TOWSON, MD (February 6, 2017) – DEWALT® expands the FLEXVOLT® System with Outdoor Power Equipment. Featuring the world’s first batteries that automatically change voltage when the user changes tools, the Outdoor Power Equipment lineup will include the new 60V MAX* Chainsaw, Handheld Blower, and String Trimmer, all featuring the new FLEXVOLT® 60V MAX* 3.0Ah battery (9.0Ah when used in 20V MAX* tools).
For residential and commercial construction professionals, the FLEXVOLT® System is backwards compatible with most of the existing DEWALT 20V MAX* system, which now includes over 100 products. This means that the FLEXVOLT® Batteries operate both the DEWALT 60V MAX* Outdoor Power Equipment as well as DEWALT 20V MAX* Power Tools.
The 60V MAX* Chainsaw (DCCS670X1) is equipped with a powerful brushless motor delivering gas performance. The low kickback 16” Oregon® bar and chain has auto-oiling for continuous lubrication and a tool-free tensioning system for quick bar and chain adjustments. The chainsaw delivers smooth cuts, long chain life, and does not have the engine maintenance that is required with gas-powered chainsaws. With no more cold starts and carburetor issues, this chainsaw starts easily with the pull of the trigger.
The 60V MAX* Handheld Blower (DCBL770X1) is also equipped with a brushless motor which generates gas performance to clear jobsite debris at up to 423 CFM & 129 MPH. The Handheld Blower also includes a flat concentrator nozzle to increase air speed to 175 MPH for heavy duty debris.A variable speed trigger and lock allow for full throttle control without having to constantly hold down the trigger.
The 60V MAX* String Trimmer (DCST970X1)features a15” cut swath accepting DEWALT 0.080” or 0.095” lines and a gear-drive transmission providing amplified torque that maintains cut speed under load. Optimal for construction cleanup and maintenance, the 60V MAX* Outdoor Power Equipment allows residential & commercial construction users to leave the gas tank behind and expand their DEWALT power tool and battery systems. The new 60V MAX* Chainsaw, Handheld Blower, and String Trimmer will be available where DEWALT products are sold in spring 2017.
For professional landscapers, the DEWALT 40V MAX* System offers a battery solution for day-long, heavy-duty outdoor use. All DEWALT Outdoor Power tools come standard with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract, and 90-day money-back satisfaction guarantee.
60V MAX* Chainsaw (DCCS670X1) $349 MSRP Available Spring 2017
60V MAX* Handheld Blower (DCBL770X1) $269 MSRP Available Spring 2017
60V MAX* String Trimmer (DCST970X1) $269 MSRP Available Spring 2017
With respect to 20V MAX* - Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.
With respect to 60V MAX* - Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 60 volts. Nominal voltage is 54.
With respect to 40V MAX* - Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 40 volts. Nominal voltage is 36.
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 approximately 62 million individual units of Power Tools, Hand Tools, and Accessories in the United States with global materials in 2015 alone.
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 www.dewalt.com or follow DEWALT on Facebook and Twitter.