TOWSON, Md., Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Just four months after announcing the DEWALT FLEXVOLT™ System, it has won a prestigious Popular Science Best of What's New Award. The key to this technology is the ability of the FLEXVOLT™ batteries to switch between DEWALT tools of varying voltages (20V MAX*, 60V MAX* and 120V MAX*).
Two FLEXVOLT™ batteries, a 6.0Ah battery and a 9.0Ah battery (available in early 2017), power most existing 20V MAX* tools as well as the new lineup of brushless 60V MAX* and 120V MAX* FLEXVOLT™ tools. This means that high power tool applications that previously could only be accomplished by corded tools, can now be performed with the DEWALT FLEXVOLT™ system of cordless tools.
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Frank Mannarino, President of Professional Products Group said, "The impact of the FLEXVOLT™ system will be felt throughout the construction industry on each and every jobsite. This new platform packs the power required for heavy-duty applications, makes it easy to exchange corded tools for cordless, and ensures that our existing 20V MAX* users get the benefit of added runtime without making the 20V MAX* system obsolete."
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*20V MAX - Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.
*60V MAX - Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 60 volts. Nominal voltage is 54.
*120V MAX - Based on using 2 DEWALT 60V MAX* batteries, combined having a maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) of 120 volts and a nominal voltage of 108.
DEWALT is a leading manufacturer of industrial corded and cordless power tools, power tool accessories, and hand tools in categories that include Woodworking, Drilling & Fastening, Concrete & Metal Power Tools, as well as Cutting, Abrasive, and IMPACT READY® Impact Driver Power Tool Accessories. Hand Tool categories include Measuring & Layout, Knives & Blades, Mechanics Tools, and Storage Solutions.
With seven manufacturing locations in the USA, DEWALT remains committed to domestic manufacturing and produced approximately 62 million individual units of Power Tools, Hand Tools, and Accessories in the United States with global materials in 2015 alone.
DEWALT tools can be found nationally and internationally, wherever tools are sold. With more than 1,000 factory-owned and authorized locations, DEWALT has one of the most extensive service and repair networks in North America. For more information, visit www.dewalt.com or follow DEWALT on Facebook and Twitter.
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