18V DEWALT Brushless String Trimmer 5.0Ah BARETOOL

DCM561PB

18V DEWALT Brushless String Trimmer 5.0Ah BARETOOL

Latest range extension to the XR system – professional performance with the added convenience of being battery powered

400 MWO Brushless Motor patented gear drive design, providing more torque and maintaining cut speed under load

Two-speed control, delivering versatility to the user for extended runtime or increased performance

Overview

  • Latest range extension to the XR system – professional performance with the added convenience of being battery powered
  • 400 MWO Brushless Motor patented gear drive design, providing more torque and maintaining cut speed under load
  • Two-speed control, delivering versatility to the user for extended runtime or increased performance
  • Professional style guard, for more cut access and better visibility
  • Fully variable trigger, offering total power control to the professional user
  • Padded aux handle for optimal user comfort

Standard

  • Baretool - Battery not included

Specifications

Battery XR LI-ION
Battery Voltage 18 V
Battery Capacity 5.0 Ah
Charge Time 75 min
Cutting width 33 cm
Line cutting speed 0-4600/0-6000 rpm
Line diameter 2 mm
Line length supplied 7.5 m
Edging facility No
Edging guide No
2nd Handle Yes Fixed
Telescopic shaft N/A
Telescopic distance N/A mm
Weight 4.1 kg

18V DEWALT Brushless String Trimmer 5.0Ah BARETOOL reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Ease of use
9.0
Design
8.9
Fit for purpose
9.6
Value for money
8.0
Overall rating
8.7
Scores 8.7 out of 10 based on 68 reviews
9 out of 10

Andreas

Weymouth GB
+
All the power you could need and you can control the speed that it cuts,the length is good to easier to handle and so far I’ve had no stones fly up and hit me due to the length and the excellent strimmers guard,it’s well made and tough and should last many years.
To be hounest none really but I do find it a little fiddly to turn on when I’m doing the edging as you have to turn the strimmers round so the safety switch is underneath and it makes it a little fiddly to turn on.
Confirmed purchase: 15 May 2018
Published on: 12 June 2018
10 out of 10

Kaido

Rakvere GB
+
It is quiet and does what it is meant to do.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 23 April 2018
Published on: 10 June 2018
9 out of 10

Paul

GILWERN GB
+
BAGS OF POWER FOR A CORDLESS TOOL. IMPRESSIVE BUILD QUALITY.
PERFORMANCE COMPARES FAVOURABLY WITH MY PETROL STRIMMERS
DECEPTIVELY HEAVY FOR SUCH A MACHINE AND SLIGHTLY DIFFICULT TO BALANCE. A FITTED STRAP WOULD HAVE BEEN A BIG HELP
Confirmed purchase: 17 December 2017
Published on: 09 June 2018
reevooReevoo

Questions people have asked owners of the 18V DEWALT Brushless String Trimmer 5.0Ah BARETOOL

  1. roger asked on
    I am a new owner and can't get the bump feed to work. Any ideas?
    1. paul replied on
      same problem.but i tap it on the ground and it appears to work
    2. Paul replied on
      I assume you know that you have to have the head spinning quite quickly so that the centrifugal force can perform the magic and pass the line cord out. Other than that I couldn't give an opinion without seeing it

      Regards
      Pauld52
  2. sandy asked on
    how to I get the strimmer guard on
    1. Neil replied on
      There is a video of this on youtube.
    2. Chris replied on
      Look at the instructions showing you how to line up the holes in the bump head (the bit with the cutting line in). Make sure you take out the battery first! Once the holes are aligned, put a small screwdriver through them, which stops the head rotating whilst you unscrew it. You do this to make space to fit the guard. After fitting the guard, screw back on the bump head until tight, and release your screwdriver & you’re good to go!
  3. Tony asked on
    Hi does it come with spool and line
    1. paul replied on
      yep.all good to go
  4. Andy asked on
    I have a Dewalt power drill with an 18v XR Li-ion 1.5 AH set of batteries. Would these work with this strimmer??
    1. paul replied on
      possibly but i would think it would be a bit short on power