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DEWALT® Unveils New 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion Cordless System

TOWSON, Md. (June 24, 2010) – DEWALT announces the launch of its new 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion platform that includes a 1/4†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.â€

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.

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 $139.00 to $299.00. 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 D EWALT accessories that are compatible with the tools in this system. For more information about the warranty or available accessories, visit DEWALT.com

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DEWALT® Introduces New Infrared Thermometer as Part of the 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion System

TOWSON, Md. (June 24, 2010) – DEWALT announces the launch of its 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion Infrared (IR) Thermometer Kit ( DCT414S1) as part of its new 12 Volt MAX* cordless platform. The IR thermometer is ideal for electricians, plumbers, remodelers and HVAC contractors who are tasked with scanning for temperature changes on the jobsite and locating potential trouble spots.

“Our new IR thermometer incorporates industry-leading innovations driven by professional contractors’ needs,†said Mendy Johnson, Product Manager, DEWALT. “After using the tool, users were impressed by how much time the LED spot indicator, saved them when scanning for temperature changes or troubled spots. An additional benefit, the IR thermometer is part of the new 12 Volt MAX* cordless platform and utilizes the same rechargeable lithium-ion battery that powers the other six 12 Volt MAX* tools professionals use every day.â€

In addition to the patent-pending LED hot (red) and cold (blue) spot indicator to quickly locate temperature changes, the DCT414S1 also provides audio alarms to alert contractors in noisy work conditions. The IR thermometer measures temperatures from negative 20 degrees Fahrenheit to 932 degrees Fahrenheit.

The thermometer records maximum/minimum and average temperatures and features a bright green backlit display for easy-to-read recordings. With adjustable emissivity, the thermometer offers accuracy across a wide range of materials.

The new IR Thermometer Kit ( DCT414S1), which includes an infrared thermometer, 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion battery, a 40 minute charger and a kit box, will be available in the fourth quarter at home centers and industrial distributors. The IR thermometer kit is expected to retail for approximately $149.00 and will come with a three-year limited warranty, one year free service contract and 90-day money back guarantee.

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DEWALT® Launches Inspection Camera as Part of the New 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion System

TOWSON, Md. (June 24, 2010) – DEWALT announced today the launch of a 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion Inspection Camera Kit ( DCT410S1) as part of its new 12 Volt MAX* cordless platform. The inspection camera is ideal for plumbers, remodelers, electricians, installers and maintenance workers who need increased visibility and the ability to capture videos and/or photos in tight and awkward spaces such as behind walls or insides pipes.

“When researching this product on jobsites, we found many user frustrations with viewing the screen on their existing inspection cameras,†said Mendy Johnson, Product Manager, DEWALT. “For instance, users would spend significant time making sure their camera was properly positioned, but they would then have to move the camera to view the screen. Our inspection camera features a cordless, removable LCD screen that allows contractors to view the area they are inspecting quickly and accurately, improving overall productivity.â€

The inspection camera features a wireless 3.5-inch LCD screen that is removable to provide visibility in tight areas. With a waterproof, three-foot cable and the ability to instantly capture videos and photos, the camera offers the features needed to maximize productivity on the jobsite.

The camera includes hook and magnet tools to aid in retrieval of objects. Additionally, the camera offers increased visibility with a 3x zoom capability.

The new Inspection Camera Kit ( DCT410S1), which includes an inspection camera, 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion battery, a 40 minute charger, hook, magnet and kit box, will be available in stores in fourth quarter at Industrial Distributors. The inspection camera is expected to retail for approximately $299.00. The product will come with a three-year limited warranty, one year free service contract and 90-day money back guarantee.

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DEWALT® Introduces a New 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion LED Work Light Built for Versatility and Productivity on the Jobsite

TOWSON, Md. (June 24, 2010) – DEWALT announces the launch of a 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion LED Work Light ( DCL510) as part of its new 12 Volt MAX* cordless platform. With a 130-Lumen LED light and a head that rotates 360-degrees and pivots, the DCL510 provides bright illumination to maximize visibility and accuracy on the jobsite.

“We’ve seen the numerous ways contractors light their work spaces on jobsites, whether it be holding a flashlight in their mouth, duct taping it to a hard hat or having a fellow contractor hold the light in place.†said Jason McNeil, Product Manager, DEWALT. “With features like a heavy-duty magnet, belt clip and 360-degree pivoting and rotating head, our new work light offers the versatility contractors’ need to ensure they are as productive and accurate on the job.â€

In addition to a belt clip and magnet, the LED work light features a kickstand for extra versatility. The belt clip, kickstand and magnet allow the light to stand on multiple surfaces, cling to electrical boxes or steal studs and clip to belts, pouches or pockets. The light’s head rotates and pivots to provide bright illumination in any orientation.

The new LED work light will be available in the fourth quarter at home centers and industrial distributors. The work light is expected to retail for approximately $39.00 (tool only).

The product will come with a three-year limited warranty, one year free service contract and 90-day money back guarantee.

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DEWALT’s® New 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion Impact Driver and Impact Wrench Deliver Performance In a Compact Package

TOWSON, Md. (June 24, 2010) – DEWALT announces the launch of a 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion 1/4†Impact Driver Kit ( DCF815S2) and 3/8†Impact Wrench Kit ( DCF813S2) as part of its new 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion cordless platform. The small, lightweight design of these tools is ideal for cabinetmakers and HVAC professionals, as well as electrical, mechanical and general contractors who perform fastening applications; often overhead or in tight spaces.

“We continually spend time on jobsites and in manufacturing facilities researching exactly what users need in an impact driver and impact wrench. The user needs are top of mind during the entire development process†said Jeremy Torok, Sr. Product Manager, DEWALT. “While working with users they said these new D EWALT 12VMax fastening tools gave them a better feel because of the slim handle, great performance in both torque and speed, and great innovation with the LED lights and new one-handed hex.â€

Weighing just over two pounds, the impact driver and impact wrench are compact and lightweight for ease of use in tight areas or overhead applications. “DEWALT is proud to give users a line of tools that offer great performance and control in such a small package†Torok said. Both products also incorporate a contoured grip, designed for comfort and balance, as well as three LED lights that provide visibility without shadows in dark work areas.

The DCF815S2 Impact Driver delivers 950 inch/pounds of torque. It features a new 1/4-inch hex chuck that allows users to push the bit in with one hand to lock it in place and accepts 1-inch bit tips to access tight spaces. For convenience and easy access during use, the DCF815S2 also comes with a belt clip.

The DCF813S2 Impact Wrench has a 3/8-inch hog ring anvil and delivers 1,150 inch/pounds of torque.

The new Impact Driver Kit ( DCF815S2) will include one impact driver, two 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion battery packs, one 40 minute charger, one bit tip, one belt hook and a contractor bag. The Impact Wrench Kit ( DCF813S2) will include two 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion battery packs, a 40 minute charger and a contractor bag in addition to the product. The impact driver kit and impact wrench kit will be available in the fourth quarter at home centers and industrial distributors for approximately $159.00.

In addition to being sold as an impact driver kit, the DCF815 will also be available in two combo kits. The DCK2102 combo kit includes one screwdriver, one impact driver, two 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion battery packs, two bit tips, two belt hooks, one 40 minute charger and a contractor bag. The DCK211S2 combo kit includes one 3/8†drill/driver, one impact driver, two 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion battery packs, one bit tip, two belt hooks, one 40 minute charger and a contractor bag.

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 rated for use with impact drivers and impact wrenches. For more information about the warranty or available accessories, visit http://DEWALT.com.

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New DEWALT® 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion 3/8†Drill/Driver Delivers Power in a Compact Size

TOWSON, Md. (June 24, 2010) – D EWALT announces the launch of a 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion 3/8†Drill/Driver Kit ( DCD710S2) as part of its new 12 Volt MAX* cordless platform. The drill/driver is lightweight and compact yet powerful enough to handle a variety of jobs, making it ideal for remodelers, electricians, cabinet installers, woodworkers and other professionals who are tasked with fastening and drilling applications.

“The 12 Volt MAX* Drill/Driver is a perfect addition to the tools many contractors have in their toolbox today because it provides power in a small, compact size, ideal for accessing tight spaces larger tools can’t go,†said Joerg Zellerhoff, Sr. Product Manager, DEWALT. “As a result of the product’s lightweight design, contractors who have tested this tool say they stick the drill in their pouch or clip it on their belt and barely know it’s there. Users also comment that they are impressed by the power this tool delivers in such a small package.â€

The drill/driver features a two-speed transmission that delivers 0-400/0-1,500 RPM and a powerful LED light that provides visibility in dark areas. A 3/8-inch single-sleeve keyless chuck offers quick bit changes and reduces bit slippage, and a belt clip provides easy transport and access during use.

The contoured handle offers contractors a comfortable grip. Additionally, with the placement of the battery at the bottom of the handle, the tool is well balanced and able to stand up when set-down.

The new Drill/Driver Kit ( DCD710S2), which includes a Drill/Driver, two 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion battery packs, one 40 minute charger, a belt clip and a contractor bag will be available in the fourth quarter at home centers and industrial distributors. The Drill/Driver Kit is expected to retail for approximately $159.00.

This tool will also be available as part of a combo kit ( DCK211S2). The combo kit includes one 3/8†drill/driver, one 1/4†impact driver, two 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion battery packs, one bit tip, two belt hooks, one 40 minute charger and a contractor bag.

The product 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 this drill/driver. For more information about the warranty or available accessories, visit http://DEWALT.com.

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New DEWALT® 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion Screwdriver Provides Balance of Performance and Ergonomic Features

TOWSON, Md. (June 24, 2010) – DEWALT announces the launch of its 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion 1/4†Screwdriver Kit ( DCF610S2) as part of the new 12 Volt MAX* cordless platform. The screwdriver is compact yet powerful enough to handle a variety of professional jobs. It is ideal for remodelers, electricians, cabinet installers, woodworkers and many other professionals whose jobs demand fastening and drilling applications.

“With its ability to drive 207 2-1/2†cabinet screws on a single battery charge, this tool provides users with the power and run-time needed to meet their jobsite demands,†said John Castelino, Sr. Product Manager, DEWALT. “During the product development process, our team spent a significant amount of time working side by side with users in the field to develop the ideal product that addressed their concerns. The result is a powerful, ultra compact screwdriver that is durable and packed with innovative features that increase productivity.â€

Weighing only 2.2 pounds, the screwdriver is compact and lightweight, built for less user fatigue and comfort in overhead applications. Additionally, the screwdriver’s small size allows contractors to easily access tight areas for jobsite versatility. Designed using digital scanning and 3D technology, the contoured handle design of the DCF610S2 offers increased comfort compared to products on the market today.

The screwdriver also features a reversible belt clip for portability and a 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion battery that has been placed at the bottom of the handle for balance and ease, allowing contractors to stand the tool up in between uses.

Three LED lights positioned around the hex of the screwdriver eliminate shadows and provide improved visibility in dark work areas. The new 1/4-inch hex chuck allows users to simply push the bit in to lock it in place with one hand. It also accepts a one-inch bit tip to fit into the tightest spaces. The clutch is easy to access and 0-1,050 RPMs deliver the speed range that contractors demand.

The new Screwdriver Kit ( DCF610S2) includes two 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion battery packs, a 40 minute charger, bit tip, belt hook and contractor bag in addition to the screwdriver. Available in the fourth quarter at home centers and industrial distributors, the screwdriver kit is expected to retail for approximately $139.00.

In addition to being sold as a screwdriver kit, the product will also be available as part of a combo kit ( DCK210S2). The combo kit includes one screwdriver, one impact driver, two 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion battery packs, two bit tips, two belt hooks, one 40 minute charger and a contractor bag.

The product will come with a three-year limited warranty, one year free service contract and 90-day money back guarantee. For more information about the warranty or available accessories, visit http://DEWALT.com.

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Crap...Just when my 18V set is complete and tool spending done, sigh.... DeWalt's about  to unleash there 12V Li ion's. First visual impressions looks to be a winner. Nice option for the drill/driver's  1/4" one hand chuck drill/driver or standard chuck with 2 speed. Glad they followed Hitachi's 10.8V stand up base and similar shape grip/handle, but they also should have made the flashlight also like Hitachi's stand up base with piviot, the new flashlight looks almost non ergo if you ask me. Very nice abundance of rubber grip though. Can't wait to demo them! Wondering if a radio is in the works? i hope so cause you cant run or charge the batts in the DC012!

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Crap...Just when my 18V set is complete and tool spending done, sigh.... DeWalt's about  to unleash there 12V Li ion's. First visual impressions looks to be a winner. Nice option for the drill/driver's  1/4" one hand chuck drill/driver or standard chuck with 2 speed. Glad they followed Hitachi's 10.8V stand up base and similar shape grip/handle, but they also should have made the flashlight also like Hitachi's stand up base with piviot, the new flashlight looks almost non ergo if you ask me. Very nice abundance of rubber grip though. Can't wait to demo them! Wondering if a radio is in the works? i hope so cause you cant run or charge the batts in the DC012!

Like i said on another post, this is just the first wave, their are a lot more to come, as far as the radio is concerned, there will be one, just not sure if it will charge the 12v batteries.......

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Just when i was about to go out and buy the milwaukee inspection camera.  Dont think i will be doing that now.  Any idea when they will be releasing them here in Australia?

Not sure, but the US launch date is Oct '10 and if AUS follows EU launch dates it will be in early 2011

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Launch in Europe seems to be before USA

two websites

UK = www.dewalt.co.uk shows countdown to August1

Germany = www.dewalt.de also shows countdown to August 1

This is marketing !!  // The tools will not be available in stores  on that date !

I have placed a big order and have been promised delivery latest September15 2010

(Munich, Germany)

regards

mike

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Hi

4 of the tools are here; available in Germany

I´m an internet dealer and received first shipment

dcd710

dcf610

dcf810

flashlight

The look great; let´s see how they sell;

Are they available in USA (e.g. home depot yet) ??

I was told the thermometer will only be available in March2011 (second phase)

Does anyone know the date in USA ?;

I´ll be in Florida Oct. 15 for vacation

B) with this shipment I also received the new "mini magnetic tough cases"

-what is USA suggested price ?

2)

also now available here is the new heat gun; the simple variant; do digital display

3)

also available here is the new corded tile saw

4) Is the 18V cordless band saw available yet ?

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Hi

4 of the tools are here; available in Germany

I´m an internet dealer and received first shipment

dcd710

dcf610

dcf810

flashlight

The look great; let´s see how they sell;

Are they available in USA (e.g. home depot yet) ??

I was told the thermometer will only be available in March2011 (second phase)

Does anyone know the date in USA ?;

I´ll be in Florida Oct. 15 for vacation

B) with this shipment I also received the new "mini magnetic tough cases"

-what is USA suggested price ?

2)

also now available here is the new heat gun; the simple variant; do digital display

3)

also available here is the new corded tile saw

4) Is the 18V cordless band saw available yet ?

They are shipping Oct 1st in the US, so you'll probably see it in most US retail stores by the 2nd week of Oct. Thermometer will be included in initial US launch. The toughcase is sold as a 15pc accessory set for usually $19.98 US. I don't know about the band saw, heat gun, or corded tile saw. Hope this helps.

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>:(  I just returned my impact/driver 12 volt set to Lowes today.  Tried doing some work with 3 " screws and they "sucked" big time.  Slower than death and dead in no time.

Returned them and picked up a new Lithium ion 18 volt impact / driver set instead. - not knowing anything about the lithium ion batterries yet , the Lowes employee informed me that the "compact" lithium batterries were the only lithium batterries - period. - There were no xrp lithium. 

Thanks Mr. Lowes employee.  I'm thinking of returning it and ordering an XRP lithium set instead.

Any thoughts?

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While the 12v Max is a fantastic line up, it's not for everyone. It is 12v, and will outperform anything it's class currently on the market roughly 80% of any application I've tested thus far. The tools don't always win, but 80% is pretty darn good.

As far as 18v compact lithium ion goes, it's not for everyone. It depends greatly on what you plan on using it for on a day to day basis. If power and run-time are your two main factors, then I would go with XRP. If you readily have a charger available, and you don't do big projects, and weight and balance are more important, then I would choose the compact lithium.

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Thank you JC.  Sorry for the rather harsh post by myself earlier.  Frustration sets in after multiple 2 hour trips to the hardware store for nothing.  I wanted to use the 12 volt for sheathing , framing and decking.  Wrong choice.

I am going to pursue the lithium XRP.  Switching batteries is a pain. 

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Just picked up the drill/driver & impact with local promo, free batt or flashlight. great ergo's & power. I find using the 12v  drills more than my 18v other than continuously driving 3" deck screws.

Anyone know when other tools will be available? maybe a saw and a compact radio or even a multi tool would be  8)

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Not night and day difference, performance wise between Makita and DeWalt. but Build, Ergo's and Feel wise DeWalt wins out IMO. The only thing that Makita has going in the delay/light feature.

That's a patent they have, but with all patent you could either pay to use it, infringe on it or patent around it.

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