DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max 20" Chainsaw Targets the Farm and Ranch Class
We've been reviewing battery-operated chainsaws for years, and the release of several 18-inch models has us wondering when we might see the first alternative to the farm and ranch saw. The DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max 20-Inch Chainsaw is answering the call.
There's no question the power is up to the game when you push the longer rod lengths on any chainsaw. To make this model 20 inches, DeWalt used the most powerful brushless motor they've ever designed. In terms of actual power, DeWalt tells us The DCCS677 outputs up to 3100 watts.
We got to see what that power translates to at GIE in Louisville, as Nate, the guru behind the saw, gave us a rundown. For our demonstration, he cuts Ash in 16 inches. The saw's brushless motor melts each cut with impressive speed.
In the video, we see a previously filmed demonstration where the saw was able to cut faster than Stihl's 50.2cc MS 271 Farm Boss.
The demos were certainly eye-catching, and we're genuinely excited about the performance we're seeing. We also ordered a saw and will do our own hands-on testing as soon as it arrives.
- Pro-style double bar rivets
- Aggressive Metal Buckling Nails
- chain tensioner
- automatic oiler
- chain gate
- Onboard wrench storage
DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max 20" Chainsaw Prices
Look for the Spring 2022 DeWalt DCCS677 at your favorite DeWalt retailers. Retail price is $349 as bare metal. There are also several kit options. The 4.0Ah/12.0Ah battery is $449 and the 5.0Ah/15.0Ah pack is $499.
Notably, for the first time, DeWalt includes a carrying case. This is something we don't see in most battery-operated chainsaws, and it's a useful added value.
If you are new to the DeWalt FlexVolt system, the battery will run in the FlexVolt 60V Max and 20V Max tools. That's why they have two Ah ratings. In this case, the larger battery runs at 5.0Ah at 60V Max or 15Ah at 20V Max. Either way, they all have the same capacity, it's just the way the tools use those watt-hours that differ.
DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max 20" Chainsaw Specifications
- Model: DEWALT DCCS677
- Power: FlexVolt 60V battery (12Ah or 15Ah recommended)
- Bar: 20 inches
- Chain: 3/8 x 0.050
- Chain speed: to be determined
- Output Power: 3100W
- Weight: Approx. 17 lbs with 5.0Ah/15.0Ah battery