DEWALT DCS371B 20V MAX Lithium-Ion Band Saw Review

Ratings
  • Battery - 9.3/10
    9.3/10
  • Ease of Use - 9.4/10
    9.4/10
  • Value - 9.4/10
    9.4/10
  • Cutting - 9.2/10
    9.2/10
  • Durability - 9.5/10
    9.5/10

Summary

Overall, the DCS371B is a great band saw at a great price. Almost all who use it say the same thing. It’s easy to use and “Cuts like Butter”. You can’t beat the price with all you get. When you compare it to other models in this price range, you are getting the biggest bang for your buck. It’s portable, lightweight and can handle rigorous use.

9.4/10
DeWalt hand tools and power tools are some of the bets on the market. They have been around for a long time and routinely receive rave reviews. Their tools and accessories are used by both professionals and home owners alike.

One of the more popular tools are their line of band saws. Their battery operated band saws are some of, of not the best you will find.

Band saws are great for various projects. They can cut metal and other materials with ease. Another advantage to using a band saw is that they cut more than just a straight line with ease. You have the ability to make round cuts with a quality band saw and other cuts that normal saws can’t handle.

If you are in the market for a new band saw, the DeWalt DCS371B is a great option. It’s a competitively priced power tool that has many features. Best of all, you it’s of the highest quality since it’s got the DeWalt name on it.

Features

  • 20V Lithium ion Battery
  • Ergonomic
  • LED Light Attached
  • Blade Tracking
  • Dual Blade Rollers

Specs

  • 32 7/8” Blade Length
  • 570 FMP Cutting Speed
  • Cuts up to 2 ½” Round and Square

Battery

The DeWalt DCS371B uses a 20 volt Lithium ion Max battery. The 20 volt output is more than enough power to tackle any job you put in front of it. The MAX line of batteries by DeWalt are known for their long lasting life as well. While other batteries fade when they start to lose their charge, the MAX 20 volt has full power until it is completely dead.

Ergonomic

The band saw was designed for complete user control and comfort. The soft grip handle is ergonomically designed so that you don’t get fatigued while working – allowing you to work longer. Its placement was put right in the center for a fully balanced saw that feels perfect in your hand.

It is also light in weight, weighing only 10 lbs. The weight of the tool also helps aide in the cutting. Simply let the tool do the work. When you go to cut a piece of material the tool effortlessly goes right through due to its almost flawless design.

The combination of lightweight and comfortable grip creates a toll that is easy to use.

LED Light

The band saw has an LED light attached so that you can see what you are working on. The light also has a 20 second delay.

Blade Tracking

We all know that band saw blades can be expensive to replace. Especially if you’re a professional who uses one all the time. The blade tracking on the DCS371B helps to cut down on blade wear so that they last longer and save you money.

There’s also dual bearing blade guide rollers to add more even more accuracy and less wear while cutting.

When you do need to replace the blade, the tool less blade changing lever allows for quick and easy replacement to get you back to working in a short time.

Tough Cuts

The DCS371B was made for cutting tough materials. It can through most materials up to 2-1/2” on many of them. Its powerful motor and blade guides were designed for cutting through tough and thick metals.

  • Conduit up to 2”
  • SCH 40 Pipe up to 2”
  • Rod, Square, and Rectangular Tubing

Pros

  • Cordless
  • Easy to Handle
  • Easy to Replace Blade
  • Reliable
  • Low Priced Compared to Similar Brands

Cons

  • Not Made for Wood Cutting
  • No Case
  • Could use more guarding around the outside

Consumer Review

Conclusion

Overall, the DCS371B is a great band saw at a great price. Almost all who use it say the same thing. It’s easy to use and “Cuts like Butter”. You can’t beat the price with all you get. When you compare it to other models in this price range, you are getting the biggest bang for your buck. It’s portable, lightweight and can handle rigorous use.

The mix of features make this the perfect tool for all your metal cutting needs. Whether you’re working around the house, or need something that will work day in and day out on the job, this is the right tool for you.