DeWalt Launches Perform & Protect Program

Campaign highlights tools with enhanced safety features.

DEWALT announces its Perform & Protect messaging campaign. DEWALT’s Perform & Protect line of power tools is designed to provide a high level of one or more of the following: control, dust containment or low vibration, without sacrificing performance.

“Many of our products provide the user with a high level of control, dust containment or low vibration and we wanted to make it easy for the user to identify these particular products,” said Jeff Beck, senior product manager, DEWALT.

Dust Containment

Using a dust control system can decrease the potential of users inhaling dust, increase visibility and reduce cleanup and maintenance costs. DEWALT’s Perform & Protect Dust Management products provide solutions for concrete cutting, grinding, drilling and chipping applications. DEWALT solutions for Dust Containment include surface grinding shrouds, tuck pointing/cutting shrouds, corded and cordless SDS drilling extractors, SDS Max/Spline drilling and chipping extractors, pavement breaker dust extractor and a dust extractor vacuum (DWV012) that meets the EPA Lead Related Renovations, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule for HEPA vacuums (when used with DWV9320 HEPA filter).

Torque Control

Tools can bind up in normal drilling or cutting applications which can damage the tool or cause injury to the user. DEWALT power tools that meet the Torque Control criteria must have a unique method of controlling torque. DEWALT’s 2-Stage Clutch system for rotary hammers and E-ClutchTM system for drills and grinders provide more control to the user in a bind up situation and can help minimize sudden torque reactions compared to standard clutches.

Low Vibration

Prolonged exposure to vibration may result in user fatigue, pain, numbness, and increased sensitivity to cold and decreased sensitivity to touch in fingers and hands. DEWALT power tools that meet the Low Vibration criteria must have 15 percent lower vibration than comparable DEWALT power tools. DEWALT’s SHOCKS Active Vibration Control System on various DEWALT corded and cordless SDS hammers reduces vibration at the handles compared to hammers without such a system.

Click here to download a list of DeWalt Perform & Protect tools.

Users will be able to easily distinguish DEWALT power tools in the Perform & Protect line by the Perform & Protect label that will be included on tools later this year.