A few readers have asked about whether Dewalt will be coming out with FlexVolt 10″ cordless miter saws, to complement their very excellent 12″ saws.
The answer is yes, they already do make a 10″ FlexVolt cordless miter saws.
There are 2 Dewalt FlexVolt miter saws that are available overseas but not in the USA. There’s DCS777, shown above, which has an 8-1/2″ blade size, and DCS778, which has a 10″ blade size.
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These are both 60V Max models, not 120V Max like the 12″ saws available in the USA.
I asked Dewalt about whether we’ll see this in the USA, and they said that 1) right now there are no plans to introduce a 10″ FlexVolt saw in the USA [that they can tell me about?], and 2) US users typically do not prefer this type of sliding miter saw.
I wonder why US users don’t like that type of design, with both Dewalt models and the older Milwaukee model having internal vertical rail sliding system.
Both the 8.5″ and 10″ FlexVolt miter saws feature Dewalt’s LED shadowing cut guidance system. They both have brushless motors. The 10″ saw has a cut capacity of 12″ wide and ~3.35″ deep at 90°, and the 8.5″ saw has a cut capacity of 10.63″ wide and 2.44″ deep at 90°.
If you’re adamant about getting your hands on one of these saws, check with your favorite UK or EU tool source. The freight fees will likely be ghastly, if they’re willing to ship the bare miter saws overseas at all.
It’s a shame, really. Despite my strong affinity for Dewalt’s very excellent 12″ FlexVolt sliding miter saw, with its 2x battery system and included AC adapter, I often like a more compact saw size. I am also very optimistic about the efficiency of the dust collection on these European saws.