Power tools automatically change voltage by tool
By Mike Jiggens
DeWalt has expanded its Flexvolt system with outdoor power equipment featuring batteries that automatically change voltage when the operator changes tools.
The power equipment lineup includes the new 60V Max chain saw, handheld blower and string trimmer that each feature the new Flexbolt 60V Max, 3.0Ah battery (9.0Ah when used in 20V Max tools).
For commercial construction professionals, the Flexvolt system is backwards-compatible with most of the existing DeWalt 20V Max system that now includes more than 100 products. The Flexvolt batteries operate both 60V Max outdoor power equipment and 20V Max power tools. The 60V Max chain saw (DCCS670X1) is equipped with a powerful brushless motor to deliver gas performance. The low kickback 16-inch Oregon bar and chain has auto-oiling for continuous lubrication and a tool-free tensioning system for quick bar and chain adjustments. The chain saw delivers smooth cuts, long chain life and does not have the engine maintenance required for gasoline-powered chain saws. With no more cold starts and carburetor issues, the chain saw starts easily with the pull of a trigger. The 60V Max handheld blower (DCBL770X1) is also equipped with a brushless motor that generates gas performance to clear job site debris at up to 423 CFM and 129 mph. The 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 a 15-inch cut swath accepting DeWalt 0.080-inch or 0.095-inch lines and a gear-drive transmission to provide amplified torque that maintains cut speed under load.
Optimal for construction cleanup and maintenance, the 60V Max outdoor power equipment allows commercial construction users to leave the gas tank behind and expand their DeWalt power tool and battery systems. Each of the models will be available this spring.
All DeWalt outdoor power tools come standard with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract and a 90-day, money-back guarantee.
For more information, visit www.dewalt.com.