DEWALT DCS334B Brushless Tool Only Review
One of the things that people need to understand is that jigsaws are the tools that come with reciprocating blade and they can be called the handheld version of a bandsaw or scroll saw. Now, this means that they are highly influential and can withstand the most demanding jobs. Jigsaws are also a brilliant option for someone who is looking for a tool that can perform bevel cuts to perfection. Several companies in the market are claiming to have the best jigsaw in the market. But are they? If you are in the market for purchasing a jigsaw, then you need to understand every single basic of the tool, so that you can get the best cuts with accuracy.
The device is powerful enough to perform a variety of applications including tasks of woodworking, home improvement, construction, metal fabrication, automotive and marine. We were currently searching in the market, and we came across DEWALT DCS334B 20V Max Brushless Jig Saw. Now, we have already reviewed a similar one by the company itself, DEWALT DCS331B 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Jig Saw. So, we were interested to see what is the significant difference between the two and also why the company made two different saws. It is not the only competitor of the saw; we are going to review today.
You can look for DEWALT DW3742C 14-Piece T-Shank Jig Saw Blade Set with Case, DEWALT DCS335B 20V Max Cordless Brushless Barrel Grip Jig Saw (Tool Only), DEWALT DCS334P1 20V Max Brushless Jig Saw, Dewalt DCS331BR 20V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion Jigsaw Bare Tool, and DEWALT DCS331M1 20V Max Lithium-Ion Jigsaw Kit. But, hey let us shift the focus again of DEWALT DCS334B. The company has offered some excellent features in this one. It is a cordless saw which is meant to provide convenience to the users. In this review, we will be looking at the features and overall functionality of the machine and see if it is worth purchasing. So, without further ado, let us take a look at DEWALT DCS334B.
DEWALT DCS334B 20V Max Brushless Jig Saw (Tool Only)
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 1.8 x 6.4 inches
Item Weight: 4.2 pounds
Part Number: DCS334B
The packaging of the product was similar to most of the DEWALT products. It was clean, and the company always does a job when it comes to delivering the product without any wear and tear on the outside or inside. The box highlighter some of the features of the machine, and despite it being made of plastic, the company called the machine ‘Guaranteed Tough.’ We will figure it out soon if it is so. Other than this, we were happy with the complete packaging and the way it was sent to us.
When we opened the box, we found only two things - the tool and the instruction manual - as it is already mentioned by the company that you will only get the saw when you purchase the product. It also had a user manual that we will tell you to read before you start using the machine. The device comes ready to use straight out of the box; it’s just that you will have to purchase some extra components. No assembly of the machine is required.
All-Metal Lever Action Keyless Blade: One of the best features of DEWALT DCS334B 20-Volt MAX Brushless Jig Saw is the all-metal lever-action keyless blade. The company has saved a lot of users with the hassle of changing the blades. It is sturdy and made to last long. The blade is made up of metal, so don’t worry about the damage or falling off during the use. Other than being stable, the all-metal lever-action keyless blade makes the process of changing the blades hassle free. All the user need to do is pull out on the clamp for easy blade change. If you want to give the best finish to your cutting material, then we would recommend you to use the right T-shank blade. Choosing the wrong one may not provide you the desired output. You can purchase the blades from Amazon or the company’s website directly.
Keyless shoe bevel: Another great feature that this tool comes with is a keyless shoe bevel. It is easy to adjust the positive stops that we appreciate the company has provided at 0, 15, 30, and 45 degrees. The brand also added a removable shoe cover which will help the materials that you are cutting from scratches and any other wear and tear. It’s a quick process to put on and take off. The cover is made of heavy plastic so that it will last a long time. DEWALT has given an integrated dust blower on the DEWALT DCS334B, and it does an excellent job while removing dust and chips from the line of sight while cutting.
Overall Design: One of the essential things that most of us look for while buying a portable jigsaw is its design. The reason behind it is that you are in the market to get a portable saw and if it is not providing that then there’s no use of buying it. When it comes to the design to DEWALT DCS334B, we were impressed by how the company has taken care of the portability. The company has engineered every part of the tool with precision. The device has a flat head style, just like typical jigsaws. The body is made up of robust and durable plastic, and you don’t need to worry about it wearing off. DEWALT has done a lot of work on the design. The handle is made with ergonomics in mind, and it comes with an over-molded rubber grip. It weighs around 4.2 pounds, which means it can be handled easily. Even the dimensions are 8.2 x 1.8 x 6.4 inches, which means you can reach tight spaces and areas with accuracy.
LED Light: Now, this is something that we all need in a saw. The presence of LED light makes it easier for the user to see at the things in a more precise manner. When it comes to DEWALT DSC334B, the company has given not one but two LED lights. One on each side of the blade which will lighten up your immediate work area, and help you follow cut lines. We were happy that they included this. It gives it a positive over the other jigsaws in a similar price range that are available in the market currently.
Power, speed, and versatility: Two things that we need to know before purchasing a jigsaw are its power and speed. The DEWALT DCS334B 20-Volt MAX Brushless Jig Saw comes with the rate of 0-3200 stroke per minute. The machine is not only suitable for cutting wood items, but you can also chop up the sheets of metal and aluminum with ease. Another thing is that DEWALT has given you control over the speed with the variable speed trigger so that you can adjust according to the material you are cutting through. The presence of four-orbital settings also makes it possible for the users in maintaining the variety and quality of the cuts.
You get not only vertical movement but also orbital drive movement for making curved cuts. The machine is powered by a sturdy motor to help ease different types of cutting applications. The tool is designed with a keyless shoe bevel. It comes with stops at 0, 15, 30 and 45 degrees. It helps in making different types of cuts of a single material. The keyless feature makes it easy for the users to stop between the work. Though, there is no presence of a locking button.
Variable speed trigger: We are also happy when a company includes the variable speed trigger feature in their tools. It is a positive feature which we think should come with almost every machine. It increases the possibilities for the users, and we can think of doing different tasks. The blades rotate at the speeds between 0-3200 RPM, and you can adjust according to your needs. It is not necessary that users will need to operate the tool at the same speed all the time. Sometimes, they will need to adjust at different rates, and it will depend on the material they are cutting. If they are cutting through wood sheets, they might need less power, but the case will not be the same while cutting a big piece of a thick tree.
Pros of DEWALT DCS334B 20V Max Brushless Jig Saw (Tool Only):
- The saw is designed with ergonomics in mind. It comes with anti-slip rubber over-molded grip for providing extra comfort. It also prevents the machine from falling off.
- The tool is designed in such a manner that you can cut through materials straight and curved with ease.
- The jigsaw comes with an integrated dust blower that keeps the line of sight clear and dust and chips away from the working area.
- The tool comes with variable speed control, which can be adjusted easily according to the type of material you are cutting through.
- The tool allows you to make shoe bevel cuts, and it has detents at 0,15, 30, and 45 degrees.
- The all-metal keyless blade clamp works efficiently, and it makes the process of changing blades fast and easy.
- The tool can be operated using any 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion battery. It can be charged with the charger offered by DEWALT.
- The machine comes with a 3-year limited warranty and a new 1-year service contract.
- The tool is cordless. It means users need to worry about sockets or hassle to carry the wire at the place you are working.
- The saw can provide elegant cuts and also professional-like finish to the materials. - You can not only cut through woods but also metal sheets and aluminum with ease.
- The tool offers a speed between 0-3200 RPM.
- The saw is a perfect companion for different applications including woodworking, home improvement, construction, metal fabrication, automotive and marine.
- It comes with a brushless motor for accuracy and power. - The two LED lights on each side of the blade make working in lowlight areas possible.
Cons of DEWALT DCS334B 20-Volt MAX Jig Saw (Tool Only):
When you look at the things DEWALT is offering with the saw, it is tough to find any negative.
But still, we were disappointed with some:
- Battery and its charger are needed to be purchased separately.
- Some features could’ve been added considering the price.
Final thoughts on DEWALT DCS334B 20-Volt MAX Jig Saw (Tool Only):
When we first looked at the DEWALT DCS331B, we were highly impressed with its design, because after reviewing so many DEWALT products we were sure that this one would also be durable and it is indeed made to last long. We used the machine for two weeks and tested it under different conditions from construction works to DIY, and we were happy with the results it provided. There was no sign of wear and tear, and the built quality impressed us on many different levels. One of the best features of the tool is the all-metal lever-action keyless blade. It is easy and convenient to use, and we can change the blade quickly using it. You will need to buy the battery and charger separately because the package only comes with a tool and an instruction manual.
Other than this, the features and power of the saw to cut through different materials are just impressive. You will not face any issues while cutting metal and aluminum. The company has also offered variable speed control that ranges between 0-3200 RPM, which is perfect for all kinds of material. We were highly satisfied with the product overall, and we would recommend you to purchase it. Though, you must check if it can satisfy all your needs. We hope that you enjoyed reading this review.