DEWALT 20V MAX* Cordless Reciprocating Saw Kit, 5 Amp-Hour Battery (DCS387P1)

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With the compact and lightweight design, the cordless reciprocating saw featuring 14.5-inch in total length fits between studs and allows user to make cuts in confined spaces 4-position blade clamp allows for flush cutting and increased positional versatility with tool-free blade changes 1-1/8-inch stroke length delivers fast cutting speed Variable speed trigger with 0-2900 spm provides blade control for precision cuts Bright LED light illuminates dark work areas for better visibility Pivoting Shoe provides versatility while cutting
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Part Number


Item Weight

‎7 pounds

Product Dimensions

‎14.75 x 3.5 x 7.5 inches

Country of Origin


Item model number



‎1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer



‎Saw Kit

Power Source

‎Battery Powered


‎20 Volts

Item Package Quantity


Type of Bulb


Number of Handles


Blade Length

‎8 Inches

Switch Style

‎Trigger Switch

Special Features

‎Variable Speeds

Included Components


Batteries Included?


Batteries Required?


Battery Cell Type

‎Lithium Ion

Warranty Description

‎3 year limited manufacturers warranty



Customer Reviews

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Best Sellers Rank

#59,711 in Tools & Home Improvement (See Top 100 in Tools & Home Improvement) #44 in Power Reciprocating Saws

Date First Available

August 29, 2014

8 reviews for DEWALT 20V MAX* Cordless Reciprocating Saw Kit, 5 Amp-Hour Battery (DCS387P1)

  1. Chadima F.

    I bought this for multiple reasons. My wood shop, trimming large bushes and small trees. It works great for all of those. I’m a pro woodworker of 35 years. I buy good tools now, not cheap ones. This works fantastic. It’s nice and compact, gets into small areas far better than the larger saw’s, it’s sturdy, keeps the chatter down, and lasts a fair amount of time with the 20V Lithium battery. The larger, more powerful amp battery is the way to go on this. Any tool that works as hard as this needs that battery. If you need a more compact recip saw, this is the one.

  2. R Rounds

    I LOVE THIS PUPPY!!! I haven’t found anything it won’t cut and it goes with me anywhere I go. The safety switch is wonderful because it can be switched with one hand. Being able to lock it out is a real safety plus! The battery is the same as my Dewalt leaf blower so I now have a second battery for either. I’ve only needed to change batteries once, but that was my fault. I was almost done with the second day without charging it like I should have. I can’t complain about that.

  3. Joshua D. Murrah

    This tool is identical in functionality to the DSC380 reciprocating saw, but the motor has been relocated to a diagonal position just in front of the trigger, shortening the tool. It’s also the cordless equivalent to the, similarly redesigned, corded DWE357.The tool DOES have the better 4-way head with quick-release latch like the DSC380, as compared to the 2-way head the lesser/cheaper DSC385 cordless saw has. It does NOT have a extending shoe of the DSC380 though due to its’ compact nature. It does swivel but doesn’t extend.I’ve attached a few photos to show the difference in relative sizes between this tool and the DCS380.My impression so far is that this saw handles/performs just like the DCS380, and you should probably just compare prices, or pick this one if that few inches of compactness is a huge deal to you. Also, if you’re buying the DSC380P1 kit, the “P” means a 5.0aH battery, while the DSC380 usually comes in a “L” kit (3.0aH) or “M” kit (4.0 aH).Hope that helps!edit 11/14/2014: I forgot to mention earlier, this tool has the LED lighting with delayed turn-off, it’s located just below the moving head of the tool, and shines through the inside of the shoe’s cutout for the head. Most of my Dewalt 20V tools have this feature, and you don’t know how much you’re missing out until you try it. The DCS380 does not have this LED light.

  4. Liz Zélandais

    I bought this as a gift for my husband, and as long as DeWALT is in business, our marriage is secure. He loves it. (And me.) In asking him what he likes about the reciprocating saw, his response is immediate, “I love the quick-change blades. No more messing around with allen wrench. It has plenty of power, and swap out batteries, you can go all day.”That’s the report from the home front. Carry on. (If you have found my review helpful, I’d really appreciate if you would click the “Helpful” button. Thanks so much for reading! Liz)

  5. Sawduster

    I originally bought this saw to cut some poly carbonate panels for a green house. While I was impressed with the saw’s cutting on this project, I was further impressed when I turned it loose on a pile of pallets and scrap wood. The saw was easy to handle, but powerful enough to cut 3 pallets into quarters in a matter of minutes. It took longer to load the scraps for the dump than it did to cut them.Then I went to work pruning some low tree branches. I was buzzing through branches too big for a regular saw, but too hard to get at with a chain saw. And on one battery! I am very happy with this purchase. It is a great small to intermediate cutting tool.I also bought a double 5AH battery set for this saw and my DeWalt circular saw. Since the soft case was not big enough for the extra battery, I bought a hard case for a DCS380 or 385 on 3Bay and cut it to fit the DCS387. Now there is plenty of room for everything in the case.

  6. Cory W

    The “5” battery is awesome. This tool is very good to have around, usually you need a recip saw for one or two quick cuts, in an odd place. This is perfect for that! Great around the yard too. Didn’t realize how nice it is to have the light on it, but really works well seeking out nails etc. Highly recommended. Wish it had a hard case instead of the soft one, hard cases last forever and protect the tool better in the truck box. This soft one might make it a year….

  7. JohnnyMac

    This saw is great. The 5 AH battery alone makes this the package to buy. The battery life with that is amazing. With the correct blade, this thing powers through anything. I’ve used is on shrubs, metal pipes, tree branches, downspouts… The compact size is nice for tight spots. I noticed in reviews before purchasing that some complained about the kick and vibration. Obviously some of that will depend on what you are sawing, but it’s a saw, they will all have some of that. As long as you are using it properly it’s not bad. I’m a decent sized human being at 6’2″ and 215 pounds but even smaller people shouldn’t have to fight it too much.

  8. Keith Arnett

    Great tool, DeWalt really did their homework on the ergonomics of this saw. It’s a huge improvement over the older style, and I especially like the fact that you can mount the blade in all four directions, not just up and down as in the older model. One of the first things I used it for was to remove the glued-down sheet vinyl in a 5×8 bathroom, using a scraper blade. The saw stood right up to the job, although it did take two batteries to finish it up.Since it is shorter than the old model, you can also fit it into more restricted spaces, especially between 16 inch studs. Well worth the money.

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