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Dewalt DCS387 20V MAX COMPACT Reciprocating Saw

The DCS387 is basically a 20V cordless version of the DeWALT DWE357 compact reciprocating saw.  Instead of focusing on a 12V line DeWALT is bringing 20V power down to the size of a 12v.  Apparently this is working quite well. While Milwaukee’s 12V Fuel Hacksall got bigger the 20V DeWALT got smaller.  They are getting close in size and obviously 20V has more power. The DCS387 weighs 5 lbs and is only 14.5″ long.  This means it can fit in tight areas like between studs.  A variable speed trigger produces 0-2900 spm with a 1-1/8″ stroke.  An LED light...

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DeWALT DWE357 10 Amp Compact Reciprocating Saw – Review

The reciprocating saw has to be one of my favorite tools.  You can use a reciprocating saw for almost anything from cutting down trees to cutting though pipe.  It will cut anything including my work bench which Eric cut up in the video below.  Most reciprocating saws are of a D handle design with a few exceptions.  The DWE357 isn’t feature packed, it is designed to get into tight areas and can get 10 amps of power into the tightest of areas. DeWALT has made the DWE357 a compact design that is only 14.5″  long and 6.8lbs.  It uses Dewalt’s...

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DeWALT DCS310S1 12V Max Cordless Lithium-Ion Reciprocating Saw Kit – Review

2 years ago the 12V Max line was all the rage of the tool world.  Still today it is a fresh design away from the standard pistol grip style battery packs.  The balance and ergonomics in my opinion are the best in the business.  Throughout 2011 not a single new 12V Max tool was released, but I have come to learn that good things come to those who wait.  For 2101 so far they have released this saw and a Thermal Imager which we hope to review asap. The first thing that I thought when I saw this tool...

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DeWALT DCS380L1 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Reciprocating Saw Kit – Review

Everyone has their favorite brands, I like certain brands for certain things.  For reciprocating saws I usually lean towards a Milwaukee Sawzall. In fact I call every reciprocating saw a Sawzall out of habit.  Recently we were starting to see a trend with fail safe electronics in reciprocating saws that prematurely cut the power due to overheat or or excessive load.  This is fine and we like that idea, but some of these tools in our opinion cut power way to early.   Well, we finally found a saw that didn’t cut out on us. The 7.35lb DeWALT DCS380L1 20V MAX*...

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