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New Release: DEWALT XTREME Circular Saw


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As a DIYer, you know that the circular saw is a must-have tool. Sure, the miter saw is great for accuracy and can be convenient, but there’s times when the mobile circular saw is simply the best tool to use.

This is the case for both homeowners and professionals. I used a circular saw almost daily when I worked as an electrician. Thus, due to the importance of this tool, you really want to buy one that’s high quality and built to last. DEWALT, known for high quality and durability, has just released the XTREME 12V MAX 5-3/8 in. brushless cordless circular saw.

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DEWALT XTREME Brushless Cordless Circular Saw

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The 12V MAX* 5-3/8” Circular Saw (DCS512), part of the DEWALT® XTREME™ Sub-Compact Series, delivers powerful and accurate cutting performance across a wide range of materials. Alongside its lightweight and compact design, this saw incorporates an enhanced feature set on the 12V MAX* lithium ion battery platform.


Compact and Efficient

I’ve become a fan of compact power tools. They’re much easier to work with, especially when working in tight spaces. With DEWALT, lighter doesn’t mean less power, though. My DEWALT ATOMIC compact drills perform just as good as my other ones, and I suspect the the DEWALT XTREME circular saw is no different.

Even though they’re generally more expensive, I’ve also been slowly replacing my power tools with brushless versions. Brushless motors are more efficient and perform better than brushed motors. This new circular saw is brushless so not only can you expect better maneuverability due to the compact design, but better performance as well.

DEWALT XTREME Circular Saw Specs

  • Arbor Size: 3/8 in.
  • Bevel Capacity: 0-50 degrees
  • Blade Diameter: 5-3/8″
  • Capacity at 90° Cut: 1-3/4 in.
  • Depth of Cut at 45°: 1-1/4 in.
  • No Load Speed: 3600 RPM
  • Power Tool Type: Cordless
  • System: 12V MAX*
  • Tool Weight: 4.9 lbs (Tool Only)

Included Accessories

  • (1) 5-3/8 in. Saw Blade
  • (1) Blade Change Wrench
  • (1) Optional Dust Chute
  • (1) Rip Guide
  • (1) Built-in Rafter Hook

Check out the retailer product listing above to see the full list of features and specs of the DEWALT XTREME circular saw. Do you plan to get this saw? Let us know in the comments below!

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