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DEWALT® Expands XTREME Subcompact Series™ Tool Offering

Press release   •   Jan 22, 2020 10:09 EST

TOWSON, MD (January 22, 2020) – DEWALT expands the XTREME Subcompact Series™ tools, now a line of six compact and performance-packed brushless 12V MAX* tools, with the XTREME Subcompact Series™ 12V MAX* Brushless One-Handed Cordless Reciprocating Saw (DCS312). It is optimized for one-handed use across a wide range of applications; cutting PVC, metal pipe, wood, conduit and EMT.

The 12V MAX* Cordless Reciprocating Saw is compact and performance-packed. At only 3.04 lbs. (bare tool) and 12.12-in. in length and featuring an efficient brushless motor, it delivers up to 2,800 SPM. This is combined with a 5/8 in. stroke length that offers fast and efficient cutting. The saw is equipped with an LED for visibility, a variable-speed trigger for added control, and a tool-free blade release for quick and easy blade changes.

The XTREME Subcompact Series™ tools are powerful solutions for electrical, drywall, remodeling, automotive, metalworking, woodworking, and masonry applications. For professionals looking for capable, subcompact tools that perform tough applications in hard to reach spaces, XTREME Subcompact Series™ tools, now including the XTREME Subcompact Series™ 12V MAX* Brushless One-Handed Cordless Reciprocating Saw, are the ultimate choice.

Available in spring 2020, the XTREME Subcompact Series™ 12V MAX* Brushless One-Handed Cordless Reciprocating Saw will come kitted with one 3.0Ah lithium ion battery for $169 MSRP (DCS312G1) and as a bare tool (without battery or charger) for $139 MSRP (DCS312B). Each tool comes with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract, and a 90-day money back guarantee. More information on the line of XTREME Subcompact Series™ tools can be found at

* Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 12 volts. Nominal voltage is 10.8.



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Comments (4)

    Are you ever going to bring that 12v cordless ratchet you guys make to the Dewalt side?
    An xtreme version of the brs038 would be pretty nice.

    Also update the dcf0899 with that easy off mode and specs to beat Milwaukee.

    - Juan - Jan 28, 2020 01:40 EST

    Please, please, please come out with a right angle die grinder to compete with Milwaukee. I'm about to sell my 12v xtreme tools and switch to the M12 platform because of this!

    - Jeff - May 14, 2020 21:54 EDT

    Release a 12v Multi-Tool and a battery capacity of 12v 4AH and 5AH battery for this SAW the current max of 3AH is not enough

    - Paul - Jun 26, 2020 10:15 EDT

    As a fully invested DeWALT owner please do not slow down on this new lineup. Multi tool & trim circ saw needed for the extreme line.

    - FrankieB - Jul 11, 2020 10:10 EDT

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