Thursday, April 28, 2011

New DeWalt Hand Tools Coming Soon

Coming this June-- DeWalt is introducing a line of hand tools-- thats right -- hand tools like hammers, pliers, wrenches, etc--
Check back on these as when they are available you will see them at the site-- Here is what has been released so far:

TOWSON, Md. (April 5, 2011) – DEWALT announced today the launch of its new line of hand tools, which will be available beginning in June 2011. The line includes more than 100 professional-grade products including utility knives, pliers, wrenches, tape measures, hammers, saws, toolboxes and more. Professionals trust DEWALT products because they are optimized to perform tough under real life conditions. Now, for the first time ever, contractors will benefit from a complete line of DEWALT hand tools and storage products that will increase productivity and meet jobsite demands.




“DEWALT is known for manufacturing professional power tools and accessories that are driven by field research and countless conversations with contractors,” said Tracie Gildea, director of global brand marketing. “Our new hand tools are no different. They have been rigorously tested on jobsites across the country and incorporate feedback we’ve received from the people who use these tools every day to earn a living. Based on our research and the testing these products have endured, we are confident DEWALT’s first line of hand tools will live up to even the toughest standards.”

Among the more than 100 products offered in the line, five of the most innovative tools include a 15 Ounce Framing Hammer (DWHT51138), a 1.25 inch, 25 Foot Short Tape (DWHT33385), a Power Tool Case with Tote (DWST24070), a Folding Retractable Utility Knife (DWHT10035) and multiple Heavy-Duty Adjustable Wrenches.

The framing hammer is the world’s first 15 ounce all-steel MIG Weld framing hammer. It touts a surprisingly lightweight design, but it can deliver the power to handle almost any professional wood framing applications. This hammer provides contractors with the strength and durability they need to maximize their level of productivity, and it helps to minimize arm fatigue.



The 25 foot short tape helps deliver durability for contractors. A patented technology, using a specially designed 3M Thermoplastic film adhered to the first six inches of the blade, extends the lifespan of the product compared to competitive units without the technology. The new tape was also designed with a durable casing and rubber slide lock that can withstand the daily rigors of jobsite abuse. Additionally, this tape offers 13 feet of standout* and includes an end hook that is larger than traditional end hooks. Both of these features enable professionals to work alone in situations where other tapes fall short.



The power tool case with tote is a two-in-one tool box that provides contractors with a portable storage option for tools and small accessories. This storage solution allows for power tools, hand tools and small parts such as drill bits and nails to be organized in the power tool case. For internal storage customization, the tool case has a removable divider that stores larger items in the bottom of the tote, helping to eliminate the need for multiple tool bags.

The utility knife is one of the first hybrid folding retractable utility knives of its kind, combining the convenience and space savings of a folding knife with the cutting performance of a traditional utility knife to create an all-in-one solution integral to any contractor.



Available in five sizes – 6 inch, 8 inch, 10 inch, 12 inch and 15 inch – the heavy-duty adjustable wrenches offer contractors a solution that can tackle nearly any professional wood framing, decking and plumbing applications.

The adjustable wrenches are stronger than the leading competitor on the market and offer durability that contractors can count on to move from one task to another quickly and efficiently.

Complete with a limited lifetime warranty and a service network unmatched in the industry, the new line of DEWALT hand tools will be available at The Home Depot as well as independent distributors beginning in June 2011.

The five featured products listed above are expected to retail as follows: Folding Retractable Utility Knife ($9.99), 25 Foot Short Tape ($24.99), Power Tool Case with Tote ($25.00), 15 Ounce Framing Hammer ($59.99), and Heavy-Duty Adjustable Wrenches ($10.99 – $34.99).

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

New DeWalt 7"/9" Polishers

DeWalt is introducing a couple new polishers, we will have them on our site when available so check back-- heres the latest:

TOWSON, Md. (March 30, 2011) – Today, DEWALT announces the launch of its two new 7”/9” Variable Speed Polishers (DWP849X and DWP849). Their new designs are lighter than their predecessor and deliver the power and speed control necessary for use on a variety of materials, ranging from cars and boats to metal and concrete surfaces. The DWP849X and DWP849 are ideal for, but not limited to, automotive detailers, paint specialists, metal fabricators and finishers.




“Research showed the need for a polisher that allows users to perform difficult jobs with as much speed control as possible,” said Kirk Reimer, product manager, DEWALT. “Our new 7”/9” Variable Speed Polishers offer professionals a combination of power and speed control that other units on the market do not offer.”

The DWP849X and DWP849 feature a powerful 12 AMP motor and a variable speed dial that delivers 0-600/0-3,500 RPM, giving users the power and speed they need for tough applications. In addition to the speed dial, the variable speed trigger allows users to further control the speed from zero to the specified maximum setting (600 to 3,500 RPM).



The DWP849X offers several additional upgrades to the DWP849 that result in greater control, comfort and durability. The DWP849X includes the (CFS) Controlled Finishing System® with soft start to give users improved speed control and finish quality. In addition to the traditional straight side handle, the DWP849X comes with a three-position bale handle for multiple gripping options. It also offers an ergonomically sculpted rear handle with rubber overmold, as well as a non-marring rubber gear case cover which helps to reduce the chance of finish scuffs or scratches. The ergonomic two-finger trigger helps to reduce user fatigue by accommodating a range of finger positions for professionals using the tool over an extended period of time; all of these features provide improved comfort and speed control compared to traditional polishers.



The hook and loop backing pad, which is included with the DWP849X, allows for quick, tool-free accessory changes. Hook and loop accessories available on the market are compatible with the unit, giving users the option to choose the accessory that will provide the appropriate finish quality, depending on the application. Contributing to the durability of the DWP849X are the wool ingestion shields covering the air intake. These shields help to eliminate wool and debris ingestion, increasing the life the tool.

Both 7”/9” Variable Speed Polishers will be priced competitively, and they will be available through independent construction and automotive distributors, as well as online, in May 2011. Both tools will come standard with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee. For more information visit: Dewalt.com.