DeWalt recently introduced the DSC387, the cordless equivalent of the corded DWE357 (which we reviewed earlier this year). As with the corded model, the motor in this saw is set at a 45-degree angle to the blade instead of in line with it. This allows for a shorter tool that is easier to use in confined spaces such as inside cabinets and between studs and studs. The tool is 14 inches long, making it 2 1/2 inches shorter than DeWalt’s equivalent inline cordless saw (DSC380).
Like its corded equivalent, the DSC387 has a 4 position keyless blade clamp that allows the user to orient the blade in any direction. The shoe pivots but cannot be adjusted, and the opening through it is wider than usual—to accommodate the blade when it is installed sideways.
The gripping surfaces of the tool are heavily rubberized and it is equipped with an LED light to illuminate the cutting area.
DeWalt DSC387 Specs
Battery: 20V MAX (18 volts)
Speed: 0-2,900 SPM
Stroke: 1 1/8 inches
Shoe: fixed pivoting
Length: 14 inches
Weight (w battery): 6.4 pounds (5.0 pounds bare)
Country of origin: Mexico
Kit version includes: saw, one 5.0 Ah lithium ion battery, charger, and kit bag.
Price (suggested retail): $259 (kit); $129 (bare)
Available: October 2014