DEWALT’s XTREME Subcompact Series 12-volt tools are quietly becoming one of the best subcompact tools available. Currently, the line consists of six compact and performance-packed brushless tools. While that number might not be impressive, the tools sure are.
New One-Handed Recip Saw
The latest addition to this line is the XTREME Subcompact Series 12V Brushless One-Handed Cordless Reciprocating Saw, model DCS312. These one-handed recip saws are incredibly popular with tradesmen for completing everyday tasks, such as cutting PVC, metal pipe, wood, conduit, and EMT.
The specs on DEWALT’s XTREME Subcompact Series tools are impressive. This new 12-volt Cordless Reciprocating Saw weighs in at 3.04 lbs. and is 12-1/4″ in length. Like all the DEWALT XTREME tools, this one also has a brushless motor that delivers 2,800 SPMwith a 5/8″ stroke length. The saw is equipped with an LED light, a variable-speed trigger, and a tool-free blade release.
Making the XTREME Subcompact Series viable for professionals means these tools must have good runtime. This new recip saw will come kitted with one 3.0Ah lithium-ion battery for $169 MSRP (DCS312G1) and as a bare tool (without battery or charger) for $139 MSRP (DCS312B). Each tool comes with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract, and a 90-day money-back guarantee.
XTREME Subcompact Series
The XTREME Subcompact Series tools are powerful solutions for electrical, drywall, remodeling, automotive, metalworking, woodworking, and masonry applications. They are perfect for professionals looking for capable, subcompact tools that perform tough applications in hard to reach spaces. They are also very affordable tools that will serve most homeowners and DIYers like few other tools on the market can.
Each tool comes with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract, and a 90-day money-back guarantee. If you are in the market for a NICE set of small but powerful tool, look no further.
Dislike For Cold!
One item to note is that the batteries do not like to charge when below 30 degrees. The charger will put them on a cold charge delay and that will make the charge time longer. If you work and travel in the cold, this might not be the best line for you.