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DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max 20-Inch Chainsaw | DCCS677

DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max 20-Inch Chainsaw Targets Farm and Ranch Class

We’ve been reviewing battery-powered chainsaws for years and the release of several 18-inch models left us wondering when we might see the first farm and ranch saw replacement. The DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max 20-inch chainsaw is answering the call.


DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max 20-Inch Chainsaw: The Big Deal

There’s no question that power is the same of the game when you’re pushing to greater bar lengths on any chainsaw. To get this model out to 20 inches, DeWalt is using the strongest brushless motor they’ve ever designed. In terms of actual power, DeWalt tells us theDCCS677 puts out up to 3100 watts.

We got to see what that power translates to at GIE in Louisville as the guru behind the saw, Nate, gave us a rundown. For our demo, he was cutting Ash in the 16-inch range. The saw’s brushless motor melted through each cut with impressive speed.

On video, we saw a previously filmed demonstration where this saw was able to cut more quickly than Stihl’s 50.2cc MS 271 Farm Boss.

These demos are certainly compelling and we’re genuinely excited about the performance the saw promises. We also have a saw on order and will be doing our own hands-on testing as soon as it comes in.

Additional Features

  • Pro-style dual bar studs
  • Agressive metal bucking spikes
  • Chain tensioner
  • Auto-oiler
  • Chain brake
  • Onboard wrench storage

DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max 20-Inch Chainsaw Price

Look for the DeWalt DCCS677 in spring 2022 at your favorite DeWalt retailer. As a bare tool, the retail price is $349. There are a couple of kit options as well. With the 4.0Ah/12.0Ah battery, it’s $449 or you can get it with a 5.0Ah/15.0Ah pack for $499.


It’s worth noting that DeWalt is including a carrying case for the first time. It’s something we haven’t seen with most battery-powered chainsaws and it’s a helpful value-add.

If you’re new to the DeWalt FlexVolt system, the batteries run in both FlexVolt 60V Max and 20V Max tools. That’s why they have two Ah ratings. In this case, the larger battery runs as either 5.0Ah at 60V Max or 15Ah at 20V Max. Either way, they have the same capacity, it’s just a difference of how the tool uses those watt-hours.

DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max 20-Inch Chainsaw Specifications

  • Model: DeWalt DCCS677
  • Power Source: FlexVolt 60V battery (12Ah or 15Ah recommended)
  • Bar: 20 inches
  • Chain: 3/8 x 0.050
  • Chainspeed: TBA
  • Power Output: 3100 watts
  • Weight: ~17 lbs with 5.0Ah/15.0Ah battery

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Hammer

How many links is in the 20″ chain?

Thunder Chicken

Home Depot just got some of these in stock (at least in the SF Bay Area). Right now just the kits with the 4ah battery. I picked one up today. Look forward to trying it out.

Morgan Randell

I have the previous generation 16 inch saw. ran through two sprockets. Looking forward to the better bar attachment and other improvements I see to this saw. Looks like it will be my next big purchase!

Paul Stregevsky

I don’t own any battery chainsaw; jist a 2-cycle Farm Boss I bought in 1995. I’ve been itching to buy an 18-inch, 2500-watt battery chainsaw from Ego, Greenworks Pro, or Greenworks Commercial. But I’ve resisted, betting that a 20-incher would arrive by summer 2022. Glad I waited.

Big Richard

“Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like DeWalt plans to release the saw kitted with the 15Ah battery that they use to come up with the premium performance specs they’ve stated”

Chris, you know better than this. The Z1 kit you mention comes with the 15Ah/5Ah DCB615 battery. Remember, this is a 60v tool, so they use the 60v 5Ah designation in the kit description rather than the 20v 15Ah designation.

Also worth noting, is that the kits will come with a “rugged “carrying case, unlike any of their previous chainsaws. Not sure if the bare tool will offer that as well.

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