DeWalt Chainsaw 60V Review [DCCS670X1 Model] (2024)

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Many property owners are drawn to battery-powered chainsaws like the DeWalt DCCS670X1, primarily for their portability compared to gas-powered counterparts. But can a cordless chainsaw truly handle the regular chores of your backyard?

To avoid investing in the wrong outdoor power tool, let me provide a review of the DeWalt 60V chainsaw to shed light on its capabilities and whether it’s the right fit for you.

What I Like

What I Don't Like

Design and Ergonomics

Like all power tools under this brand, DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max has the signature black and yellow combination. 

When I first laid eyes on it, one of the immediate standout features was the unit’s clever flip-up tab on the oil cap. A simple quarter turn is all it takes to open. This design ensures that pouring oil into the chainsaw is a breeze for users.

The only downside of this design is you may end up pouring too much chain oil into the unit. Some may think it’s not a big deal, but it could end up damaging your battery-powered chainsaw internally.

During my hands-on evaluation, I observed that this electric chainsaw requires tools for bar adjustments. However, it’s more about applying a bit of muscle to remove screws and achieve the right blade alignment. With other power saws I’ve used, there’s typically a need for tools such as a wrench, along with two studs, to assist with the mechanical lockout.

Another key thing in this 60V chainsaw is having wider handles than other battery-powered saw alternatives. Because of this, you’ll have more control over the tool when cutting thicker wood materials or trees. 

DeWalt Chainsaw 60V Features

Overview of Specifications

Brushless Motor

Including the latest technology, like a brushless electric motor, makes the DeWalt Flexvolt 60V chainsaw offer greater performance and more torque. It also aids in maintaining heat as low as possible during the saw operations.

Another reason many users search for saws with this motor type is its ability to move the chain faster. If you compare this 60V chainsaw to its 20V alternative, you’ll see that it can cut more wood pieces in less duration. 

Although it’s not a gas chainsaw, DeWalt 60V can cut through different materials with utmost ease and convenience. And because it’s an electric saw motor, it produces extremely light noises, which is a huge contrast against loud operating gas chainsaws. 

Battery Power

Before you purchase a DeWalt 60V chainsaw, you should know that it runs using a battery. So unlike corded electric models, its operation depends on how long its battery lasts. 

Fortunately, this unit is equipped with a 3Ah battery powered with 60V. It’s the kind of saw you can rely on to deliver up to 70 cuts. However, its batteries may not last as long if you cut thicker wood logs.  

In my own hands-on tests with the DeWalt 60V chainsaw, I managed about 14 cuts before the performance dwindled. Based on that, I’d recommend using this tool for materials no thicker than 6×6 inches, especially if you’re planning a more extended operation.

FlexVolt Technology

Unlike regular DeWalt chainsaws, this tool features FlexVolt Technology. Thanks to this, the unit can consume its battery levels efficiently. It’s also a bulkier saw than the brand’s predecessor cordless tools, and that’s because it carries more voltage. 

FlexVolt chainsaws allow easy battery voltage switches from high to low and low to high. I don’t doubt that you’ll find this feature helpful, especially when handling different wood materials regularly.  

Bar and Chain + Chain Brake

The 16-inch bar and chain are designed with steel and aluminum alloy [1]. You may not know, but these materials are lightweight and flexible. On top of that, they’re less likely to corrode. 

Speaking of corrosion and rust, the saw’s chain and bar are far from being affected by these because of their powder-coated finish. A hard plastic chain guard is also on the bar to keep these components safe. 

Other chainsaw options don’t have chain brakes, but that’s not the case for DeWalt FlexVolt 60V. It’s a safety mechanism you should look for in any cutting tool to protect yourself from undesirable accidents during chainsaw operations.

Tool-Free Maintenance System

Another feature that some users dislike in a gas chainsaw is the need to get a wrench tool and tighten the unit’s chain. When you use this chainsaw model, you’re free from all this hassle. 

The tool has a rugged knob that you can turn clockwise to adjust the saw chain accordingly. 

Bucking and Fell Grip

Felling and bucking trees are no easy tasks, but you can definitely do these using the DeWalt 60V chainsaw. All you need to do is rock the tool back and forth as you buck the tree. 

The unit has bucking spikes (although not made from the most durable material) that can help in the downward cutting motion into the tree log. 

On the bright side, this DeWalt unit works when used for a felling grip. You’ll need to do horizontal cuts when felling a tree so the saw position feels more natural and easy.  

Performance and Efficiency

As I tried this tool with 7 to 8 inches of wood pines, it cuts through the material in a little less than six seconds. If that’s not efficient enough, did you know its batteries are rated at around 167 watt-hours? 

Although it only includes a 3.0Ah fuel tank, it operates at 60V, giving it a longer runtime than you’d expect from a battery-operated machine. 

Oil Window

As I mentioned, overfilling the chain and bar oil can damage the unit. Fortunately, this chainsaw is equipped with an oil window. This feature shows recommended markings up to where you should fill it without any spills. 

60V Max vs. 40V Max

Although DeWalt started its line with 20V Dewalt chainsaws, the FlexVolt technology is only seen in 40V and 60V Max models. 

Now, if you’re wondering which one to buy, the answer is still 60V simply because its 40V alternative is already paced out if you read the brand’s recent online content.  

And if the two models are compared, 60V still runs faster than its predecessor. Nevertheless, both units are highly suitable for regular property and construction work.

Package Content and Additional Features

Apart from the bare tool, the package I received upon buying this chainsaw includes a user manual and a 3Ah battery. At first glance, its 16-inch bar looks durable and feels lighter. 

Other features that make this unit safer and smoother to use apart from its chain brakes are its automatic chain oiler and toolless chain tensioning. 

Price and Warranty

The price of this model is less than $500, but the exact amount depends on which authorized seller you bought it from. Although it’s sold at a higher cost than typical chainsaws, you should remember that this unit has a FlexVolt feature that’s not found in other alternatives. 

When it comes to the warranty, it generally extends up to three years. But I recommend you read the terms and conditions to fully understand what’s covered.

Availability

This DeWalt 60V chainsaw is readily available within the brand’s product range. If you’re thinking of making an online purchase soon, I’d recommend checking out their official website or their authorized store on Amazon.

(Alternatively, you can check out other options like the Maxlander 40V Cordless Brushless Chainsaw and Cat DG230 18V Brushless 12″ Chainsaw.) 

Review Conclusion: DeWalt 60V Chainsaw (DCCS670X1)

After conducting strict DeWalt 60V chainsaw reviews and tests, I can confidently say that this portable unit is powerful and flexible enough to handle different heavy-duty tasks.

Despite the battery level limitations, it proved to be easy to use and capable of enhancing wood-cutting operations, even in harsh conditions.

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Robert Johnson is a passionate furniture maker & carpenter, sought after for his knowledge on the craft.
You’ve probably seen his down-to-earth wisdom in USA Today, Bobvila, Family Handyman, and The Spruce, where he has shared commentary and guidance on various woodworking topics.

Robert is the brain behind Sawinery, where he aims to share tips, tricks, and a passion for all things carpentry.

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