DEWALT DCS371M1 Band Saw Kit Review

Ratings
  • Battery - 9.1/10
    9.1/10
  • Ease of Use - 9.2/10
    9.2/10
  • Value - 8.9/10
    8.9/10
  • Cutting - 8.9/10
    8.9/10
  • Durability - 9.1/10
    9.1/10

Summary

The DEWALT DCS371M1 20V power tool is designed with another powerful feature that helps to provide durability for the tool so that you can use it for a long period of time and save cost on a replacement. It is designed with a soft ergonomic handle that provides comfort and flexibility for the user.

9/10
The DEWALT DCS371M1 20V Band Saw has a 2-1/2 inch cutting capacity that enables it to cut into 2-inch SCH-40 pipe with relative ease. The handle is designed for a balanced and ergonomic grip, which would result in distinct and precise cuts and longer working periods.

Whenever you intend to work in a poorly lit job site, you will be saved by the LED (Light Emitting Diode) lamp on this unit that is capable of a 20-second delay. It will illuminate your work surface so that you don’t get wobbled cuts even in a dark environment.

Some of the other features of this unit are listed below:

Features

  • This unit comes with a dual bearing blade guide rollers
  • It has blade-tracking adjustments
  • The work LED light on this unit has 20 seconds delay.
  • The DEWALT DCS371M1 20V Band Saw has a 2-1/2 inch cutting capacity.
  • This power tool comes with an ergonomically designed handle.
  • It can be used in cutting threaded rod, square tubing, rectangular tubing, angle iron, uni-strut as well as conduit. It has a cutting speed of 570 fpm
  • It comes with a battery, kit bag, blade tracking wrench, fast charger, and a 14/18 TPI blade.
  • It can cut threaded rod, uni-strut, SCH-40 pipe up to 2-inch, angle iron, as well as square and rectangular tubing

Pros

  • During our research on this product, we discovered that customers are very satisfied with their unit. This is because this tool worth every penny paid on it in terms of performance and quality of the materials.
  • This unit is easy to handle. Whether you are an electrician, running conduit or a plumber who cuts through thick pipes, you need this band saw. Another important thing to note is that several users have praised the product for the convenience it affords them in terms of handling.
  • This tool can make perfect cuts when used in cutting pipes, all thread, etc. It will cut through these materials smoothly and quickly without being bogged down. Not only does it help you make the perfect cut, it also helps you get the perfect cut. A majority of reviewers have also raved about this aspect of the tool and we are quite happy that many of them are satisfied with their unit, which shows that this product is high quality.
  • Unlike cutting with a grinder, this unit does not produce sparks that could cause fire hazards. Whether you are cutting through metal, thick or heavy material, this saw will cut through the material like a knife cutting through butter. There shouldn’t be any problem as regards fire hazards.
  • The DEWALT DCS371M1 20V Band Saw is very powerful and long lasting tool. This is an important factor you should consider when buying any power tool, as it will allow you to save the cost you would have used for replacement.
  • You can hang the band saw whenever it is not in use with the hang-hook that is built with this saw. This hook also prevents the front handle or base from damaging because it is designed to fit tightly around where it is hung.
  • The blade tracking adjustment on this power tool also helps to provide improved blade tracking so that the life of the blade can be improved upon. Moreover, the changing lever also helps to eliminate blade tension so that it will be very easy to change the blade anytime you want.

Cons

  • There is a need for an improvement on this machine with the blade guards. When cutting in an awkward position, the blade guard needs to be hold down for proper cutting to be done. However, in doing this, the fingers get too close to the blade and this could lead to injuries to users.
  • Another thing about this power tool is that it is a little bit heavy. This is according to a reviewer. However, this should be expected since it is built with quality materials and more features than the average band saw.

Conclusion

Dewalt is widely known for producing high-quality power tools and this one does not disappoint. This unit is an improvement on the firm reputation as it offers the best set of features you can get from a band saw. The DEWALT DCS371M1 20V power tool is designed with another powerful feature that helps to provide durability for the tool so that you can use it for a long period of time and save cost on a replacement. It is designed with a soft ergonomic handle that provides comfort and flexibility for the user. Overall, this unit is one of the best band saws for carrying out both commercial and household projects.