So some of you may be curious to why all of the sudden I am sending out tool reviews and since when does John do such things. Well over the last few years I have gotten some solid hands on experience with tools, and it is something I get lots of questions on. So I am pumped to link up with Home Depot to bring you all some more quality information and some real reviews on new tools coming out!This will be the first in the series, and I am stoked about this DeWalt Wormdrive Circular Saw review . This tool is a beast and I believe a lot of you who are in the market for a circular saw might be interested in what I have to say about it.
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A lot of attention has begun to spring up around the cordless circular saw market, especially when it comes to the “worm drive” or rear handled style. Contractors prefer the rear handle for longer cut length in materials like OSB, plywood, hardwood, and dimensional lumber, without needing re-adjustment. It’s also designed with blade oriented to the left of the motor and the handle positioned at the rear of the saw for easy line of sight. What's awesome about the new DeWalt Wormdrive Circular Saw is that is only uses a single battery while the competition uses two.
The DeWalt Wormdrive Circular Saw itself runs using a single 60v FlexVolt battery and runs a 7 ¼” blade with a diamond punch. It has a cut depth of 2 7/16” at 90* and includes an electronic brake that stops the blade almost immediately when the trigger is released. It includes a magnesium shoe that has a maximum bevel of 53* and stops at 45* and 22.5*. The saw also includes a rafter hook and a storage space for the changing tool. A nice addition to this saw is the Dust Blower, which keeps a nice site line for the cut and helps remove debris from the surface.
In the DeWalt Wormdrive Circular Saw Review I found that because it has a brushless motor it offers more run time, lower heat build up, and introduces electronics into the tool. The lesser heat build up also helps with the tools overall life cycle making sure it lasts a long time. The saw weighs in at 13 ¾ lbs, making it a bit heaver than a typical circular saw. Compared to other sidewinders it is heavy, but as far as worm drive saws go, it is right in the average. I have big hands, so i don't mind the safety trigger being a single finger operation. For those with smaller hands, who may prefer the push down trigger, this may be something to look into, but in my opinion it is not a deal breaker.
DeWalt claims the saw outputs 2400 watts which is comparable to a standard worm drive saw on the market today. This amount of power is well over the necessary amount for anyone doing standard carpentry and contracting style work. This saw is a bear in any standard materials and works amazingly well in demo applications as well.
With all the improvements included with this saw, you can imagine the price isn’t going to be cheap, but good tools never are. Starting out for a bare tool you’re looking at $249.00 and with a charger, 3Ah Battery, Charger & Bag you’re priced at $349.00.
In my DeWalt Wormdrive Circular Saw Review I discovered that for my application mostly in the workshop, this tool is a step above any other cordless circular saw that I have used. It has lots of power, and I prefer the heavier saw, and I love that it only uses a single battery. It tracks nicely and runs very smooth. I prefer a worm driven saw, especially when breaking down plywood, because of the extended reach and the weight distribution of the handle. Biggest downfall of this saw would be the price point compared to a corded model. Is $349.00 worth it? In my opinion, YES it most definitely is. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with the investment.
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