DEWALT 20V 7-1/4″ Circular Saw with Flexvolt Advantage Technology

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DEWALT 20V  Flexvolt Advantage Technology 7-1/2″ Circular Saw Review Model DCS573B

7-1/4" Circular Saw w/ Flexvolt Advantage Technology

4.5/5
Manufacturer: DEWALT
Model number: DCS573B
Power source: 20v-60v
Motor size: Brushless
Weight: 8.2Lbs

DEWALT recently launched a line of 20V Max with Flexvolt Advantage Technology tools. This review is for the DEWALT 20V Max 7-1/4″ Circular Saw w/ Flexvolt Advantage Technology.

The tools that have been released are the 7-1/4″ circular saw, 1/2″ hammer drill, reciprocating saw, and 4-1/2″-5″ grinder. All of these tools are currently in the hands of the Tool Box Buzz professionals being evaluated on the job site to give you the best facts and our opinions so you can make wise purchase decisions

The Benefits of Flexvolt Advantage Technology

What is Flexvolt Advantage Technology ? DEWALT 20v tools now have the ability to run off 60v Flexvolt batteries providing us with more power than paired with the 20v batteries. You may be saying duh, but the power boost is substantial! The DEWALT Flexvolt Advantage Technology provides these new tools with a major power boost, giving us the ability to work them to their full potential. The DEWALT DCB573B 7-1/4″ Circular Saw gives the user over 75% more power when paired up with a 6.oAh Flexvolt battery.

What’s the Difference?

The difference in this saw vs the DEWALT 60V Flexvolt Circular Saw is very little. A couple of the noticeable items are the Flexvolt Advantage Technology’s saw has a silver blade guard and shoe plate where the Flexvolt saw is all black. The only other key difference is the ability to run on either 60v/20v or strictly on 60v.

What’s the Same?

These two saws are the same in weight and size. They both have the same industry-leading ergonomics, rafter hook, and onboard storage blade changing wrench. Both of these saws are the same cost which will be detailed below.

DEWALT DCS573B Manufacturer Specifications

  • UP TO 77% MORE POWER** when paired with FLEXVOLT® batteries
  • FASTER CUTTING: Powerful brushless motor delivers 5,500 RPM for faster cutting
  • Maximum depth of cut of 2-9/16 in. at a 90°
  • Maximum depth of cut of 2 in. at a 45°
  • ELECTRIC BRAKE stops the blade after the trigger is released
  • INCREASED VISIBILITY: Bright LED increases visibility and cut accuracy
  • EASY STORAGE: Integrated rafter hook for quick and easy storage
  • Optional dust port compatible with the DEWALT® AirLock™ system or a standard 35 mm dust extractor to minimize dust during cutting
  • Tool Connect™ Chip Ready: Chip pocket accepts Tool Connect™ Chip DCE042 and connects with Tool Connect™ Site Manager app for easy asset management on the job site. (DCE042 sold separately)
  • COMPATIBLE with all DEWALT® 20V MAX* and FLEXVOLT® Batteries

Using the DEWALT DCS573B on Site

We have been evaluating the DEWALT DCB573B on deck construction job sites. We ran the saw on both a 6.0Ah Flexvolt battery as well as the 20V 8.0Ah battery. There was a noticeable difference in power from one to the other. We started off cutting with the 60V and were able to make it the whole day on just one battery. After cutting forty 2″x10″ joists we switched over to the 20V to finish up the mid-span and picture frame blocking and noticed the decrease in power and speed. Once we cut a bunch of blocking we switched back to the 60V to complete the task.

Overall Impression and Cost

If considering purchasing this saw, you do not have to worry about which DEWALT platform you are on. You have the option to select either the 20v or the 60V Flexvolt platform. Need more power use the Flexvolt battery or simply need to make a few cuts pick the 20v battery. Having the option keeps the end-user from having to spend additional money on another battery.

 

About the author

Scott Arnold

Contributing Editor Scott Arnold is a young carpenter, and a 911 Dispatcher for a Boston area, Metro West 911 Center. When he is not in the Communications Center, you will find Scott getting his hands dirty on any number of contracting jobs, whether it is for his customers or on his newly purchased house. Scott enjoys contracting, DIY projects, spending time with his wife and 2 kids. Scott will help share his perspective on tools as carpenter and remodeler here and on AConcordCarpenter.com

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