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Dewalt FlexVolt, A Tale of Two Voltages

Dewalt 20V vs Flexvolt

It’s been just over a year now since we first saw the Dewalt FlexVolt opening lineup and learned that Dewalt was investing heavily into yet another new battery platform. It would be backwards compatible with 20V however users would need to invest in all new batteries to use their new FlexVolt tools. The initial response from many of the Team Yellow faithful was “not again”. Now that the dust has settled it seems as though the adoption is picking up and Dewalt is continuing to release new professional tools on both 20V and FlexVolt platforms. (more…)

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Cordless Miter Saws – Dewalt FlexVolt vs Milwaukee M18 FUEL

Milwaukee Vs Dewalt Miter saw

First let’s start by clearly stating we understand this is not apples to apples comparison looking at a 12” vs 10” miter saw with very different traits and characteristics. That being said the overwhelming feedback we are getting from those actually in the market for a larger capacity cordless miter saw and willing to spend $600 or more they are looking very closely at these 2 options. We had a project to build a workbench our of scrap wood (post/video on that to follow) and choose a design to notch out 4x4s to flush in the 2x4s to add rigidity but really just to give us an excuse to make 500+ cuts with these miter saws. Here is what we’ve found.


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Dewalt 20V Max Brushless 5” Band Saw DCS374

Dewalt 20V Bandsaw

TOWSON, MD – DEWALT launches its first cordless full-size band saw, the 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Deep Cut Band Saw DCS374. For mechanical, electrical, HVAC, sprinkler, and general contractor applications, the new Band Saw features premium ergonomics, an efficient brushless motor, and the versatility to cut a wide variety of materials. Dewalt Kit with 2x 5.0Ah DCS374P2 ($627) or Bare Tool DCS374B ($424) 

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Brushless Tools the Next Step for DeWalt 20V Max Cordless

 

It was only last June when it was announced DeWalt would release a new line of 20V Max tools, see our post here. So why are they already redoing their Impact Driver and soon to follow drills and hammer drills? The answer is Brushless technology which seems to be all the craze in power tools as of late with Makita, Hitachi and Milwaukee already on board. No question the technology is better, by removing brushes there is less friction and energy lost to heat buildup so it can transfer more energy to actual power in the tools. This also means less wear parts to fail and need replaced. So will the new Brushless technology take over power tools?

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