DEWALT unveils new 12-volt lithium-ion cordless system

RP news wires
Tags: power tools

DEWALT on September 17 announced the launch of its new 12-volt MAX Lithium-Ion platform that includes a 1/4-inch Screwdriver (DCF610S2), 3/8" Drill/Driver (DCD710S2), 1/4" Impact Driver (DCF815S2), 3/8" Impact Wrench (DCF813S2), LED Work Light (DCL510), Inspection Camera (DCT410S1), Infrared Thermometer (DCT414S1) and two combo kits (DCK210S2 and DCK211S2). The platform was designed to incorporate comfort and a compact design with the power and industry-leading features contractors need on the jobsite.

The 12-volt MAX tools and instruments are ideal for a number of users including remodelers, electricians, cabinet installers, plumbers, service technicians, maintenance and woodworkers. The system has been built to handle a variety of drilling, fastening and measurement applications.

All products in the system feature a 12-volt MAX Lithium-Ion battery that charges in 40 minutes. The battery is strategically placed at the bottom of the handle to allow for the patented contoured grip. This configuration provides comfort and balance and allows contractors to easily stand the tool on its battery between uses.

"To achieve the desired grip for these tools, our team spent time constructing prototypes and studying Anthropometric guides that detail the different hand shapes and sizes," said Dan Lopano, industrial design manager for DEWALT. "This effort, combined with our advanced CAD technologies and focus on user satisfaction, has produced a line of products that exceeds the comfort and balance of other tools in the market today."

Each tool in the system incorporates features to improve overall performance on the job. For instance, three LED lights on the screwdriver, impact driver and impact wrench provide visibility without shadows. A new 1/4-inch hex chuck on the impact driver and screwdriver allows users to simply push the bit in with one hand to lock it in place, and it accepts a 1-inch bit tip to fit into the tight spaces. A wireless, removable screen on the inspection camera is ideal for accessing tight areas.

DEWALT-designed electronics are built in the switches of all 12V MAX tools, instruments & lights. These electronics provide maximum life for the tools and batteries by protecting them from overheating, overloading and deep discharge during use.

The 12-volt MAX platform will be available beginning in the fourth quarter at home centers and industrial distributors. The products in the system are expected to retail from $139 to $299. The tools will come with a three-year limited warranty, one year free service contract and 90-day money back guarantee. Additionally, there are a number of DEWALT accessories that are compatible with the tools in this system.

About DEWALT

DEWALT is a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools and accessories, with more than 300 power tool and equipment products, as well as 1,000 power tool accessories, including corded and cordless drills, saws, hammers, grinders, routers, planers, plate joiners, sanders, lasers, generators, compressors, nailers, saw blades, metal and masonry drill bits, abrasives, screw driving accessories and more. DEWALT tools can be found nationally and internationally, wherever tools are sold.

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