In recent years, rotary cutout tools have soared in popularity, due mainly to a series of television infomercials promoting one brand. Though it doesn't receive the TV airplay of its main competitor, this DeWalt model uses a durable 5 amp motor--the most powerful motor yet in a cutout tool--making it a great tool for professional drywallers, electricians, and carpenters. To help battle dust infiltration, the tool features a sealed motor and switch, a must for any serious drywall tool. It also sports a quick-and-easy, tool-free bit-changing system and comes with both 1/8 and 1/4 inch collets. We really like the bump-off switch for quick tool shutdown and the simple and effective tool-free depth adjustments. Like other rotary cutout tools, this one uses spiral cutting bits, which work equally well plunging into a cut as they do laterally. In our test we found the DeWalt to be smooth running with low vibration. We had no problem plunging and cutting through 1-1/2 inches of solid birch, whizzing through drywall, and tearing through tile. In fact, this tool has more power than you'd expect from something of its size, and if you aren't paying attention, it can get away from you--an easier to live with problem than lack of power. Some extraordinary claims have been made about rotary cutout tools, and while DeWalt's cutout tool is as versatile as any we've tried, and a bit more powerful than most, it's most effective at what it was designed for--quick cutouts in drywall, tile, and plywood. --Brian Trinen
From the Manufacturer
Professionals asked for a better cutout tool and DeWalt delivered. The DW660 boasts a 5 amp, 30,000 rpm motor that cuts through drywall, plywood, ceramic tile, Plexiglas, cement board, countertops, and acoustical ceiling tile. It boasts up to 25 percent more power when cutting double board or windows. This machine offers a tool-free bit change, so you no longer waste time looking for lost wrenches, and the bump-off-style switch is dust-sealed to prevent contamination. Other features include a slim body design, adjustable guide, 10-foot rubber cord with internal cord clamp, and a jam pot design, making this tool job site tough. Your purchase includes the cutout tool, shoe, drywall bit, 1/8- and 1/4-inch collets.
- Tool-free bit change for fast and easy bit changing without a wrench
- Turn-on/bump-off switch allows users to easily shut tool off
- 5 amp, 30,000 rpm motor provides more cutting power
- Slim body design for less fatigue over prolonged use
- Dust-sealed switch provides durability and long switch life
- Jam pot construction provides job site durability
- Amps: 5 amps
- No-load speed: 30,000 rpm
- Collet diameter: 1/8, 1/4 inch
- Adjustable guide: yes
- Spindle lock: yes
- Tool length: 10 inches
- Tool weight: 3.2 lbs.
- Shipping weight: 3.5 lbs.
- General purpose bit
- Drywall cutting bit
- 1/4- and 1/8-inch collets
This DeWalt high-performance industrial tool comes with a warranty package that includes:
30-day, no-risk satisfaction guarantee
One-year free service contract