As mentioned before, we currently have a paid influencer arrangement with Home Depot, where they send over a pre-selected assortment of tools for review consideration.
It has been a great program so far, with regard to the exposure I’ve gotten to some tools that might not have otherwise crossed my radar.
One of the items that arrived recently was a Dewalt FlexVolt circular saw kit. This confused me a little bit. Hadn’t I reviewed this before? No – I believe they sent over the also-excellent 20V Max brushless circular saw.
I tested Dewalt’s 60V Max FlexVolt brushless circular saw before, and it’s a very nice saw, one I would struggle to find anything to complain about.
Okay, I thought, maybe I can test this one also? How would that work?
I left it alone for a little bit before I realized something – this wasn’t just a circular saw kit, it was a special Home Depot bundle.
This bundle, DCS575T1PI, looks to be based on the standard DCS575T1 Kit, which retails for $299, but gives you a DCF887 brushless impact driver AND a compact 2.0Ah battery pack to power it with.
So, you get the circular saw, a charger, the 3-speed impact driver, a compact battery pack, and a FlexVolt battery pack.
Looking closer, it seems that you get a standard 20V Max charger (which recharges both 20V Max and 60V Max battery packs), instead of the faster charger that’s bundled with other FlexVolt kits.
To me, that seems like a worthy tradeoff – having to deal with slightly longer charging times of the FlexVolt battery pack for the added premium compact brushless impact driver, and a separate compact battery to power it with.
This is a HOT DEAL if you ask me.
Buy Now(via Home Depot)
Thank you to Home Depot for providing the review sample. Since I already have samples of both, and can already recommend these tools, I passed this one along to someone that’s redoing their kitchen, and will follow up to get their feedback.
(I should also add that this model has a rafter hook, a change that was implemented after the Dewalt DCS575 was first released two years ago.)