DEWALT Manufacturing Plant Produces 10-Millionth Tool

DEWALT Charlotte, N.C. manufacturing plant has celebrated a milestone, as the professional tool brand’s 10-millionth tool rolled off the production line. Company executives were on hand to build the 10-millionth tool, a 20V MAX XR Lithium Ion Brushless 3-Speed Hammer Drill (DCD996P2).

Across its seven U.S. manufacturing plants, the brand produced more than 90 million individual products made in the USA with global materials in 2016, an almost 50 percent increase from the 62 million individual products in 2015, just one year earlier. This is an accomplishment towards the brand’s effort to expand its domestic manufacturing using global materials, an effort that began in 2013. In addition to Charlotte, DEWALT operates manufacturing facilities in New Britain, Conn.; Greenfield, Ind.; Hampstead, Md.; Shelbyville, Ky.; Cheraw, S.C.; and Jackson, Tenn.

Frank Mannarino, president of DEWALT Professional Products Group says, “Year after year, DEWALT has increased its production of tools made in the U.S. with global materials. We have worked hard to drive productivity and efficiency at our manufacturing facilities, delivering products with the same guaranteed quality customers have come to know and expect from the brand. We are a global brand proud to have been founded in the U.S. and proud to continue to manufacture in the U.S.”

DEWALT understands that buying American products and building the American economy are important to its customers. Connie Grant, an employee at the Charlotte plant states, “It makes me proud to work for a company that values the American workforce.”

DEWALT is committed to crafting tools as strong as its American pride. Visit the website to learn more about DEWALT products.

Adjustable Torque Screwgun Features Versa-Clutch System

DEWALT 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun

DEWALT 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun

DEWALT has announced the 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun (DCF622). Featuring the Versa-Clutch system, the screwgun dials in the proper torque needed to drive fasteners. For metal-to-metal fastening and commercial roofing and framing, the 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun (DCF622) with 0-2000 RPMs has enough power to drive heavy-duty fasteners into metal and wood.

The brushless motor limits the necessity of repairs and provides long life. The screwgun provides a cordless solution for applications. Whether the application is pre-fabricated metal, installations, or even deck work, the screwgun limits damage of fasteners.

The 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun (DCF622) advances DEWALT’s line of cordless fastening capabilities. With a focus on ergonomics, the screwgun is balanced from front to back and protected with a rubber over-mold that helps the user grip the tool comfortably. Featuring a quick release chuck, easy clutch and depth setting, an LED work light, lock on and belt hook, the 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun (DCF622) completes a variety of applications on the jobsite, including post frame building and metal roofing.

The 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun (DCF622) will be available in September 2016 where DEWALT products are sold. Kitted with two 4.0Ah batteries and a charger (DCF622M2) or sold as a bare option (DCF622B), the 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun will be sold at (MSRP) $329 and $199 respectively and comes standard with a three year limited warranty, 90 day money back guarantee, and one year free service contract.

Nailer Can Be Used in Hard-to-reach Places

DEWALT has released a Coil Roofing Nailer, Model No. DW45RN.

DEWALT has released a Coil Roofing Nailer, Model No. DW45RN.

DEWALT has released a Coil Roofing Nailer, Model No. DW45RN, which weighs 5.2 pounds and is less than 10 inches in height to aid in hard-to-reach nailing under dormers and overhangs. Parallel valve technology offers dampened recoil for a smooth feel and rapid cycle speeds. The canister design features a window to easily identify when to reload. The dual sequence loading system can hold nails in place while closing canister doors, and the integrated latch and hinge tray is easily adjusted for different nail lengths. With low maintenance intervals and service cycles, it is optimal for installing standard asphalt shingles.

DEWALT Opens Power Tool Manufacturing at Its Indiana Facility

DEWALT, a manufacturer of professional power tools and accessories, celebrated the grand opening of power tool manufacturing at its facility in Greenfield, Ind. The company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony—sawing through a board in place of a ribbon—on Veterans Day. To commemorate this milestone for its seventh manufacturing facility in the U.S., DEWALT also donated 70 power tools, hand tools and accessories to the Greenfield VFW, including some of the finest corded tools made right in Greenfield, as well as tools manufactured at DEWALT’s six other U.S. plants using global materials.

“We’ve made big investments to make DEWALT power tools at our Greenfield facility, using materials from all over the world, for the first time in history. Our employees are proud to tell people who they work for, what they do and that they make products for the American worker right here in the U.S.,” says Jeff Ansell, senior vice president and group executive at Stanley Black & Decker, parent company of DEWALT. “We’re doing the right things, for the right reasons, the right way. And as we manufacture more and more tools in the U.S. using global materials, our productivity and our quality continues to improve.”

DEWALT understands that buying American products and building the American economy are important to its end users. The tool company continues to bring some of its manufacturing back to the U.S. with the opening of Charlotte in 2013 and Greenfield. In 2014, DEWALT produced 62 million individual units of products using global materials in its U.S. plants.

In addition, DEWALT has created new jobs for Americans across the country, including 135 new jobs at the 238,000-square-foot Greenfield facility. A firm supporter of Americans in uniform, DEWALT is also committed to hiring veterans and currently employs more than 1,500 former members of the military throughout is ranks. The company has pledged to donate a minimum of $1.5 million over three years to the Wounded Warrior Project and to hire 300 U.S. military veterans over the same period.

Lithium Ion Batteries Connect to App via Bluetooth

DEWALT launches its first line of premium 20V MAX 2.0 Amp (DCB203BT) and 4.0 Amp (DCB204BT) lithium ion batteries with Bluetooth capability.

DEWALT launches its first line of premium 20V MAX 2.0 Amp (DCB203BT) and 4.0 Amp (DCB204BT) lithium ion batteries with Bluetooth capability.

Adding to its growing offering of “connected” tools, DEWALT launches its first line of premium 20V MAX 2.0 Amp (DCB203BT) and 4.0 Amp (DCB204BT) lithium ion batteries with Bluetooth capability.

These batteries pair with Apple and Android smart devices via the free Tool Connect App. This innovation gives DEWALT users the ability to control their compatible DEWALT batteries remotely via a Bluetooth device. For the early-adopter who runs a business on a job site, this technology allows greater control over tools in residential, MRO and commercial work sites.

Bluetooth-enabled batteries solve a number of job-site problems and the Tool Connect App takes just a few moments to set up. Users can simply connect their compatible DEWALT batteries to their Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet (by initiating the pairing process) and view the inventory of paired units on the Tool Connect App home screen. This home screen allows users to remotely turn all compatible DEWALT Bluetooth batteries on or off at once, monitor battery charge level, view Bluetooth signal strength and pair additional batteries.

From the Tool Connect App home screen, users can select an individual battery to view its diagnostics and change settings by tabbing through four pages: Diagnostics, Actions, Info and Alerts. The Diagnostics screen indicates an individual battery’s state of charge, temperature and connection to Bluetooth. This screen also allows users to enable and disable a particular battery. By disabling a battery, the user prevents it from being used until re-enabled. This feature makes it easy to shut down equipment at the end of the day to conserve battery life and deter theft.

The Actions screen allows the user to customize their alert preferences depending on what information they need and when they need it. These options include Alert if Out of Range, Disable if Out of Range, Alert at Low Battery Charge, Alert at High Temperature and Alert at Charge Completion. In addition, this screen offers a Lending Button, which allows for sharing of batteries. The user can select an amount of time for the tool (with battery) to be lent and when the time is exceeded, the battery shuts down and the owner receives an alert.

Finally, the Alerts screen provides a comprehensive list of all of the alerts that have been generated by the Tool Connect App and the compatible DEWALT Bluetooth batteries. From here, users can select an alert to view more details or clear some or all alerts in the log.

DeWALT Expands Initiative to Manufacture Products in the U.S.

DeWALT, a manufacturer of industrial power tools, hand tools and accessories, announces the expansion of its initiative to manufacture products in the U.S. With this expansion, an additional 60 corded and cordless power tools are being made domestically with global materials. An expansion of production into an existing company-owned plant in Greenfield, Ind., brings the total number of DEWALT plants in the U.S. to seven, with facilities in Connecticut, Maryland, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, making some of the brand’s most popular tools.

DEWALT will now produce approximately 14 million products each year in the U.S. Given a choice between a product made in the U.S. and an identical one made abroad, 78 percent of Americans would rather buy the American product, according to a 2013 survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center.

In addition to the efficiency that domestic expansion provides, DEWALT has also created new jobs for Americans across the country, adding more than 500 employees to the expanded manufacturing facilities since the campaign began. This brings the total number of employees at U.S.-based DEWALT plants to the thousands. DEWALT is also committed to hiring veterans and currently employs more than 1,000 former members of the military in its manufacturing facilities alone.

“We continue to grow our domestic capabilities because the professional using our tools wants to buy products made in the U.S. DEWALT is making the power tools for the contractors and builders who are themselves building America,” says Frank Mannarino, president of DeWALT Professional Products Group. “Whether it’s through our high-quality tools made in the U.S. with global materials, convenient service repair centers, or products backed by extensive warranties, the DEWALT professional end user can expect premium power tools that are made and serviced by fellow Americans—some of whom are veterans—right here in the U.S.”

With the added products, facilities and a continued commitment to expanding domestic manufacturing, DeWALT is able to deliver products with greater efficiency, without adding cost, while keeping the same Guaranteed Tough quality customers have come to know and expect from the brand.

Tape Measures in 16-, 25- and 35-Foot Lengths Are Durable Enough for Construction Sites

The 16-, 25- and 35-foot Premium Tapes are ideal for heavy-duty framing and other construction measuring tasks.

The 16-, 25- and 35-foot Premium Tapes are ideal for heavy-duty framing and other construction measuring tasks.

DEWALT introduces a family of Premium Tapes. The 16-, 25- and 35-foot Premium Tapes are ideal for heavy-duty framing and other construction measuring tasks. The tapes feature a reinforced housing and cast metal impact plate to absorb shocks when dropped to protect internal components and the end hook. Extensive rubber over-molding covers all contact points of the tapes for improved grip.

These tapes also feature a five screw design for improved drop resistance. Holding the body together are four reinforced screws on the corners and one in the center for added support.

The tape blades are made from durable steel coated in Mylar polyester protecting the blade from the elements and providing a long blade life. A 13-foot blade standout allows unaided measuring from a distance or overhead without the tapes bending or collapsing while extending.

The blade also features an oversized end hook ideal for grabbing on to lumber, steel, concrete and other materials. The Premium Tapes are designed in a manner that protects the end hook when dropped, reducing the risk of bending—which causes inaccurate measurements. These DEWALT Premium Tapes are 50 times more durable than their respective Milwaukee counterparts 48-22-5116 (16-foot), 48-22-5125 (25-foot) and 48-22-5135 (35-foot) based on accuracy after drop onto the hook.

For added durability, the Premium Tapes are constructed of high-impact ABS polymer and covered in durable rubber over-mold. The tapes also feature a lock switch which is covered in rubber over-molds capable of absorbing impact. Lock switches on competitor tapes are plastic and easily crack and break.

The Premium Tapes are made in the U.S. with global materials.

Bluetooth Speaker Also Charges Devices

DeWalt's DCR006 Jobsite Bluetooth Speaker

DeWalt’s DCR006 Jobsite Bluetooth Speaker

The DCR006 Jobsite Bluetooth Speaker from DEWALT gives users the option to listen to music from their Bluetooth-compatible device without sacrificing the sound quality; two 2 1/2-inch speakers on the unit produce rich sound. The speaker is powered by 12V MAX or 20V MAX DEWALT lithium ion batteries or AC via an AC adaptor (sold with the speaker). It includes one aux port for playing music from Bluetooth-compatible MP3 players and devices and one USB Power port for convenient device charging while powered by battery or AC. The unit includes the newest version of Bluetooth (4.0).

Illuminate Dark Job Sites with LED Spotlight

DEWALT introduces its new 20V MAX* CORDLESS Jobsite LED Spotlight – model DCL043

DEWALT introduces its new 20V MAX* CORDLESS Jobsite LED Spotlight – model DCL043

DEWALT introduces its new 20V MAX* CORDLESS Jobsite LED Spotlight – model DCL043 – offering three LED Lights and one Red LED light to illuminates dark job-site work areas.

On the job site, commercial uses include working in dark areas for site inspections, and searching for leaks in roofs and ceilings. The Spotlight is IP54 rated with a water and dust resistance seal to help protect the Spotlight from water or weather damage for protection on the job site as well as for outdoor recreational use. The LEDs are encased in an over-molded, non-marking lens cover that provides protection.

The LED Spotlight features two lumen settings. On the1,000 light output setting, the Spotlight provides maximum brightness for up to 508 yards or 1,525 feet. The 90 lumens red light setting preserves battery life even longer.
The red LED light preserves night vision when using the spotlight outside or in dark buildings. The rods in your eyes are responsible for night vision, the red light from this Spotlight is good in situations where you need to keep your night vision from being compromised.

A pivoting head pivots 0 to 90 degrees for directing light where it is needed most to illuminate surfaces above or below the work area. A hanging hook and belt hook allow the Spotlight to hang in multiple locations hands free. Rubber over-molds offer a sure grip when hand-held or stationary on flat surfaces.

The DCL043 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Jobsite LED Spotlight will retail for approximately $89.00 (without battery or charger) where DEWALT products are sold. The DCL043 comes standard with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract, and 90-day money-back guarantee.

*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.

Mobile Workstation Transports and Stores Large Tools

DEWALT's Multi-Level Workshop

DEWALT’s Multi-Level Workshop

DEWALT introduces the new Multi-Level Workshop—model DWST20880—a 4-level, mobile workstation ideal for transporting and storing large tools, as well as organizing hand tools, accessories and other job-site necessities.

The Multi-Level Workshop allows contractors to roll over rough job-site terrain right to up their work area. In one seamless movement users can open and extend the workshop for visible access to four levels of storage. This rolling workshop delivers 90 pounds of load capacity and 22.5 gallons of storage space.

Large power tools can be stored in the oversized bottom bin while hand tools and other odds and ends store easily in the middle section or top tool box. The middle section includes 8 compartments with removable dividers for customization of storage needs. Additional tools and job-site necessities can sit on the open lid for grab and go convenience.

The Rolling Workshop features a single pull-up latch for quick and easy opening. A reinforced telescopic metal pull handle offers easy maneuvering and comfortable grip allowing the user to pull or push the workshop, as needed. Heavy-duty 8-inch rubber wheels offer easy steering and maneuverability on job sites. Ball bearing slides provide smooth opening of the cantilever system.

When finished with your job, with one movement all storage compartments close and you are ready to wheel the Multi-Level Workshop away.

The Multi-Level Workshop is built in the USA with global materials.