DeWalt cordless garden pruner joins the ever-expanding OPE range
Everyone seems to have a new cordless pruner, and the novelty of the design has a lot to do with it. Two models have surfaced. The first allows you to shred cuts with a “mini-chain saw”. However, since the chains require sharpening and oil, they require more maintenance. The second style simply works like a battery powered manual pruner. The DeWaltThe DCPR320 Cordless 20V Max Pruner takes this more traditional approach to garden pruning.
Scheduled to hit stores next spring, the DeWalt 20V Max pruner cuts unwanted branches and bushes with much less effort and hand fatigue. And it does it with that proven ergonomic design from DeWalt that we love with their impact drills and drivers.
DeWalt DCPR320 20V Max secateurs: the big deal
DeWalt claims that the DCPR320 20V Max pruner “requires 16 times less effort on average than a manual pruner.” If this is true, then working in the garden has become much easier.
With a compact 2.0 Ah battery, DeWalt claims you get up to 1,100 cuts per charge. TheThe DCPR320 also allows you to work with branches up to 1-1 / 2 inches thick. While it seems difficult to quantify exactly how easy this tool is to pruning compared to a manual pruner, pulling a trigger is exponentially easier than having to repeatedly press the handles of the pruning shears.
At just 3 lbs (without battery), the DeWalt Cordless Pruner seems even smaller than the Milwaukee M12 FUEL Hatchet or the Stihl GTA 26 Pruner. Of course, the tool weighs significantly more than your standard garden pruners. Ultimately, you can decide if the weight / effort tradeoff seems worth it.
And, rather than trying to keep a chain sharp for peak performance, the DeWalt Cordless Pruner comes with a tool to very easily replace dull blades with sharp ones.
- Integrated LED work light improves visibility
- The blades have a non-stick coating
Pricing and availability
You can expect the DeWalt Cordless 20V Max Pruner to unfold with the rest of the brand’s Spring OPE versions. DeWalt plans to release it with a 2.0 Ah battery or a bare tool. As a kit (DCPR320D1), it will cost $ 149. As a bare tool (DCPR320B), you can grab it for $ 99. It will be backed by DeWalt’s 3-year warranty, a one-year free service contract, and a 90-day money-back guarantee.