Combining the precision and portability of a track saw with the convenience of cordless power, DeWALT will soon be releasing this 60V MAX* Track Saw. It has an efficient variable-speed brushless motor, a specially designed transmission and a precision-ground woodworking blade to minimize deflection, so this tool can deliver cuts with a finished edge on par with a table saw. Cabinetmakers, kitchen fitters, general carpenters and woodworkers should find this machine ideal for ripping, crosscutting and installation applications where a table saw is unavailable or inconvenient.
The saw provides an on-track cutting depth of 2-1/8 in. with the blade set at 90° and 1-5/8 in. of cutting capacity when tilted to 45°. To make setting the cutting depth easier, there’s an Imperial-reading scale that accurately indicates exact depth of cut — the scale accounts for the thickness of the track from the bottom of the track down to 1/16 in. With its straight plunge and a parallel-link plunge mechanism, the saw can be used in a variety of ergonomic orientations.
Other features include an anti-kickback function integrated into the shoe: it prevents the saw from moving backwards along the rail or from climbing out of the workpiece when making plunge cuts. The saw’s variable-speed motor allows the user to change the cutting speed to best suit the material being cut. To keep the air cleaner during cutting, an enclosed guard provides 90 percent dust extraction efficiency when connected to a dust extractor, DeWALT reports. The saw’s included 6-1/2-in., 42-tooth carbide-tipped blade provides smooth cutting with little breakout in chip-prone laminates.
DeWALT’s dual-edge track allows for fast setup, because the saw can be oriented on either side of the track for cutting instead of on one side only. A rail adjustment feature allows the saw to be accurately positioned to layout lines.
DeWALT anticipates the saw will be available this summer. The FLEXVOLT® 60V MAX* 6-1/2″ Track Saw will come in several options. First, you’ll be able to buy it as a bare tool without battery, charger or track (model DCS520B) for $379. It will also come kitted with one 60V MAX* 6.0 Ah battery and charger for $499 as model DCS520T1. Or, you can get the saw, one battery and charger and a 59-in. track (model DCS520ST1) for $579. All of these options include a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee.
Other accessories, which will be sold separately, will include 46-, 59- and 103-in. tracks, track connectors, a miter gauge, track clamps and TSTAK® Kit Boxes.