DEWALT DCS355B 20V XR Cordless Multi-Tool

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DEWALT Cordless Multi-Tool Review

The Tool Box Buzz crew recently finished our Cordless OMT Head to Head.  Finishing in the top 5 of our categories, was the DEWALT DCS355B. It finished 4th overall in the Head-to-Head final rankings.  Let’s take a closer look at the DCS355B


DEWALT DCS355B Specifications

  • 20V – 4.0 Ah battery
  • 0 – 20,000 OPM
  • 2.35 bare tool, and  3.75 lbs with 4.0 ah battery
  • 3-speed variable speed / VS Trigger
  • Oscillation angle 1.6°
  • Open back blade

DEWALT DCS355B Standout Features

Blade Change

The DEWALT’s blade clamp mechanism was rated one of the best blade change systems by the team. This system is effective, but some users may find it difficult to actuate the clamp’s spring tension. Overall, the team thought the DEWALT clamp was well-designed. The DEWALT OMT will accept Starlok blades or accessories. DEWALT provides an accessory washer, lock washer, and Allen bolt.


True to form, the DEWALT DCS355B is well-designed ergonomically. The DCS355B has a lot of rubber over-molding. The tool is well balanced in your hand and easily maneuverable, weighing 2.33lb without the battery. The Dewalt has less vibration than some of the other OMTs.

Room for Improvements?

One of the things the crew noticed was how loud the DCS355B is. It did not rank well in our noise category. OSHA allows 8 hours of exposure for up to 90 dB, for exposures 95dB and greater, the exposure limits dramatically. The DCB355B came in ranked 8th out of 12 saws.  No-load noise on our decimal meter was 103.0 mB / best was 94.2mB. Noise cutting metal and then the wood was 114.8 dB and 114.6bmB where the winners came in at 112.9 mB and 112.3 dB

DEWALT DCS355B 20v XR Cordless Osciallting Multi-Tool

Overall Impressions

Whether you’re on the DEWALT 20v platform or looking to switch things up, this oscillating multi-tool is a good buy. Finishing fourth overall in our head-to-head competition isn’t the best on the market, but it’s close. With a price of $139.00, it ranks fourth overall in terms of pricing!

This DEWALT DCB366B is an excellent OMT that will not let you down!

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Scott Arnold

Contributing Editor Scott Arnold is the owner of Scott Arnold Remodeling LLC out of Waltham MA. Custom decks, fireplace makeovers, kitchens and bathrooms, Scott enjoys the frame to finish concept. Scott will share his perspective on tools as carpenter and remodeler here and on

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