|Item Weight||2.73 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||12.31 x 5.25 x 2.75 inches|
|Item model number||DCS355B|
|Batteries||1 Product Specific batteries required.|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number of Handles||1|
|Included Components||Batteries and charger sold separately|
|Battery Cell Type||Lithium Ion|
|Warranty Description||3 year limited manufacturers warranty|
DEWALT 20V MAX XR Oscillating Tool, Brushless, Tool Only (DCS355B)
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- DEWALT Brushless Motor
- QUICK CHANGE Accessory System allows changes quickly without wrenches
- DUAL GRIP Variable Speed Trigger
- Bright LED Light
- Universal accessory adapter
- Battery & Charger Sold Separately
- Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18
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DEWALT DCS355B 20V MAX* XR Cordless Oscillating Multi-Tool
The DCS355B 20V MAX* XR Lithium Ion Oscillating Multi-Tool has a powerful brushless motor providing up to 57% more run time over a similar brushed tool. The Quick-Change accessory system allows you to change blades quickly and easily, and with the universal accessory adaptor, it's compatible with most oscillating tool accessories. The DUAL-GRIP Variable Speed Trigger provides ultimate speed and application control, the DEWALT Oscillating Tool Guide System allows you to customize the depth or height for accurate repeat-ability, and the bright LED light illuminates dark work spaces.
- Included with this bare tool is a universal accessory adaptor and two wood cutting blades to help get your project started
- Battery and charger sold separately
Features & Benefits
DEWALT Brushless Motor
Delivers up to 57% more run time over brushed.
Gives users ultimate speed and application control.
Bright LED Light
Illuminates dark work surfaces for accurate cutting.
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|Sold By||Available from these sellers||MaxTool||JBTools||Amazon.com|
|Item Dimensions||12.31 x 5.25 x 2.75 inches||11.20 x 4.50 x 3.06 inches||11.20 x 4.50 x 3.06 inches||17.25 x 5.00 x 9.75 inches|
The DEWALT DCS355B 20V MAX XR Oscillating Multi-Tool features a DEWALT brushless motor which delivers up to 57% more run time over brushed. A QUICK-CHANGE accessory system allows blades and attachments to be changed quickly without wrenches, and the DUAL-GRIP variable speed trigger gives users ultimate speed and application control. This tool offers a bright LED light that illuminates dark work surfaces for accurate cutting. It also has an universal accessory adapter for use with most oscillating tool accessory brands. Oscillating angle: 1.6Degree, at 0-20,000 opm (oscillations per minute). Includes: DCS355 20V MAX Oscillating Tool, wood with nails blade, fast-cut wood blade, universal accessory adapter. This is a bare tool item (battery sold separately).
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This, flat out, gets work done. I love it. Drywall, wood, sheet metal, flesh, and bone, it just doesn't quit. It gets into tight places where a handsaw would cause you to immediately seek chiropractic help. Fine work to light demo, this tool is useful.
Once you have it, you will find task after task that it is useful for.
The only complaint I have is the cost of the replacement blades, but here's a pro-tip, grab a small file and sharpen them up yourself.
Strong points are the precision and control you can get. Not a tile scratched and this thing positively rips through hardened acrylic grout like a buzz saw. The tip quick change head will make you smile the first time you use it. I came over from the old school, get out the Hex key wrench crowd. I literally smiled changing blades. The bad and the only negative I can think of is the bulk of the quick change head. It almost negates using those three-quarter moons, scooped shaped abrasive blades. When using those blades the size of the head won't let you go flush. Get the attachment kit sold by Platinum Supply.
Since there are many companies out there who make oscillating multi-tools, I should point out that I did not purchase the DeWalt based on any comparison of other brands vs. this, so much as ‘DeWalt brand loyalty’. I have a collection of various DeWalt tools from the 20V MAX system so my motivation for purchasing the DeWalt was because I already have the batteries and chargers from other tools.
That said, like all my DeWalt tools the build quality seems excellent and the tool has a reassuring and solid feel to it. Blade installation using the quick-release lever is great (just a few seconds), and does not require any other tools. I also really like the ‘soft start’ trigger which allows the tool to start up very slowly if the trigger is only gently squeezed, as this helps ensure an accurate start to a cut without risking the tool skidding across the surface.
Our new dishwasher required an opening in the side panel of the kitchen cabinet next to it to allow for water, drain and electrical connections. Furthermore, the dishwasher needed to be pushed almost flush to the wall to prevent the front of it sticking out beyond the front lip of our worktop, which meant having to try to cut out a hole flush with the back and floor panels of the kitchen cabinet. After trying to do this manually for a few minutes with a small pocket saw and scrubbing my hands against the back of the cabinet, I realized ‘life is too short’ and went ahead and purchased this tool.
In the end, this proved to be the perfect tool for the job since no other type of tool can cut a straight hole into a wooden side panel right up against corner (a multi-tool can, due to its offset blade design). I don’t know how long I might have spent trying to fumble around cutting that hole by hand, but with this DeWalt tool the whole job was over in a couple of minutes. A nice neat hole, perfect edges, and exactly where I wanted it.
One mildly annoying discovery was that even the bare tool that I purchased does comes with blades. It was not apparent from the pictures on Amazon that this was the case, and so I also purchased the DEWALT DWA4216 5-Piece Oscillating Accessory Kit. In the end, this was a needless purchase, because all I really needed was at least one blade, and the bare tool does come with blades.
A friend of mine who does woodworking jobs in his own home came to visit recently and I showed him this tool. One comment he made was that the DeWalt was very quiet and refined compared to the noise of other multi-tools he had seen and used in the past. I admit this is a completely subjective statement, and it wasn’t even me that had the experience of other brands to compare against, but I thought I’d mention his comments if that helps at all.
Although this may seem like an extravagant purchase for one kitchen appliance installation job, I have already identified other jobs I can now do with this tool that would otherwise have been done (in a much longer time) by hand.
we already had the batteries from these kits and so a bare tool was a good buy for us
we use our plunge cutter every day...window installs, siding, drywall, electrical boxes in hardwood flooring, trim, and the list goes on...
we previously had a 12 volt Bosch cutter and liked it but felt it lacked the power and battery life for our daily tasks.
This tool did not disappoint. It has more than enough power for even hard woods. The tool feels correct in your hand and though large does not feel encumbering or awkward in any way. The trigger is sensitive but with practice can used for slow starts in most materials. We liked the light but wished it had more spread and was lower on the tool ...
Last but not least I will say we did not like any of the adapters we tried to use this tool with other "brands" of blades (bosch, fien,VM). I like the Dewalt blades fine but with volume we can get a better deal on Bosch blades. When using non Dewalt blades you will need an adapter that bypasses the quick connect feature of this tool and screws into the bottom of the head. Which if your familiar with this type of tool is a more common fit. In this case its secondary and we found it hard to get the bolt tight enough to keep the blade fixed. It would loosen and wander every 7 or 8 cuts..more in harder materials.
TO BE CLEAR ITS NOT A KNOCK ON THE TOOL. This is an accommodation for people like myself that have other blades to use or may have to use off branded blades in a pinch. LIKE WHEN OUR LOCAL BOX STORE DOES NOT STOCK THE dEWALT ONES. uGH. I've mentioned it as a note as it might be important. We have decided to simply stock our box with more yellow branded blades and take advantage of the quick change feature...but in a pinch or when in rough material that's eating blades we can fall back on the adapter if need be.
hope this review was helpful...
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This tool is great for everything! I've cut drywall, removed grout, scraped adhesive and made very tight precision flush cuts with it in the short time I've owned it. I was always on the fence on whether I should buy a multi-tool or not (as I already own a jigsaw, grinder, reciprocating saw, circular saw, drywall saw, etc.) but I'm glad I did. There are certain situations where it's the only tool to use and it saves you a ton of time.
The ONLY warning I have is, MAKE SURE you buy cheap blades off of Amazon. I purchased 25 blades for this tool for $30 (where DeWalt would charge $20-$30/blade). Also, it is a very loud tool so have some spare ear plugs around when in use!
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You can use it to cut holes in drywall when installing for for repairs (I've used it to clean up holes and to open new ones for rework boxes), I've removed painted-on baseboards with it and even cut notches in bathroom tile. Makes scraping off old caulk an absolute breeze. It's all about having the proper blade for what you're cutting.
I only have two quibbles with this thing:
1. The 'universal fitment' isn't. Yes, they do supply a bolt and washer to attach any kind of blade to the bottom, but where there's a quick-release you'd think that any blade suitable for that would fit. Well, the post in the middle (around which the blade rides) is large enough that, for example, Dremel quick-release blades and many others don't fit. So you have to bolt those on. The quick-release is defeated when you need to whip out an allen wrench to change a blade...and there's no avoiding the loss of that bolt and washer. Just feels like a band-aid solution to a too-thick post problem that should not have been. So I've ended up buying only Dewalt blades so I can be sure they will fit, and there's a part of me that wonders if that was Dewalt's idea the whole time.
2. It's loud. Really loud. Of course when it's cutting there is noise to be expected. You are vibrating things while cutting them. But just running the thing is really loud. So if you're using this for more than a couple minutes at a time you will want hearing protection.
I bought this because I already had a small fleet of other Dewalt 20V tools and it just makes sense to stick with the same batteries. So for me it's been a good purchase overall.
Things I like would be the the quick blade change. It save a lot of time and no tools needed.
Things I don't like is the variable speed trigger as apposed to a set dial. It is difficult to hold the trigger part way at a constant speed to cut through wood without it starting to burn. It does have a trigger lock/hold but only works in the full off or full on mode.
The tool itself is well made and works as it is supposed to and if it come down to it, I would buy it again despite the variable speed trigger
Side note, I also purchased one of the cheap blade kits from amazon and they all worked perfect with the quick change system.
Expect to buy attachments. That's what makes this able to perform so many tasks.
Only complaint about it would be that it's very loud. Not a big issue, as most power tools are loud, but this is louder than most.