been designed to give you maximum comfort when you’re holding it. Even though it’s so light it will still be able to take a beating at work too.
60V MAX Brushless Chainsaw — DCCS670X1
Gives You Up To 70 Cuts Per Charge – Your DEWALT FLEXVOLT brushless chainsaw will give you the power of a corded saw, but how long will it actually last? It’s been tested on treated pine wood 6 x 6 inches thick and you’ll get roughly 70 cuts per 60V MAX battery charge. For the majority of basic jobs it’s more than enough to keep you going.
You’ll Get A 16 Inch Oregon Bar – One of the big things you look for in a chainsaw is the length of the bar. If your bar isn’t long enough it makes things a lot more complicated. The Oregon bar on your DEWALT DCCS670X1 is 16 inches long, which is more than enough for the average worker who doesn’t cut down trees for a living.
It Has A Chain Brake For Kick Back Protection – You don’t want your chainsaw kicking back when you’re in the middle of a job because it’s extremely dangerous. This FLEXVOLT 60V MAX chainsaw has a chain brake to stop it from happening. The chain will also tighten without you needing to use tools to give you extra clamping force.
The Chainsaw Only Weighs Around 12 Pounds – When you are cutting into thick wood you’d expect the chainsaw you’re using to be heavy. The DEWALT FLEXVOLT 60V MAX cordless chainsaw only weighs 12.2 pounds, which goes to show just how powerful it is. It’s also been designed to keep you safe and comfortable at the same time.
Auto Oiling Gives You Continuous Lubrication – It doesn’t really matter how sharp the chainsaw teeth are if they’re not lubricated enough. This chainsaw will make things too easy by providing the bar with constant lubrication. There is also a little quarter-turn oil cap you’ll be able to access quickly when you need to refill it with oil.
60V MAX 8¼ Table Saw — DCS7485T1
Up To 302 Linear Feet Per Charge – The DEWALT FLEXVOLT battery will give you around 302 linear feet per charge when you’re working with 3/4 inch OSB. If you want even better results you’ll also be able to use a special FLEXVOLT table saw blade that has been engineered to extend the runtime while giving you smoother cuts.
You’ll Get 24 Inches Of Rip Capacity – When you’re cutting you want the ability to handle large pieces of wood and the DEWALT DCS7485T1 delivers. With 24 inches of rip capacity you’ll be able to blast through plywood and OSB sheets 4 x 8 inches in size. It’s not too bad for a machine that weighs less than 50 pounds.
A Site-Pro Modular Guarding System – When you’re hard at work you want everything to run as smoothly as possible, which includes being able to alter things without tools. The Site-Pro Modular Guarding System on the FLEXVOLT table saw will allow you to adjust the guarding on the machine without reaching into your toolbox.
Video | 60V MAX 8¼ Table Saw — DCS7485T1
It Will Give You Smooth And Accurate Cuts – There are a couple of reasons why the FLEXVOLT table saw will offer you smoother and accurate cuts. One of them is the table coating designed to reduce friction. The other one is the rack and pinion telescoping fence rails, which will allow for smoother and more accurate rail adjustments.
The Power-Loss Reset Will Prevent Accidents – In an ideal world all the power tools you use will have safety features built into them, especially the most dangerous ones. This table saw has a Power-Loss Reset feature, so if you lose power and it’s still switched on it’s not going to automatically start when you’ve got your fingers somewhere dangerous.
Portable Power Station — DCB1800B
Your Tools Will Last A Lot Longer – If you plug DEWALT FLEXVOLT batteries into the portable power station they’re going to help keep your 20V MAX power tools working nearly all day. You already know how much extra runtime they give you and the DEWALT DCB1800B will offer you enough room to charge four of them up.
It Will Work With Almost Any Corded Power Tool – The beauty of the portable power station is the fact some of your tools might not be made by DEWALT. That doesn’t mean the FLEXVOLT system won’t be able to give them power. Nearly all corded power tools you can think of will be able to work once you’ve plugged them into the power station.
You Can Take The Portable Power Station Anywhere – Another huge bonus is the weight of the station itself. It only weighs 22 pounds, so if you were working in the middle of nowhere you could carry it around with you. It’s around 13 inches in length and 11 inches in height, so it’s very easy to store away in your vehicle too.
High Running Watts And Starting Watts – Once you’ve got your corded tools hooked up it will give you 1,800 Running watts (15 amps). If certain tools need a little kick to get started it has a maximum Starting watts of 3,600. The temperature controlled cooling fan will help to keep it running smoothly all the time while extending its life.
It’s Perfect When You’re On The Worksite – You’ll love using a portable power station on worksites. It’s ideal when you can’t make too much noise and a gas-powered generator will be far too loud. It will allow you to use it anywhere without worrying about carbon monoxide poisoning too, so it won’t need to be kept outside to get battered by the elements.
60V MAX 7¼ Circular Saw With Brake — DCS575T1
Up To 339 Cuts Per Charge – The DEWALT FLEXVOLT battery will be able to give you up to 339 cuts per charge when cutting 2 x 4 inches of SPF lumber, plus this can be improved by switching to the FLEXVOLT circular saw blade. Its patented design has been engineered for smoother cuts and a longer runtime.
Offers The Smoothest Cuts Possible – It’s not just the FLEXVOLT circular saw blades that will help give you a smoother cut. The saw itself has an extremely fast brushless motor that reaches speeds of 5,800 RPM. When a blade is moving as great speed you’re always going to walk away with a greater finish every time.
The Electronic Brake Will Stop The Blade – You’ll be holding this power tool in your hands, so it’s crucial the blade will be able to stop on its own. The electronic brake has been designed to bring the blade to a halt when the trigger is released, which makes things safer for you. You’ll also save lots of time in the long run
A Great Bevel Capacity And Bevel Stops – When you’re cutting at angles you want the maximum bevel range possible, so you’ll be happy to know the DEWALT FLEXVOLT 60V MAX circular saw will tilt 57 degrees. There will also be a couple of bevel stops sitting at 22.5 and 45 degrees, which are the most common angles you’ll use.
The Depth Of Cut At 45 And 90 Degrees – The last thing you’ll want to know is the depth of cuts you’ll be able to make while holding the 7.6 pound tool in your hand. At 45 degrees the depth of cut will be 1-5/8 inches. It’s obviously going to be much better at 90 degrees and the official depth of cut will be 2-9/16 inches.
60V MAX VSR Stud And Joist Drill — DCD460T2
Up To 138 Holes In 2X10 SPF – The DEWALT FLEXVOLT 60V MAX battery will allow you to make roughly 138 2-9/16 inch holes in 2 x 10 inch SPF on a single charge. Like a lot of the tools in the FLEXVOLT line, there is also a FLEXVOLT carbide hole saw to offer you even better results than the ones that come as standard.
There Are Two Different Speed Settings – You will be able to choose from a couple of different speed settings depending on the type of work you’re doing. They are 0-300 rpm and 0-1250 rpm. The VSR trigger will also give you the ability to dial in the correct speed for the application you’re working on.
It Has An E-Clutch Perform And Protect Feature – A dangerous tool needs a great safety feature and you’ll love the E-Clutch. It will be able to detect reactionary torque while you’re working because of a bind-up or stall. It will then slow the machine down to a manageable level until you’re fully in control again.
You’ll Have Lots Of Leverage And Control – You always want to have full control of power tools, plus it’s a bonus when you have maximum leverage too. You’ll have both of these when using the DEWALT FLEXVOLT stud and joist drill. All you need to do is play around with the adjustable bail handle and 2-position side handle until you’re satisfied.
Great Metal-Gear Housing Will Keep It Safe – When you spend a lot of money on excellent power tools you need them to be suitable for worksites. It’s tough staying focused when you’re always worried about your tools. The metal-gear housing on the DEWALT DCD460T2 will guarantee it lasts for a very long time.
Stay One Step Ahead With DEWALT FLEXVOLT Technology
If you’re reading this there is a good chance you’re already using the DEWALT 20V MAX tools. If so, you have to start using FLEXVOLT batteries right now. It will breathe new life into your current tool lineup and you won’t believe the difference. It’s amazing how much your work changes when you don’t have to think about changing your battery every few hours.
For those who don’t have any DEWALT tools yet your first choice should be the FLEXVOLT lineup. The same thing applies to anyone looking to upgrade their tools. Get one to start with and you’ll automatically know what true cordless power should feel like. You’ll also have DEWALT FLEXVOLT batteries that can be used on every single other power tool you pick up going forwards.
The first thing you should do is click on any of the links to read the reviews on Amazon from those who are already using the specific DEWALT FLEXVOLT power tools. Just remember they’re extremely new and that is why they won’t have hundreds of reviews yet. You’ll be one of the lucky people to get your hands on them before anyone else.
Visit the DEWALT site to learn more about their FLEXVOLT series and all of their other tools.