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New STANLEY® 120 Tooth Ratchet Provides More Than 2X the Access* Along With Style, Performance and Quality

STANLEY has introduced the STANLEY® 120 Tooth Ratchet, an innovative addition to the comprehensive line of automotive tools, featuring 2X the access versus a traditional 60 tooth ratchet on fasteners in tight spots.

This is the first 120 Tooth Ratchet for STANLEY and is engineered for auto enthusiasts to DIY who want to add performance and quality to their toolbox. Integral to working in tight spaces, the reduced arc swing of the ratchet are alternating pawls, which formulate a 3 degree arc swing.

Available in two open stock models, 3/8” and 1/2” Drive in black chrome (Model numbers STMT81207: 3/8” and STMT81208: ½”), additional features of the STANLEY® 120 Tooth Ratchet:

  • Grooved handle design for an improved ergonomic feel and greater control when fastening
  • An 8” handle on the 3/8” and 10”handle on the 1/2” drive, designed to provide greater reach and improved leverage
  • Low Profile Switch Lever, which prevents accidental switch and supports improved accessibility

More information, including where to purchase is available on Stanleytools.com. #StanleyTools

*Versus a traditional 60 tooth ratchet

DEWALT® Ergo Aviation Snips Reduce Muscle Exertion and Enhance Comfort

15% less muscle exertion* for easier cutting

DEWALT remains focused on innovating and delivering ergonomic hand tools including new Ergo Aviation Snips (DWHT14676), featuring reduced handle span to help optimize cutting with less effort.

Used by carpentry professionals and sheet metal workers for a variety of cutting applications, including 18-22 gauge sheet metal, aluminum, copper, vinyl siding, leather, and cardboard, DEWALT® Ergo Aviation Snips also have a serrated edge that helps prevent materials from slipping during use without increased effort.  Patented flush hardware design allows for smooth, unobstructed cuts and easier access from a tool pouch. A new, extended finger flange design on the DEWALT® Ergo Aviation Snips enhance leverage, while the external latch design provides easy, one-handed operation. The bi-material, cushion grip handles provide comfort and control.

DEWALT® Ergo Aviation Snips are available in Left Cut (DWHT14673), Right Cut (DWHT14674) and Straight Cut (DWHT14675) as well as a three-piece set (DWHT14676). DEWALT® Ergo Snips are made of forged chrome vanadium steel blade material for durability and are available on DEWALT.com and where DEWALT products are sold. DEWALT® products are Guaranteed Tough® with a warranty package that includes three-year limited warranty, 90 day money back guarantee and a one-year free service contract.

To meet United States Ergonomics testing standards, muscle activity levels of the hand, wrist and forearm were recorded as sheet metal workers and carpentry professionals completed a series of common applications with the DEWALT® Ergo Aviation Snips. The muscle effort levels were analyzed to assess the effort for all major muscles involved in the tasks. Based on the positive testing performance of the DEWALT® Ergo Aviation Snips, they have been awarded the United States Ergonomics Ergonomic Product Performance Certification

* Compared to current DEWALT® Snips (DWHT70279) on average


DEWALT is a leading manufacturer of industrial corded and cordless power tools, power tool accessories, storage 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 over 90 million individual units of Power Tools, Hand Tools, and Accessories in the United States with global materials in 2016 alone. Visit the website to learn more about DEWALT tools Made in the USA with global materials.

DEWALT tools can be found nationally and internationally, wherever tools are sold.  For more information, visit www.dewalt.com

About United States Ergonomics:

United States Ergonomics is comprised of Certified Professional Ergonomists and experienced professionals who have been applying the best practices in ergonomics, health & safety for decades. Our goal is to improve human efficiency, comfort and the quality of life by enhancing the design of products and the workplace. US Ergonomics is the only company in the United States providing ergonomics product certification. For more information, visit http://www.us-ergo.com.

DEWALT® Announces Tool Connect™ Inventory Management System Four ways to connect: Tools, Tag, Connector, and Batteries

DEWALT announces updates to Tool Connect™, a system originally launched in 2015 that used Bluetooth® technology to manage batteries on the jobsite. Now, Tool Connect™ features a 3-part inventory management solution that encompasses the Tool Connect™ Inventory Manager web portal, the updated Tool Connect™ mobile app, and connected products.

On average, professionals spend about one full workday a week looking for or waiting for tools on the jobsite**. Professionals estimate that thousands of dollars are lost every year due to poor inventory management**†. As a result, an inventory management system that can track tools and jobsite assets is critical.

Inventory Manager System

The Tool Connect™ system from DEWALT works by pairing connected tools, equipment, and materials with the Tool Connect™ app. The same data is also stored online, accessed by logging into the web portal with a DEWALT.com registration, username, and password. This allows the user to track the last seen location of paired assets as well as manage and assign tools and equipment to different jobsites. The system also streamlines tracking, check-in, and check-out processes of tools thereby eliminating wasted time spent searching for such tools. This helps to save costs and increase productivity as well as efficiency.

Connected Products

Connecting tools, equipment, and materials is key to this inventory management system. Connecting can be done in four ways – via new and existing Tool Connect™ tools, the new Tool Connect™ Tag, the new 20V MAX* Tool Connect™ Connector, and existing Tool Connect™ batteries. Existing connected products are the Stackable Corded/Cordless LED Area Light with Tool Connect™ & Built-in Charger (DCL070) and the 20V MAX* 2.0 Amp (DCB203BT) and 5.0 Amp (DCB205BT) lithium ion batteries with integrated Bluetooth® capability. New connected tools include the 20V MAX* XR® Tool Connect™ Compact Hammerdrill (DCD797), 20V MAX* XR® Tool Connect™ Compact Drill/Driver (DCD792), 20V MAX* XR® Tool Connect™ Impact Driver (DCF888), and the 20V MAX* XR® Tool Connect™ 3-Speed Hammerdrill (DCD997).

In addition, the DEWALT® Bluetooth® Enabled 100 Foot Laser Distance Measure TLM99S (DW099S) is a recent addition to Tool Connect™ products that allows users to store measurements, mark-up photos and save them on the Tool Connect™ app. Other functions include calculating area and volume, as well as performing simple addition and subtraction.

Customization & Diagnostics

Once Tool Connect™ tools are connected, the Tool Connect™ app has customization and diagnostic features. The user can adjust the speed and torque for applications that require consistency and limited variability. The brightness and delay setting of each tool’s LED light is also customizable. Specific to the Stackable Corded/Cordless LED Area Light with Tool Connect™ & Built-in Charger, power, brightness, and schedule can be set from a mobile phone and adjusted within 100 feet. Another tool-specific feature that can be customized, found exclusively in the 20V MAX* XR® Tool Connect™ Hammerdrill (DCD997), is Bind-Up Control. Specific customization features of the 20V MAX* XR® Tool Connect™ Impact Driver (DCF888) is PrecisionDrive™ technology which allows the Impact Driver to stall for one second before impacting. This protects the fastener and material surface and provides the user with maximum control during applications that require a high level of craftsmanship. Finally, diagnostics can monitor productivity by counting the number of trigger pulls and duration of tool use. These features plus others provide important information on tool use, temperature, battery charge and more.

Connection Devices

For assets that don’t have integrated Bluetooth® capability, users can still connect by using the Tool Connect™ Tag (DCE041) or the 20V MAX* Connector (DCE040). The Tag, which features more than three years of integrated battery life, can be attached to large equipment, pallets of material, ladders, and more in a variety of ways. Whether glued, screwed, or riveted to an asset, the Tag keeps track of any item on the jobsite. Rated IP68, the Tag is dust-proof, water-resistant, and can withstand tough jobsite conditions. In addition, the Tag makes the connection process easy with a simple push of a large button, eliminating the need to disassemble the unit to connect. Not only is it easy to hide the small Tag on tools and equipment, it’s also easy to locate one particular Tag. With its integrated blue LEDs that light up when that Tag is selected in the Tool Connect™ app, finding an individual asset is easy.

For DEWALT tools that aren’t already connected, the 20V MAX* Connector permanently attaches directly between the battery and tool. In addition to its permanent connection, the Connector can disable itself when it’s out of range, providing a layer of security and peace-of-mind. At only 4.1oz, the Connector features a rechargeable internal coin cell battery that charges when a 20V MAX* battery is inserted. Similar to the Tag, the Connector also features an easily accessible pair button as well as blue LEDs that light up to indicate that it is paired or identified. Most of the more than 100 products in the 20V MAX* System can now be connected to the Tool Connect™ system. With the tools, Tag, Connector, and batteries, anything on the jobsite can become part of the Tool Connect™ system.

The benefits of the Tool Connect™ system are far reaching. One advantage is that the tools can be set to become disabled when they’re out of range, which helps to deter theft. It also solves for common time management issues and helps make jobsite reporting convenient and accurate. This system is designed for jobsite productivity and efficiency and to save owners, tool crib managers and general contractors money due to lost or misplaced jobsite assets. In addition, the app is a secure, closed system so unauthorized accounts cannot see the whereabouts of assets. New connected tools, Tags, and Connectors will be available starting in summer 2017. Also coming in summer 2017, users will be able to access the Tool Connect™ Inventory Manager web portal by logging into the website with a DEWALT.com registration, username, and password and by downloading the updated, free Tool Connect™ app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

20V MAX* XR® Tool Connect™ Compact Hammerdrill

  • -DCD797B – Bare
  • -DCD797D2 – Kitted with 2 DCB203

20V MAX* XR® Tool Connect™ Compact Drill/Driver

  • -DCD792B –  Bare
  • -DCD792D2 – Kitted with 2 DCB203

20V MAX* XR® Tool Connect™ Impact Driver

  • -DCF888B – Bare
  • -DCF888D2 – Kitted with 2 DCB203
  • -DCF888P2BT – Kitted with 2 DCB205BT

20V MAX* XR® Tool Connect™ Hammerdrill

-DCD997B – Bare

-DCD997P2BT – Kitted with 2 DCB205BT

Tool Connect™ Tag

-DCE041 – Single Tag

  • -DCE041-4 – Tag 4-Pack
  • -DCE041-10 – Tag 10-Pack
  • -DCE041-25 – Tag 25-Pack

20V MAX* Tool Connect™ Connector

  • -DCE040

Stackable Corded/Cordless LED Area Light with Tool Connect™ & Built-in Charger

  • -DCL070
  • -DCL070T1

Bluetooth® Enabled 100 Foot Laser Distance Measure TLM99S

  • -DW099S

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

**The estimated inventory management figure is per pro and includes inefficient labor costs plus the estimated yearly cost of replacing lost or stolen tools. Based on survey, the average was 7.65 hours per week spent looking for and waiting for tools and is included as inefficient labor time. Construction laborer rates based on Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 data.

†Estimate based on 1018 Professional contractors surveyed.

The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by DEWALT is under license.

DEWALT® Announces New Cordless Nailer Lineup

DEWALT® is rapidly expanding its 20V MAX* System to include a total of seven cordless nailers for framing, flooring and finishing applications. Following the recent launches of 16 GA Angled Finish Nailer (DCN660), Metal Connector Nailer (DCN693), and 30 Degree Framing Nailer (DCN692), the new cordless nailers include the 18 GA Brad Nailer (DCN680), 18 GA Narrow Crown Stapler (DCN681), 15 GA Angled Finish Nailer (DCN650), and 18 GA Flooring Stapler (DCN682). The 18 GA Flooring Stapler is the world’s first battery-powered pro-grade flooring stapler.

Each of the new cordless nailers is exclusively battery-powered, eliminating the hassles of using gas, compressors, and hoses. For both large and small jobs, the cordless nailers offer features found on of pneumatic tools including micro-noses (DCN680, DCN650), tool-free depth adjustment, tool-free selectable trigger, and low nail lockout, all with the freedom of cordless. Designed to be used as primary tools, the nailers are lightweight and compact. Common applications include decorative molding, kitchen moldings, staircases, shoe molding, baseboards, cabinet and furniture building, crown molding, engineered flooring, solid hardwood flooring, and more. Other features of the nailers include a paddle trigger (DCN682) and multifunctional LED lights.

The 18 GA Brad Nailer (DCN680) drives 18 GA brad nails from 5/8” to 2-1/8” and incorporates a micro-nose that improves line of sight and accuracy of nail placement**. The 18 GA Narrow Crown Stapler (DCN681) drives 18 GA 1/4″ Narrow Crown Staples from 1/2” to 1-1/2” and provides versatility for a wide variety of projects. The 15 GA Angled Finish Nailer (DCN650) drives 15 GA “DA” Angled Finish Nails from 1-1/4” to 2-1/2” and also includes a micro-nose for improved sight and accuracy of nail placement***. Finally, the 18 GA Flooring Stapler (DCN682) works with 1/2” to 1-1/2” fasteners and can achieve up to 1,500 staples per charge using 18 GA 1/4″ Narrow Crown Staples into flooring that’s between 3/8” and 5/8” thick (when used with DEWALT battery DCB204).

These additions to the 20V MAX* System from DEWALT, which now totals over 100 products, feature efficient brushless motors. In addition, the cordless nailers are complemented by a full line of compatible fasteners (sold separately). Available where DEWALT products are sold in spring 2017, the 20V MAX* Cordless Nailers from DEWALT will come 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.

** Compared to DEWALT DC608

***Compared to DEWALT DC628

DEWALT® Introduces BREAKAWAY™ Reciprocating Saw Blades

 DEWALT® announces new BREAKAWAY™ Reciprocating Saw Blades, which are Made in the USA with global materials. With the innovative 2 blades in 1 design, users are able to break away the used section of the blade, and then reinsert the unused blade section back into the saw. The BREAKAWAY™ feature allows for maximum blade use, without compromising performance.

BREAKAWAY™ Reciprocating Saw Blades come in two lengths, 6” (DWABK461418) and 9” (DWABK491418). The 6” blades break into 4” blades, and are ideal for cutting materials up to 1” in diameter. The 9” blades break into 6” blades, and are ideal for cutting materials up to 2” in diameter. At .042” thickness, DEWALT BREAKAWAY™ Reciprocating Saw Blades have been designed with a thick kerf for durability. The blades are engineered with a 14/18 TPI (teeth per inch) variable tooth pattern for optimized cuts in a variety of metal cutting applications.

Common applications for DEWALT BREAKAWAY™ Reciprocating Saw Blades include cutting galvanized pipe, copper pipe, conduit, metal studs, EMT, and other metals. DEWALT BREAKAWAY™ Reciprocating Saw Blades are designed for the user who is tired of throwing away half-used blades. Available in spring 2017 where DEWALT products are sold, the BREAKAWAY™ Reciprocating Saw Blades solve the common frustration wasting blades.

For more information visit: www.dewalt.com