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DEWALT call their new Flexvolt DCS577 60V Brushless 7-1/4″ Rear Handle Circular Saw a Worm Drive Style Saw. DEWALT’s saw does not have worm drive gears, hence they call it a worm drive style. We like to call this a rear handle, blade left saw. The blade is oriented to the left of the motor and the handle is at the rear to optimize line of sight when cutting.
DEWALT included an electronic blade brake to quickly stop the blade after the trigger is released. The DCS577 has a max bevel capacity of 53° with stops at 45° and 22.5°. The Flexvolt saw has a max depth of 2-7/16 in. at 90° and 1-7/8 in. at 45°. Also included with the rear handle saw is a folding rafter hook. DEWALT backs this saw with a 3-year limited warranty, 1-year free service contract, and 90-day money-back guarantee.
Power in battery operated circular saws has been rapidly increasing to the point where we now have battery operated models that can hang with corded worm-drive circular saws. With that power is also a capacity to cut for long periods of time without a thermal timeout of the brushless motor or battery pack.
Prior to the DEWALT saw, the Makita XSR01Z 18V X2 Brushless Rear-Handle Circular Saw held the honors of most power and great capacity using two 18-volt batteries. DEWALT raised the bar with more power, but the Makita is not far behind. Both saws have the runtime to support the cutting on a large jobsite were they will be in use constantly.
- Blade left rear handle saw
- Electronic brake
- Bevel capacity of 53° with stops at 45° and 22.5°
- Magnesium shoe and a brushless motor
- Achieves 2-7/16 in. depth of cut at 90°
- Includes a rafter hook
- An integrated dust blower
- Onboard blade wrench storage
FlexVolt Rear Handle Saw
DEWALT is going after the contractors and working to make sure that every jobsite has the yellow and black FlexVolt tools on-site. Many of their tools are performing in the top of the battery operated platforms and they continue to release more and more tools that are best in class.
Even the weight of this saw at almost 13 pounds with the battery is right on par with its corded counterpart. so when someone has the option for a corded or cordless model circular saw that weighs the same, with the same power and capabilities, what will they choose? The only big item that separates the two at this time is the price. Corded models are much cheaper. Either way, the option for cordless is now available without compromise.
- BATTERY TYPE FlexVolt
- BEVEL CAPACITY 53 °
- BEVEL STOPS 22.5, 45, 53
- BLADE DIAMETER 7-1/4″
- DEPTH OF CUT AT 45° 1-7/8 IN
- DEPTH OF CUT AT 90° 2-7/16 IN
- ELECTRIC BRAKE YES
- HANDLE TYPE REAR
- MAX WATTS OUT 2400 Watts
- MOTOR DIRECT DRIVE
- RPM 5800 RPM
- SYSTEM 60V MAX*
- TOOL HEIGHT 8.19″
- TOOL WEIGHT 10.87 LBS