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DEWALT® Expands Battery and Charger Offerings

DEWALT® announces the continued expansion of the FLEXVOLT® System with the dual-voltage 20V/60V MAX* FLEXVOLT® 12.0Ah Battery (DCB612). In addition, DEWALT announces the new 4-Port Fast Charger (DCB104) which simultaneously charges four FLEXVOLT® 12.0Ah Batteries (sold separately) in 120 minutes. By combining long runtime with fast charge time, DEWALT reduces downtime on the job site.

The 20V/60V MAX* FLEXVOLT® 12.0Ah Battery (DCB612) is optimized for use in new and existing DEWALT tools designed for high-power applications. These tools include the new 2,100 Max Watts Out (MWO) 9 in. 60V MAX* Cut-Off Saw (DCS690) as well as the existing 2,400 MWO 60V MAX* 7-1/4 in. Worm Drive Style Saw (DCS577), the 1,700 MWO 60V MAX* 4.5 in. to 6 in. Grinder (DCG414), and the 2,100 MWO 120V MAX* 12 in. Double Bevel Compound Sliding Miter Saw (DHS790). DEWALT FLEXVOLT® batteries are also backward compatible with most DEWALT 20V MAX* tools.

The 4-Port Fast Charger (DCB104) not only charges the new 20V/60V MAX* FLEXVOLT® 12.0Ah Battery (DCB612), but it also offers multi-platform versatility for use with 12V MAX* and 20V MAX* DEWALT batteries. The Fast Charger is compatible with the ToughSystem® storage system allowing for convenient transport and storage. Including through-hole wall mounts, a cord wrap, and transport handles, the Fast Charger can be conveniently carried from truck to tool crib. In addition, the 4-Port Fast Charger is Tool Connect™ Tag Ready™, providing a flat surface where the Tag (sold separately) can be attached. Tool Connect™ is a 3-part inventory management solution that encompasses the Tool Connect™ Inventory Manager web portal, the Tool Connect™ mobile app, and connected products.

From 1.5Ah to 3.0Ah compact batteries, 4.0Ah to 6.0Ah XR® batteries, and 6.0Ah to 12.0Ah FLEXVOLT® batteries, DEWALT offers the right combination of ergonomics and runtime for just about any application, while innovative charging solutions keep batteries ready for use. Coming in summer 2018, the 20V/60V MAX* FLEXVOLT® 12.0Ah Battery (DCB612) will be available where DEWALT products are sold and will come standard with a three-year limited warranty, three-year free service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee. The 4-Port Fast Charger (DCB104) will be available where DEWALT products are sold  and will come standard with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee.

With respect to 12V MAX* – Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 12 volts. Nominal voltage is 10.6.

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* li-ion batteries, combined having a maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) of 120 volts and a nominal voltage of 108.


By leveraging new technologies and battery innovations, DEWALT introduces the new 20V MAX Compact 3.0Ah Battery (DCB230). Compared to the existing DCB200, the DCB230 offers the same capacity and is 20% lighter.

The slim 20V MAX Compact 3.0Ah Battery adds to the wide range of battery options offered by DEWALT. From compact to heavy-duty, DEWALT users can choose the optimal battery for their application. Each battery is compatible with the 20V MAX* System from DEWALT, now totaling over 165 products.

With a 3-year limited warranty and 3-year free service, the 20V MAX Compact 3.0Ah Battery will be available starting in March sold individually (DCB230), sold in a two pack (DCB230-2), and a starter kit with one battery and DCB112 charger (DCB230C).

The DEWALT 20V MAX* 3 Ah Compact Battery provides reliable power and long battery life. Using the latest lithium-ion technology, it offers 3 Ah capacity with minimal weight, offering ergonomic benefits for extended power tool use. A 3-LED Fuel Gauge system allows instant battery status checks. This battery is compatible with all DEWALT 20V MAX* power tools and includes 3-Year Limited Warranty.


  • 3 Ah capacity provides long run time
  • 3-LED fuel gauge system allows immediate feedback on state of charge
  • No memory and virtually no self-discharge for maximum productivity and less downtime
  • 18% lighter weight than DCB200 3 Ah battery




DEWALT® Celebrates Tough Trades

DEWALT® celebrates trades this holiday season. Starting today, DEWALT will give away tools for a variety of trades on its DEWALT Instagram page.

The #ToughTrades giveaway is dedicated to the people who are employed in woodworking, electrical and plumbing, and mechanical industries, concrete and masonry professionals, metalworkers, and general contractors. DEWALT is committed to providing these professionals with products that deliver the performance they need to get tough jobs done each and every day.

Between December 4, 2017, and December 14, 2017, DEWALT will post clues on its Instagram page @DEWALTTOUGH. Followers can guess what’s in each prize and then come back and see the reveal. A new prize will be posted every other day.

Today’s #ToughTrade is Metalworking. DEWALT packed a TOUGHSYSTEM® Mobile Storage box for professional metalworkers. The first clue is, when you need corded grinding power, go cordless. The second clue is, this Type-1 mini hub was big news this year.

Six winners will be selected via random drawings during #ToughTrades giveaway. All the action starts today, December 4, 2017, at 9:00 am EST on Instagram @DEWALTTOUGH.


DEWALT Tough Trades Sweepstakes: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. See Official Rules for the entry period of each Sweepstakes. You must be age 18+ and a legal resident of USA (50 states or D.C.) to enter. Employees (and their immediate families and members of the same household, related or not) of DEWALT and its affiliates are not eligible to enter. Each Sweepstakes will award 1 prize to 1 winner. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received for each Sweepstakes. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited.


PORTER-CABLE introduces the 20V MAX* Corded/Cordless LED Task Light

PORTER-CABLE introduces the 20V MAX* Corded/Cordless LED Task Light (PCCL500B), an extension of the PORTER-CABLE 20V MAX* System. Illuminate workspaces with up to 1900 lumens to keep projects going in dark environments. Features include:

  • Over 10 hours of runtime when used with PORTER-CABLE 4.0Ah battery (PCC685L)
  • Adjustable brightness
  • Corded and cordless power options
  • ¼” diameter screw thread for tripod mounting


The 20V MAX* Corded/Cordless LED Task Light will be sold as a bare tool (battery and charger are not included). The light will be available in fall 2017 through select distributors.

Made in America, Right in Wisconsin. Governor Walker Joins Empire Level to Celebrate Commitment to Growth in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker today joined employees of Empire Level (Empire), a division of Milwaukee Tool, and local officials to celebrate its commitment to manufacturing growth in Wisconsin. With more than 200 employees, Empire is driving growth and job creation in Wisconsin through partnerships with Milwaukee Tool, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), Milwaukee 7, and local governments.

Milwaukee Tool invested $16 million to strengthen Empire since acquiring the company in 2014. This investment supported plant upgrades, over 150 new products, and more than 80 incremental hires.

“Empire Level and Milwaukee Tool have shown an outstanding commitment to growth and creating new manufacturing jobs right here in Wisconsin,” Governor Walker said. “Both of these long-time Wisconsin companies are teaming up with local colleges and universities on worker training initiatives to close the skills gap and recruit engineering talent. The commitment shown by companies like Milwaukee Tool and Empire is a major reason why Wisconsin will continue to lead the way in manufacturing and worker training.”

Founded in 1919, Empire is a Mukwonago, Wis.-based manufacturer of precision layout tools, and is the fastest-growing layout brand in North America. The company introduced such industry-firsts as the Monovial, the Torpedo Level, and the Magnetic Level, and its products are sold in more than 50 countries.

Milwaukee Tool is a Brookfield, Wis.-based manufacturer of cordless power tools, professional hand tools, and accessories. With its $16 million investment in Empire, Milwaukee Tool has rebuilt a 100-year MADE IN THE USA brand with a reputation for quality.

“Empire Level’s success is a testament to our commitment of driving growth and creating new jobs in Wisconsin,” said Milwaukee Tool Group President Steve Richman. “The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, recognizes Empire as the fastest-growing and largest U.S. manufacturer of levels. Our strategic partnership has delivered tremendous growth which is focused on developing innovative solutions for our users and The Home Depot customers. The investments we’ve made in people, training, plant upgrades, and quality processes at Empire will allow us to continue delivering on this partnership.”

In February 2016, WEDC awarded $18 million in enterprise zone tax credits to support expansion efforts by Milwaukee Tool. The credits are tied to job retention, job creation, and capital investment.