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Dewalt is soon coming out with a new Xtreme Subcompact 12V Max cordless band saw, model DCS375.
This does not come as much of a surprise, give that Dewalt came out with a compact Atomic-series band saw a few months ago.
Features include a compact design optimize for one-handed and overhead cutting, a variable speed trigger, integrating hanging hook, tool-less blade change mechanism, LED worklight, and on-board wrench storage.
Cutting capacity is said to be 1-5/8″, which is 1/8″ less than that of the Atomic 20V Max model.
The DCS375 has a brushless motor and works with any Dewalt 12V Max Li-ion batteries.
- Brushless motor
- 1-5/8″ cutting capacity
- 27″ band saw blade size
- Variable speed trigger
- 0-380 FPM (ft/min) speed
- Integrated guard
- Hanging hook
- LED worklight
- Replacement 18T blade: DWAPB27183
Price: $179 for the bare tool
Buy Now via Lowe’s – Coming Soon
As with the Dewalt Atomic 20V Max cordless band saw, DCS377, the new Xtreme 12V Max model is compact and designed for one-handed use. There are some notable differences.
First, the Xtreme band saw has a slightly lower cutting capacity – 1-5/8″ compared to 1-3/4″.
From a comparison of the product images, it appears that the Xtreme 12V max band saw also lacks the speed adjustment dial that’s present on the Atomic saw. It still has a variable speed trigger switch, and so the adjustment dial might be a feature many users would never miss.
Lastly, the Atomic version bare tool is priced at $199, and the Xtreme saw is $179.
You’ll need a battery and charger. At the time of this posting, Lowe’s has a very good Dewalt Xtreme bundle set deal where you get a drill/driver, reciprocating saw, tool backpack, (2) 2Ah batteries, and charger for $149.
Or, if you have any Dewalt 20V Max/12V Max dual-voltage chargers, you only need to buy a 12V Max battery. Here are some options: