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Dewalt launched a new 20V Max XR cordless 18″ bandfile, model DCM200.
The Dewalt DCM200 features a brushless motor and is said to deliver more power than pneumatic tools, specifically certain Dynabrade Dynafile bandfiles.
It operates at up to 5,600 ft/min and features both a speed setting dial and variable speed trigger.
Dewalt says that the 104° rotating contact arm helps users access hard to reach spaces.
Additional features include a rotating LED worklight, tool-free belt changes, and a changeable contact arm.
An 18″ offset arm (DCM2012OS) and dust collection adapter (DCM200DC) are available separately.
- 20V Max system compatibility
- Brushless motor
- 18″ x 1/2″ abrasive belt size
- 700 MWO output (max watts out)
- LED light (rotatable)
- Changeable contact arm
- Speed selection dial
- Variable speed trigger
- Weighs 2.6 lbs
- Tool Connect Chip Ready (not included)
The bandfile ships with (2) 80 grit 18″ sanding belts.
Both of the sanding arms – the straight arm that ships with the tool, and the offset arm that can be purchased separately – are designed to work with sanding belts 1/2″ (13mm) wide.
Price: $279 for tool-only (DCM200B), $379 for the kit (DCM200E1)
The DCM200E1 kit comes with a compact PowerStack battery and charger.
What are cordless bandfiles used for?
Generally, bandfiles are used for grinding, sanding, and deburring tasks, or other applications where you need to prep work for surface finishing. Their narrow belt width can work in spaces grinders and other types of sanding tools cannot fit.
Don’t think that this can only be used on metal; Dewalt’s user manual says that your belt sander bandfile has been designed for sanding wood, metal, plastics, and painted surfaces. 18″ x 1/2″ sanding belts are widely available in a range of grit sizes and abrasive material options.