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DEWALT® Announces New Mechanical and Plumbing Tools

Press Release   •   Aug 03, 2017 14:33 EDT

TOWSON, MD (August 3, 2017) – DEWALT continues to expand its offerings for the mechanical and plumbing trades with the introduction of the 20V MAX* 1" PEX Expander, which is Made in the USA with global materials, and the 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Drain Snake. These tools operate off of the continually growing 20V MAX* System from DEWALT, which now totals over 100 products.

The fastest PEX-A expander on the market**, the 20V MAX* 1" PEX Expander (DCE400) can expand 3/8” to 1” PEX-A Tubing. A popular alternative to copper pipe, PEX-A (Polyethylene Cross Fiber Pipe) is commonly used in commercial and residential installation of pipework for potable drinking water, radiant heating, and residential fire sprinklers. Five interchangeable PEX expander heads in 3/8”, 1/2”, 5/8” 3/4”, and 1” are available. The tool rotates each of these heads evenly to ensure consistent expansion around the diameter of the pipe. The 20V MAX* 1” PEX Expander features a dual-sided, heavy-duty hang hook and belt hook that can be mounted on either side of the tool. A bright LED light helps to illuminate the work area. In addition, the long trigger can be actuated at any point, making it easy to use in a variety of orientations between joists or under sinks.

The lightweight 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Drain Snake (DCD200) provides a cordless, powered solution for cleaning clogged drains. This allows service plumbers to get in and out quickly without the hassle of cords or tedious manual options. The 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Drain Snake comes with a 5/16” x 25’ cable that is coated with black oxide to help prevent corrosion and a steel inner core for rigidity to feed the snake down the drain. Compatible with replacement cables from a variety of leading manufacturers, the versatile 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Drain Snake accepts 1/4” and 5/16” cables up to 50 ft. long and 3/8”cables up to 35 ft. long with an assortment of different ends for various applications (sold separately).

The Drain Snake has a partially sealed inner drum that makes it easy to remove and change out cables. It also helps retain the water and material that it collects, preventing the spread of debris around the work area. A fixed outer housing is separate from the inner drum. This helps prevent a spinning drum from coming in contact with other surfaces such as the user or a finished vanity. Other features of the 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Drain Snake include a variable speed trigger, brushless motor, and three-mode, pivoting LEDs to enhance visibility when under sinks or in other dimly lit areas.

Available in fall 2017 where DEWALT products are sold, the 20V MAX* 1" PEX Expander (DCE400) and the 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Drain Snake (DCD200) will come standard with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee.

20V MAX* 1” PEX Expander

-DCE400D2: MSRP $459 – Kitted with (2) DCB203 Batteries, Charger, 3 PEX Expansion Heads (1/2”, 3/4”, 1”), and PEX Expander Grease

-DCE400B: MSRP $299, Bare tool comes with 3 PEX Expansion Heads (1/2”, 3/4”, 1”), and PEX Expander Grease (no battery or charger included)

-Attachments (sold separately)

oDCE40038: 3/8” PEX Expander Head

oDCE40012: 1/2” PEX Expander Head

oDCE40058: 5/8” PEX Expander Head

oDCE40034: 3/4” PEX Expander Head

oDCE4001: 1” PEX Expander Head

oDCE400GR: PEX Expander Grease

20V MAX* XR® Brushless Drain Snake

-DCD200D1: MSRP $399 – Kitted with (1) DCB203 Battery, Charger, and 5/16” x 25’ Black Oxide Drain Cable with Bulb Head

-DCD200B: MSRP $299, Bare tool

-Attachments (sold separately)

oDCD2000 Drain Snake Replacement Drum: MSRP $20

oDCD2005 5/16” x 25’ Black Oxide Bulb Head Drain Cable: MSRP $60

*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.

**Compared to competitive PEX Expander average application speed using 1”, ¾” or ½” PEX-A pipe



DEWALT is a leading manufacturer of industrial corded and cordless power tools, power tool accessories, and hand tools in categories that include Woodworking, Drilling & Fastening, Concrete & Metal Power Tools, as well as Cutting, Abrasive, and IMPACT READY® Impact Driver Power Tool Accessories. Hand Tool categories include Measuring & Layout, Knives & Blades, Mechanics Tools, and Storage Solutions.

With seven manufacturing locations in the USA, DEWALT remains committed to domestic manufacturing and produced over 90 million individual units of Power Tools, Hand Tools, and Accessories in the United States with global materials in 2016 alone. Visit the website to learn more about DEWALT products Made in the USA with global materials.

DEWALT tools can be found nationally and internationally, wherever tools are sold. With more than 1,000 factory-owned and authorized locations, DEWALT has one of the most extensive service and repair networks in North America. For more information, visit or follow DEWALT on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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