Posted June 28, 2016

Dewalt Changes the Game

New 60-volt battery platform promises to revolutionize the cordless jobsite.

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In what it believes is a true game changer for the industry, DEWALT's new dual-voltage FLEXVOLT battery plaform operates at either 20 or 60 volts max depending on the tool it is running. The battery automatically switches between parallel or series current flow to provide the maximum power for the tool it is powering. The FLEXVOLT battery is also backwards compatible with existing DEWALT 20V MAX* cordless tools.  

Companies love to tout their new products as revolutionary, disruptive and gee-whiz game changers, but the reality often falls a bit short of the buzz. Sometimes way short. All of which made the DeWalt/Porter-Cable/Stanley/Proto/Black & Decker combined 2016-17 roll-out last week in Baltimore all the more notable for its high number of successes and new releases with the heft, feel and smell of clear winners.

Just during the DEWALT portion of the two-day event, the company announced more than 30 innovative new 20V MAX tools launching yet this year and over 100 new skus of blades and accessories. But the real story is even bigger.

The Next Big Thing — 60 Volts!

DEWALT led off with the big news of the show, and maybe the big news of the year, the all new FLEXVOLT 20/60-volt battery platform. 

Rather than simply up the voltage ante in the cordless wars, DEWALT is attempting to leapfrog its competitors with a different approach. The FLEXVOLT system is the world’s first battery that automatically changes voltage when the user changes tools. When a user plugs the new battery into an existing 20V MAX cordless power tool, the tool benefits from up to 4x longer runtime (3X more power than DEWALT 18V NiCad batteries).

But when the user plugs the new battery into one of DEWALT's all new brushless FLEXVOLT tools, the battery automatically switches to operate at 60 volts maximum (54 volts nominal). Sharp readers will note that this new battery platform is backwards compatible with existing 20V MAX DEWALT tools. Neat trick there. 

The new DEWALT 60V MAX* 7-1/4” Circular Saw (DCS575) can make up to 339 cuts per charge in 2x4 SPF lumber on a single charge with one FLEXVOLT battery. 
The XEWALT 60V MAX* Reciprocating Saw (DCS388) offers three times the power of the 18V DCS385.
For roughing in plumbing and electrical, the DEWALT 60V MAX* 1/2-inch 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. 
The cordless 60V MAX* 8-1/4” Table Saw (DCS7485) will rip up to 302 linear feet of 3/4-inch OSB on a single charge.
The new DEWALT 60V MAX* 4.5” to 6” Grinder (DCG414) will handle up to 126 cuts of 1/2-inch rebar on a single charge using a FLEXVOLT battery and 6-inch FLEXVOLT cutting wheel.

Two FLEXVOLT batteries, a 6.0Ah battery (DCB606) available in the fall of 2016 and a 9.0Ah battery (DCB609) available in early 2017, power the lineup of brushless 60V MAX* and 120V MAX* FLEXVOLT tools.

The new 60V MAX tools initially include five brushless tools include a 7 1/4-inch Circular Saw (DCS575), 4 1/2- to 6-inch Grinder (DCG414),  Reciprocating Saw (DCS388), 1/2-inch VSR Stud and Joist Drill (DCD460) and an 8 1/4-inch Table Saw (DCS7485). All of them are expected to drop in Q3.

For an even neater trick, the new battery can also be doubled up to power 120V MAX* FLEXVOLT tools.

Hold it. Did we just say 120V tools? Yes, we did. So far, there are just two: a 12-inch Fixed Head Compound Miter Saw (DHS716) and a 12-inch Sliding Compound Miter Saw (DHS790), but more tools in both the 60V and 120V MAX formats are on the way. 

The key to this technology is the ability of the FLEXVOLT battery to automatically change voltage depending on whether it’s being used in a 20V MAX* or 60V MAX* tool (in addition to its doubling capacity for use in 120V MAX tools).

What this means on the job site is 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. During the event, DEWALT staffers repeatedly stressed that the new platform enables a new work paradigm, the cordless job site.

“The impact of the FLEXVOLT system will be felt throughout the construction industry on each and every job site," said Frank Mannarino, president of DEWALT's Professional Products Group. 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.”

New 60V MAX Tools

60V MAX* 7-1/4” Circular Saw (DCS575): Fully utilizing the benefits of the DEWALT FLEXVOLT battery is the 60V MAX* 7 1/4-inch Circular Saw (DCS575). The saw’s 7 1/4-inch blade and brushless motor technology offers extreme power, runtime and durability. With a 2 9/16-inch depth of cut capacity, it can make up to 339 cuts per charge in 2x4 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 saw also features 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): The 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 three times the power of the 18V DCS385. Offering a 1 1/8-inch 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 job site 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 inches long and only 7.8 pounds, allowing it to be easily maneuvered around a job site.

60V MAX* VSR Stud and Joist Drill (DCD460): For roughing in plumbing and electrical, the DEWALT 60V MAX* 1/2-inch 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 two-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): DEWALT’s 60V MAX* 8 1/4-inch 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 of 3/4-inch OSB material on a single charge.

With a maximum rip capacity of 24 inches on the right side of the blade and 12 inches on the left, the saw can easily handle full 4x8-foot 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 pounds (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): For high-power cutting and grinding of structural steel, metal pipe, rebar, steel plates and concrete, the DEWALT 60V MAX* 4.5- to 6-inch Grinder features a brushless motor that maximizes runtime for demanding applications allowing for up to 126 cuts of 1/2-inch rebar on a single charge using a FLEXVOLT battery and 6-inch FLEXVOLT cutting wheel.

This Grinder is also a Perform & Protect tool, designed to provide a high level of tool control without sacrificing performance. It features a 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 start-up. Included with the grinder kit is a 4.5-inch Type 27 and a 6-inch 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* Tools

120V MAX* AC/DC 12-inch Miter Saws (DHS790 & DHS716): DEWALT’s 120V MAX* 12-inch 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-inch Sliding Compound Miter Saw is capable of delivering up to 289 cross cuts in 3 1/4-inch base molding without having to find an outlet or use extension cords.

The saw has a maximum horizontal cross-cut capacity of 16 inches (with back fence), vertical cut capacity of 6-3/4 inches and nested crown cut capacity of 7-1/2 inches. 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. It features a maximum horizontal cross cut capacity of 10 inches (with back fence) , vertical cut capacity of 6 1/2 inches, nested crown cut capacity of 6-5/8 inches, 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-inch Compound Miter Saw (DHS716) is also capable of delivering up to 289 cross cuts in 3 1/4-inch base molding without having to find an outlet or use extension cords.

Each FLEXVOLT tool comes with the standard DEWALT three-year limited warranty, one-year free service, and 90-day money back guarantee while the FLEXVOLT battery comes with a three-year limited warranty, three-year free service, and 90-day money back guarantee.

The new 1800 Watt Portable Power Station (DCB1800) allows for AC power in remote locations for convenient portable power. Able to run most corded tools, it provides 1,800 Watts (15 amps) continuous power and 3,600 Watts peak power. 
The 20V MAX* Bluetooth Radio Charger (DCR025) has a Bluetooth range of up to 100 feet and can be controlled remotely from a smartphone or directly on the radio. 

20V MAX* Power Accessories

Also capable of operating off of the FLEXVOLT battery platform are new 20V MAX* tools, including a Portable Power Station (DCB1800), a 20V MAX* Bluetooth Radio Charger (DCR025) and a 20V MAX* Bluetooth LED Area Light (DCL070).

The Bluetooth LED Area Light deserves special note here. Although its initial impression is that of a squat, armless Dalek with too much plastic skin, it reveals itself to be capable and ingenious. Its squat cone-like form hides the fact that, just like a traffic cone, these lighting units are stackable and their bulbous bases provide almost as much tip resistance as that famous bobbing job site light. 

However, this DEWALT version uses directional LEDs that are far more impact resistant than older forms of lighting, and the light's Bluetooth capability enables a user to turn it on, off, up or down to suit the site's needs without having to actually touch the light itself. This comes in handy when the lights are positioned up high on a site in a location that might require a ladder to adjust either their intensity or direction.

Harkening back to the day when LEDs on drills were first introduced to a dubious contractor public, it bears noting that the idea of turning your job site lighting on or off with your phone could well catch on, too. 

The new 1800 Watt Portable Power Station (DCB1800) allows for AC power in remote locations for convenient portable power. Able to run most corded tools, it provides 1,800 Watts (15 amps) continuous power and 3,600 Watts peak power. The DCB1800 runs on four DEWALT 20V MAX* batteries, and for high power applications, four 20V MAX* 3.0Ah DEWALT Batteries (DCB200) or higher amp hour are recommended to provide the best results.

Not only can the 1800 Watt Portable Power Station power a corded tool remotely, but it also becomes a multi-port parallel charger for up to four DEWALT 20V MAX* Batteries when plugged into a wall outlet via extension cord (sold separately).

Compact and lightweight, the 1800 Watt Portable Power Station weighs just 18 pounds (without batteries) and is easily portable. Without the need for gas to run, there are no fumes or carbon monoxide emitted from the device.

In addition, the 1800 Watt Portable Power Station can be used to provide temporary power in areas where noise is restricted such as a job site with strict regulations or even camping and tailgating. With an integrated temperature-controlled cooling fan and heavy-duty roll cage, the Portable Power Station is a durable and convenient power solution for a variety of uses.

One of the more visually arresting new products is DEWALT's 20V MAX* Bluetooth LED Large Area Light (DCL070). Emulating traffic cones (but larger), these units are stackable to save space in truck beds and can be controlled remotely with a smart phone.

The new Fast Charger (DCB118) can charge DEWALT 20V MAX* batteries in 60 minutes or less. This charger is fan-cooled to reduce charge time on high-capacity DEWALT 20V MAX* batteries.

It weighs just 1.5 pounds and is small and compact for storage and transport. It can be wall-mounted to reduce job site clutter and LED diagnostics indicate charging status and a hot/cold pack delay.

The 1800 Watt Portable Power Station is available bare for approximately $399 MSRP (DCB1800B) or kitted with three DCB204 batteries and one DCB606 battery for $599 MSRP (DCB1800M3T1).

It is also capable of attaching to the DEWALT Tough System storage system, available separately for easy transport.

The Fast Charger (DCB118) is available for approximately $79 MSRP. Each product is available this fall where DEWALT products are sold and comes standard with a 90-day money back, one-year free service, and three-year limited warranty.

The 20V MAX* Bluetooth Radio Charger (DCR025) provides premium sound running off of most DEWALT slide pack batteries and charges DEWALT 12V MAX*, 20V MAX* and FLEXVOLT batteries at 3 amps when plugged into AC power. With a Bluetooth range of up to 100 feet, the radio provides loud, clear sound and can be controlled remotely from a smartphone or directly on the radio.

The radio has 2 additional AC outlets on the side of the unit for added versatility on the jobsite. An oversized device storage box offers USB charging and auxiliary ports that can charge phones and devices via USB while powered either by AC or Battery Power. Finally, a heavy-duty roll cage with built in handles protects the radio from rough job site conditions and allows for easy portability.

New 20V MAX tools

20V MAX* Adhesive Guns 

DEWALT launches new 20V MAX* Adhesive Guns (DCE560, DCE570, DCE580) for a wide variety of sealing and gluing applications in the automotive and construction industries. The 20V MAX* Adhesive Guns can be used with various adhesives including latex, silicone, polyurethane, flexible epoxy and more.

The 20V MAX* Adhesive Gun is available in three canister sizes; 10oz/300ml (DCE560), 29oz (DCE570), or 300-600ml Sausage Tube (DCE580), which provides the professional with the ability to choose the format that suits their typical use best.

Key features include Anti-Drip, which briefly auto-retracts the plunging rod when the trigger is released. Also featuring a variable speed trigger and variable speed dial, each adhesive gun provides finite adjustments in speed at which material is released. To limit user fatigue and ensure the proper amount of material is released, the 20V MAX* Adhesive Gun’s trigger can be locked at a specific setting during use.

Other features of the 20V MAX* Adhesive Guns include tool-free change canister, a hang hook, and a bright LED work light at the foot of the tool. With a rubber over-mold and ergonomic grip, the tools are comfortable to use and easy to hold.

Each 20V MAX* Adhesive Gun will be available kitted with one battery and charger or as a bare tool. The 10oz/300ml is kitted at $299 MSRP (DCE560D1) and bare at $199 MSRP (DCE560B). The 29oz is kitted at $299 MSRP (DCE570D1) and bare at $219 MSRP (DCE570B). Finally, the 300-600ml Sausage Tube is kitted at $299 MSRP (DCE580D1) and bare are $219 MSRP (DCE580B).

Accessories are also available, including clear 300ml/600ml sausage tubes (sold separately). 

20V MAX* XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun

DEWALT's new 20V MAX* XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun (DCF622) features the Versa-Clutch system, which dials in the proper torque needed to effectively drive fasteners. For metal-to-metal fastening and commercial roofing and framing, the 20V MAX* XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun (DCF622) has high power, sufficient to drive heavy-duty fasteners into metal and wood.

The brushless motor in the DEWALT 20V MAX* XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun (DCF622) limits the necessity of repairs and provides long life. Part of the extensive DEWALT 20V MAX* system which features over 70 tools, the screwgun provides a cordless and convenient solution for applications. Whether the application is pre-fabricated metal, installations, or even deck work, the screwgun limits damage of fasteners, a common user frustration.

This screwgun is balanced from front to back and protected with a rubber over-mold that helps the user grip the tool comfortably. It also features a quick release chuck, easy clutch and depth setting, an LED work light, lock-on and belt hook.

The 20V MAX* XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun (DCF622) will be available in September 2016 where DEWALT products are sold. Kitted with two 4.0Ah batteries and a charger (DCF622M2) or sold as a bare option (DCF622B), the 20V MAX* XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun will be sold at (MSRP) $329 and $199 respectively and come standard with a three-year limited warranty, 90-day money back guarantee, and one-year free service contract.

20V MAX* Rotary Lasers

DEWALT's lasers include three new professional 20V MAX* Rotary Lasers include one with a green laser and two with red, and feature beefy roll cages for protection. The tripod and wall mounted 12-volt rechargeable lasers seen in this photo include the Cross Line laser (DW088) and the Triple 360 (DW089).

DEWALT's three new professional 20V MAX* Rotary Lasers include one with a green laser and two with red. The 20V MAX* Series runs on a 20V MAX* Lithium-ion battery platform which provides users the convenience of rechargeable power tool batteries.

Providing functionality for fixed or mobile usage and vertical or horizontal orientation, a removable 5/8-inch thread adapter with side and bottom ports allows the rotary lasers to attach with dual orientation to a tripod or bracket. Improved drop test ratings from the one-meter industry standards to two meters provide enhanced durability for primary use on tripods and fall heights.

The 20V MAX* Rotary Lasers have scan modes in 15°, 45°, and 90° with speed settings of 150, 300, 600, and 1,200 rpm. 

Included with the DEWALT 20V MAX* Rotary Laser are a 12V MAX**/20V MAX* charger, 2 Ah 20V MAX* batteries, detector, ceiling bracket, glasses and a target card. Models DW079LR and DW079LG also include a remote control. All models come in a DEWALT TSTAK Storage Case (DWST17816) for protection.

The DEWALT 20V MAX* Rotary Laser (DW074LR) is a red beam rotary laser made of a durable design that features over-molded handles, 2 meter drop protection withstanding a six-foot drop, and IP54 water/debris resistance. Accuracy is +/- 1/8-inch at 100 ft. The laser provides an interior range of 150 feet or an exterior range of 1,500 feet with the use of a detector.

The DEWALT 20V MAX* RED Rotary Tough Laser (DW079LR) is a red beam rotary that features a dual-slope capacity and an improved IP67 water/debris resistance while still allowing for two meters of drop protection. The RED Rotary Tough Laser also provides improved accuracy of +/- 1/16-inch at 100 ft. The RED Rotary Tough Laser an interior range of 250 feet or an exterior range of 2,000 feet with the use of a detector.

The DEWALT 20V MAX* GREEN Rotary Tough Laser—model DW079LG—features all of the benefits of the RED Rotary Tough Laser, but the rotary line and up/down plumb spots are green beam technology for enhanced visibility.

12-Volt Rechargeable Lasers

Expanding the laser family are two new self-leveling professional 12-volt rechargeable Lithium-ion lasers.

The Cross Line laser (DW088) and the Triple 360 (DW089) both include unique features and simple innovation that tradesman and professionals can appreciate on the jobsite. Each laser possesses self-leveling capabilities and projects bright horizontal and vertical lines for various tasks and applications. They also include a locking pendulum which restricts movement of internal components and protects the lasers from potential damage when they are not in use. 

Each laser is designed with an IP65 water/debris resistance rating to aid in preventing moisture and dust from penetrating. Its robust design can even withstand a 1.5- to two-meter drop test, reducing the risk of damaged equipment due to unexpected accidents.

Integrated magnetic brackets mounted from the rear allow the lasers to evenly attach to metal and steel materials. 

Tradesman and professionals can choose from the traditional lithium-ion red beam or the lithium-ion green beam for a projection four times brighter. The Red Beam lasers come standard with an AA starter pack while the Green Beam versions come with a 12-volt Lithium-ion battery. 

The Triple 360 (DW089) laser is distinguished by its ability to project 360° of coverage, wall to wall, ceiling to floor. It features two 360° vertical lines front to back and side to side, and one 360° horizontal line from top to bottom. Similar to the model DW088, the Triple 360 lasers also offer the red and green lithium-ion beams.

Both 12-volt lasers offer an integrated 1/4-inch thread port for use with a tripod, sold separately. The lasers also include a 3-1-90 warranty – three-year limited warranty, one-year of free service, and a 90-day money back guarantee.

Got Music?

The new ToughSystem Music Player (DWST08810) provides premium three-dimensional sound in a player that is durable, easy to use and integrates with the portable ToughSystem tool and accessory storage solution.

The ToughSystem Music player blasts out premium quality sound that compares to the leading music players on the market today and offers remote control access up to 100 feet with Bluetooth technology connectivity from any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or music device. The player also features a 3.5mm auxiliary input port.

To solve low battery issues on DEWALT power tools, or on phones and music devices, the player also features multiple charging options like a 12V/20V DEWALT Lithium-ion built-in battery charger as well as a 1A USB charger.

The new ToughSystem Music Player features 360-degree sound distribution via five state-of-the-art speakers (four full-range tweeter drivers, and both a passive and active subwoofer for full and balanced sound). The player features a 40-watt RMS class D amplifier and digital sound processor for sound optimization.

The high-powered speakers offer distortion-free sound and high efficiency, utilizing digital sound at high volume. Active and passive 5 1/4- and 6 1/2-inch subwoofers offer full, rich bass.

It can be carried autonomously by its suitcase handle or very conveniently as part of the stackable portable ToughSystem Carrier cart, which features adjustable folding brackets that allow tailored configuration of the compatible ToughSystem storage boxes.

Not all job site music systems and radios are dust-proof or waterproof, which can cause them to break. With a rating of IP54 for water and dust resistance, the ToughSystem Music Player is designed for protection against debris and rain, and includes sealed compartments for the battery and wall-mounted transformer or any personal belongings that need safeguarding.

The ToughSystem Music Player can run on a 12V or 20V DEWALT Lithium-ion power tool battery or can be plugged into a wall outlet. It features a 180 degree viewing angle, illuminated dot metric screen that allows full visibility of the main screen. When playing the radio, the station is displayed on the screen.

The ToughSystem Music and Charger will retail for approximately $229.99.

Still More!

Not every new tool DEWALT introduced had a battery. Other new products that we will be covering in our website and in future print issues include:

  • Carbon Fiber Hammer Tacker – DWHT75900
  • Form Lifter – DWHT55051 
  • San Angelo Bars – DWHT55147 and DWHT55148 
  • More than 460 new Mechanics Tools 
  • Premium Utility Knives
  • Metal Folding Sawhorse— DWST11155
  • Pro Organizers— DWST14825 and DWST14835
  • Diagonal Plier with Prying Tip — DWHT74274 and DWHT74275
  • 8-inch Flush Rivet Slip Joint Pliers —DWHT75043
  • Toolbox on Wheels — DWST28100

Oh, and these! ToughBoxes!

In response to the need for more job site storage, DEWALT introduces four new ToughBoxes made to store large and valuable tools on construction job sites. Each job site chest is equipped with features and benefits best for large commercial and residential construction sites. While the ToughBoxes are DEWALT’s first attempt at creating a job site storage product, the design and specifications prove why DEWALT is trusted for Guaranteed Tough products.

For durability these ToughBox Storage Chests are manufactured with a 16-gauge steel body, 14-gauge steel floor, and 7-gauge steel skids. Each unit features a three-point lock mechanism to safeguard the jobsite’s most valuable tools and help prevent theft. (Due to its size, the 36-inch chest has a two-point lock mechanism.) 

For convenience, each ToughBox is designed with finger groove lids with two gas struts for easy opening and closing. In addition, these ToughBoxes include recessed side handles, four-way skid access, and an electrical pass-thru grommet for tools that require power to charge and/or operate.

DEWALT will offer four chest sizes including a 36” Job Site Chest DWST3628, 42” Job Site Chest DWST4228, 48” Job Site Chest DWST4828, and a 60” Job Site Chest DWST6028 in July 2016. 

Had enough? This article only covers some of the products DEWALT introduced last week. More coverage will follow. We will also post more information on day two of the event, which featured an impressive mix of gorgeous high-end Proto professional mechanics tools, master sets, storage solutions and tool tethering systems, plus Porter Cable, Stanley Fat Max and Black & Decker offerings. Stay tuned, and visit for more details.