Today we are talking band saws. These machines are hard to get right. But when it comes from a quality house such as DEWALT, the search for that top bandsaw reviews get heaps easier. And the model we have on our radar today is the DEWALT DCS371B 20V MAX Lithium-Ion Band Saw. This specific band saw from DEWALT has been requested from us for a long time. So we decided to check out what all the fuss is about with this thing. And to do that, we have put together a very detailed and sweet DEWALT DCS371B 20V MAX Bandsaw reviews.
DEWALT DCS371B 20V MAX Cordless Bandsaw reviews
There’s nothing much to say about the performance and power aspect of a power tool when it is from DEWALT. And the DEWALT DCS371B cordless band saw complies with the reputation.
The very first thing you have to know about DEWALT DCS371B 20V MAX Bandsaw is that it is a cordless band saw. You know what that means, right? No power cables, no cords, no drama. Unlimited user mobility and maneuverability. Dance around with this saw like the Texan chainsaw massacre serial killer. No problem.
The band saw is powered by its 20V MAX lithium-ion battery which gives you up to 30 minutes of runtime. Pretty neat if you ask us. And let’s not also forget how portable and travel-friendly this band saw is going to be. Perfect for onsite sawing demands!
The downside? Well, this purchase is a bare tool, meaning you get the tool, only. This, therefore, means the battery and the battery charger has to be bought separately.
Now, for the cutting and sawing part. The DEWALT DCS371B Band Saw uses a horizontally running blade, meaning the blade runs across. It has a 2 ½ inch cutting capacity and you can saw through stocks that are therefore 2 ½ inches both round and square.
Despite its miniature size, the saw is powerful enough to cut through both woods and metals. It can, in fact, saw through a 2-inch SCH 40 pipe. We must admit that the capacity is a little small for most average projects, but it mostly used for things like sawing pipes and rods anyway.
Construction and Build
Now for the body and build. The DEWALT DCS371B measures 12.2 x 15.4 x 8.7 inches in dimensions and is furthermore under 11 pounds in weight! No joke. This thing weighs just a pinch above 10 pounds.
It has a nice, robust frame with a very good holding balance to it thanks to the internal place, ent of parts. The handle is very comfortable and has a great grip. No slip, no sweat. You furthermore have a blade tracking adjustment with dual bearing blade guide rollers.
The blades used in this band saw measures 32 inches and 7/8 of an inch. You furthermore have a blade tracking adjustment with dual bearing blade guide rollers. On top of that, the purchase includes a blade tracking wrench as well.
The DEWALT DCS371B cordless Band Saw operate on a single speed. This is a wee bit disappointing considering the price. However, the speed setting is pretty versatile and can saw through both materials just fine so we’re almost okay with that.
One important thing of DEWALT 20v MAX cordless Bandsaw reviews, are we really appreciate about the DEWALT DCS371B band saw is that it has an LED light over the blade. This light has a 20-second delay meaning you can measure up before starting to saw.
Great for dark, unfavorable places and even greater for squinting woodworkers!
Other than this, the DEWALT DCS371B Band Saw has a very smart detail where it has a hanging hook to its body. This lets you hand the machine to the wall and make the storage process so much easier.
It furthermore has a very nice safety feature with its auto lock so that it doesn’t start on its own even when pressed on.
Last but not least, as it is standard for almost all DEWALT tools, the DEWALT DCS371B Band Saw comes with a 3-year limited warranty.
- Lightweight and compact; portable
- Cordless and battery-powered
- Cuts through both wood and metal
- LED headlight
- Hanging hook
- Lock feature
- 3-year warranty
- Purchase not inclusive of charger or battery
- Small cutting width
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- What is the TPI on the blade of the DEWALT DCS371B 20V MAX Lithium-Ion Band Saw?
Answer: The TPI on its blade is 14/18.
- What’s the speed or fpm on the saw?
Answer: this band saw runs on 570 fpm.
- What’s included in the box if we don’t get the charger or the battery?
Answer: Purchase includes the band saw……duh, the blade, and a blade tracking wrench.
- What are some of the recommended applications for this machine?
Answer: The DEWALT DCS371B is good sawing through pipes, rods, woods, metals and we have even had a handful of users who use it for butchering purposes.
- Comes with a case?
Answer: No. Tool, only.
And that wraps up our DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Bandsaw reviews for you today. This portable band saw is hands down one of the finer ones in the market for its price. Although it isn’t flawless, not even remotely, it does get the job done.
Great for some light to mid-intensity sawing actions. We definitely like it and can furthermore see you enjoy using it as well. Powerful, compact, and best of all, cordless. Not the best, but definitely worth a good look into, we reckon.
So what do you think about the DEWALT DCS371B 20V Band Saw? Hit or miss? Good luck deciding!
Last Updated on April 7, 2019 by Robert Patrick
- Robert Patrick is the Chief Editor of Tools Adventure.He spent around 25 years in the construction and woodworking industry as a professional worker.Based on his experiences with the different type of tools; he is sharing his opinion about various tools so that a beginner can get started right away.Happy reading!
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