Dewalt has come out with a new 20V Max brushless cordless oscillating multi-tool, DSC356. Before we talk about this new model, I want to point out that the previous model, DCS355, is back on sale as part of a basic kit for $99.
Additionally, there is also a new Dewalt Atomic oscillating multi-tool, DCS354. I have seen the DCS354 in stores as a bare tool (DCS354B), but not online yet. Compared to the DCS355, the DCS354 has slightly lower max speeds (18,000 OPM vs. 20,000 OPM), and a black blade change lever vs. silver.
Keep in mind, DCS355 is the previous model, DCS354 is the new Atomic model, and DCS356 is the new model we’re focusing on here. Talking about all three models might be a little confusing, but it’s important to put everything into proper context.
The Dewalt Atomic cordless oscillating multi-tool, DCS354, will be replacing the DCS355, and this other new model, DCS356, will be positioned as the more premium unit.
In talking with Dewalt, we learned that the DCS356 brushless oscillating multi-tool features updated software and a new 3-speed control at its base, and it also still has a variable speed trigger.
The new 3-speed controller allows for users to limit the maximum speed of the oscillating multi-tool without having to maintain constant pressure on the variable speed trigger. Dewalt still equipped the DCS356 cordless multi-tool with a variable speed trigger, which does still give users the ability to adjust cutting, sanding, grinding, or scraping speeds to their liking.
- Brushless motor
- Tool-free blade change system
- 3-speed selector
- Low: 0 to 13,000 OPM
- Medium: 0 to 17,000 OPM
- High: 0 to 20,000 OPM
- 1.6° oscillation angle
- Dual-Grip variable speed trigger
- LED worklight
The DCS354 and DCS355 are 11.2″ long and weigh 2.33 lbs, and the new DCS356 likely shares similar specs.
One retailer says that the DCS356 features reduced vibration (10.5 m/s², more than 10%) compared to DCS355 when paired with a wood-cutting blade. We’re confirming this with Dewalt. (Thank you to @biggiethegreatdane for the heads-up!) Update: Dewalt says that this is not accurate.
Price: $219 for the kit, and the bare tool will launch at $149 later in the year
DCS356D1 kit comes with the tool, a 2.0Ah battery, charger, carrying bag, and 28 oscillating multi-tool accessories.
Included accessories: (1) blade for cutting wood with nails, (1) fast-cutting wood blade, universal accessory adapter, sanding pad, (25) sheets of sand paper, accessory storage box. A removable cutting depth guide is also included.
Buy Now(New DCS356D1 kit via Lowes)
Compare(DCS355C1 Kit via Acme Tools, a basic starter kit featuring the previous version)
Compare(DCS355C1 Kit via Amazon, a basic starter kit featuring the previous version)
Compare(DCS355D1 Kit via Amazon, a full starter kit featuring the previous version)
The new DCS356D1 kit is priced the same as the full kit featuring the outgoing model, DCS355D1.
I was a little confused as to why Dewalt released a 20V Max Atomic cordless oscillating multi-tool that was so close in specs to their existing DCS355, but upon learning about the new DCS356, everything makes a lot more sense. The DCS355 is an outgoing model, replaced by the DCS354 Atomic, and the DCS356 is going to be a step-up model for users who want a little more speed and the 3-speed functionality.
It’s incredibly useful to have speed-limiting controls on tools such as brushless impact drivers and wrenches, and it seems like it’ll be just as beneficial on a tool like this. Yes, you can control the speed via the trigger switch, but for longer cutting operations, it will easier to be able to set the switch to low, medium, or high, and then just fully squeeze the trigger.
I am tempted to say I’m surprised Dewalt did not update the design beyond just changing the software and introducing a 3-setting speed controller, but what could they really have done more to further improve this tool?
I do wish that you could use the tool-free blade change mechanism with full-ring multi-tool accessories instead of requiring the included universal adapter, but it does work quite well with Dewalt, Imperial Tool, and Rockwell split-ring multi-tool accessories. This isn’t a big deal these days, given the greatly expanded selection and availability of tool-free-compatible split-ring multi-tool accessories.
MSRP for the Dewalt Atomic multi-tool bare tool, DCS354B, is $129, and will be $149 for the DCS356B. At the time of this posting, Dewalt has said that there is no kit featuring the Atomic version. My feeling is that we will see the Atomic multi-tool in a basic “C1” starter kit that’s similar to the $99 DCS355C1 kit featuring the DCS355, and although we might see some flexibility in the DCS356D1 kit pricing, it will likely be maintained as a premium kit.
Now I can partially give up from upgrading to Festool or Fein. 3 speed is not 7 speed as Makita’s but better than nothing.
My mood became better!
That’s a useful feature. I admit I was momentarily confused, thinking to myself: “but my current model has variable speeds, why would I want only three?”
I’ve been eyeing the cordless model, but haven’t pulled the plug (pun intended?) because I have the corded model. Glad I did wait though, because if a new one is being released, might as well get the updated one.
I just bought the DCS355 because of the good price on it. I bought the 20v max kit about 4 months ago and have been buying any other 20v max tool that goes on sale that I don’t have.
On a related matter, does anyone have any tips for replacement triangular sanding pads?
When my original one finally gave up, I bought an el cheapo version from a local UK chain and the hook surface melted, literally, in minutes.
Industrial Velcro. Rip off the old stuff, put some of that on. The quality of both the Velcro itself and its adhesive is night-and-day versus the consumer grade.
Dewalt servicenet is the online portal for parts and repair from dewalt. They’ll have it all for you. Search by model number.
Yeah, looks like I’m sold on this new series of OT’s. It’s stupid, but I now like the idea of the Atomic and the 3-speed side-by-side in my tool kit. Plus, they’re both cheaper bare-tool than what I paid for my 355 a couple years ago.
One complaint, if one can call it that… The Accessory Boxes… Where’s the line of Oscillating Tool Accessory Boxes from DeWALT? The tiny ones that come with these kits don’t really hold a lot of backup, once you’ve bought stuff for them. They have lots of options for TSTAK and Tough System boxes with drawers and containers… but… nothing in those is designed to hold the Blades and Attachments for the, now four, Oscillating Tools. Even the little bit boxes for screwdriver bits had at least 5 different series and designs going. Magnetic ones, tough ones, black, yellow, clear-top… Lots of those… Where’s the Oscillating Tool Accessory boxes?
It’s not much of a complaint, but it does make me wonder sometimes. Especially when I pick up my 355, I say to myself “These boxes have to come in more sizes. This one’s about to burst already.”
Hey Stuart? Mind adding that to the list of inquiries you make to DeWALT? Maybe see if they have recommendations for us? I’d really appreciate it. Or, if anyone has seen larger DeWALT OT storage cases that I’ve missed, I’d be happy to eat crow on this, and admit I just missed them…
Oh, and Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians! Play Safe, and have Fun today!
My guess is that there’s not enough demand.
I remember seeing the same empty screwdriver bit boxes on the store shelves, and they rarely moved, always collecting dust.
The accessory boxes that come with these kits are good, but if they can’t get enough shelf space at stores, their might not be enough demand to allow for competitive pricing or pricing low enough where enough people will be compelled to buy them.
What do you want in an oscillating multi-tool accessory case, and how much are you willing to spend for it? I can try to find some alternatives.
Should I just shut up and get a TSTAK for my 355 then? I keep talking about going TSTAK for my storage needs, but I’m having trouble figuring out what I do/don’t need, and what models to get for everything I have.
I already know I’m going to have to modify every TSTAK box and drawer set I get. I might as well get started one box at a time?
Why not just get a small plastic case like the Flambeau Merchant? https://www.flambeaucases.com/merchant
Even if you get a Tstak or similar, you’ll have to keep your blades nice and tidy.
Because… Frankly I didn’t know Flambeau did cases of that type… And now I have about ten million things I can think of using them for… A Circular Saw Blade Caddy would be easy to make out of one of them…
Damn it, Stuart! Now my mind is racing with ideas, seeing those! I’ve only ever heard Flambeau referenced in terms of Fishing Gear, I had no clue these existed… And before you say it, no… Fishing Tackle containers and boxes are not ideal… They are a lot softer than tool boxes.
And I do have the DeWALT contractor bags… I like them, but I’m not loving how they spread out when they are put down. I’m going to end up saving those for household use. They don’t hold saw blades well at all. Neither do standard tool boxes bought from other places. There’s just something “Off” about tool storage that comes from a different manufacturer than the tools… and I don’t know why, or how, they managed this coincidence.
Now that I KNOW about Flambeau… I guess I’m making plans to buy those… And they would probably hold huge numbers of different accessories in an appropriate way, even inside another tool box. Hopefully the Exchange Rate, Duties, and Taxes, don’t make it impossible to buy these Flambeau cases. ‘Cause that’s some seriously good pricing I’m seeing.
If you find something you like, you can search for distributors using the model number.
I buy a few pieces here and there through Mouser, for example, but save larger orders for Flambeau directly.
A word of warning, don’t look at their compartment box selection until you have more than a few minutes of free time.
I already see they make an industrial version of a fishing tackle box I used to have. The Infinity System it was called. Don’t know what the new one is… if I can make contact with them, maybe I can get one in Black and Yellow? Then all my blade storage issues are solved in ONE box, and I already know it can fit my power chargers too, because I used to own the Fishing version of the box, I already know what it is capable of, and how it works.
But I will DEFINITELY look at one of those larger Merchant boxes and glue an old CD spindle case inside, so it will hold my circular saw blades. Either that or design something with dowling to hold the blades. That would become a blade caddy. The rest of the blades I own can fit in drawers, but the circular saw blades are… I think the word is awkward… maybe troublesome? Having to store them both without damaging the blades, and having to have a system in place that keeps them from shifting, or being out of place. Some simple nuts and bolts from Home Depot as mock spindles perhaps?
You’ve got my brain going nuts, Stuart! Figuratively AND Literally, in the case of the mock spindle idea!!!
My experience with the 356B is that when cutting gritty materials (grout etc) the 3 speed switch collects the grit and jams right up. Impossible to clean. The trigger was effected a little but self clears at the bottom with some cleaning. The lock-on switch also jams up and takes a lot of effort to clear it out. The 3-speed switch was jammed so bad after first use I took the tool back and exchanged it.
Other than that, I like the tool.
DeWALT has made two different version of cases for multi tool blades. One is sold internationally and another one just for North American market, if you need the links I can find for you. DeWALT has made a new accessory set (also Craftsman) TSTAK compatible which has some spacers so you can divide the interior how you want and I have seen some photos that recip blades are placed in one. I am sure you can use it for multi tool blades as well.
…Yeah… That’s pretty much a confirmation that I need to shut up and buy a TSTAK, then work my way through all my tools until they all have TSTAKs custom for their needs.
I knew it would only be a minor complaint, and that SOMEONE would straighten me out. I do appreciate it, Altan AND Stuart! It does make sense. That… is going to be a LOT of TSTAKs… Hopefully I can save some money by grouping a few…
This TSTAK compatible sets are not available yet in the market, soon will be, be a bit patient. I will still not buy it though as I am waiting for Toughsystem version of it. I will never buy TSTAK, I bought a few tools which came with TSTAK box and I threw the TSTAK boxes in the bin for recycling. If I use TSTAK in London all my tools with be rotten with this humidity. Do not thank me for this as I would never advise anyone to go for TSTAK, only Toughsystem!
ToughSystem is too big for my living space. Hence TSTAK. I’d only get ToughSystem if money were no object, and I could utterly change everything about my living conditions. I’d entirely outfit a Van, and potentially a whole storage area with ToughSystem racks and boxes if I could afford the upgrade in lifestyle and living space.
Plus, I’m somewhat counting on the lighter materials of the TSTAK system, as I intend to build a dedicated power charging system into a TSTAK box, and a foam battery compartment in another. When you consider I have the OT, Jigsaw, and Dremel equipment on top of that… Really the only things about the TSTAK system that will stay the same is the existing colour. Nothing I own is ever left stock, I always change something to conform it to my twisted ideals anyways. This also means I don’t have to wait for unreleased OT accessory boxes, I can shape a TSTAK III drawer system into one if I want to.
But that’s the point of the two systems, right? Tough System is about being able to take a beating, where TSTAK is about custom SMALL storage, not necessarily carting around work sites in all weather conditions.
If a Canadian is whining about the space then what should we do in England?! :))
Okay… That just made my whole freakin’ day Altan… I needed that laugh so bad!
I’m not really complaining. It is just a matter of coincidence that the only spaces I have for tools are narrower than the Tough System is wide, and stacking those is a mess without the added expense of the rail system. I love the system, don’t get me wrong! Just, for my PERSONAL limitations, I’d go TSTAK, for size AND what I plan to void the warranty with.
Good point! Also Stuart, please ask DeWalt to make the OT Blade Storage Boxes available for purchase, EMPTY or as a “bare tool” if you will.
They are larger than the bare tool bos sold at Lowes & HD and are great for storing loose parts.
You can order them off dewalt service net guys
Yes they do, Shawn… but they don’t stack, they don’t fit into other boxes, and they aren’t any wider, or provide any more slots to line up different blades, just provide an identical box to line up the same sample blades and exact same stack of sanding pads. It’s not even good as a dump box, where you just toss everything in there.
So, if we’re talking organisation and storage of large amounts of options, possibly from other manufacturers as well, then there are no other options from DeWALT.
Now Stuart has me checking out Flambeau for these purposes… I think I may follow that lead pretty far. I’m already drooling over a storage box they used to sell as a Fishing Tackle Box called the Infinity system… I’m wondering how much trouble I can get into with that for storage… It would be a LOT of fun…
He asked for availability of dewalt storage boxes. Not flambeau, systainer, he asked for dewalt. Thanks for playing
Thanks for the rudeness, Shawn, much appreciated.
If YOU notice, his post starts with, and I’m literally copy/pasting this: Good point!
And it is a direct reply to MY initial post about more types of the OT samples container that came with the Corded and Cordless OT’s from DeWALT. So he is very literally saying I have a good point about the lack of storage options.
Fast forward a little bit since this post started, and Stuart has, indeed, introduced me to Flambeau industrial boxes. The two situations are not related, as it is clearly written in English that the context has changed, which you can clearly see from the beginning of the paragraph, again, copy/pasting: Now Stuart has me checking out Flambeau for these purposes…
Which changes the original point from “More DeWALT OT blade box options” to “Stuart Changed my Mind a Little.” As the two opinions of box options, and the two initial comments, are addressing eachother, it’s best if you follow the conversation time/date stamps to understand the context.
So… In your own words… Thanks for Playing.
Speed limiter is the number one thing I miss on my Ridgid.
Looking at the settings from this Dewalt, the spread does not seem that big.
How about a 4 way dial button with limits of 5-10-15-20k opm?
Oooh! I like that! Not a dial though, since that’s not really DeWALT’s “Thing” for settings… but dividing the top speed by even increments like that? BRILLIANT! I’d Love That!
Good thinking Frank!
You wish! I was eating DeWALT’s brain for 2-3 years to make a multi tool with variable speed control and I was expecting 7 speed like Makita’s one and I got 3 speed instead, I have to continue eating their brain another 2-3 years for 7 speed one and you should do it for 4-6 years. We have a saying says ” No boobies for non-crying babies!” So accordingly we get for how much we cry :))
Well, I said I liked the idea, but I will freely admit I doubt it’ll happen. In an ideal world, I could go into DeWALT HQ and come out with custom-designed tools. Sadly, that reality is off in some miniscule quantum variant reality I don’t get to travel to. So, for now I just have to accept that I LIKE Frank’s idea.
My brother was always telling me: “If you want to buy a Peugeot car you should say I want to buy a Mercedes, but if you say I want to buy a Peugeot car what you will get is a bicycle!” There you go…
Some of my (older) drills have a dial in the trigger that keeps a trigger from being depressed beyond a certain point. It’s an interesting mechanical solution to this problem; wanting to pull the trigger to the stop to keep the speed consistent.
What is 4 way dial button?
…It’s just a round dial button that clicks into 4 specific settings. It’s a switch with 4 settings at its basis. If it’s done as a digital display, you’d push the centre button to cycle through 4 settings, indicated by LEDs placed around the button itself. They’re the same switch object, done different ways. Plus, Autocorrect could have been drunk, or was mad at, Frank while he was typing.
Oh, thanks, I got it now.
Sorry, I meant a rotary dial with four click presets …
( Bosch and Makita have them on some tools )
Yes, Makita has but with 7 clicks not 4. I was expecting similar thing from DeWALT. A Persian saying says: ” a shoe (not a pair) in desert is still something” I hope DeWALT does not get offended with this saying :))
With a range of up to 20K OPMs, is it WORTH having 7 settings on the DeWALT tools? If it was 30 or 40K, I could see 7 settings in there, but this is 13K,17K, and 20K. Both my Dremel Rotary Tools have more settings, but they both go significantly faster, and don’t have set speeds. They start at the lowest speed they go to, and you can gradually increase on the fly in any increment you choose. So… I have to ask, meaning no offence by the inquiry, only out of curiosity… Why are you stuck on the number of stops being 7? There’s 3 stops on this new 356, and the numbers vaguely relate to eachother. I don’t see where there are 7 valid stops between 0 and 20K OPM. I can at least understand 4 settings, each one adding another 5K to the speed. 7? Why is 7 special at all here?
Plus… Again… DeWALT Ergonomics… That’s definitely an echo of the 3-position switch they use on their 3-speed tools, making it easier to pick up one DeWALT and put down the one you have, without having to recalibrate your muscle memory for that tool’s settings. Impact Driver to OT, both 3-speed tools, it makes sense to some degree. Then there’s the Framing Nailer that has 3 speeds, and I think that has the same 3 position switch. The ones with a different speed switch are the Drills.
So… What’s so special about 7 steps? Is there a special use you’ve got up your sleeve, that will blow my mind upon hearing it? (Not mocking you, this has happened before. You say something I don’t get, then explain the use, and it blows my mind. Happened before, kinda expecting it here.)
Where would you put a mechanical dial? No dial? How else to cycle between more than 3 settings? Would you want the new version to be longer to accommodate a different speed selection mechanism not envisioned when the tool geometry was originally established?
Just think how you are going to use a shoe if it is not a pair!
I just compared it with Makita cordless multi tool and I know it has 7 speed settings. I have not mentioned anything about OPM!
My brother was always telling me to not answer a question with another question, so I try to answer your questions first and then ask you a question. If you are going to wear one shoe only you will have to jump like a rabbit on one foot, instead of walking. Comparing this to DeWALT new 3 speed Multi Tool means this tool is not a completed tool yet and something is missed, and I thought DeWALT would not like their tools to be compared like this. I am not stuck on number 7, this is what Makita has, My question to you is: Why Makita does have 7 speed setting in their cordless multi tools? Is Makita stupid to put that option in their tools if there is not a use for it? I have used this tool a lot specially for re-grouting big areas, depending on the tiles and the spacers I was using different speed, the less space between tiles the less speed to not damage the edges of the tiles. However this tool is not only for re-grouting you are going to cut different materials, if I can cut something soft with less speed why should I make high speed and have more noise?!
I am happy they have not changed the tool geometry so their existing insert foam for their tool boxes can be used for this new tool also and I don’t think they need to make a longer tool to be able to add this option, I have opened a lot of their tools and I have always seen a lot space not used.
If this answer is not satisfying let me know please so I can write more.
So… Yeah, another mind-blown moment there Altan… That’s what I thought would happen… So, response is most definitely a good one…
It’s less about the number of settings, and more about SLOWER speeds for you then? Why we start so high up in the OPMs at the first setting, when a slow, controlled cut may be called for… Definitely food for thought there… I guess they’re figuring the speed control from the variable speed trigger will cover that at DeWALT… The only thing that doesn’t cover is the lock-on button/safety that the OT’s have only activate at full trigger pull, or full off state.
I see it now, Altan, thank you!
I have the 355, I wish it had lockable adjustable speeds. At this point, I embarrassingly have three OMTs. A corded porter cable with a lockable speed selector, the DeWalt, and the cordless Bosch 12v with a lockable speed selector.
I use the DeWalt for most things, but find myself going to one of the other two when I want a calmer RPM range. The PC and DeWalt use the same blades, depth stop, etc. The Bosch uses the Starlock system, and I effectively only use it with a carbide blade when I need small and light.
The Atomic line is puzzling me. I expected the tools to be “smaller” not just “not as nice as XR”.
I would go for this one, not the Atomic one. And also I would put the others on eBay to sell.
It seems DeWALT likes this design a lot, similar to the 3 speed impact driver at the same place, they want to make it a style for DeWALT it seems.
I think that may be because we all love DeWALT’s ergonomic design for the handles so much. We might have scared them a little bit by doing so, and so they are trying to keep as close to their established ergonomic grip as possible, just in case any changes scare away the fans.
I admit there are better places to put the speed switch here, but, I can’t argue with the success rate they have for putting the speed setting at the base of the grip like that. Like an earlier post of yours here… I think this is a case of them trying to give us what we want most, because they believe we’d complain if they did something different. Just an opinion though.
Their DCG426 cordless die grinder also has a 3 speed switch, just like this one. I like it a lot, and it would be pretty difficult to make that switch have any more than 3 selections, as the gaps on the switch would become too small. I am happy that DeWalt keeps using mechanical switches rather than those cheap push buttons that Makita uses on their impacts and jigsaws. Those buttons are doomed to fail in use.
I think their corded die grinder has 6 speed.
As a repairer, I would have liked for them to rotated the battery holder 180°. These tools are mostly used horizontally, and the weight of the battery is borne by the clip and some rubber numbers, which eventually wear out.
This… is true… I never thought about it, but yeah… same grip, battery slides in like a saw, rather than a drill… it’d hold better…
…Man… I gotta make more excuses to use my 355, see if I can find more stuff like this too!
Love my 355, a speed selector is the only thing I wished to have. Now here it is but I probably won’t be getting the 356 anytime soon.
I might upgrade someday if my 355 dies or I sell it reasonable.
the atomic one should be around 99 or so – bare tool. with the new 356 at 139 or so. inflation sucks however. By the way is the atomic one smaller in anyway?
I like the 3 speed thing but like someone else said I wish there was more spread – I wonder though if that’s a free head speed like most rating – where 1 might hit 17K but put any load on it and it’s down to 15K or less. Would be interesting to test. I was thinking somewhere around 8-9K would be good for sanding. When I use it as a detail sander I have to be very careful or use fine paper because at full tilt it will shape wood quickly.
when I cut something other than say drywall or small wood – I run full bore and I think that’s the main reason they designed the trigger setup the way they did. That and to use their existing handle molds. Which by the way also explains the 3 piece switch – as it’s the same base as is on the impacts and other devices.
Ideally this might have been a good spot for an electronic switch and a 4-6 setting tap button. It would get used little – and would be a decent set it once and work for a while setup. anyway other than sanding I mostly only use it for cutting and there I’m wide open so I like they kept the trigger setup and added this.
I compared specs for the DCS354 (Atomic) and DCS355 (original model), and they have the same length and weight. Presumably, the only difference is the motor, or maybe even just the programming of the control module.
DCS354, DCS355, DCS356 are three different models of oscillating machines that DeWALT has produced by now. It seems DCS351 to DCS359 are reserved for Multitools only, probably that 12V multi tool would be called DCS351 or DCS352 and DCS353 will be left for 14.4V version of Multitool. But what would be DCS357, DCS358 or DCS359 then?! 40V or 60V multi tools?! Or a more developed version of 20V multi tool?!
Just my multitool on Saturday.
Do the black and decker made omt’s accept stadard Fein blades?
Inspecting them at the store, they appear not to (either old pattern or starlock).
I even liked the size and feel of their Craftsman model, but no Bosch/Fein accessories is a no go for me.
Bought this for $99 bare tool. Saw the previous 55 tool when I got home in a Black Friday Ad for same price with batt/chargr. Used tool and am happy to stick with 3 speed control and variable speed at that. I totally used it’s upgraded functionality the first time out and couldn’t imagine not .. I eased into the cut to find the perfect OPM and ended up with a perfect cut.
I used to be gray with a little red, but I’m all yellow today baby!
I bought the kit on Black Friday and love it. I am looking for a dust extraction attachment for it but I can’t find any mention of it online. Does anybody know if one exists?
It’s one year onwards and 356 here in the UK is much more expensive than 355. I am wondering however about the vibrations being lower. Dewalts own website and 3rd party retailers have the hand/arm vibration for 355 listed as 16.1 m/s2 whilst for 356 it is 12.4 m/s2. You said you confirmed with Dewalt that 356 didn’t have less vibrations. Is it that method of measuring makes a difference? for example averaging of the three speed settings for 356 whilst only having one measurement for the one speed setting for 355, other than the variable trigger. Of course lower speeds for 356 would yield lower vibrations and if they are used in the average that would explain lower figures.
I bought the Dewalt DCS-356 Cordless Oscillating Multi-Tool, I’ve have several other name brands but the Dewalt is by far a superior machine. Not to mention, I already have eight to ten 20 volt batteries with my other Dewalt tools. I’ve used this tool for some time now and it’s very impressive. Highly recommended