DeWalt XR 20V Max Compact Recip Saw
DeWalt recently announced the new DeWalt XR 20V Max Compact Recip Saw optimized for use with forthcoming XR Reciprocating Saw Blades. It features a brushless motor, keyless 4-position blade clamp, variable speed trigger, LED worklight, and a design compact enough to fit between 16-inch on-center studs.
From a performance standpoint, you’re looking at 2,900 strokes per minute covering a 1-1/8-inch length.
The DeWalt XR 20V Max Compact Recip Saw adds to the growing 20V Max System from DeWalt which now totals over 100 tools and batteries. It’s made in the USA with Global Materials, comes standard with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract, and 90-day money-back guarantee.
DeWalt hasn’t been stellar in the reciprocating saw market in recent years even though the brand’s popularity has never been better. One of the areas they consistently get hit on in our reviews is the lack of vibration control. Something they did right in this category was the introduction of their compact recip saw – more compact, but still with more power than going to a 12-volt platform.
They’ve taken the original model and added a brushless motor which is a great move and the obvious step forward for this tool. The brushless motor bumps the price up by $30 and nets you longer runtime, longer lifespan, and no carbon brushes to change out.
The design itself is really a nice size and shape that Managing Editor, Kenny Koehler prefers to a full size recip saw when he can get away with it. It still doesn’t look like DeWalt has developed any additional vibration control, which might be the only negative for this model.
DeWalt XR 20V Max Compact Recip Saw Options
- Model number: DeWalt DCS367B – $159 (Bare)
- Model number: DeWalt DCS367D1 – $219 (Kitted with 2.0Ah Battery)
- Model number: DeWalt DCS367P1 – $279 (Kitted with 5.0Ah Battery)
DeWalt XR 20V Max Compact Recip Saw Features
- Brushless motor
- Keyless 4-position blade clamp
- Variable speed trigger
- LED Worklight
DeWalt XR 20V Max Compact Recip Saw Specifications
- Length: 14.5 inches
- Net weight: 5 pounds
- Stroke length: 1-1/8 inches
- Strokes per minute: 2,900