DEWALT DRYWALL CUT-OUT TOOL KIT DCS551D2

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DEWALT DCS551D2 CUT-OUT TOOL KIT 

20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Cordless Drywall Cut-Out Tool Kit with (2) Batteries 2Ah, Charger and Contractor Bag

In an earlier post I wrote about the Dewalt Cut-Out Tool DW660. I wrote that I liked the tool very much over the two years that I have owned and used it, however on a recent trip to the Waterbury, Connecticut Home Depot things changed. I made the mistake of walking the tool crib and while admiring the cordless tools I noticed something, I noticed what appeared to be a tool that kind of looked like my Dw660 cut out tool with a battery. I had to pick it up, I had to touch it. I instantly noticed a few details I liked that I will consider improvements over the corded sibling. 

DEWALT DW660 VERSUS DEWALT DCS551D2 DRYWALL CUT OUT TOOLS

DEWALT DW660 VERSUS DEWALT DCS551D2 DRYWALL CUT OUT TOOLS

DEWALT DW660 VERSUS DEWALT DCS551D2 DRYWALL CUT OUT TOOLS

The DCS551D2 is substantially lighter weight than the DW660, the barrel is smaller in diameter than the DW660 and therefore much easier to control and more comfortable to hold. The tool-less chuck of the DCS551D2 is simpler and easier to manipulate than the DW660. The DCS551D2 operates at 2600 rpm versus 3000 rpm of the DW660 and that’s a good thing because neither tool as variable speed and the general consensus is the DW660 operates at too high of a speed. I would have still prefered a variable speed option on both tools. In fact at 3 to 4 times the cost of the DW660 it’s quite surprising to me that the DCS551D2 is not variable speed.

DEWALT DCS551D2 CUT-OUT TOOL REVIEW

A review for the Dewalt DCS551D2 Cut Out Tool is coming soon. I have a lot of low voltage electrical boxes to install in drywall with my Cutzout Templates over the next few weeks.

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DEWALT DRYWALL CUT-OUT TOOL KIT DCS551D2

The DEWALT DCS551D2 Cut-Out tool is perfect for cutting in drywall, ceiling tiles or plywood. This tool features a bright LED that illuminates dark work surfaces for accurate cutting. The DCS551D2 is backed by a DEWALT 3 year limited warranty for added peace of mind.

  • 26,000 RPM motor delivers fast cutting in drywall, acoustical ceiling tiles, plywood
  • Tool-free bit change allows for fast and easy bit changing without a wrench
  • Dust-sealed switch protects against dust ingestion for longer tool life

Dewalt DCS551D2 Cut-Out Tool Features & Specs

FEATURES

  • 26,000 RPM motor delivers fast cutting in drywall, acoustical ceiling tiles, plywood, etc.
  • Tool-free for fast and easy bit changing without a wrench
  • Dust-sealed switch protects against dust ingestion for longer tool life
  • Bright LED light illuminates dark work surfaces for accurate cutting

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  • 1/4 in. and 1/8 in. collet diameter
  • Adjustable guide
  • Ideal for cutting holes in drywall for recessed lighting, electrical boxes or outlets

Dewalt DCS551D2 Cut-Out Tool Features & Specs

Specifications

  • Adjustable Guide Yes
  • Collet Diameter 1/4″, 1/8″ in
  • No Load Speed 26,000RPM rpm
  • Power Tool Type Cordless
  • Spindle Lock Yes
  • Tool Length 10-7/8″ in
  • Tool Weight 3.1 lbs

Includes

  • DCS551 Cut-Out Tool
  • (2) DCB203: 20V MAX* Compact Li-Ion Batteries (2.0 Ah)
  • Fast Charger
  • Kit Bag

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