Dewalt launched a new line of 40V Max outdoor lawn and garden power tools earlier this year, including a brushless string trimmer, brushless air blower, and a hedge trimmer.
There’s one more tool coming soon to Dewalt’s 40V Max lineup – a 16-inch brushless chainsaw, model DCCS690.
Jon wrote in with a tip about seeing the new Dewalt chainsaw listed on a retailer’s website and asked for some more information and an ETA. We’re still working on that, but here’s the info we saw thus far.
The new 40V Max chainsaw features a 16-inch bar and is powered by a brushless motor. Brushless motors typically deliver a combination of more power and longer runtime than brushed motor tools, and often lower maintenance requirements too as there are no carbon brushes to wear down.
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Dewalt says that the new 40V Max brushless cordless chainsaw offers the performance of gas with the convenience of cordless.
The cordless chainsaw automatically lubricates itself with LubriLink and LubriWell technology, for smoother cuts, longer chain life, and reduced maintenance.
LubriLink are cavities in chain tie straps that retain oil, and LubriWell are holes in a chain’s drive links that carry oil around the entire length of the bar.
The Dewalt cordless chainsaw also features tool-free tensioning for bar and chain adjustments.
Features & Specs
- Oregon low-kickback 16-inch bar and chain
- Automatic oiling with LubriLink and LurbiWell technologies
- Quarter-turn oil cap for quick refills
- Chain brake for kickback protection
- Tool-free chain tensioning and bar tensioning
- Weighs 13.5 lbs
The kit, DCCS690H1, comes with the tool, a hard bar cover, a 40V Max 6.0Ah Li-ion battery, and a charger. Another kit, DCCS690M1, comes with a 4.0Ah battery and lower price.
Reminder: 40V Max = 36V nominal.
Price: $399 for the 4.0Ah battery kit, $479 for the 6.0Ah battery kit
It’s good to see that Dewalt is expanding their 40V Max outdoor power tool lineup so quickly. I’d like to see them add some more outdoor power tools to their 20V Max lineup as well, to join their air blower and string trimmer.
Maybe we’ll see a lawn mower next!