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Cutting wheel replaces classical saw blade: The DSM20 compact circular saw from Dremel achieves precise cuts with unconventional technology

  • 710-watt motor for powerful cutting through all common materials
  • Enables flexible use up to a cutting depth of 20 millimeters
  • Very compact due to worm drive gearing, extremely easy to operate
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  • February 01, 2012
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With the hand-held DSM20 compact circular saw, Dremel is for the first time launching a saw onto the market that uses cutting wheels to make clean and precise cuts in common materials such as metal, masonry or tile, and now also wood, composites or plasterboard. The DSM20 therefore enables you to do projects such as building furniture, paneling ceilings or laying floor coverings.

Cutting wheel technology offers advantages
The cutting wheel technology, famously used with angle grinders, offers advantages over toothed saw blades. For example, the Dremel compact circular saw does not need a closed protective guard. As a result, the cutting wheel and cut line are, in contrast to conventional tools, visible at all times and the accessories are very easy to access when you are changing them. Moreover, plunge cuts can be performed without the so-called kickback effect, i.e. tool recoil. And the saw can be fed in both directions when it is running, which promises flexibility during use.

Powerful, easy-to-operate tool
The DSM20 compact circular saw has a 710-watt motor and worm drive gearing. It is therefore extremely powerful, robust and durable. The cutting wheels are driven at 17,000 revolutions per minute, which ensures a fast work rate even in hard materials. The tool is comfortably operated with only one hand. The cutting depth can be adjusted to maximum 20 millimeters using the moving foot plate depending on the material and cutting angle. Once this has been done, all the user has to do is switch on the tool, place it on the workpiece and start sawing. If he does not want to permanently keep the safety switch pressed during sawing, he can use the lock-on button to switch to continuous operation.

Accessories are quickly and easily changed using only an Allen wrench thanks to the spindle lock. Additional help is provided by a straight edge guide for precise cuts up to 17 centimeters wide, a 2x4 cutting guide for offset-free cuts on the top and bottom of 37-millimeter-thick 2x4 lumber, an attachment for making miter and bevel cuts, and a dust extraction port with adapter to directly remove dust produced during sawing.

The DSM20 compact circular saw will be available at retail outlets from March 2012 onwards at the recommended retail price of 139.99 euros including VAT. It comes complete with a multi-purpose cutting wheel, three metal cutting wheels, a dust extraction adapter, straight edge guide and 2x4 cutting guide. More cutting wheels, such as a diamond wheel for cutting tiles, and the attachment for miter angles are available as accessories.

 Specifications Dremel DSM20
 Rated power input 710 watts
 No-load speed 17,000 rpm
 Cutting wheel diameter 77 mm
 Max. cutting depth (in wood at 90°) 20 mm
 Dimensions (length x height x width) 325 x 80 x 70 mm
 Weight 1.7 kg


Dremel was founded in 1932 by AJ Dremel who introduced the world's first multitool. Today, it is dedicated to creating and manufacturing Versatile Tool Systems™ of the finest quality for consumers engaged in a wide variety of hands-on DIY & creative hobbies, such as indoor and outdoor home maintenance projects, automotive restoration, woodworking, model building, as well as a multitude of creative projects from jewellery making to scrapbooking. The Dremel Versatile Tool Systems™ consist of compact, versatile and precise tools such as the Multitool system, Spiral saw system, Gluegun system and many more. All products come with dedicated accessories and attachments making it easier to perform detailed and intricate tasks for any kind of hands-on project. Since 1993, Dremel has been part of the Bosch Group represented in around 50 countries worldwide.

For more information please visit www.dremel.com.

PI7603 - February 01, 2012

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