Dewalt has announced that they will be adding a new pivoting reciprocating saw (DCS310) to their 12V Max li-ion compact cordless tool lineup. The reciprocating saw is designed to be compact and lightweight, and features a 3-position handle for added versatility and maneuverability in confined spaces.
The 12V Max saw also features a pivoting shoe and keyless lever-action blade clamp. Stroke length is 9/16″, and speed is 0-2700 strokes per minute. An LED work light helps illuminate dark work areas.
Dewalt 12V Recip Saw Configurations
- DSC310S1 – recip saw, one 12V 1.5Ah lithium ion battery pack, 30-min charger, 4″ 6 TPI wood-cutting blade, 4″ 18 TPI metal-cutting blade, kit bag. MSRP $149.
- DCK212S2 – 2-tool combo with DCD710 3/8″ drill driver. MSRP $199.
- DCK413 – 4-tool kit with DCD710 drill driver, DCF813 impact wrench, and DCL510 LED work light. MSRP $279.
The new saw kits will be available in April 2012.
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And yes, Dewalt’s Pivot Saw looks remarkably like Porter Cable ClampSaw, which we reviewed a while back. The specs, housing, and ergonomics between tools are slightly different, but the link is undeniable. We were pleased with the performance of the PC version and have high expectations for the new Dewalt.
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With Stanley having alaedry put their Bostitch brand (marketed at Lowes) on a bunch of handtools made in Asia why not add Dewalt. It seems to me not so much a blending of brands as it a marketing ploy to try to broaden their customer base and compete with TTI (Milwaukee brand hand tools) and Newell-Rubbbermaid’s Irwin brand. Maybe it will work as well as having many brands once did for GM or maybe not (where is Pontiac, Oldsmobile and Saturn today) . One hope is that it will foster some innovation so as to help Stanley distinguish the Dewalt hand tool line from their other brands.