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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
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. In addition, 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, general purpose bit, 1/8- and 1/4-inch collets, and carrying case.
This DeWalt high-performance industrial tool comes with a warranty package that includes:
30-day, no-risk satisfaction guarantee
One-year free service contract
Makes cutting holes in drywall easier. Have not had a chance to try it cutting tile. Well balanced and easy off switch comes in handyPublished 24 months ago by William Ayers
This is absolutely the best tool for the job and provides me major time-saving. I gotta thank Santa Claus for his generosity!!
Motor is powerful and just rips through sheetrock with precision and ease. The hard case is also a plus with me.Published on January 13, 2013 by Amazon Customer
excellent cut out toll for small jobs. i love this toll because made my life easier. needed to make holes on cabinets and tiles.Published on December 6, 2012 by spiro