Dewalt preferred manufacturing chainsaws that live up to the climate-change laws. That’s why they haven’t made gas-engine chainsaws but cordless battery-powered chainsaws are among their state-of-the-art tools. One can readily use them for commercial purposes or just to make firewoods, it depends on the user.
There are three major classes of DeWalt battery-powered chainsaws; Dewalt 40v Max chainsaw, Dewalt 20v Max chainsaw, and 60v flexvolt Dewalt chainsaw. But in this article, we are going to review the chainsaw from the widely used Dewalt 20v Max line.
Benefits of Dewalt cordless chainsaw
- No maintenance, just pick your saw and start cutting the woods.
- Unlike gas-engine saws, they don’t emit toxic fumes.
- No cord to limit your free movement around the yard or to get tangled while operating.
- No need to use tools for chain tensioning, it’s the game of just turning the knob.
- Quick start, even in extreme cold.
In spite of hunting a lot on the internet, we could not find such a cost-effective having every feature contained by any expensive one like DCCS690B and DCCS670X1, from Dewalt 40v Max and flexvolt respectively. There are almost 20 to 24 models of Dewalt battery-powered chainsaws and out of them, we picked DCCS620B. Rest assured, it is a user-friendly and trusted Dewalt chainsaw.
Let’s explore features
Chain Bar – 12 inch Oregon bar performed excel with us during the test, we think it’s enough. As compared to the 16-inch bar which makes the saw slightly heavy and to some extent affects its power, the 12-inch bar reduces vibration and puts less load on the motor. Hope you are not going to make cookies of 20-inch logs.
Brushless motor – The factor which makes this chainsaw stronger, maximizes the run time, and enhances its life is the brushless motor. No brushes are used in these types of motors, for transmitting energy. Usually, brushes get broken down after using a few months and stall the whole tool. To avoid this downside, Dewalt used brushless motors in all its chainsaws.
Chain Brake – We can say it’s an emergency switch. During pauses or in case of emergency this useful brake can be used to instantly stop the chain. We mostly use this feature during a pause in order to save some battery life. It’s mounted near the upper handle and can easily be pushed using the upper-handled hand’s fingers.
Weight – All its counterparts cannot compete with its lightweight and compact design. It weighs only 8.8 pounds without a battery and 9.1 lbs with a battery. We hope you acknowledge the importance of the weight of a tool like a chainsaw where you have to keep balance during operation especially while trimming limbs from the top of trees.
Handle – Handle plays a key role in reducing weight and maintaining balance. We have two handles in this chainsaw to get optimal performance. They are well designed and covered with soft foam.
Chain Tensioning Knob – Looks little but does big jobs and saves much time. Chain tensioning isn’t a difficult task to do but during operation it becomes. Think you are up the tree and suddenly chain gets loosed now what will you do, will you go down the tree and tight it with a tool? Yes, we have to do this but thank knob which gives us tool-free chain tensioning. Just turn the knob and get your job done.
Not too much, but to some extent, affects performance and wastes time. We are talking about its manual oiling, which should have been auto as it doesn’t require too much money to manufacture.
Everything has been explicitly explained whether it is upsides or downsides. Now, it’s on you. We recommend you to go with this Dewalt battery-powered chainsaw because of verities of reasons and one out of them is price, to be honest, you won’t get all these features at this little price. For satisfaction, you can check other Dewalt Chainsaws.