DeWalt DCST970X1 FLEXVOLT 60V MAX String Trimmer
DeWalt DCST970X1 is a cordless string trimmer, powered by a high-power brushless electric motor and the FLEXVOLT 60V MAX battery.
DeWalt DCST970X1 is designed to offer power of the gas-powered string trimmers and the simplicity and ease of use and maintenance of the cordless string trimmers. With the lightweight and ergonomic design, DeWalt DCST970X1 is in many ways comparable with gas-powered string trimmers, except for autonomy, which directly depends on the energy stored at the onboard battery.
Published: October 27, 2020.
DeWalt DCST970X1 String Trimmer Features and Specifications
With its brushless motor, 15 inches (~38 cm) cutting swath, and two cutting speeds, DeWalt DCST970X1 is designed to easily cuts tough overgrowth and to withstand everyday heavy use.
Speed trigger allows the user to choose between two speeds, with:
- Low speed: 5600 RPM, intended to prolong the runtime,
- High speed: 6600 RPM, intended to improve cutting power.
DeWalt DCST970X1 comes with a bump-feed head and one 'Quick Load' spool with one 0.08 inches dual-line already preinstalled.
Note: DeWalt DCST970X1 also accepts 0.095 inches thick line. Generally, DeWalt DCST970X1 is simple to use and maintain cordless string trimmer, but when it arrives, it is highly recommended to read the Owner's Guide (manual) thoroughly and to get accustomed to your new string trimmer.
DeWalt DCST970X1 model comes with one FLEXVOLT 60V MAX 3Ah lithium-ion battery (DeWalt DCB609) which may be used for powering all the 20V MAX, 60V MAX, and 120V MAX DeWalt compatible tools and the compatible battery charger.
However, if You already have this battery (or batteries), DeWalt also offers DeWalt DCST970B cordless string trimmer as a 'bare-tool' model, with no battery and no battery charger, but at a very acceptable price.
DeWalt DCB609 20V/60V FLEXVOLT battery features maximum voltage of 20 or 60 volts, nominal voltage of 18 or 56 volts, and nominal capacity of 9 or 3 Ah - depending on the tool it is inserted into.
Regardless of the tool, the new fully charged DeWalt DCB609 battery is able to store 180 Wh of energy, and that is a lot.
Each battery also features a battery charge meter, allowing the user to check the current charge level of the battery.
Actual runtime depends on many factors, but one should expect at least 30-40 minutes of operation on the single battery charge.
Physical dimensions of the DeWalt DCST970X1 are 14 x 45 x 12 inches (~35.6 x 114.3 x 30.5 cm) and it weighs ~12 pounds (~5.5 kg) - it is definitely not the lightest cordless string trimmer on the market, but it small price for the very strong motor and 180 Wh lithium-ion battery.
Long Story Short: DeWalt DCST970X1 is a cordless string trimmer that offers performances of the gas string trimmers. Although it is relatively simple to use and maintain, the user should read the manual thoroughly before the very first use, especially about charging the battery and its bump-feed head.
If You are looking for a new cordless string trimmer, and especially if You already have DeWalt FLEXVOLT 60V MAX batteries, consider this unit (DeWalt DCST970B is a 'bare-tool' model).
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