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DeWALT DCS355D1 20V MAX XR Oscillating Saw Kit

 

The DeWALT DCS355D1 Type 2 20V MAX XR oscillating saw kit I purchased included a N276779 tool box with assorted parts, a 2.0Ah battery, a 2.0A charger and a tool bag. I also purchased a DWA4216 5-piece accessory kit. These two kits complement each other, with both being a great starting point for the oscillating saw.

 

A DeWALT DWST17807 TSTAK II flat top toolbox and a sheet of 2¼" thick Kaisen foam with the perimeter that is custom-cut to the TSTAK toolbox was purchased for this tool. I used a pair of snap knives for my custom foam cuts.

 

The DeWALT N268241 belt hook was purchased separately and added to the DCS355 tool. A M3 0.5 Nylock nut was additionally required for mounting the belt hook to the tool. That Nylock nut was scavenged from another DeWALT 20V MAX XR tool that had two when only one was required.

 


These replies show the toolbox, foam sheet, accessory kits, knives and belt hook.

 

DeWalt DWST17807 TSTAK II Flat Top Toolbox -

http://forum.toolsinaction.com/topic/14363-wingless-accessories/?tab=comments#comment-201398

 

Kaisen Foam Sheet -

http://forum.toolsinaction.com/topic/14363-wingless-accessories/?tab=comments#comment-201399

 

DeWALT N276779 and DWA4216 Oscillating Saw Tool Kits -

http://forum.toolsinaction.com/topic/14363-wingless-accessories/?tab=comments#comment-201410

 

Irwin 2086100 9mm and 2086102 18mm Standard Snap Knives -

http://forum.toolsinaction.com/topic/14363-wingless-accessories/?tab=comments#comment-201395

 

20V MAX XR Belt Hook and Tool Holder -

http://forum.toolsinaction.com/topic/14432-wingless-20v-max-xr-belt-hook-and-tool-holder/

 


The plan for this tool was to use the TSTAK toolbox w/ custom-cut Kaisen foam instead of the medium tool bag. I didn't use the DCB112 2.0A charger that came with the kit and instead used a DCB115 4.0A charger from a different tool.

 

The rough layout without the foam is shown. I found an interior toolbox side-wall tab near the planned location for the N276779 blade box, leading me to shift the position sideways slightly to clear that tab.

 

The images show the plan view outline, the blade box draft and the actual foam cut outline. I used a Sharpie and blue painter's tape to permit marking the tool outline.

 

Three device cuts are through the entire foam sheet, for the N276779  blade box, the DWA4216 accessory kit box and for the DCB115 charger. The sidewall cutouts are vertical on the two boxes while some of the DCB115 cutout sidewalls have slopes to match the part.

 

The cutout for the DCS355 tool is through the entire foam sheet at the handle and the battery. The handle cutout is wider than the tool to permit grabbing the tool for removal from the foam. The cutout at the head has different depths and sloping sidewalls to match the tool. For those partial foam removal areas, the sides are cut deeper than required, then fingers are used as a "shovel" to scrape / separate the foam to the desired depth. The result is a "rough" bottom surface. The top black layer was removed from the plug, then placed into the base of the cutout.

 

The 9mm and the 18mm snap knives were ideally suited for this foam cutting.

 

The DCS355D1 kit includes a cut guide block and arm. That cut guide block has three (almost) orthoganal holes that permit flexibility for the cut guide arm. The images show the cut guide arm in the different orientations.

 

 

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The finished product looks really good.  And speaking as someone with next to zero experience with kaizen foam, I appreciated seeing how you provided step by step photos.

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Nice setup, I haven't used kaizen foam either, but need to get some to set up the myriad modular boxes with.

 

The 20v Max OMT is great!  I bought one for the free 6.0Ah XR battery promo last year, then got a little used kit my wife bought for a project.  I used to have the PC 18v version which was useful but nowhere near as refined.

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I should have grabbed one of these on Black Friday for a hundred, the M18 OMT leaves something to be desired


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What do you not like about  the M18?

i have had several  OMT’s, I mainly use the Fein multi master for undercutting door casings.

I find the blades last much longer when used on a slower speed (2-3) 

The DeWalt doesn’t have a speed dial,

the variable speed is in the trigger.

I had a Rigid tool,  and it was difficult to keep it a consistent speed , unless it was full throttle.

i thought about getting a M18 but I have never tried one .

 

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2 hours ago, Don Monfils said:

What do you not like about  the M18?

i have had several  OMT’s, I mainly use the Fein multi master for undercutting door casings.

I find the blades last much longer when used on a slower speed (2-3) 

The DeWalt doesn’t have a speed dial,

the variable speed is in the trigger.

I had a Rigid tool,  and it was difficult to keep it a consistent speed , unless it was full throttle.

i thought about getting a M18 but I have never tried one .

 

One of the worst OMTs on the market, blade change isn't the greatest, power isn't the best but worst off it vibrates pretty bad, Feins the best you can get no going back from there, Bosch is a close second, all about star lock, total game changer

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I can second the Bosch, excellent speed control, good power,  little vibration and tool change/rotation literally takes 2 seconds with the lever and star lock.

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22 hours ago, JimboS1ice said:

One of the worst OMTs on the market, blade change isn't the greatest, power isn't the best but worst off it vibrates pretty bad, Feins the best you can get no going back from there, Bosch is a close second, all about star lock, total game changer

starlock reduces vibration?

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starlock reduces vibration?

It’s such a more solid connection than OIS less play in the blades


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Dewalt’s quick release blade can’t be beat.

Easy to turn 90* either way, several options between.

I turn it 180* when I store it, safer.

You can get cheap blades on EBay for about $2/piece.

It’s a lot easier to make a cut in Hardie plank for $2 than $10.


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