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Dewalt DCST970X1 Flexvolt 60V MAX 3.0 Ah String Trimmer, Two Speed

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The DEWALT 60V MAX String Trimmer is designed to power through tough overgrowth and withstand everyday heavy-duty usage. It features a high-efficiency brushless motor that maximizes runtime and motor life, and its lightweight and ergonomic design maximizes control and minimizes stress on your arms. It has a 60V MAX FLEXVOLT battery that powers 60V MAX tools or it can be backwards compatible to work with 20V MAX tools.
  • Gear drive design powers through tough overgrowth.
  • High-efficiency brushless motor maximizes run time and motor life
  • 15 in. cutting swath with 0.080 in. line (also accepts 0.095 in.)
  • Variable speed trigger with Hi/Lo speed control for added power or extended run time
  • Lightweight and ergonomic design maximizes control and minimizes stress on your arms
  • Designed to withstand everyday heavy-duty usage
  • 0.080 in. Prewound in the Spool
  • 60V MAX 3Ah Lithium Ion Battery
  • Auxiliary Handle
  • Charger
  • DCST970 String Trimmer
Compliance and Restrictions
warning: Cancer and Birth Defect/Reproductive Harm --


Series: FlexVolt
Cordless: Yes
Batteries Included: 1
Battery Amp Hours: 3.0 Ah
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Cutting Width: 15 in.
Line Feed System: Bump Feed
No-Load Speed (RPM): 0-5,600 RPM / 0-6,600 RPM
Speed Settings: Variable
Voltage: 60V



3.9 / 5.0
20 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (5)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend (1)
Powerful (5)
Easy To Use (3)
Battery Longevity (if applicable) (3)
Value (2)
Not Durable (1)
Heavy (1)
Lack of Power (1)
Short Run Time (if applicable) (1)
Best Uses
Frequent Use (4)
Large Projects (3)
Heavy Duty Requirements (1)
Small Projects (1)
Great for limited use
This trimmer is great for quick small jobs. I don't recommend it for jobs that take longer than 30 minutes.
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November 19, 2018
Originally posted at
Lots of power.
I purchased the trimmer this summer and love it. I got rid of my gas trimmer. The battery lasts along time, usually get 5 uses before having to charge. The only thing I wish is the debris gard would be bigger. Told my father in law about the trimmer and he bought one immediately as well.
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November 19, 2018
Originally posted at
Doesn't lack for power and liking not having to worry about having to keep gas on hand for keeping up on the lawn. If you already own the 60v batteries , it seems like an obvious choice.
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November 18, 2018
Originally posted at
Power like a professional Gas Trimmer
I needed a strong trimmer and my dad had a powerful gas trimmer that I used growing up. After watching several reviews and doing research I decided that the flexvolt trimmer would suit my needs and boy did it! I have tall plants and bamboo that was planted in my back yard and this cuts right through them. The only issue I found was the string it comes with breaks easily but if you upgrade to a tough .80 line it works great. The trimmer is very well balanced with the 3.0 ah flexvolt battery installed and runtime seems to be somewhere around 40 minutes to 1 hour of strong use. This is a great trimmer and plenty capable of cutting large overgrowth on banks and ditches.
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November 13, 2018
Originally posted at
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Lack of Power
Short Run Time (if applicable)
It looks like it would really work!
The battery only lasted about 2 minutes. Still no replacement battery so I cannot say how this product works.
September 27, 2018
5 months ago
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Beginner- Casual Do-it-Yourselfer
Spend the money!
I'm a dewalt fan, So I bought the small weed wacker when I got tired of messing around with gas and oil. The small one felt like it was going to fall apart when I used it. I figured that it had to just be one of the low end versions that you end up seeing in HD and I was right! This one is a tank, It will rip through everything and its smooth and solid and not that loud. When you look at what the battery cost on it's own its a deal. On battery life my yard is elaborate so it takes a hour and I've done it a few times without charging it not sure how many times it could go with out a charge it's never died.

The only thing I would change is the debris guard is not that big, So wear pants and safety glasses!!
September 16, 2018
Originally posted at
bought this for summer 2018. Motor burned up within 3 mos.
Not heavy usage either.....will see about warranty but seems piddly to me.
I am a 63 year old woman and not abusing it! RFF
September 14, 2018
Originally posted at
"So much POWER!" --My wife
I've had a series of weed trimmers over the past several years, and each of them has been disappointing in some significant way: Either batteries have died quickly or I'm trailing a hundred feet of extension cord or I'm constantly replacing broken spools or some combination of the above.

Recently I gave in and ordered the DW 60V trimmer.

Now my wife begins to understand my obsession with power tools! She used the heck out of this thing over the weekend and knocked down the forest of weeds and Bermuda grass that had invaded our property while we were gone for a month.

I asked her how she liked it. She honestly cackled and exclaimed, "It has so much POWER!"
September 10, 2018
Originally posted at
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Battery Longevity (if applicable)
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Large Projects
This is a great string trimmer. Battery life is good and unit has plenty of power. Trimmer is heavy and some what clumbersum. My wife is not comfortable using this unit.
September 5, 2018
3 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Great battery trimmer but could be improved
I upgraded to this from the 20v trimmer since it first came out, and it has been great. The 20v trimmer was good for a 20v trimmer, but upgraded due to more power.
The trimmer is great. very powerful, cuts through tough grass, and even small shrubs with small upgrades. Bump feed works well. haven't had issues. The power and performance is worth the upgrade.

I would recommend everyone who gets this product to do is to immediately upgrade the line to .095. It makes a huge difference. I'm not sure why dewalt doesn't ship with this line by default.

The vents on the motor get clogged up with small pieces of grass quickly when cutting thick weeds. I have to stop and clean them out maybe twice during 1 battery session. I wish dewalt would do something to address this, as it is really my only issue with the product itself.
September 4, 2018
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Can you use normal 20v 2.0ah batteries with this tool also?
A shopper on May 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, you cannot. This is compatible with the Flexvolt system batteries only
Will the grass gator head fit on this trimmer? Can I put a brush blade on this trimmer?
Shawn on Jul 8, 2018
Does it come with one or two batteries ?
Ben C on Aug 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Model DCST970X1 will include a 60V MAX 3Ah Lithium Ion Battery.
Does a charger come with the trimmer?
A shopper on May 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it does come with a charger although, I have seen some DeWalt listings as bare tool only which are the tool only with no battery or charger. Hope this helps.
How much is an extra battery?
A shopper on May 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: CPO only has the 4.0 ah battery for this unit. Model Dewalt DCB404 $199.00.