When we do a tool breakdown, DeWalt is always a lock whether it’s –onsite tool link—or the best cordless sawzall. The DeWalt FLEXVOLT DCS388T2 is one of our top options in the battery-powered realm and an excellent choice if you’re already invested in the company’s lineup of tools. DeWalt went with a brushless motor in […]
When we do a tool breakdown, DeWalt is always a lock whether it’s –onsite tool link—or the best cordless sawzall. The DeWalt FLEXVOLT DCS388T2 is one of our top options in the battery-powered realm and an excellent choice if you’re already invested in the company’s lineup of tools.
DeWalt went with a brushless motor in this sawzall which makes it more efficient than its corded brethren. The motor is capable of speeds up to 3,000 SPM, and it has a 1-1/8” stroke length with a pivoting shoe. It also has a strong LED work light built into the chassis, and nobody will complain about blade changes thanks to a keyless system.
What about battery life?
We’re pleased to say DeWalt rates this saw at around 158 cuts per charge on a 2x4, and you’ll get not one, but two batteries in the kit. They utilize the company’s FLEXVOLT tech, which is backward compatible with their 20V MAX tools along with 60V monsters like the DCS388T. The cells work with 120V tools as well in case you want to pop them into the company’s Double Bevel Miter Saw or the DW745 Table Saw.
While there’s no patented vibration dampening tech in this saw, users we spoke to found it comfortable to use for extended periods of time. That’s due to the anti-slip comfort grip that covers boot and handle. Overall, it’s a well-built sawzall with plenty of pop that’s built to last. If something does go wrong, you can always fall back on the company’s tiered 3-year warranty which is top of the line.
DeWalt left no stone unturned on the DCS388T2. It has all the standard features you could ask for like a variable trigger and the keyless clamp, but the kit is what makes it special with the added value. The two 60V FLEXVOLT batteries are definitely a bonus as is the DCB118 fast charger. The charger can bring those cells from zero to full in around an hour, so there’s not much downtime (if any) when you have both batteries juiced up!
You can all that gear around in a branded heavy-duty bag, another perk of this particular kit. In addition to those goodies, you’ll get the 3-year warranty, a user manual, and a low vibration blade. If you need more than one blade to get you started, this multipack set should cover most folks needs.