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DEWALT® Announces POWER DETECT™ Technology

Press release   •   Mar 02, 2020 10:00 EST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DEWALT® Announces POWER DETECT™ Technology

Maximizing performance with high-capacity XR® Batteries

TOWSON, MD (March 2, 2020) – DEWALT announces POWER DETECT™ Technology included exclusively on four new 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Tools. These include a 7-1/4-In. Circular Saw (DCS574), Reciprocating Saw (DCS368), 5-In. Angle Grinder (DCG415), and Hammer Drill (DCD998).

Newly developed electronics in tools with POWER DETECT™ Technology can identify the battery the tool is paired with and adjust power output accordingly. This is ideal for commercial contractor applications where premium power, performance, runtime, and productivity are required. The new tools also feature upgraded motors and components compared to their predecessors and durable housings. This combined with battery pack identification included in POWER DETECT™ Technology, provide premium capability for the professional user and continue the expansion of the cordless jobsite.

In addition to updates offered within the tools themselves, they are also paired (in kitted units only) with the newly available 20V MAX* 8.0Ah battery (DCB208). Tools with POWER DETECT™ Technology add to the over 200 20V MAX* products offered by DEWALT that help users reach the goal of a cordless jobsite, providing a wide variety of solutions for professional applications. Detailed performance upgrades for each new tool, paired with an 8.0Ah battery (DCB208), are included below.

The 20V MAX* XR® Brushless 7-1/4-In. Circular Saw with POWER DETECT™ Technology (DCS574) has up to 54% more power than its predecessor (DCS570) in use with a 5.0Ah (DCB205) battery. It achieves over 1300 UWO and has a no-load speed of 5500 RPM.

The 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Reciprocating Saw with POWER DETECT™ Technology (DCS368) has up to 44% more power than when in use with a 5.0Ah (DCB205) battery. It achieves over 1300 UWO and has a no-load speed of 3000 SPM.

The 20V MAX* XR® Brushless 5-In. Angle Grinder with POWER DETECT™ Technology (DCG415) has up to 40% more power than its predecessor (DCG413) in use with a 5.0Ah (DCB205) battery. It achieves over 1350 UWO, has a no-load speed of 9000 RPM, and features a KICKBACK BRAKE™ and E-CLUTCH™.

The 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Hammer Drill with POWER DETECT™ Technology (DCD998) has up to 29% more power than its predecessor (DCD996) in use with a 5.0Ah (DCB205) battery. It achieves over 1050 UWO, has a no-load speed of 0-450/0-1300/0-2000 RPM, and features a three-mode LED light.

Available now where DEWALT products are sold, each tool will come standard with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract, and a 90-day money back guarantee. Specific MSRP information is are included below. For more information about DEWALT POWER DETECT™ Technology and more, visit www.DEWALT.com.

SKU Product Name MSRP
DCB208 20V MAX* 8.0Ah Battery $179
DCS574W1 20V MAX* XR® Brushless 7-1/4-In. Circular Saw with POWER DETECT™ Technology Kit $279
DCS368W1 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Reciprocating Saw with POWER DETECT™ Technology Kit $279
DCG415W1 20V MAX* XR® Brushless 5-In. Angle Grinder with POWER DETECT™ Technology Kit $279
DCD998W1 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Hammer Drill with POWER DETECT™ Technology Kit $279
DCD299D1W1 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Drill/Impact Combo with POWER DETECT™ Technology Kit $399

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

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About DEWALT

DEWALT is obsessed with how users work in the real world and is relentlessly pursuing total jobsite solutions. By incorporating its latest technology and industry innovations, DEWALT is leading the charge for the jobsite of the future. DEWALT products. GUARANTEED TOUGH®. For more information, visit www.dewalt.com or follow DEWALT on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Comments (2)

    I'm a fan of Dewalt and cant wait to try this product. The biggest problem with cordless tools has always been battery life so cant wait to see what this does for cordless tool use.

    - Brandon Hillenburg - Mar 10, 2020 13:20 EDT

    I am looking forward to trying these new tools, Increasing battery life as well as the power of your tools . Will make it that we will be able to go to a cord less job site very soon.

    - paul p phillips - Apr 01, 2020 10:36 EDT

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