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DeWalt 60V Universal Attachment System | Trimming, Sawing, Blowing

DeWalt 60V Universal Attachment System

Get Ready for Spring with DeWalt Universal Attachment Kits

Just in time for spring, DeWalt has added the Universal Attachment System to its growing line of cordless OPE tools. The new power head system operates on the DeWalt 60V platform and includes all the basic tools you need for lawn maintenance this growing season.


10-Second Summary

  • Models: DeWalt DCST972B (String Trimmer Kit) and DCED472B (Edger Kit)
  • Base unit can convert to string trimmer, edger, brush cutter, pole saw, hedge trimmer, or blower
  • Kitted with DeWalt FlexVolt 9.0Ah battery and charger or as bare tool
  • Up to 47 minutes runtime (with 9.0Ah battery and operating as string trimmer)
  • Available early 2021
  • Kit price: $299

Tackle All Your Yard Chores on One Tool

The DeWalt Universal Attachment System operates on the same principles as other power head systems on the market. Basically, DeWalt has designed a rear-oriented motor that drives a shaft. The split shaft then connects to any number of swappable tool attachments. Since the attachments cost a fraction of what you pay for an entirely different lawn tool, this potentially saves you storage space as well as money.

The concept/design has become popular in the OPE world, and DeWalt has joined in the fun. Theirs runs on the 60V Max battery platform and, at the time of this writing, includes 6 different tool attachments: a string trimmer, edger, brush cutter, pole saw, hedge trimmer, and blower.

DeWalt Universal Attachment System Tools

For the power itself, the DeWalt Universal Attachment Capable System uses a brushless motor to supply efficient power to the tool. It features a variable trigger and two speeds to give you control over whatever application you’re working on.

DeWalt Universal Attachment System string trimmer

DeWalt designed the 60V Max Attachment Capable String Trimmer with a 15-in./17-in. cutting swath using either 0.080-in. or 0.095-in. line. It features a QuickLoad spool head, which lets you load more line into the head without having to take it apart.

DeWalt Edger Attachment (DWOAS4ED)

The DeWalt DWOAS4ED edger attachment features a 7-1/2-inch hardened steel blade with an adjustable blade depth adjustment of up to 2-1/2 inches. A large guide wheel gives you better mobility while working.

DeWalt Edger Attachment (DWOAS4ED)

DeWalt Brush Cutter Attachment (DWOAS5BC)

The Brush Cutter attachment tackles the woody and dense overgrowth in your yard with four 8-inch steel blades. It features a die-cast gearbox for consistently high output and durability.


DeWalt Brush Cutter Attachment (DWOAS5BC)

Universal Pole Saw Attachment (DWOAS5BC)

The DeWalt Universal Attachment System includes a pole saw option as well. It includes an extension pole to get its cutting power up into hard-to-reach areas. The 8-in. bar and chain features an auto oiler to keep the saw lubed up during operation.

Universal Pole Saw Attachment (DWOAS5BC)

DeWalt FlexVolt Articulating Hedge Trimmer Attachment (DWOAS8HT)

DeWalt’s system also includes an articulating hedge trimmer attachment. With a 22″ hardened steel dual-action blade, this hedge trimmer can tackle branches up to 3/4″ thick. The head swivels up to 135º to trim hedges at a variety of angles.

DeWalt FlexVolt Articulating Hedge Trimmer Attachment (DWOAS8HT)

DeWalt Axial Blower Attachment (DWOAS7BL)

Finally, the DeWalt Universal Attachment System includes a high-performance axial blower to clean up your clippings and yard debris. By the numbers, it should deliver as much as 500 CFM of air volume—no slouch.

We like the concentrator nozzle that curves out to increase airflow to the ground. That axial fan design pulls air in from directly behind and lets the blower efficiently move a high volume of air.

DeWalt FlexVolt Axial Blower Attachment (DWOAS7BL)

Pricing

DeWalt has packaged the Universal Attachment System into a few different starter kit and bare tool options. The Universal Attachment Capable System power head comes with either the string trimmer or edger which DeWalt will package either as a kit or as a bare tool.

Kitted with a 9.0Ah FlexVolt battery and charger, either of these options will run you $299. The bare tool options both run $249.

The attachments are sold separately and range between $99 and $149 apiece. Those details are further outlined below.

DeWalt Universal Attachment System Options

  • DCST972X1 – 60V Max DeWalt Universal Attachment Capable String Trimmer Kit – $299
  • DCST972B – 60V Max DeWalt Universal Attachment Capable Strig Trimmer Bare Tool – $249
  • DCED472X1 – 60V Max DeWalt Universal Attachment Capable Edger Kit – $299
  • DCED472B – 60V Max DeWalt Universal Attachment Capable Edger Bare Tool – $249
  • DWOAS5BC – Brush Cutter DeWalt Universal Attachment – $99
  • DWOAS4ED – Edger DeWalt Universal Attachment – $99
  • DWOAS6PS – Pole Saw DeWalt Universal Attachment – $149
  • DWOAS8HT – Articulating Hedge Trimmer DeWalt Universal Attachment – $149
  • DWOAS7BL – Blower DeWalt Universal Attachment – $119

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Sam Wiltzius

Just ordered the edger + 6AH battery kit and realized there is no stand alone attachment for a trimmer. Hoping it’s a standard 1/4″ square attachment so I can add a Ryobi trimmer attachment or similar down the road. I’m happy with my gas trimmer but if this platform proves up to the task I may be willing to switch.

Wayne

Do you know the arbor size on the weed trimmer? I’d like to purchase a separate brush cutting blade. Thanks.

elspodulate

i dont get battery ope.
petrol/2 stroke is cordless, and if you run out of fuel, you go and fill up the tank. where as battery you have to go and get the charger, plug it in, put the battery on charge, and so on and so forth. and no battery OPE has acctualy got the guts of a full powered 2 stroke OPE

Jimmy Riddle

DeWalt rules !

Todd

Hi PTR: Is this the standard 1/4″ square universal attachment? I stuck with Kobalt/Greenworks 80V for over 3 years now because they use the True Universal Attachments like Ryobi. This is also the main reason I didn’t go Milwaukee or EGO for lawn tools. You can buy the trimmer and then use a Pole Saw or Brush head from Poulon, Ryobi, Husqy, Toro, Craftsman (gas). I use a gas Ryobi (gas) Pole Saw head on my Kobalt trimmer motor/battery unit. Works excellent. EGO and Milwaukee got greedy and came up with their own proprietary star-head design. It’s strong but it… Read more »

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