DeWalt Cordless Track Saw Kit Review

The DeWalt Cordless Track Kit Saw is just what the carpenter requires for precise and clean rip, cross, and bevel cuts. It’s especially handy for inside work because the dust collection system works so well.

Cutting with a circular saw or table saw reveals any little hiccup or shake in the line, but with the track clamped securely to the work, you’d be hard-pressed to make anything but a perfectly straight cut with this particular saw.

DEWALT Cordless Track Saw Kit
DEWALT Flexvolt Cordless Track Saw Kit

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 Features

  • Continuous anti-kickback mechanism dial
  • Track clamps
  • Brushless motor
  • Dust collection system
  • Straight plunge mechanism

 

Continuous anti-kickback mechanism dial

The DEWALT Flexvolt Cordless Track Saw Kit provides cordless convenience with the power of a corded tool. This is a zero clearance TrackSaw(TM) cutting system that delivers straight, splinter-free, precise cuts.

Once the track’s raised rails are aligned with saw’s grooves, an effortless turn of the continuous anti-kickback mechanism dial prevents the saw from deviating from the cutline.

 

Track clamps

This product is for use with TrackSaw(TM) dual edged tracks for perfectly straight cuts in both directions. The track saw is a perfect and nearly foolproof alternative to the size and outfeed challenges of a table saw and the relatively imprecise and wobbly lines of a circular saw.

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You can purchase the DEWALT Clamp For Tracksaw as the clamps slide into the underside of the track and their rubberized pads press against the bottom of your work surface, securing the two together.

The clamps can run swiftly along the entire length of the track so you can clamp very short pieces all the way to the length of the track (or combined tracks).

 

Brushless motor

A brushless motor easily powers through hardwoods up to 2-1/8″ thick. On-track cut depth is 2-1/8″ at 90 degrees and 1-5/8″ at 45 degrees and the depth of cut scale accurately accounts for thickness of track.

It has a continuous anti-kickback mechanism and riving knife which prohibits kickback when engaged and by clamping a track to the work surface, you can guarantee near-perfect cuts.

 

Dust collection system

The dust collection system functions as advertised with the vast majority of sawdust captured in the vacuum.



Covering everything with dust again will just take more time as well as money to clean up, and who wants to breathe all those particles.

The dust port swivels to make it even simpler to manage the hose or simply direct the dust away from you if you’re outside.

 

Straight plunge mechanism

This brushless track saw also consists of a straight plunge mechanism for optimal ergonomics, with an enclosed low profile guard that offers a 90% dust extraction capability.

The specifications are the following, blade diameter is 6-1/2″. The no load speed is 1750-4000 RPM, bevel capacity is 47 degrees, max cut at 90° is 2-1/8 inch.

The max cut at 45° is 1-5/8 inch and the  kit includes 1 DCS520 6-1/2″ (165mm) TrackSaw, 1 DCB606 60V max flexible 6.0Ah battery, 1 blade, 1 blade change wrench, and 1 DEWALT T-Stack kit box.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Continuous Anti-Kickback mechanism
  • Straight plunge mechanism
  • Enclosed low profile guard
  • 90% dust extraction capability
Cons
  • Blade depth stop can be finicky to use

 

Conclusion

The interesting plunge action is probably unlike any track saw you’ve utilized, but you’ll get used to it quickly. Never during this review did we wish there was something different about the DEWALT Cordless Track Saw Kit. It’s the ideal solution to one of the main challenges contractors have always had – making a perfectly straight cut.

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