DeWalt DCG200 Wall Chaser
The DeWalt DCG200 Cordless Wall Chaser is here, and boy is it good! We’re going to break down just how good it is, what our AHC Tools experts say about it and give you all the tech spec.
So first things first, what actually is a wall chaser? A wall chaser is power tool that is specifically designed to cut grooves or channels into masonry walls so that pipes or cables can be installed neatly. They’re usually pretty compact looking machines, imagine if an angle grinder and circular saw had a child and you won’t be far off! They are usually fitted with two cutting discs which run parallel to one another and can be adjusted for different widths. The introduction to wall chasers has removed the traditional method of chisel and hammer which was previously used to achieve the same results, and now DeWalt have taken it to the next level and given us this cordless beast!
What makes the DCG200 so special?
So first off it’s the first and only cordless wall chaser available on the market, which just gives the operator manoeuvrability and usability like nothing else. It can run horizontally or vertically with speed and accuracy thanks to the 54V FlexVolt battery platform and incredible brushless motor. As with most of the new machines from DeWalt it is also fitted with the Tool Connect tag which gives you full control on inventory management and tracking of the machine.
Dust, be gone!
One of the biggest problems with Wall Chasers is the dust they create, thankfully DeWalt have fitted the DCG200 with a connection point for your DCV586M M Class extractor. This keeps the work area safe and clean.
Is it safe?
The DCG200 is built with safety in mind, not only does it keep dust to a minimum but it is also fitted with an electronic brake which stops the cutting wheel quickly if the trigger is disengaged. There’s also no kickback either as the electric clutch is fast and activates whenever it senses a pinch or stall.
What comes in the box?
The DCG200 comes in two model variants; the DCG200NT and DCG200T2. Following DeWalt’s usual coding system the NT is the body only whereas the T2 also has 2 x 6.0Ah batteries and a FlexVolt charger. Both models comes with the TStak kit box, 2 x Premium DeWalt branded diamond blades, 3mm 6mm 9mm and 12mm spacers, chisel and hex blade wrench.