Since DeWalt was acquired by Stanley, we’ve had a sneaking suspicion the the yellow and black would be appearing in many arenas of retail combat where they currently do not. That was correct, but the speed and quality with which they began the assault was classic Stanley planning. Take the launch of the 20v Max line, for instance: 13 tools that look great and, from everything we’ve seen, function on par with the biggest names in Li-Ion.
DEWALT announces the launch of its new 20 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion system, which includes a compact drill/driver (DCD780C2), premium drill/driver (DCD980L2), two impact drivers (DCF885C2 and DCF885L2), compact hammer drill (DCD785C2), premium hammer drill (DCD985L2), reciprocating saw (DCS380L1), circular saw (DCS391L1), SDS rotary hammer (DCH213L2), right angle drill (DCD740C1) and work light (DCL040).
Of course this is DeWalt’s first entry into 20v Li-Ion as a line where other manufacturers are on generation 3 or 4. However DeWalt has taken the lessons already learned by others and built a great-looking set of 20v tools. The brand has strong loyalty and now the sku’s to back it up, so were I a betting man I’d say DeWalt points them right at the blue line and the red guys and starts carving into their volume numbers.
What do you think? Would you try the DeWalt 20v max line over some of the others if they were priced the same or lower? Let us know in comments.
DeWalt Press Kit [Website]