Dewalt chainsaw is among the best products that Dewalt manufacturers make. This specific model is a powerful tool for use at home or on a small farm. It is capable of producing as much power as a 45cc gas-powered chainsaw. This chainsaw uses FlexVolt technology, which is rare to find in many saws. It is a technology that enables power tools to consume battery energy efficiently.
Key Features of Dewalt Electric Chainsaw
6Ov 3Ah FlexVolt battery
It is a lithium-ion battery that is very powerful and manages to produce an unbelievable 3.9nm torque power for rotating the chain. It is a FlexVolt battery that is compatible with other Dewalt’s tools that use this technology, such as drills, air compressors, handheld blowers, and a variety of different electric chainsaws. A 20V or 40V battery is not powerful enough to run this chainsaw, and it is, therefore, advisable to stick to a 60V battery. However, this battery can is compatible with Dewalt’s’ 20V and 40V power tools. You do not have to worry about how much charge is left in this battery since it has a fuel gauge system that allows the operator to see this.
Automatic oiling system
The cutting equipment requires frequent and continuous lubrication. Dewalt chainsaw has an oil reservoir that needs constant checking. It is also easy to check the oil since there is a translucent window through which you can see the oil level. The manufacturer advises topping up the reservoir when it gets below a quarter full. It has a locking lever on the oil cap that is flipped and unscrewed a quarter turn counterclockwise to push the cap aside partly. There is a small space, and it is better to invest in a small funnel to avoid spilling oil as you fill the reservoir.
Chain brake for kick back protection
Most accidents by any chainsaw are as a result of kick backs making this is one of the most necessary safety measures that should always be made available. This chainsaw is quite powerful, and the amount of kick back that can come from it may be surprising. Despite having this function, it is advisable for you always to be careful when operating this tool.
This motor, just as the name states, has no brushes. It merely means that there is also no commutator, and energy is channelled to the copper windings by a small circuit board. This motor has no brushes that tend to wear out, and it is also effortless to cool. There is no sparking in this motor and hence less electric noise from your chainsaw. There are very few electric chainsaws that run with a brushless motor, and this ranks the Dewalt chainsaw among the best.
The following are the exact specifications of Dewalt DCCS670X1 electric chainsaw:
Up to 70 cuts per charge
16 inches bar length
One 60V 3Ah Lithium-ion battery
Oregon type bar
3/8 inch pitch
A sturdy cardboard box is the best for delivery over long distances. The box contains the chainsaw, a hard bar cover, battery, battery charger, and a users’ manual.
Electric Dewalt chainsaws have a one year warranty that covers any faulty artistry during that period. They also offer free servicing for the entire first year you use this tool. They replace the worn-out parts and maintain the chainsaw for free during that year.
This chainsaw gets to a point where it requires replacement of some worn-out parts after several years of operations. One of the best parts of a Dewalt Chainsaw is the battery. Despite having a minimum limit of a 60V lithium-ion battery, it is possible to share this battery, among other Dewalt’s power tools.
You can always have one or two new replacement chains in your workshop since this is the most frequently replaced part. Several chains are compatible with this chainsaw. The Standard Oregon Replacement Chain is the same one you get when you purchase the chainsaw. It is readily available in hardware stores near you or Amazon. You can also replace it with a Fine Oregon Replacement Chain if you have an artistic project and require an exceptional cut.
This Dewalt chainsaw is capable of being fitted with an 18-inch long bar and a separate chain. It mainly serves users with more demanding tasks. These parts are available on Amazon, or you can look for them in a hardware store nearby. It requires you to purchase a Standard 18″ Oregon Chain that can be found in most hardware stores and is also available in online stores such as Amazon.
This Dewalt chainsaw powered by a FlexVolt battery is one among three that have broken the 6-second mark cutting of a log 8 inches thick.
The battery used in this chainsaw is mighty, durable and, when fully charged, can last up to 2 hours and manage to cut nothing less than 70 cuts of 6 by 6 inches wood. It is so powerful that it can cut logs that are up to 14 inches thick, but you may require more than one battery or a recharge. For the battery to be more efficient, it needs time to cool down after recharging. A the top of the saw is the battery slot which gives it the right balance.
At the rear handle, there is a speed throttle used to control the chain speed. It is a feature that you will rarely find in electric chainsaws. The maximum speed is 15.24 meters per second, and it is the best and most efficient speed for cutting. Despite it being a very powerful chainsaw, it is not favourable for use in wet conditions.
When a Dewalt chainsaw is new, the manufacturer advises checking the chain after a few hours of use because it is likely to stretch. You can adjust the chain to be neither too tight, which can cause excessive wear and shorten its life span nor too loose, making it likely to jump off the bar.
You may be looking to handle tasks that may require a bar that is longer than 16 inches. You can fit this chainsaw with an 18-inch long bar, which is more effective for more demanding jobs. However, this bar and chain have to be purchased separately.
Dewalt manufacturers make this chainsaw using hard plastic material, therefore, making it quite easy to hold and operate. It is not the lightest electric chainsaw, but it is light enough to carry over short distances easily.
Quick and easy to start
Equipped with a speed trigger
Chain speed of up to 15.24 meters per second
Lasts long when fully charged
It takes some time to charge the battery fully
Weak plastic bucking teeth
As it is in many electric chainsaws, the Dewalt chainsaw has several safety measures put in place to reduce incidents that occur when the operator is in harm’s way.
This chainsaw has a chain brake that reduces the impact of a kick back incident. There is a handguard in front of the front handle, which, when pushed, automatically stops the saw. It happens unknowingly by the operator when a kick back occurs where through instinct, your hand presses against this guard and activates the brake instantly. This feature saves you from a lot of harm.
The other safety measures are upon you to keep yourself safe. They include wearing gloves, masks and ensuring you are all covered up in case of any set back when operating this powerful chainsaw.
Dewalt chainsaw has almost 90% positive feedback from its users. It receives a lot of praise for how powerful it is and the ability to make clean cuts. The positioning of the battery, which causes it to have a balanced design, is also a reason why it is loved.
There are a few complaints about the battery taking too long charge, but there is a remedy for this. The original standard charger it is purchased with, DCB115 takes about 2-3 hours to charge it fully. A more expensive charger, DCB118, is capable of filling the battery within an hour. Oil from the reservoir also tends to leak when it is not in use, and you can choose to empty the remaining oil to avoid this.
Final Thoughts on Dewalt Electric Chainsaw
It is a very powerful electric chainsaw having a 60V source of power. It lasts long when in use and can is applicable for both minor and a few significant tasks. It has an automatic oiling system, and this makes all its operations smooth and fast. Dewett chainsaw is one of the fewest electric chainsaws you will find having a speed throttle. I would recommend this tool for you if you have a small farm that sometimes requires pruning and bringing down some small trees maybe a few times in a year. It is both reliable and durable and can withstand daily heavy use.