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DEWALT 20V XR Compact Reciprocating Saw Review – DCS367

Small & Powerful

The Dewalt DCS367 20V max XR Brushless Compact Reciprocating saw is a compact and lightweight design.  The purpose of this tool is to fit in tighter places easier than the standard reciprocating saw.  Dewalt added a nice a variable speed trigger with 0-2900 SPM or strokes per minute. The DCS367 also offers a 1-1/8″ stroke length, a non-adjustable but pivoting shoe, 4-position blade clamp and a bright LED light. With the lack of an adjustable shoe, we found this saw to work best for long days cutting wood, but it also works well for metal, but will go through blades faster since you cannot adjust for blade wear.  Like other Dewalt power tools, the DCS367 is backed by DEWALT’S 3 year limited warranty.

One item that you will notice missing in the specs is any vibration control.  This is a compact saw with a lot of power, but it would not be your main demo saw as your hands would be numb after the first hour.  We love the design and how it fits in tight places.  The compact saw serves a need, but is a tool that would be in addition to a good reciprocating saw if used all day.

DEWALT DCS367B 20V Max XR Brushless Compact Reciprocating Saw



  • Brushless motor
  • Compact 14.5″ length fits in between studs & in other tight spots
  • Only 5 lbs. in weight
  • Keyless 4-Position Blade Clamp for quick & easy blade changes & cutting versatility
  • 1-1/8″ stroke length
  • Variable speed trigger delivers up to 2,900 SPM
  • Bright LED light to illuminate dark work areas

The Design of this Saw

First, this saw rocks with how easy it is to use in almost any position.  Second, the saw lacks any vibration dampening.  Those two items are the good and bad about the saw.  For anyone who works in tight places and does not use the saw constantly all day, the vibration will not be an issue.  Plumbers, electricians and mechanical contractors will love the design, the 4 place chuck and the ability to fit between joists.  Someone in demolition would enjoy the same qualities, but it would not compare to other saws on the market that are much larger in regards to vibration.

If this saw was for an advanced DIYer, you could easily get by with just this saw.  There is enough power to prune, or cut down large trees.


If we had to place one word to describe the Dewalt DCS367 it would be controllable.  The variable speed trigger is unlike many others on the market as it has the finesse that is lacking in many quality power tools.  Being able to blade the blade in so many configurations allows for easy hand placement and a comfort not allowed by larger saws.

For the design and use, we would rate this saw at an A-, but know that there will be some vibration when it is used!


  • STROKE LENGTH  1-1/8″ IN
  • STROKES/MIN  0-2,900 SPM
  • TOOL LENGTH  14.5 IN

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One Response to “DEWALT 20V XR Compact Reciprocating Saw Review – DCS367”

  1. Jonathan Steave #

    DeWalt was absolutely the best. Great powerful battery and blade system are really made a big difference in performance. I really love this brand and style as well. Keep going.

    August 24, 2017 at 2:51 am Reply

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