Cordless tools have been getting more and more powerful and the introduction of brushless motors has also helped to improve runtime. But there’s always been a trade off and cordless versions have never quite managed the power of their corded counterparts. DeWALT are about to change all of this with the introduction of the DeWALT XR FLEXVOLT.View all DeWALT XR FLEXVOLT tools
Not only is it 54V it’s also backwards compatible
with existing 18V XR tools and chargers
A completely new range of powerful, heavy duty woodworking and construction tools will be powered by XR FLEXVOLT
A clever aspect to the batteries is that you can switch from 54V power to 18V. The new 54V battery will not only power the new range of XR FLEXVOLT tools it can also be used with existing DeWALT 18V XR tools. This is the world’s first battery pack that will automatically change voltage when you change tools.
When used with the new range of 54V XR brushless FLEXVOLT tools the battery automatically switches the 15 x 3.6V cells into 54V power. This is then enough capacity to power a machine as big as a sliding mitre saw.
DeWALT let some end users test the new technology to see what they thought and this is what they said:
Just like running off the mains,
absolutely no difference at all
A table saw with a battery? What?
And only one battery?
More power than most corded
tools I’ve used
So what would it mean to you to be able to use heavy duty power tools without the constrictions of a cord? If you’re a roofer or carpenter you’ll spot the opportunities almost instantly. The new system also looks great for all those applications, especially on site, when you need the flexibility to operate without a cord and the same levels of performance of a corded tool.
DeWALT hasn’t confirmed an exact launch date as yet but the range of tools are coming soon and should be available to buy in September; as soon as they’re available we’ll let you know.