DEWALT 20 Volt XR Reciprocating Saw With Power Detect
DEWALT 20V XT Reciprocating Saw with POWER DETECT DCS368W1 Review
DEWALT XR Reciprocating Saw With Power Detect
Model number: DCS368W1
Power source: 20 volt
Motor size: Brushless -0-1200 RPM, 4,500 BPM and 2.2 Joules
The DEWALT 20 Volt XR Reciprocating Saw With Power Detect was an indispensable tool for this job. Packing 44% more power than its predecessor, this reciprocating saw is a huge upgrade.
A Balancing Act
The DEWALT XR Reciprocating Saw was very well balanced with a really smooth action. When the saw engaged with the work material, there was very little kickback. It had plenty of power to cut through the 10 x 10 old-growth oak and it did not bind at all. Additionally, it was able to plunge smoothly into the sill plate. The main reason for this smooth action is due to the new Power DetectTM battery technology. I was operating this saw with an 8 Ah battery and a 10-inch bi-metal DeWalt blade.
Dewalt Power Detect
DeWalt recently released 4 new tools that operate on the new Power DetectTM battery technology. Power DetectTMbattery technology recognizes the type of battery that the tool is using and adjusts the tool’s output according to the battery in use. All tools with the Power DetectTM technology are compatible with 20V Max, including the new 8 Ah battery, and FlexVolt batteries.
DEWALT 20 Volt XR Reciprocating Saw Features
- Power DetectTM battery technology
- Keyless lever-action blade clamp for quick and easy blade changes
- 1 -⅛ stroke length provides fast cutting speed
- Variable speed trigger improves blade control
- Brushless motor
- LED work light
- Strokes per minute 0-3000 strokes per minute (SPM)
- Tool weight 8 lbs
- Stroke length 1-⅛ in
- Variable speed
Lacks Rafter Hook
This saw does not come with a rafter hook. For some users, this may be a tick in the “con” column. For others, like myself, I prefer not having a rafter hook. I don’t usually need to hook the saw on something while I work. I prefer the slimmer and more sleek design of the saw.
The DEWALT 20 Volt XR Reciprocating Saw With Power Detect Kit includes (1) saw, (1) battery charger, (1) 8 Ah battery, and (1) kit bag. $279 at Lowes.
DeWalt DEWALT XR Reciprocating Saw With Power Detect
Overall Thoughts On This Saw
Overall, the DEWALT 20 Volt XR Reciprocating Saw With Power Detect is powerful, well-balanced, and ergonomically comfortable. It has earned a place at the table on our job sites!
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