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DEWALT® Adds First-Ever Cordless Ratchets to Its Product Portfolio

Introducing New XTREME™ 12V MAX* and ATOMIC COMPACT SERIES™ 20V MAX* Brushless Ratchets

TOWSON, MD Apr 18, 2022 – DEWALT, a Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) brand and leader in trade solutions, today introduced its first-ever cordless ratchets as part of its DEWALT XTREME™ 12V MAX* and ATOMIC COMPACT SERIES™ 20V MAX* lineups. The compact brushless ratchets allow users to fasten and remove nuts, bolts, and more in hard-to-reach work areas. The DEWALT rachets are each designed with a glass-filled nylon tool housing** that provides resistance to automotive fluids and solvents for use in automotive and other demanding applications. With the introduction of ratchets, users can expand into a new product category amongst DEWALT tools, across both the DEWALT XTREME™ 12V MAX* and ATOMIC COMPACT SERIES™ 20V MAX* lines.

The new XTREME™ 12V MAX* ratchets are available with 1/4-In (DCF504), 3/8-In (DCF503) and 3/8-In Extended Reach (DCF503E) square drive configurations, with the 3/8-In Extended Reach model delivering 3.9-In greater neck reach versus the DCF503. Compact and performance packed, the 1/4-In 12V MAX* XTREME™ Ratchet features a powerful 40 ft-lb. max torque brushless motor, while the 3/8-In Extended Reach rachets boast a 60 ft-lb. max torque brushless motor. Ratchets are the latest addition to the XTREME™ portfolio, which now includes15 tools.

Engineered for performance and durability, the new ATOMIC COMPACT SERIES™ 20V MAX* ratchets with 1/2-In (DCF512) and 3/8-In (DCF513) square drive configurations each provide 70 ft-lbs. of max torque. Size meets power through the compact design that helps reach fasteners in tight spaces and areas with minimal access. Ratchets are the newest tools to join the growing line of ATOMIC COMPACT SERIES™ products, which now includes 16 tools.

All models are equipped with an LED light to help provide illumination in dark spaces, a variable speed trigger for user control, as well as a trigger lock to help prevent unintended activation when the tool is not in use. The forward/reverse switch allows users to quickly change direction of application, and each rachet can be used manually in both directions.

These XTREME™ 12V MAX* and ATOMIC COMPACT SERIES™ 20V MAX* Brushless Ratchets are available now where DEWALT products are sold. To learn more about DEWALT products, please visit:

*With respect to 12V MAX* - Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 12 volts. Nominal voltage is 10.8 volts.

*With respect to 20V MAX* - Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.

** - Tool housing only, does not include battery.


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About Stanley Black & Decker

Headquartered in the USA, Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) is the world’s largest tool company operating nearly 50 manufacturing facilities across America and more than 100 worldwide. Guided by its purpose – for those who make the world – the company’s more than 60,000 diverse and high-performing employees produce innovative, award-winning power tools, hand tools, storage, digital tool solutions, lifestyle products, outdoor products, engineered fasteners and other industrial equipment to support the world’s makers, creators, tradespeople and builders. The company’s iconic brands include DEWALT, BLACK+DECKER, CRAFTSMAN, STANLEY, Cub Cadet, Hustler and Troy-Bilt. Recognized for its leadership in environmental, social and governance (ESG), Stanley Black & Decker strives to be a force for good in support of its communities, employees, customers and other stakeholders. To learn more visit:


Emily Noto

Press contact Director, Public Relations