Dewalt is soon coming out with a new cordless band saw, DCS377, as part of their line of Atomic 20V Max compact brushless power tools.
Look at the size of the saw in relation to the 20V Max battery that it’s paired with in the product image! Yes, that’s a compact high capacity battery, but still – this is a very small cordless band saw!
The new Dewalt Atomic series 20V Max brushless band saw has a 1-3/4″ cutting capacity, which explains the saw’s small size. Most other compact cordless band saws are designed around a 2-1/2″ maximum cutting capacity. Dewalt says this the saw’s 1-3/4″ capabilities are sufficient for most common small-sized metal diameters found on the jobsite.
The new Dewalt Atomic cordless band saw was designed around common electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and small diameter metalworking cutting applications.
Dewalt DCS377 Cordless Band Saw Features & Specifications
- Brushless motor
- 1-3/4″ cutting capacity
- 27″ band saw blade size
- 150 to 380 SFPM
- Variable speed trigger
- Speed dial
- Integrated guard
- Hanging hook
- LED worklight
- Weighs 6.6 lbs
Dewalt says the speed control dial and variable speed trigger will come in handy when users need more control, such as when cutting stainless steel, strut, or all-thread. The rafter hook allows for convenient hanging between cuts, and there is also a bracket for mounting a Lanyard-Ready attachment (sold separately).
If you look carefully, there is no auxiliary handle – Dewalt emphasizes that their new Atomic band saw can be used for one-handed and overhead cutting applications.
Price: $199 for the bare tool (DCS377B), $299 for the kit (DCS377Q1)
The DCS377Q1 kit will come with a compact 4.0Ah battery, DCB240, and charger. Replacement 27″ 18 TPI band saw blades will also be availabe.
ETA: Feb 2021
How do you feel about a compact cordless Dewalt Atomic series band saw with 1-3/4″ cutting capacity?
Milwaukee came out with their first M12 compact cordless band saw back in 2012, and it seems to have been a fairly popular tool. The idea of a smaller 20V Max – sized cordless band saw was surprising at first, but I think that a lot of users will actually like this tool.
For cutting smaller materials, what’s the downside here?