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Dewalt DCCS670X1 FlexVolt 60v Chainsaw Review

Dewalt FlexVolt Chainsaw

Dewalt has been building their line of battery operated outdoor power equipment with the introduction of the FlexVolt line.  The Dewalt FlexVolt battery will work in the existing 20v max tools or also in the new 60v max line.  The Dewalt FlexVolt tools are long lasting, strong and in many ways equal or better than their corded counterparts.  The Dewalt FlexVolt battery operated outdoor power equipment is an excellent alternative to gas operated equipment for construction and for home owners.  Dewalt has a well proven 40 volt line of outdoor power equipment meant for professionals that the 60v FlexVolt tools are based from.  That means these tools have been tried and tested which is always better than buying first run.

PRICINGDEWALT DCCS670X1 FLEXVOLT 60V MAX Brushless 16″ Chainsaw with 3.0AH Battery

While battery operated chainsaws are not new, we are working to give you the information needed to decide if this is the right tool for you.  In our opinion, a good chainsaw will have to be able to cut a fairly large tree down when needed on a single charge, have the power to cut 14-16″ logs without issue, and generally have the quality that will last someone a very long time.  In construction, there is a need for a long lasting saw for cutting large posts or beams.  The saw needs to have the power and runtime to complete these tasks without slowing down.

Dewalt DCCS670 Features

  • Brushless motor, powered with a 60V Lithium Ion battery
  • Low kick-back 16″ Oregon bar and chain
  • Chain brake for kick back protection
  • Auto-Oiling with Lubrilink and Lubriwell for chain lubrication
  • Tool free chain tensioning and bar tightening knob
  • Variable speed trigger

Variable Speed Trigger

To bring a little more gas like chainsaw feeling into the battery operated saw, Dewalt designed the FlexVolt saw a variable speed trigger.  This was great for cleaning up brush of small limbs where more control could be used.  Not only does this allow the user to have more control, this also helps to extend the runtime of the saw.  The variable speed trigger is not something you get with many other battery powered chainsaws.  We feel it takes this saw to a higher level of quality and safety.

The downside to battery operated chainsaws is the mandate to have a trigger safety.  The safety is not a big deal, just something to get used to.  On this saw the safety is on the left side of the handle and is easy for right handed people.  It is not bad for left handed cuts, but easier for right handed.

Like Gas Chainsaws

This chainsaw, like gas chainsaws, has a nice chain brake that is set up as an anti-kickback devise for protection.  Even though this is battery powered, it is still a chainsaw and proper safety gear should be used while using the saw.  In the video, you see I have hearing protection on and frankly, it is not needed, but my favorite helmet has it connected, so it was used.  Getting hurt with a battery operated saw is just as likely as a gas powered saw.  We still suggest engaging the chain brake while walking with the saw!  Take care and caution when using these items.

With the great runtime of the Dewalt FlexVolt chainsaw, we feel this compares to other like sized saws on the market.  When the battery is dead, it is about the equivalent to a small tank of fuel.  The only difference is that it takes 30-45 minutes to recharge the Dewalt “fuel tank”.  The benefits of a battery operated saw outweigh any negatives by a long shot and this unit will be a great addition to many homes and commercial markets.  The noise reduction itself would be huge for contractors and arborists.  Add on some of the other outdoor power equipment from Dewalt and you have the capabilities to work longer with more batteries and enjoy the no hassle use of the new age of outdoor power equipment.

 

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2 Responses to “Dewalt DCCS670X1 FlexVolt 60v Chainsaw Review”

  1. Don Burns` #

    i live near Kaufman Tx. Where can I buy eather a 20v or 60v max flex Dewalt chain saw? I have both batteries.

    May 7, 2017 at 10:52 am Reply
  2. Art Games #

    Just got the saw this week but the manual read to use a 4.5 mm file to sharpen and on the bar there is no information on the pitch, gauge of the chain. I found 4.0 file for sale but I’m wanting to buy a 2 in 1 sharpener made by Stihl and at $50 dollars I want to be sure the size of the chain. Does anyone know the size.

    December 13, 2017 at 1:56 am Reply

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