Field Tested: DeWalt’s Flexvolt 7¼” Part 3
“The saw has been our lead carpenter’s saw for the last month, and he has yet to pull out the corded circular saw. I now have it, only because I picked up the brushless impact and hammer drill that go with the new 60-volt batteries.
Pros: The brake on the saw is almost immediate, which is great. The saw is relatively lightweight, even with the large battery. The battery itself lasts a fair bit, averaging about 100 cross cuts (all new wood). The fast charge does help.
Cons: It doesn’t perform as well when the weather is cold; it chatters and has a bit of a delay when the trigger is pulled. The DeWalt blade did not last very long (almost a month). We used this saw for only new wood on reno jobs (no large framing projects).
Overall, this saw is a definite go-to saw, just make sure you get a second battery for it (we carry three). This saw has renewed my like of DeWalt tools, hence the new brushless driver set purchased.”
“The saw is awesome! Every time I go looking for the saw someone is using it. I purchased another battery so we always have one on charge. Years ago I had 5″, 18-volt saw and it didn’t last very long so we never bothered getting another one. Now, I can see us adding another 60-volt, 7¼” saw to our toolbox. The blade that comes with it is tough: there have been a few nails cut on the reno we are doing and it still cuts like new. Cannot believe the power and the way it handles: we might not use the corded again. I don’t know what else to tell you, I just love the new DeWalt 60-volt circ saw.”
The DeWalt 60-volt saw is awesome. The weight of the saw seems balanced, which helps ease cuts. It really does have the power of a corded saw with the ability to cut multiple pieces of wood on a single charge. It is a great addition to the cordless collection.