DEWALT’s new FLEXVOLT system brings the concept of a cordless, hose-less jobsite closer to realization and reality than ever.
The recently unveiled the FLEXVOLT™ system, which features the world’s first battery that automatically changes voltage when the user changes tools does just that plus. The FLEXVOLT™ battery powers a new lineup of brushless 60V MAX* and 120V MAX* FLEXVOLT™ tools. What makes the FLEXVOLT™ battery (DCB606) extremely innovative is its patent-pending technology that is backwards compatible with most existing DEWALT 20V MAX* tools and chargers. When used in DEWALT 20V MAX* tools, the FLEXVOLT™ battery provides up to 4X runtime**. In addition, the FLEXVOLT™ battery provides more than 3X battery power versus DEWALT 18V NiCad.
The key to this technology is the ability of the FLEXVOLT™ battery to switch between DEWALT tools of varying voltages (20V MAX*, 60V MAX* and 120V MAX*). The FLEXVOLT™ battery automatically changes voltage depending on whether it’s being used in a 20V MAX* or 60V MAX* tool. Two FLEXVOLT™ batteries together power the new DEWALT 120V MAX* 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. As a result of this advanced battery technology, jobsites can now fully transition from corded to the freedom of cordless.
The FLEXVOLT™ battery not only extends the runtime of existing DEWALT 20V MAX* tools, but it also powers five new 60V MAX* tools and two new 120V MAX* tools (with 2 FLEXVOLT™ batteries). The new 60V MAX* FLEXVOLT™ brushless tools include a 7-1/4” Circular Saw (DCS575), 4-1/2”-6” Grinder (DCG414), Reciprocating Saw (DCS388), 1/2″ VSR Stud and Joist Drill (DCD460), and 8-1/4” Table Saw (DCS7485). The new 120V MAX* FLEXVOLT™ tools are a 12” Fixed Head Compound Miter Saw (DHS716) and 12” Sliding Compound Miter Saw (DHS790).
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.”
Also capable of operating off of the FLEXVOLT™ battery platform are new 20V MAX* tools, including a Portable Power Station (DCB1800), 20V MAX* Bluetooth® Radio Charger (DCR025) and 20V MAX* Bluetooth® LED Area Light (DCL070). DEWALT’s 20V MAX* Hammer Drill & Impact Driver Combination Kit (DCK299) will also be offered kitted with a FLEXVOLT™ battery in addition to a 2.0 Ah Pack. In addition to the tools, FLEXVOLT™ High Efficiency Accessories™ are Engineered to Maximize Runtime™. This new line is optimized for use with cordless power tools and is engineered to deliver more cuts or holes per charge than standard DEWALT accessories.
DEWALT continues to develop tools that provide more power and runtime, and combined with FLEXVOLT™ battery technology, completely cordless jobsites are within reach. Without the hassle of cords or generators, cordless tools now have the runtime and power needed to complete almost any construction task. Available in fall 2016 where DEWALT products are sold, each FLEXVOLT™ tool comes with the standard DEWALT 3 year limited warranty, 1 year free service, and 90 day money back guarantee while the FLEXVOLT™ battery comes with a 3 year limited warranty, 3 year free service, and 90 day money back guarantee.
What Tools Will DEWALT FlexVolt Power?
A quick look at some of the new 60V tools:
60V MAX* 7-1/4” Circular Saw (DCS575)
Fully using the advantages of the DEWALT FLEXVOLT™ battery is the 60V MAX* 7-1/4” Circular Saw (DCS575). The saw’s 7-1/4” blade and brushless motor technology offers extreme power, runtime, and durability. With a 2-9/16” depth of cut capacity, it can make up to 339 cuts per charge in 2×4 SPF lumber on a single charge with one FLEXVOLT™ battery. It is ideal for use in a wide variety of professional applications and with common construction materials such as oriented strand board (OSB), plywood, hardwoods, and flooring.
The DCS575 Circular Saw features an electronic brake that stops the blade after the trigger is released and a lower guard design which improves performance for bevel cuts and cutting shim. The DCS575 is designed with a bright LED light that helps provide line-of-cut visibility, a bevel scale with 57° capacity including stops at 45° and 22.5°, and a durable high grade aluminum base for smooth cuts.
60V MAX* Reciprocating Saw (DCS388) _
The DEWALT 60V MAX* Reciprocating Saw is made to handle a wide variety of tasks on the job for tough applications including cutting through pipe, lumber, threaded rod, OSB, duct PVC and more with ease. Featuring a brushless motor, the reciprocating saw offers 3X the power of the 18V DCS385. Offering a 1-1/8” stroke length and 0-3,000 SPM, this saw provides fast and efficient cutting. A pivoting shoe provides leverage for a variety of applications while the saw’s bright LED work light helps to illuminate dark jobsite areas.
Additional features include a keyless lever-action blade clamp for quick and easy blade change, a variable speed trigger for speed control, and rubber molding for a comfortable grip. The Reciprocating Saw is 17-3/4” long and only 7.8 lbs., allowing it to be easily maneuvered around a jobsite.
60V MAX* VSR Stud and Joist Drill (DCD460) Insert pic DCD460
For roughing in plumbing and electrical, the DEWALT 60V MAX* 1/2″ VSR Stud and Joist Drill (DCD460) is ideal in use on double, triple, four, and five 2X wood as well as engineered lumber (such as Microllam® beam). Incorporating the E-Clutch® System and a mechanical clutch help to keep the user in control and protect the tool. The VSR Stud and Joist Drill is a DEWALT Perform & Protect™ tool, which is designed to provide a high level of control without sacrificing performance. A 2-speed transmission and VSR trigger allow the user to achieve the optimal speed for the application and the unit’s brushless motor maximizes runtime and durability.
Added features of the Stud and Joist Drill include an adjustable bail handle, an onboard chuck key storage, and LED work light to help illuminate the application.
60V MAX* 8-1/4” Table Saw (DCS7485)
DEWALT’s 60V MAX* 8-1/4” Table Saw’s brushless motor provides runtime, durability, and power and covers 95% of ripping applications on a variety of materials. Using one FLEXVOLT™ Battery, the Table Saw can rip up to 302 linear feet per charge of 3/4″ OSB material on a single charge. With a maximum rip capacity of 24” on the right side of the blade and a maximum rip capacity of 12” on the left side, the saw can easily handle full 4×8’ sheets of material. The telescoping rack and pinion rip fence adjustment allows fast, smooth, and precise adjustments while maintaining front to rear parallelism of the fence to the blade.
The saw also incorporates feet for stability and a roll cage for durability and protection of the tool. At only 45 lbs. (without a battery) and with the blade guard assembly and all other components stored onboard, the Table Saw is easy to transport using the integrated side handle.
60V MAX* 4.5” to 6” Grinder (DCG414)
For high power cutting and grinding of structural steel, metal pipe, rebar, steel plates, and concrete the DEWALT 60V MAX* 4.5” to 6” Grinder features a brushless motor that maximizes runtime for demanding applications allowing for up to 126 cuts of 1/2” rebar on a single charge using a FLEXVOLT™ battery and 6″ FLEXVOLT™ cutting wheel . The Grinder is also a Perform & Protect™ tool, designed to provide a high level of tool control without sacrificing performance. Key features of the DEWALT 60V MAX* 4.5” to 6” Grinder include its Kickback Brake which automatically shuts down and slows the wheel to a stop when a wheel pinch is detected. It has power equivalent to 13 Amps or 1700 MWO (as compared to the D28144) and a brake with less than two second stop time that slows the wheel when the trigger is released.
The grinder includes a two stage trigger that reduces the chance for accidental startup. Included with the grinder kit is a 4.5” Type 27 and a 6” Type 27 Grinding Guard. With the grinder’s One-Touch™ Guard Compatibility, the user has the option to utilize a one or two-touch guard option with a simple lever adjustment.
120V MAX* AC/DC 12” Miter Saws (DHS790 & DHS716) Insert pic DHS716
DEWALT’s 120V MAX* 12” Sliding Compound Miter Saw (DHS790) delivers the capacity, accuracy, portability, ease of use, and durability that professionals demand. Power and flexibility for cutting framing lumber, stair tread, hardwood and crown molding are achieved either corded (AC mode with the DCA120 Corded Power Supply) for unlimited runtime or cordless (DC mode with two FLEXVOLT™ batteries) for portability and convenience. Using two FLEXVOLT™ Batteries, the 120V Max* 12” Sliding Compound Miter Saw is capable of delivering up to 289 cross cuts in 3-1/4” base molding without having to find an outlet or use extension cords. The saw has a maximum horizontal cross-cut capacity of 16”(with back fence), vertical cut capacity of 6-3/4”, and nested crown cut capacity of 7-1/2”, along with the integrated CUTLINE™ Blade Positioning System and stainless steel adjustable miter detent plate, the saw delivers the capacity and accuracy professionals demand. The aluminum base and trunnion provide rigidity and strength for the sliding function to maintain accuracy and performance cut after cut.
The 120V MAX* 12” Compound Miter Saw (DHS716) delivers many of the same benefits as the Sliding Compound Miter Saw. The 12” Compound Miter Saw features a maximum horizontal cross cut capacity of 10”(with back fence) , vertical cut capacity of 6-1/2”, nested crown cut capacity of 6-5/8”, the integrated CUTLINE™ Blade Positioning System, and stainless steel adjustable miter detent plate. The miter gauge cam-lock with push-button release and the highly visible bevel scale provide ease of use and convenience for quick and accurate adjustments. Using two DEWALT FLEXVOLT™ Batteries, the 120V MAX* 12” Compound Miter Saw (DHS716) is also capable of delivering up to 289 cross cuts in 3-1/4” base molding without having to find an outlet or use extension cords.
Available where DEWALT products are sold in October 2016, all DEWALT high powered cordless tools will come standard with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee.
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With respect to 20V MAX* – Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.
With respect to 60V MAX* – Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 60 volts. Nominal voltage is 54.
With respect to 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.
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**With FLEXVOLT™ battery when used with DEWALT 20V MAX* tools.