DeWalt Power Detection Technology: Advancing the 20V Max Tool Range
DeWalt has developed innovative power detection technology that marks its entry into the realm of advanced 20V Max tools. By integrating electronic sensors, these tools can identify the battery being used and adjust the power output accordingly. While they are compatible with all of today’s 20V Max and FlexVolt batteries, they experience a significant power boost when paired with DeWalt’s premium 8.0Ah or FlexVolt battery packs.
DeWalt’s foray into the premium tool space positions it alongside other leading brands such as Bosch, Milwaukee, and Ridgid, who have tapped into the higher power potential of 21700 Li-ion cells. By optimizing their electronics packages and incorporating improved brushless motors and components, DeWalt ensures that their 18V or 20V Max tools deliver superior power. These advancements have even rendered the need for a separate 36V system unnecessary, making the versatile 18V/20V Max series even more appealing.
The Compatibility of DeWalt 20V Max Batteries
Curious about using other DeWalt 20V Max batteries? Well, you’re in luck. While the power advantage is most pronounced with DeWalt’s 8.0Ah battery, you can still rely on other 20V Max battery packs. Opting for this route ensures performance levels similar to those of the current XR brushless tools.
If you happen to have FlexVolt batteries, you can take advantage of them to achieve an additional power boost. However, it’s worth noting that the 8.0Ah battery offers the same size and weight as DeWalt’s 20V Max 6.0Ah battery pack, making it the preferred choice over the bulkier FlexVolt pack. It’s important to mention that all kit options for the Power Detect tool come with the 8.0Ah batteries.
DeWalt’s Power Detect Tools: A Closer Look
DeWalt DCS574 Circular Saw – $279 Kit
Compared to the DEWALT DCS570, the DeWalt Power Detection Circular Saw boasts an impressive 54% increase in power. This model strikes the perfect balance between size, performance, and price. With power levels surging to 1300+ unit watts at 5500 RPM, it’s undeniably appealing.
DeWalt DCS368 Reciprocating Saw – $279 Kit
Equipped with an 8.0Ah battery, the DeWalt Power Detect Reciprocating Saw experiences a 44% power increase, reaching more than 1300 unit watts. This surpasses the performance of the same saw paired with a 5.0Ah battery pack. Although it lacks track action and a more advanced vibration control system, it remains an excellent choice.
DeWalt DCG415 Angle Grinder – $279 Kit
The DeWalt Power Detect Angle Grinder, measuring 5 inches, packs a punch with 1350 unit watts of power. This marks a 40% increase compared to the DCG413. With a maximum speed of 9000 RPM and features like recoil brakes and an electronic clutch, it guarantees reliable performance.
DeWalt DCD998 Hammer Drill – $279 Kit
Experience a 29% increase in power with the DeWalt Power Detect Hammer Drill, delivering an impressive 1050 unit watts compared to the DCD996. Its 3-speed transmission allows for drilling speeds of 450, 1300, or 2000 RPM. For added convenience, DeWalt also offers a combo kit that includes a brushless impact driver for $399 (DCD299D1W1).
Upgrade to DeWalt 20V Max 8.0Ah Batteries
If you’re seeking longer-lasting power and enhanced performance, consider investing in DeWalt’s 20V Max 8.0Ah batteries. Priced at $179 each, these batteries provide the optimal power source for your tools.
Remember, with DeWalt’s Power Detect technology, you’ll enjoy cutting-edge performance and increased efficiency. Upgrade your toolbox today and experience the difference firsthand.