DeWalt DCS370 18-Volt Cordless Bandsaw
DeWalt just hit the scene with a cordless bandsaw and when compared to other models out there, it's a lighter tool, but the trade-off is less cutting depth.
Milwaukee's new cordless band saw cuts at a depth of 3-1/4" and weighs 10.25 lbs and Makita's cuts at 4-3/4" and weighs 14.1 lbs. According the the DeWalt press release, their new tool cuts to a much smaller 2-1/2" and weighs 'less than 10 pounds,' which in press release talk usually means something in the range of 9.7 to 9.9 lbs. We're actually not too confident comparing these weights anyway. Makita's site calls out that their 14 lbs is with the tool and battery while the Milwaukee just lists their number as 'tool weight.' There's no indication how DeWalt is weighing theirs.
Regardless of all that, the DeWalt does have a smaller cut depth, and because of this, it's likely on the lighter side of things. If you're an electrician or HVAC guy and you want a compact cordless bandsaw to compliment the big corded one in the van, it would be worth it to go to Home Depot and take a look at this one.
There's no word on pricing yet, but the Milwaukee goes for about $400 and the Makita $450, so we'd like to think that the DeWalt will be in the $300-$400 range.
The press release is after the jump.
DEWALT LAUNCHES A NEW 18-VOLT CORDLESS BANDSAW
New Bandsaw Offers Professional Contractors Portability and Durability
March 2010 -- D EWALT, a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools and accessories, announces the launch of a new 18-volt Cordless Bandsaw ( DCS370). This new cordless product is compact and lightweight for maximum portability on jobsites.
Weighing less than ten pounds, the DCS370 is ideal for Electricians, Plumbers, Sprinkler Fitters and other professional contractors, who are tasked with cutting threaded rod, uni-strut, conduit and other metal materials. Additionally, the bandsaw's small footprint offers increased flexibility for cutting material on a lift or accessing tight spaces.
"Throughout our research, it became clear that contractors needed a cordless bandsaw that was powerful and durable enough to live up to the demands of a commercial jobsite, yet completely portable," said Jim Watson, Product Manager for DEWALT. "Our new model was designed to measure up to even the toughest jobsite conditions and provide the flexibility contractors need to be as productive as possible."
The new bandsaw features a heavy-duty, glass filled nylon base for ultimate durability, a centered handle for balance and ease in overhead applications and a 2-1/2" cutting capacity that meets mechanical contractors' needs.
The new model is part of the D EWALT 18-volt system, which includes more than 40 tools, and will be available with an 18-volt Lithium-Ion battery, an 18-volt Nickel-Cadmium battery kit or as a bare tool without a battery.
Should the tool ever need servicing, it can be taken to any one of D EWALT's 82 authorized service centers located throughout the country.
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Posted by Doug Mahoney at February 22, 2010 5:20 AM