DEWALT DCS371B 20V MAX Lithium-Ion Band Saw, Bare-Tool

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Do you work door to door as a contractor? Or are you just a passionate hobbyist who loves working and cutting and just anything that has to do with building something? How about being a power tool aficionado, you know, just loving the feel and sight of them? Then the Dewalt 20v band saw is the perfect tool for you.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Portable
  • LED lights
  • ​Ergonomic handle
  • Blade tracking adjustment

Cons

  • A bit on the heavy side

Why The DeWalt 20v Bandsaw?

So, why the Dewalt 20v, or just in general a Dewalt portable band saw? Simple - the fact that it’s portable. Now I know you love working with your hands, I know you love making and building things. But, why be limited to your own workplace or shed? Why not carrying your tools with you, anywhere you go?

A typical band saw allows you to cut and shape whatever you wish, in almost whatever way you want. You can make veneers, intricate designs, ornate cuts and specialized carpentry. The 20v band saw gives you all of this, wherever you go. I can give you my personal experience with the Dewalt band saw 20v.

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I had a brief stint helping a friend of mine who does all kinds of work, but mostly with air conditioning and ventilation for large hotels. Specifically, we needed to fix the supports on a huge unit on top of the hotel's roof.

I won’t go into any further details, but I will tell you that the DeWalt cordless band saw 20v (and I cannot emphasize the word cordless enough), cut through the metal like a knife through butter.

I easily sliced open the unit, and my buddy did his magic. Any other option would have either ruined the HVAC unit or would have taken hours to fix. But these clean cuts were fixed in a jiffy.

So, that’s the beauty of the portable band saw, but why the Dewalt 20v bandsaw exactly? Because it it’s amazing. Ok, the article is over, you know what you have to do. I guess you need a bit more information. Ok then, let’s start with the design. It has a very nice mix of black and yellow, making it easy on the eyes.

The handle is actually at the center, and it has a specialized and science-based ergonomic design. This handle also gives you more balance. The DeWalt cordless band saw is obviously portable, which means that even the little things, like long cords making a mess, won’t be a problem.

The LED work light is perfect for helping you see exactly what you’re doing and what kind of cuts you’re making. It also possesses a 2-1/2" cut capacity – so you can basically cut wood or a two-inch SCH 40 pipe.

The DeWalt band saw also has an integrated hang hook, so you can basically hang your band saw without worrying whether you’re going to scuff or damage it or not. Another amazing addition is the blade tracking adjustment giving your blades a longer lifespan. You even have a lever that makes changing blades very easy.

How’s about telling another story? A buddy of mine never wanted to buy one. He hated the thought of getting a portable band saw, thinking they’re too small, and in turn, too weak, to actually cut anything.

My buddy thought that its motor was too weak, because of its size, and the battery too small for the saw to cut through anything, or at least do so consistently for more than 3 minutes. Boy oh boy, was he wrong. We were just working in his backyard, and I brought mine along just to show off (and to prove he’s wrong and I’m right).

I gotta admit, the look on his face after I did in five minutes with his PVC pipes made the saw alone worth every penny.

Who‘s It For?

Do you like to make clean, clear cuts? How about taking your power tool with you, anywhere you go? Does having your trusty saw be there whenever you need it sound amazing? Then the DeWalt is definitely for you. It’s simple, really - do you want to cut pipes?

Then it’s for you. Do you want to cut wood? Then it’s for you. Do you want to cut wood and pipes wherever you go, without having to find its cord or an electric socket? Then it is without a doubt for you.

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Online Or Retail Shopping?

Now this just might be a no-brainer, but maybe not for all you guys set deeply into your ways. If you enjoy walking around the store, chatting and looking around, that’s OK. Me, however, I like to get to work as soon as possible.

Time spent in the store means time away from my tools and my shed. I don’t have anything against old-fashioned thinking, but why not make my life easier and order your DeWalt 20v band saw online?

Tips and Tricks

Cleaning is very simple, but you still need to be careful. First of all, remove the battery, just in case. The last thing you need is accidentally turning it on when you shouldn’t. Use a damp rag to wipe it down. If you have compressed air, just use it on the motor, and that’s about it.

Check when ordering whether you get a battery pack right away, or whether you need to buy it separately. Safety glasses and gloves are a must, as always.

Conclusion

The DeWalt 20v bandsaw is a beautiful tool. Just the number of advantages it gives you, like bringing it wherever you work, the LED lights, the ease of adjustment, the ease of use, all of these elements are an excellent reason why you should not pass up on the opportunity to get this bandsaw.

You may be a hobbyist or a veteran craftsman, it does not matter, and you will not regret getting the DeWwalt.

Giovanni Manning

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