TOWSON, Md., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week, DEWALT® announced the introduction of a new line of cordless compact power tools during its XR Media Event at their world headquarters in Towson, MD. The new DEWALT XR line consists of the DCD790D2 compact drill driver, the DCD795D2 hammerdrill, and DCF886D2 & DCF886M2 impact drivers with 2.0 and 4.0 Ah battery packs, respectively. These new tools feature a brushless motor delivering up to 57% more runtime versus standard brushed motors and high-capacity XR battery packs with 33% more capacity than standard DEWALT 20V MAX* batteries.
"Increased runtime is one of the biggest benefits of brushless motors in cordless tools. DEWALT coupled brushless motors with high-capacity batteries to deliver EXTREME RUNTIME to our users," said Group Product Manager Joerg Zellerhoff. "The push to higher voltage like 12V to 14.4V and 18V gave cordless tools more power in the late 90s. Lithium ion battery technology has provided a lightweight battery option, with no memory effect, for cordless tools during the last six years. Brushless motors are now improving the runtime of cordless tools compared to standard brushed motors and make them desirable to contractors."
DEWALT's existing 3-speed brushless impact driver (DCF895), which successfully launched last year, will join the XR family of tools.
The DCF895 will remain DEWALT's premium impact driver offering with its 3-speed functionality, providing application-specific control for users performing a wide range of fastening applications. The DCF895 will be upgraded to include the new XR 2.0 and 4.0 Ah high-capacity battery packs.
The impact drivers, drill/driver, and hammerdrill come standard with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee. The 2.0 and 4.0 Ah battery packs come with a with a three-year limited warranty, 90-day money-back guarantee and a two- and three-year free service contract, respectively. All SKUs in the DEWALT XR line are available in stores now.For more information about products in DEWALT's new XR line, visit www.dewalt.com/XR.
* Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.
DEWALT is a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools, hand tools and 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, screwdriving accessories and more.
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.