Over at Amazon, this Dewalt 12V Max cordless reciprocating saw kit, model DCS310S1, is priced at $130. It was initially released at $149. This kit is eligible for Amazon’s Dewalt holiday promo, which means $25 is knocked off the price at checkout.
The final price, excluding taxes and with the assumption that Amazon won’t raise the price anytime soon, is $105.
You get the pivoting handle saw, a single Dewalt 12V Max 1.5Ah Li-ion battery, a charger, and a canvas carrying bag.
If you’re not a fan of this form factor, the Bosch 12V Max compact saw deal from earlier this week is still a good buy. I like the design of Dewalt’s saw, although the pivoting handle makes it less compact than Bosch’s.
Dewalt’s 12V Max lineup hasn’t really grown much in recent years, which is another thing to consider. If you’re looking to buy into a compact cordless power tool platform, Milwaukee’s M12 and Bosch’s 12V Max lineups offer revamped drills and drivers, and Milwaukee offers a much greater number of tools and innovations.
But if all you need is a compact saw for a quick cutting task, this model performs well and the pivoting handle is one more reason to reach for it over a bulkier 18V/20V Max or corded model.
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The $25 off $100+ promo ends 12/22/14.