So our buying team has been down at DeWalt HQ today for the launch of a number of new products that are joining their prestigious 18v Li-ion XR range. It’s a pretty exciting launch so we thought we’d bring you all the specs and news as quick as possible here on the ITS blog.
DCD995M2 – DeWalt XR 3 Speed Brushless Hammer Drill Driver (Combi)
Following on from the release of the massively popular DCD795M2 which was a 2-speed brushless combi, DeWalt have added to the range with a new combi that is really the cream of the crop. This new heavy duty hammer drill driver, or ‘combi’ if you prefer is made for tough working conditions and full time use. Boasting an impressive 81Nm of Toque this combi is built for large drill bits and even larger materials. The DeWalt DCD995M2 also has an LED job light and a 3 speed fully metal transmission, which is an absolute show stopper and gives your gears a solid and robust casing.
DCK250M2 – DeWalt Brushless 2 Piece Kit
Another addition to the ever increasing range of DeWalt 18v XR kits, this is an all new brushless 2 piece kit. You may be aware of a previous kit which included a brushless impact driver with a normal brushed combi, well now the DCK250M2 is 100% brushless! That’s right both the DCD795 hammer drill driver (combi) and the DCF886 impact driver have brushless motors. I’m sure you know by now that brushless motors mean a slight increase in job capacity, overall greater runtime per battery charge and ultimately a longer lifetime of your drill itself. It achieves this by NOT having a bunch of brushes and components touching each other during use – Less friction means less heat and more concentrated energy.
DCK694M3 – DeWalt Brushless 6 Piece Kit
Now this new kit has it all! Building on the popular DCK692M3 kit this set also includes a standard Jigsaw, Circular Saw, Grinder and torch but now is able to offer the top of the range DCF886 Brushless Impact Driver and the DCD995M2 Brushless Hammer Drill Driver (as mentioned above). This is going to be one of the most sought-after cordless power tool kits around.
DCS355 – DeWalt 18v XR Brushless Oscillating Multi-Tool
Now this certainly makes us stand up and take note. Since the launch of the XR range DeWalt have been working around the clock to develop more and more tools to fit within the family. The latest ‘new’ tool is this the DCS355 Oscillating Multi-Tool.
One of the first things we noticed was that DeWalt are offering the DCS355 in a variety of different packages. You can of course buy a body only and fit on your own batteries, its also going to be supplied within some larger kits, or you can buy it with either 2.0Ah or 4.0Ah DeWalt batteries. This isn’t just giving you the option of keeping costs down with the 2Ah version but DeWalt’s research team informed us that people tend to prefer a Multi-Tool to remain lightweight, even if it means a lower Amp battery and reduced runtime. However as I’m sure there are plenty of you that will want the increased runtime of the 4.0Ah version it is still on the table so it’s your choice really.
An exciting year ahead for DeWalt Power Tools
So that gives you a little taster of what we can expect from DeWalt in the next few months, all the power tools above will be available from ITS in January 2014 and as ever they will be here in stock ready for next day delivery.
We will no doubt get the cameras out and bring you a video for ITS TV as soon as we can, so keep your eyes out on the ITS Blog and on our YouTube channel for all the latest news, reviews and guides. If you know any DeWalt fans out there, please share this blog by clicking below.