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DeWalt Folding String Trimmer Adds a Twist to 20V Cordless Design


DeWalt Folding String Trimmer Employs Unique Design

As part of a recent series of cordless outdoor power equipment announcements, DeWalt revealed a most unorthodox product. The DeWalt Folding String Trimmer (DCST922) has a 14″ head and works on the brushless 20V Max XR line. The unique design makes storage a snap, and it also appears to have power and runtime to trim your whole yard.

10-Second Summary

  • Model: DeWalt DCST922
  • Folding hinge reduces size by 41% for easy storage
  • 14-inch cutting swath
  • QuickLoad Spool
  • Hi/Lo speed control switch and variable speed trigger; 4600/6000 RPM
  • Supported line: 0.080 in.
  • Warranty: 3-year limited, 1-year free service, 90-day money-back guarantee
  • Price: $199 (kit), $129 (bare tool)

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Key Features of the DeWalt DCST922

The noteworthy feature of the DeWalt 20V Max XR Folding String Trimmer, as you might guess, revolves around the hinged shaft. This hinge lets the trimmer fold in half, allowing for easy storage and transport. It makes the tool 41% shorter when folded in the stowing position.

Beyond that marquee feature, you’ve still got a string trimmer designed to handle the rigors of home lawn maintenance. This trimmer comes equipped with a brushless motor that reaches speeds up to 6000 RPM. The DeWalt Folding String Trimmer has a respectable 14-inch cutting swath. With its QuickLoad Spool system, it can wind up new 0.080″ line quickly and easily.

DeWalt DCST922 20V folding line trimmer

If you grab the kitted DeWalt 20V folding string trimmer, it includes a DCB2015 5.0Ah battery and charger. That kit retails for $199. As a bare tool, you can pick it up the 20V DeWalt DCST922 for just $129.

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What We Think

The DeWalt DCST922 makes for a compelling buy for anyone looking to maximize the storage of their OPE tools. From lawnmowers that fold up for storage, to hanging systems for your tools, saving space helps.

Also, since the brushless motor works as a direct-drive, the folding of the tool only requires flexible electrical contacts. If this were a shaft-driven system with the motor at the back of the tool, it would require a complex mechanical interface. This smarter design should help ensure acceptable longevity and ease of use.

For homeowner use, the power should be there based on our experience with other DeWalt 20V outdoor power tools. And, obviously, if you’re already on the DeWalt platform, picking up a tool like this makes even more sense.

DeWalt 20V Max XR Brushless Folding String Trimmer Specs

  • Model: DCST922
  • Cutting Swath: 14″
  • Line Diameter: 0.080″
  • Feed Type: Bump feed
  • RPM: 4600/6000RPM
  • Weight without Batteries: 7.9 lbs
  • Warranty: 3-year limited warranty, 1-year free service, 90-day money-back guarantee
  • Price: $199 (kit), $129 (bare tool)

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You mention the .80 line diameter but fail to mention wether it is a single or dual line spool. In my option this is equally or more important the the line diameter and cutting path diameter.

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Wish they’d done that with the flexvolt trimmer, but this may tempt me into buying the 20v model.
I just love the direct drive system, balances the weight of the unit and means no power loss through a shaft & gears.

Would be very interested to see how the quick spool goes, installing a speedfeed head on the flexvolt was a fantastic upgrade