The DeWalt DCS370B Cordless is a portable type of saw with a ½ cut capacity that can cut up to two inches of SCH 40 pipe, for example. It might lack a table with easy-to-tilt platform that allows for angles that go from 0 degrees to 45 degrees (which helps in making different cut types possible), but it more than makes up for it with its ergonomics and superior balance. You also have more room to work with because it’s a handy (as in hand) tool you can put on any size of bench rather than be limited to cutting on a set size of table. It’s far less cumbersome, you’ll be fatigued less when you use it, and it even features an integrated hang hook.
Incidentally, the integrated hang hook allows you to hang the DeWalt Bare-Tool DCS370B 18-Volt Cordless band saw when not in use without damaging the base or front handle. Furthermore, it also makes use of superior blade tracking adjustment that increases the lifespan of your blade so that you won’t have to buy new blades every so often after rigorous use.
At the same time, this blade tracking even improves your efficiency when it comes to cutting up lumber and metal pipes. When you do need to change your blades, you don’t need special tools or even simple ones like a screwdriver or a wedge to remove and replace each blade. Just loosen the lever to lower blade tension, take the blade off, install the new blade, and you’re done.
The greatest strength of the DEWALT Bare-Tool DCS370B—its portability—also serves as its flaw, in a sense. It’s not a fatal flaw, but for people who are used to the stability, hugeness, and balanced cutting of a big saw with table and base, you might need getting use to this cordless and mobile version of that.
On the other hand, like a mobile phone becoming increasingly like a small computer, you can easily get the hang of this Bare-Tool wonder. Take note, it also doesn’t have a charger or battery. That’s sold separately, and the machine takes DeWalt’s 18-volt XRP battery system, which offers up to 40% more runtime compared to batteries from Ni-Cad and can be utilized with any 18-volt DeWalt tool like this one.
The DeWalt Bare-Tool DCS370B is another worthwhile purchase that features the signature utility and quality you should expect from all DEWALT products. There’s not much more you can ask for this portable saw since it offers everything you’d expect out of a topnotch product like this and more. It doesn’t have cords, it has a 2 ½ inch cutting capacity that allows you to cut all sorts of thick pipes with ease, it’s ergonomically designed to not hurt your palm when you use it, it’s not at all awkward to the touch like some other models there, and it even has all sorts of safety and practical features like its integrated hang hook and its glass-filed nylon base that can ensure heavy-duty durability for a long, long time.