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DeWalt unveils cordless oscillating tool

DeWalt has a new cordless oscillating multitool, model DCS355D1, featuring a brushless motor and 20-volt lithium-ion battery.

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“In the past there’ve been cordless oscillating tools in the market in the 12-volt range and the response wasn’t great,” product manager Sean Templeton says. “So what we did is use our brushless motor technology on this, which gives it more power and an estimated 57 percent more runtime compared to standard brushed motors.”

The tool features a guide system to set the depth of cut or height for accurate, repeatable cuts.

The tool weighs a little more than 3 lbs. and measures a little over 12” in length, making it for trim carpenters, cabinet, flooring and service installers or any other professional contractor looking to make precise cuts in wood, metal, plastic or drywall, perform detail sanding operations or remove materials such as grout or adhesive, according to the company.

“For woodworkers, this tool allows them to make a very precise cut on materials while they’re in place. The most common use is when a cabinet installer needs to cut a piece of base molding, they can make the cut quickly and accurately right on site. But it’s also good for working with doors, hardwood flooring, and general trim carpentry,” adds Templeton.

The tool sells for $129. It’s also available in a kit — with charger, two batteries and 29-piece set of cutting and sanding attachments — for $199.

Contact: DeWalt. Tel: 800-433-9258.

This article originally appeared in the February 2014 issue.

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