DEWALT DCS577B FLEXVOLT Worm Drive Style Saw Review
The DeWalt DCS577B Worm Drive Style Saw is part of the company’s line of FlexVolt power tools. This FlexVolt 60V max-framing saw is one of the best tools on the market that offers you a full-sized 7-1/2-inch worm drive saw. The unit is designed for general contractors, carpenters and framers who want to cut through material like flooring, dimensional lumber, hardwood, plywood and OSB. The rear-handle feature allows you to reach even further so you can cut larger sheet goods without having to change positions.
Running at 60V Max and a brushless motor, the blade-left saw is capable of bringing 2,400 watts of power, with a cutting depth of 2-7/16 inches at 90 degrees. Read on to find out more about what this unit brings to your shop.
FlexVolt Battery System
The tool is powered by the FlexVolt 20 or 60-Volt battery platform. FlexVolt batteries are capable of providing devices with between 20V and 60V of power. The battery’s system automatically adjusts output voltage depending on the amount of energy required by a tool. The battery offers you maximum run-time.
FlexVolt power tools, like this DCS577B, operate only on the FlexVolt batteries. Fortunately, the battery system is backward compatible and works with any 20V Max power tool.
Light and Balanced
Even as you repeatedly pick up this unit, cut and put it down a hundred times a day, you will realize fast how critical lightweight and great balance is on a saw. This model offers you both qualities at a go. At just 10.9 pounds, this is one of the lighter saws on the market. The center of gravity is located at the unit’s trigger, making it one of the most comfortable saws on the market.
Brushless Motor and Electronic Brake
Like many other DeWalt cordless tools, the DCS577B has a brushless motor that will help in reducing its overall tool weight. Most importantly, this motor system assists in ensuring that you receive efficiency when it comes to battery power. The motors are equipped with electronic speed controllers for providing better control over motor speeds, producing less heat, friction and amp draw. This helps in making the unit even better at energy efficiency.
The electronic brake stops the blade within seconds of releasing the trigger – as opposed to a late 15 seconds later. This is a critical safety feature, primarily if you will be working the entire day and will be less careful where you put the saw down.
Fast Depth Setting
One of the most critical features of any circular saw is how fast and easy you’ll be able to set the cut depth and bevel angle. The model features an easy to release locking handle that when locked in place, will stay put. The cut depth is 2-7/16 inches, which is quite generous, enabling you to work through 2 times material efficiently.
DeWalt DCS577B: Conclusion
The DeWalt DCS577B Worm Drive Style Saw is just what the carpenter ordered for precision and clean ripping, crossing and bevel cuts. It is particularly handy for inside work because its dust collection system works well. This bare saw is delivered with 7-1/2 inch carbide-tipped circular saw blade, a blade wrench and an instruction manual with a 3-year limited warranty.