In this installment of Tool News Nirvana, we’ll learn about a few new cordless tools from Craftsman, a new WORX chainsaw, two new launches from DeWalt, and a new dust extractor from Festool. Out of April and into May, here we go!
Craftsman Expands Brushless Tool Offering
Under the steady leadership of STANLEY Black and Decker, the Craftsman brand continues to be rejuvenated. Launching this summer will be 5 additions to the V20 cordless tool lineup – a mid-torque impact wrench, a 7-¼” circular saw, a two-speed recip saw, a 4.5” angle grinder, and an SDS+ rotary hammer. All feature brushless motors for efficiency and power. In addition to the new tools, Craftsman is also releasing 2 new batteries – a 6ah and a 9ah. At the rate Craftsman is going, there may eventually be some competition for the coveted spot as THE red tool company.
WORX 40V, 12” Chain Saw
If you’ve let your property evolve into an overgrown jungle this winter, as we have, you may need to invest in some powerful tools to clean it up. WORX is looking to help fill this niche with their new 40V, 12” chainsaw, the WG381. Powered by the WORX Power Share battery platform (2x 20V batteries), this saw has the power to cut logs up to 20” in diameter. It’s available now, just in time for spring clean-up season.
The New DeWalt DCL077B Task Light
DeWalt is launching an addition to its line of 12V/20V/FlexVolt lighting solutions – the new DCL077B. It’s optimized for use with smaller battery sizes such as the DCB204, as these allow the handle to rotate through its full 360 degrees of motion. This light can be handheld, self-standing, wire-hung, or even mounted on a tripod. With a 20V battery, it can provide up to 2,000 lumens of bright light. Look for it now.
DeWalt Jobsite Radio DCR028
In more news from the guys and gals in yellow this week – the DCR028 12V/20V Jobsite Bluetooth Radio. As rewarding as working on a house can be, some tasks are just simply not enjoyable. One thing that can really keep the morale up while you’re getting stuff done? Music – preferably music that you select. DeWalt can help with that. The new DCR028 can tune into radio, attach to external devices via 3.5mm auxiliary plug, or connect to a mobile device via Bluetooth. It also features a robust roll cage for job site survival. Look for it soon at your favorite retailer.
The New Festool CLeantec 574831 Dust Extractor
Festool has launched the Cleantec CT15 HEPA dust extractor. It fits nicely into their line as a smaller, more compact, and portable tool. The design is such that almost the entire volume of the container can be used to hold dust & debris – minimizing the number of times that the filter bag must be changed. Festool tends to put a lot of thought into their tools, and this one is no exception.
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