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DeWalt 20 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion Circular Saw

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DeWalt 20 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion Circular Saw

DeWalt announces the launch of its new 20 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion Circular Saw.

The DCS391L1 20 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion Circular Saw features a lightweight magnesium shoe and optimized handle design for an ergonomic profile that is comfortable for contractors who use the tool regularly to complete tough jobsite applications. The new saw’s powerful 460 Max Watts Out (MWO) motor delivers the power and speed needed to make demanding cuts. The circular saw is ideal for remodelers, carpenters and professionals tasked with framing, cross cutting, ripping, bevel cuts and plunge cuts.

Delivering 3,700 RPMs, the DCS391L1 is 10 percent more powerful than previous DeWalt 6-½ inch cordless circular saws. This, combined with a new 3.0 Amp Hour (Ah) Lithium Ion battery that provides up to 57 percent more runtime versus other leading 18 Volt Lithium Ion tools, leads to a faster speed of cut and the power needed to make the most demanding cuts with ease.

The DCS391L1 offers ergonomic benefits with a lightweight magnesium shoe and a rubber overmold handle grip that provides comfort and control. The comfortable handle and battery slide-pack also allow for improved balance compared to existing DeWalt offerings on the market. Additionally, the new 20 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion circular saw provides bevel capacity of 0-50 degrees for a variety of applications. A 6-½ inch thin kerf carbide tooth blade provides users with the ability to cut completely through two-by framing lumber at a 45-degree bevel angle.

DeWalt-designed electronics are built into the switches of all 20 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion tools and lights. These electronics provide maximum life for the tools and batteries by helping to protect them from overheating, overloading and deep discharge during use. In addition, the charger for each of the items in the system has dual voltage capabilities, and it is compatible with 12 Volt MAX* and 20 Volt MAX* DeWalt Lithium Ion batteries.

The new 20 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion Circular Saw will be available in September 2011 anywhere DeWalt products are sold. The saw is expected to retail for $249.00, and it will come standard with a 3.0 Ah lithium ion battery and charger. A steel-shoed version (DCS393) will be offered in a variety of combo kit options. Click here to view the complete 20 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion combo kit listing. The circular saw will come with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee. The 3.0 Ah Lithium Ion battery will come with a three-year free service contract.

* With respect to the 12V MAX*: Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 12 volts. Nominal voltage is 10.8. With respect to the 20V MAX*: Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.