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ARTBA Foundation Announces 2009 “Work Zone Safety Awareness” Winners

Public and private transportation organizations from across the country were recognized for their commitment to safety at the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) ninth annual “Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards” event on March 10 at the National Traffic Management & Work Zone Safety Conference, held at the World of Asphalt show in Orlando, FL.

The competition recognizes outstanding efforts to help reduce roadway work zone accidents, injuries and fatalities. The awards are divided into these categories: outreach campaigns, safety training and innovations in technology.

An independent panel of judges reviewed the entries and selected winners:

Outreach Programs—Local/Municipal: Recognizes efforts of local-level organizations, such as construction companies, utility companies, local/municipal transportation agencies or trade associations, that promote roadway work zone safety through implementation of employee and/or public education campaigns and training programs.

First Place: Louisiana TIMED Managers,Geaux Orange: Drive Safe on the Huey
To improve work zone safety for the 100 employees on the Huey P. Long Bridge in Jefferson Parish, the Louisiana TIMED Managers, a joint venture of Parsons Brincker-hoff, LPA Group, Inc., and G.E.C. Inc., conducted a multimedia outreach campaign targeting drivers of the 50,000 vehicles that cross the bridge each day. Project team members conducted extensive local media relations, prepared radio and television safety announcements with local celebrities, and generated buzz via a dedicated website, YouTube page, and a direct marketing collateral program.

Second Place: Guy F. Atkinson Construction, LLC, “I-405 South Bellevue Widening Wilburton Tunnel Outreach
Widening the busy Interstate 405 corridor through Bellevue, Wash., required closures to facilitate construction of new traffic lanes and demolish the Wilburton Tunnel. To ease congestion during closure periods, Guy F. Atkinson Construction, LLC, employees developed and implemented a comprehensive communications plan. Project team members hosted a half dozen media and public education events, pitched specific human interest stories, distributed press releases and conducted direct community relations outreach through 300 local organizations. The program helped contribute to a 20 percent reduction in traffic in the north segment and a 60 percent reduction in the south section during peak closure periods.

Outreach Programs—State/Regional: Recognizes efforts of state/regional-level organizations, such as construction companies, universities, transportation agencies, utility companies or trade associations that promote roadway work zone safety through implementation of employee and/or public education campaigns and training programs.

First Place: Oregon Department of Transportation, “My Daddy Works on the Highway—2008 Summer Safety Campaign
Summer 2008 was one of the Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) busiest bridgework seasons with crews repairing or replacing 83 spans on Interstate 5 alone. With a high volume of work, ODOT launched a unique campaign to alert motorists and road users to the dangers surrounding work zones and the need to drive safely by “humanizing” roadwork crews. Project team members developed the “My Daddy Works on the Highway” slogan to catch and maintain public attention. Campaign advertisements and literature featured actual contractors, local workers and their families in each media market. The campaign helped contribute to increased public awareness and team members cited a drop in work zone accidents.

Second Place (Tie): Rutgers University, “Putting a Face on Work Zone Safety—2008 Outreach Campaign
One teen is killed every three days in a roadway work zone crash and seven are injured. To help reduce these injuries and fatalities, Rutgers University created a teen driver toolkit to supplement curriculum in the state driver education program. The campaign aimed to “personalize” the role of drivers and emphasize the human impact of work zone incidents. University experts and team members created a searchable CD-ROM of available literature, assembled a talking points survey to test driver knowledge of work zone hazards and designed a work zone safety awareness poster designed by a New Jersey high school student.

Second Place (Tie): Granite Construction Company, Inc., “Work Zone Safety Awareness Campaign
Responding to an increase in Utah work zone incident fatalities and increased reports of motorists harassing workers, Granite Construction Company, Inc., developed a state-based program to educate drivers about the dangers of exceeding the posted speed in a work zone. Campaign team members generated local media coverage, conducted legislative briefings and worked with area construction and safety officials to help develop protocol for safer work zones. This process led to an agreement to station highway patrol officers at the beginning of work zones to serve an enforcement and protection role. In addition, the state workers compensation fund joined the effort and launched a radio and television ad series to continue promoting the message of safe travel through work zones.

Outreach ProgramsNational: Recognizes efforts of national organizations, such as construction companies, utility companies, transportation agencies or trade associations that promote roadway work zone safety through implementation of employee and/or public education campaigns and training programs.

First Place: CH2M HILL, “Work Zone Safety Matters
To address the issue of work zone fatalities and injuries, CH2M HILL created the “Work Zone Safety Matters” campaign. During April, May and June of each year, the campaign wor
ks to educate CH2M HILL employees, customers and public officials with safety awareness kits. Team members implemented an extensive program of on-site workplace training and education meetings regarding work zone safety, promoted seatbelt enforcement, and prepared resource kits so each company office could engage the public on the work zone safety education. The effort was recognized by the Colorado Department of Transportation as the first private corporation to engage in seatbelt enforcement under the “Click It or Ticket” program.

TrainingLocal: Recognizes local programs that promote worker safety on the jobsite.

First Place: Guy F. Atkinson Construction, LLC, “I-405, South Bellevue Widening Design-Build Project
Guy F. Atkinson Construction, LLC, developed an extensive employee safety program to help reduce the recordable workplace incident rate by nearly half. The safety program was integrated into regular work routines on the I-405, South Bellevue Widening Design Build Project. It included a 34-module computerized safety training program, smaller interactive group training exercises and regular toolbox safety training—all of which began on each employee’s first day and continued throughout the project. Significantly, the program required the participation of all project employees at Atkinson, as well as subcontractors and Washington State Department of Transportation employees assigned to the project.

TrainingState: Recognizes state programs that promote worker safety on the jobsite.

First Place: Wayne State University, “Utility Work Zone Traffic Control Guideline Development and Training
Utility work zones are fundamentally different from most highway construction work zones. Utility work is often of a short duration and involves smaller crew sizes, which renders a traditional large scale roadway traffic plan impractical. To aid utility companies and contractors in addressing these challenges, the Michigan-based Wayne State University Transportation Research Group developed the “Utility Work Zone Traffic Control Guidelines” and an associated training program consisting of two modules, one targeted for management and safety officials, and another aimed at utility workers, foremen and supervisors. The comprehensive guidelines focused on an introduction to utility work zone operations and presented recommendations for several important aspects of safety-related utility work, including the establishment of a safety culture in the organization, the use of uniform and consistent traffic control devices and systems, and the development of typical temporary traffic control plans that are appropriate for specific roadway and traffic characteristics.

TrainingNational: Recognizes national programs that promote worker safety on the jobsite.

First Place: Connecting Idaho Partners, “GARVEE Transportation Program—Worker Training
To provide focused work zone safety training for employees and government agency partners, Connecting Idaho Partners (CIP), a joint venture of URS-Washington Division and CH2M HILL partnered with the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Outreach Training with roadway construction emphasis. The agencies conducted seven trainings sessions, free of charge, held at four locations throughout Idaho. The team trained more than 175 public and private sector professionals, representing 31 individual organizations.

Innovations in Technology: Recognizes the important role that technology plays in improving safety in and around work zones for workers and motorists alike. It honors manufacturers of all types of equipment or methodologies that integrate, develop, or market innovative technologies; or that demonstrates innovative applications of existing technologies.

First Place: 3M Company, “All Weather Pavement Marking System of Work Zones
Roadway markings used in work zones—especially those in “all weather” or heavy rain areas— require a unique product. 3M developed a new pavement marking material that help ensures visibility under all weather conditions and is especially tailored to work zone applications. The product is designed for use in “all weather” areas and provides a functional and economic solution that improves wet-weather visibility of pavement markings in work zones.

Second Place: C and S Lane, Inc., “Plate Lock
The Plate Lock system, developed by C and S Lane, Inc. of Medford, OR is a new and innovative way of securing road plates commonly used in work zones. They are mechanically fastened to the roadway, thus eliminating the use of “cold patches” which rely on adhesion to the road. The Plate Lock system also provides an added safety feature because the devices are painted a highly visible orange when they are in use in a work zone.

The ARTBA-TDF was established in 1985 as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt entity to promote research, education and public awareness. It supports an array of initiatives, including educational scholarships, awards, roadway work zone safety and training programs, special economic reports and a national exhibition on transportation.

Haulotte Group/BilJax Releases First 2009 Go Green Committee Update

Haulotte Group/BilJax has released its first Go Green Committee progress report of 2009 and is pleased to announce a continued reduction in the amount of waste generated by the company’s Archbold, Ohio manufacturing facility and offices.According to environmental consultant Cari Weidner, the company has witnessed a dramaticdec
rease in the amount of solid waste produced at the Archbold location.

“Since the Go Green Committee’s inception in mid-2008, the amount of trash generated has decreased every month from the same time period in 2007. Most months, waste was reduced by 50% or more,” says Weidner, who attributes the improvements to a variety of factors. “We recycled over 11% more material in 2008 [than in 2007], and the company as a whole is making more environmentally-friendly decisions.”

Weidner cites the factory-wide installation of hand sanitizer dispensers, which do not require water or generate paper waste, as one such environmentally conscious decision. She estimates approximately 40 fewer tons of solid refuse in 2008 than during theprevious year.

Innovation, creativity, and imagination have allowed Haulotte Group to become a global manufacturer of people and material lifting equipment. With the acquisition of BilJax, one of the most recognized names in the rental industry, the product line has expanded to include frame, system and utility scaffolds, trailer mounted boom lifts, vertical and material lifts, contractor equipment and event staging and seating. Together, Haulotte Group and BilJax complete a full line of access equipment for North America and the world.

Greg Sitek

DEWALT® Announced TOUGHBoxTM Job Site Storage Chests for Industrial Strength and Security

DEWALT announced TOUGHBox™ Job Site Storage Chests, an industrial strength solution made in the USA with global materials and engineered to combine storage and innovation with security and organization. Available in four sizes (36”, 42”, 48” and 60”), DEWALT® TOUGHBox™ Job Site Storage Chests have a 2,500 lb. static weight capacity and can be configured to meet industrial job site organization needs.

The DEWALT® TOUGHBox™Job Site Storage is the result of field testing and research at industrial jobsites where security of tools, organization and additional workspace were primary productivity challenges.

Key DEWALT® TOUGHBox™ Job Site Storage features and accessories include:

Reinforced Steel and Durable Finish: From the 16-gauge steel body and14-gauge Steel Floor to the reinforced 11-gauge vertical “ribs,” the DEWALT® TOUGHBox™ Job Site Storage provides strength and rigidity. A powder coat finish in DEWALT’s signature high visibility yellow ensures industrial durability against harsh outdoor elements.

Locking and Security: A stacked and welded full-length piano hinge, recessed lock and locking mechanism help protect high-asset valuables from theft and prevent lock cutting. The 36” DEWALT® TOUGHBox™ Job Site Storage has a 2-point locking mechanism and the larger sizes feature a 3-point mechanism.

Lid Operation: Heavy-duty gas struts and a finger groove lid provide controlled and easy lid opening/closing.

Pre-Drilled Caster Holes: To accommodate industrial-strength, non-marking DEWALT® TOUGHBox™ Job Site Storage Casters. Sold separately, casters are available in swivel or rigid and each has a 900 lb weight capacity per caster and 11 gauge reinforcement plate.

Skid Access: Each box includes four-way skid access points for easy positioning and movement on the job site.

Electrical Pass Through: A rear rubber grommet can accommodate electrical cords.

DEWALT® DEWALT® TOUGHBox™ Job Site Storage accessories include:

Under-Lid Soft Storage: Perfect for easy access to small, loose items including safety glasses, gloves and vests while maximizing every square inch of possible storage space in the DEWALT® TOUGHBox™ Job Site Storage Chest, the optional Soft Storage (DWMT80432) measures 25.5” W x 20” high and features mounting brackets and hardware. (Sold Separately).

ToughSystem® Unit Integration: Storage in the top portion of the box is compatible with the mobile modular storage DEWALT® ToughSystem units including the DS150 Small Case (DWST08201), ToughSystem DS300 Large Case (DWST08203), ToughSystem DS400 XL Case (DWST08204), ToughSystem Tote (DWST08205) and ToughSystem DS130 (DWST08130), which supports easy storage, access and transport of tools. (Sold Separately)

Product Specs:

WIDTH 36” 42” 48” 60”
HEIGHT 34.50” 34.50” 34.50” 34.50”
OPEN HEIGHT 59.50” 59.50” 59.50” 59.50”
DEPTH 28” 28” 28” 28”
SHIPMENT WEIGHT 197 lbs 229 lbs 242 lbs 306 lbs
CU. FT. PER UNIT 16.70 Cu. Ft. 19.30 Cu. Ft. 22.10 Cu. Ft. 27.60 Cu Ft.
MSRP $549.00 $559.00 $559.00 $699.00


DEWALT® TOUGHBox™ Job Site Storage is available on and where DEWALT® products are sold. DEWALT® products are Guaranteed Tough® with a limited lifetime warranty. For more information visit


Peeking At CONEXPO

By Greg Sitek

It’s over and now the industry has it sights on 2020 March 7-11 for the next roll of the CONEXPO-CON/AGG experience. The massive construction show will once againtake over LasVegas as it did this year.

Some 2017 CONEXPO show facts:

  • S. buyer attendance jumped over 16 percent from the 2014 show, and total buyer attendance improved by almost 8 percent.
  • Overall contractor and producer attendance grew by 10 percent.
  • Total attendance neared 128,000 for the week.
  • Almost half of all attendees serve in executive positions at their company, and more than 3-in-5 attendees serve in a decision-making role.
  • Almost 26,000 international attendees from 150 countries braved global headwinds including a strong dollar and flagging export markets and composed nearly 20 percent of overall attendance.
  • Attendees purchased a record-breaking 52,000 tickets for education sessions at the show, a 26 percent increase from the 2014 show. Total ticket sales excluding IFPE jumped by over 27 percent compared to 2014.

Without doubt this was one of the most upbeat industry shows I’ve attended. The excitement over the proposed $1 trillion infrastructure bill permeated the show. It was a treat to feel the positive attitude that greeted you every time you sat down for a press conference or entered a booth.

A forward-looking vision for construction and infrastructure took center stage at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017, from the unveiling of the world’s first 3D-printed excavator and the new Tech Experience to the largest show floor in history and a stellar education lineup featuring leading innovators.

The exhibitions held March 7-11, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, highlighted the newest product innovations and best practices for the construction and construction materials and fluid power/power transmission/motion control industries.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017 spanned a record 2.8 million-plus net square feet of exhibits with a record 2,800-plus exhibitors from the leading U.S. and global manufacturers, from multinational giants to small firms with specialized products.

The technological changes revolutionizing construction and manufacturing were a central feature throughout the show. The first-ever Tech Experience pavilion attracted solid traffic throughout the week, as attendees flocked to see the world’s first-ever 3D-printed excavator, hear from industry innovators during a collection of “Tech Talks,” and engage with the conclusion of the Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge Finale, which awarded $100,000 in prize money to winners over a crowd sourced competition to develop forward-looking infrastructure solutions.

There was no shortage of new products and technologies introduced at the show. The following are less than glimpse of only a few but illustrate the kinds of information and products shown this year in Las Vegas. Watch for more. 

JCB previewed an all-new skid steer and compact track loader with a telescopic boom. The JCB Teleskid is a revolutionary new product that can reach 60% further forward than other skid steers and can dig below its chassis to an unparalleled depth of around a little more than 3 feet (one meter).

LiuGong showcased its revolutionary new product – the Vertical Lift Wheel Loader. The product was first unveiled at LiuGong’s global dealer conference in November 2016 and was shown for the first time outside of China at CONEXPO This truly is new technology. The key innovations of the product are the vertical lift loader arms on an articulating frame and the mechanical self-leveling Z-bar bucket linkage on a vertical lift loader.

Wacker Neuson is expanding its telehandler line with the addition of the TH627. The TH627 is the second model in the manufacturer’s line to offer a unique ground-engaging telehandler that is a versatile three-in-one machine concept. Designed with a hydraulic universal attachment plate (SSL), the TH627 can be used with ground-engaging attachments and work like a (1) wheel loader to dig and carry, (2) a skid steer with a compact foot print capable of using multiple attachments and (3) a telehandler with a lift height of 18-feet, 7-inches and 5,500 pounds lifting capacity.

GOMACO Remote Diagnostics (GRD) is proven in the field by GOMACO contractors. GRD is more than telematics, giving owners the visibility of how, when, and where their equipment is being used. It’s a powerful extension to GOMACO’s existing service capabilities. It allows technicians a diagnostic review of a GOMACO machine from corporate headquarters in Ida Grove, Iowa, USA, at the owner’s shop, or on the job site. GRD will transmit G+® settings, configuration and fault history for an immediate and complete diagnosis. GRD also allows software updates, fleet management, service indicators. This remote capability also allows software updates to the G+ for specific applications or unique job-site logistics, such as new radius technology, support for new sensors, new code for 3D machine guidance technology, or additional updates for new product introductions. 

Topcon Positioning Group announces the next generation of automated concrete paving — the ZPS system — with the new Z-Robot and Z-Stack sensor. Using enhanced Topcon Millimeter GPS® technology, the ZPS system is designed to bring unmatched accuracy to concrete paving with a fraction of the hardware required for traditional LPS (local positioning system).

The new Z-Robot is an advanced robotic total station with integrated Z-beam laser technology. The Z-Robot is designed to provide a hybrid function of high-precision, optically-based vertical accuracy control and the convenience of Z-beam laser positioning to maintain that accuracy across the paver. It was shown at the show on a GOMACO paver.

CASE introduced the DL450 a fully integrated compact dozer loader AKA “Project Minotaur” – a first-of-its-kind fully integrated design that matches the best operating characteristics of a compact track loader (CTL) with a crawler dozer. A launch/production date for the machine has not been confirmed, but CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 represents a new and advanced phase in product development with extensive voice of customer work being conducted at the show and with top contractors.Project Minotaur” brings together the footprint and performance of a compact track loader with the true power and dozing characteristics of a bulldozer; the new product is currently in “concept” phase.

Remember, this is only a glimpse of what CONEXPO-CON/AGG was…




DEWALT has introduced two new lasers

DEWALT has introduced two new lasers, Green Cross Line Laser (model DW088CG) and Green 3 Spot Laser (model DW083CG), bringing together the additional visibility of green laser technology with durable over-molded housing for electricians, framers, plumbers, remodelers and contractors taking on a variety of leveling and layout applications.
DEWALT® Green Cross Line and Green 3 Spot Lasers feature a semiconductor diode to directly emit bright green beams, providing a 100 ft. working range radius to support common interior tasks, from laying tile, flooring and general leveling to plumbing, concrete work, framing, cabinet and lighting installations. The lasers include an internal pendulum for self-leveling.
“These lasers bring green technology solutions at a competitive price and the quality our customers can expect from DEWALT to a broader base of professionals,” said Dustin Prevete, Senior Product Manager – Electronic Tools, DEWALT.
The DEWALT® Green Cross Line Laser (model DW088CG) features a patented integrated magnetic bracket allowing flush attachment to metal track and steel and a 1/4” thread mount for use

model DW088CG

The DEWALT® 3 Spot Laser (model DW083CG) projects three bright green spots to provide accurate plumb point and horizontal point transfer with a range of 100 ft., an accuracy of up to +/- 1/8” at 30 ft. as well as dot visibility and alignment for wall track layout. The unit is tripod ready, featuring over track design for durability and a locking pendulum to prevent damage to internal components.
Both DEWALT® lasers  are available on and where DEWALT products are sold. DEWALT® products are Guaranteed Tough® with

model DW083CG

a warranty package that includes three-year limited warranty, 90-day money back guarantee and a one-year free service contract.

DEWALT is a leading manufacturer of professional 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, screw driving accessories and more, as well as pneumatic tools. 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 or follow DEWALT on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

DEWALT’s New Batteries & Tools Improve Job-site Safety and Productivity

DEWALT’s new FLEXVOLT system brings the concept of a cordless, hose-less jobsite closer to realization and reality than ever.

DCB606_8The 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)

DCS575T1_F4Fully 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) _

DCS388T1_2The 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)

DCS7485T1_6DEWALT’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) 

DCG414T1_4For 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

DHS716AT2_A1DEWALT’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.