Scott wrote in with a tip about Dewalt’s new 20V Max brushless circular saw.
Yes, that’s right. Dewalt 20V Max brushless circular saw, with 7-1/4″ blade, model DCS570. Shown above is the bare tool model, DCS570B.
I found this while browsing lowes site. Seems when they slash prices of current model its a telltale sign an upgrade is on the way.
The original Dewalt 20V Max, now $99 via Amazon for the bare tool, was my editor’s choice in our Best Cordless Circular Saws roundup. (That roundup is definitely due for an update.)
This new 20V Max circular saw looks a whole lot like the FlexVolt model, DCS575.
The color of the guarding and plate is different, but that doesn’t mean anything. Both are said to have “high grade aluminum” base plates.
Here’s what we know about the new Dewalt brushless circular saw:
- 7-1/4″ blade
- 2-9/16″ max cutting capacity
- 5,200 RPM max
- 57° bevel with stops at 45° and 22.5°
- Rubber overmold
- Blade brake
- High grade aluminum base plate
- Weighs 7.9 lbs
Price: $159 for the bare tool
Compared to the FlexVolt version, you lose a little speed – 5200 vs 5800 RPM. But… that seems to be about it. Maybe there’s a slight performance difference too – I’d expect there to be.
The Dewalt FlexVolt brushless circular saw is also a tiny bit lighter – 7.9 lbs vs. 7.6 lbs. I’m guessing both specs are for the bare tools.
What’s interesting is that the new DCS570 is also a right-facing circular saw – like the FlexVolt model. The DCS391 and DCS393 circular saws, premium and combo kit versions of the 20V Max brushed motor saw, are both left-facing saws. This seems to be the industry trend, for 6-1/2″ saws to be left-facing and 7-1/4″ saws to be right-facing as most corded sidewinder-style saws are.
This is something that readers have been after for a long time, myself as well. We’ve all been asking Dewalt to come out with a brushless circular saw.
But now that it’s here, I’m a little underwhelmed. Maybe that’s because the FlexVolt version checked all the boxes and is fantastic in all regards. Well, I suppose most regards. It’s good for there to be a 20V Max version for users who don’t want to spend the premium for a FlexVolt battery pack – which can be charged in any standard Dewalt 20V Max charger.
I guess I was more hoping that Dewalt’s next brushless saw would have been a 20V Max 6-1/2″ saw. I love everything about their brushed motor version, and so I was hoping for something similar with an upgraded brushless motor.
If the new 20V Max saw performs as good as their FlexVolt model, or even nearly as good, it’s sure to become popular and fast.
I wonder why Dewalt stuck with the flat-style aluminum shoe, rather than the three-dimensional design their premium brushed model sports. I always saw the belt shoe of their combo kit saw as a cost-cutting measure, but the plate on the FlexVolt model doesn’t have any flaws or faults that I can see. So I guess it’s nothing to be concerned about.
Kit pricing isn’t available yet, but $159 for the bare tool is $20 cheaper than for the bare tool FlexVolt saw.
*Thumbs up* Dewalt!
Now… won’t April hurry up and get here already?! I’m eagerly waiting for Dewalt’s FlexVolt track saw to hit the market!
Thank you to Scott for the heads-up!