20V MAX* XR® Brushless Cordless 3 in. Cut-Off Tool (Tool Only)

Product Overview

Cut a wide range of materials with the 20V MAX* XR® Brushless 3 in. Cut-Off Tool. With a no-load speed of 20,000 rpm, this durable tool is designed to cut through a variety of materials like metal, tile, stone, plastic, and drywall/fiber cement. You won’t waste time hunting for a hex wrench thanks to the onboard storage and spindle lock which enable quick wheel changes. With both forward and reverse capability, you can conveniently change the direction of the cut depending on the application. The included dust shroud with adjustable shoe and AirLock™ connection allows for convenient attachment to DEWALT extractors, while the integrated LED lets you work in dark spaces. This versatile tool is Lanyard Ready™ Capable to protect against drops, and is Chip-Ready to allow tracking via the TOOL CONNECT™ System (chip and lanyard sold separately).

Additional Features

  • CONVENIENTLY SET DESIRED DEPTH: Dust shroud features tool-free depth adjustment with mm and inch markings
  • CONNECT TO EXTRACTORS: Includes a removable dust shroud with an AirLock™ connection, enabling the unit to be connected to a DEWALT extractor (sold separately)
  • COMPATIBLE WITH ACCESSORIES: Includes an adaptor ring to be placed over 3/8 in. arbor, allowing use of 3 in. wheels that require a 7/16 in. arbor
  • QUICKLY ADJUST SPARK DIRECTION when cutting metal with tool-free adjustable guard
  • TOOL CONNECT™ CHIP READY: Chip pocket accepts TOOL CONNECT™ Chip DCE042 (sold separately) and connects with Site Manager app for easy asset management on the jobsite


  • Cutting metal
  • Cutting tile
  • Cutting cement board
  • Cutting stone
  • Cutting plastic


  • (1) DCS438 20V MAX* XR ® Brushless Cordless 3 in Cut-Off Tool
  • (1) Removable Dust Shroud With Adjustable Shoe and AirLock™ Connection
  • (1) DW8711 Bonded Abrasive Wheel
  • (1) DW8530 Diamond† Multi-Material Wheel
  • (1) DW47350 Diamond† Tile Wheel
  • (1) 7/16 in Arbor Adapter Ring
  • (1) Hex Wrench
  • (1) Hex Wrench


Product Height [Imperial]
4.875 in
Product Width [Imperial]
6.063 in
Power Source
Product Weight [Imperial]
2 lbs



  • 3 Year Limited Warranty, 1 Year Free Service, 90 Days Satisfaction Guaranteed

We’re confident of the quality of our products, and we’ll repair, without charge, any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship within the specified warranty.

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We take extensive measures to ensure all our products are made to the very highest standards and meet all relevant industry regulations.

Support Manual


  • * Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.
  • ** DCS438 tested with DCB203 battery
  • † This blade uses manufactured diamonds engineered for cutting