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This looks to me like a cordless 4-1/2″ angle grinder that spins at 6,500 RPM instead of 10,000+ — which is probably why they call it a “cutoff tool.”  That said, the two-position handle looks comfortable and a cordless cutoff tool would be quite handy — assuming it offers a suitably-long run time.

Then again, if anything could offer a long enough run time, I’d imagine it’s DeWalt’s massive 36-volt batteries, two of which are included with the kit.  It weighs 7.2 pounds, and includes a spindle-lock for easy wheel changes.  The kit also includes a grinding wheel, a cutting wheel, guards for each — which you’re not going to remove, right? — and a “heavy-duty kit box.”

The bad news: street pricing starts around $430 — although we found one retailer selling the tool only for $90, which would make a great deal if you already have one of DeWalt’s 36V tools.

36V 4-1/2″ Cutoff Tool [DeWalt]
Street Pricing [Google Products]
Via Amazon [What’s this?]


7 Responses to Dewalt’s New Cordless Cutoff Tool

  1. Colin says:

    It looks like it would be quite handy, but I would be concerned with the balance issues with the battery. Looks a little back heavy. Very cool otherwise.

  2. l_bilyk says:

    Those batteries aren’t that heavy
    They’re just huge
    Like bread loafs

  3. RTF says:

    Hey, we’ve got a battery platform, now we just need a tool. Let’s see, a cut off wheel, Brilliant!

    Really? More than $400 for a cut wheel? Why not just get an angle grinder and be done with it?

    I’m not buying it.

  4. Jim says:

    $400 is a bargain. Pays for itself in one day. It can cut through any lock, hasp, chain, or hinge quickly, with little effort or noise and no power cord. This is a thief’s dream come true. This is the one reason I am against this tool in the marketplace. I have the 18V Makita and love it, but use it only for honest work. Like many cordless tools, convenience trumps. I reach for this out of convenience. If I had to fuss with a cord for a brief job, I would use something else, often less precise and more time consuming.

  5. John Laur says:

    Speaking of this tool’s potential for evil, it would seem that a DC motor spinning at 65% the speed of an angle grinder would make a lot less noise than the comparable corded version, particularly if you don’t have to haul a generator with you.

  6. Bruce S says:

    Try cutting-off rebar 6 stories up, and then ask whether having it cordless is worth $400. This tool is made to pay for itself in spades, for those in large construction projects – and does.

  7. Steve Anderson says:

    got this as part of a kit on clearance (non-stock) the price i paid i would pay for this tool alone!

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