Our history of guaranteed tough.

  • 1922

    Raymond DeWalt, then superintendent of Seabrook Farms, perfects the first woodworking machine for the purpose of increasing productivity and versatility.

    1924

    DEWALT Products Company is formed with plant and offices located in Leola, Pennsylvania. Their product is an electric universal woodworking machine known as the DeWalt "Wonder-Worker," which could be configured in 9 different ways. DEWALT also offered a dedicated mortiser and jointer.

  • 1929

    DEWALT Products Co. moves to a new, and for those days, outstandingly modern plant and office building in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

    1941

    The DEWALT firm begins a period of rapid expansion to meet the demands of government orders in connection with national defense and wartime machinery requirements.

  • 1947

    DEWALT Products Co. is re-incorporated under DEWALT Inc.

    1949

    DEWALT was acquired by American Machine Foundry (AMF). Lancaster, PA photo

  • 1953

    DEWALT Inc. extends operations into Canada through a wholly owned subsidiary known as DeWalt Canada Ltd.

    1955

    Over the next two years, adds 40,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space to the plant in order to keep up with consumer demand

  • 1992

    DEWALT introduces its first line of portable electric power tools and accessories designed specifically for residential contractors, remodelers, and professional woodworkers.

    1994

    DEWALT kickstarts a revolutionary system of over 30 new cordless tools, including the most powerful cordless tool at the time, the 14.4 volt cordless drill/driver and 5 3/8" cordless saw. DEWALT cordless system included drill/drivers, screwdrivers, impact drivers, impact wrench, saws, flashlights, and the first combination drill/driver/hammerdrill.

  • 1999

    Matt Kenseth joins DEWALT Racing as its driver in the NASCAR Busch Series.

    2000

    DEWALT purchases Momentum Laser, Inc. and the Emglo Compressor Company.

  • 2001

    By this point DEWALT Inc. was responsible for over 200 electric power tools and over 800 accessories

    2003

    Matt Kenseth wins the final Winston cup championship driving the #17 DEWALT Ford race car.

  • 2005

    As a result of DEWALT's extensive research with professional contractors, DEWALT developed SHOCKS – Active Vibration Control®, currently found on some of its SDS Plus and 1-7/8” and 2” SDS Max rotary hammers, which reduces vibration by up to 50 percent compared hammers without such systems.

    2010

    DEWALT introduces the new 12V MAX* system of lithium ion tools designed to incorporate comfort and compact design with the power and industry-leading features contractors need on the jobsite. DEWALT also launches the Metal Cutting Diamond Blade line of accessories. The Diamond Edge provides 100x the life vs. standard DEWALT chop saw blade.

  • 2011

    DEWALT expands its lithium ion tools offering with the introduction of the new 20V MAX* System. DEWALT also continues to support it's 69 million 18V cordless system battery users with new 18V products. DEWALT Accessories expanded it's Impact Ready line adding over 100 products in drilling, screwdriving, holesaws and sockets as well as released over 20 new products in the Demo steel accesories line.

    2012

    DEWALT launches Perform and Protect line of products designed to provide a high level of one or more of the following: control, dust containment or low vibration, without sacrificing performance. Perform and Protect products include E-Clutch drills, E-Clutch and Low Vibration Grinders, 2-Stage Clutches, and SHOCKS®Hammers, dust collection - including grinder shrouds, hammer dust extraction, and a Dust Extractor with a universal connector. DEWALT also introduced the following accessories which DEWALT was the first to market; Impact Ready Step Bits, cleanable nut driver, depth setter and dust collectors. DEWALT also released a line of Guaranteed Tough Hand Tools.

  • 2013

    In 2013, DEWALT introduced it's cordless 20VMAX* - XR line of Brushless power tools which includes brushless motors and high capctiy lithium ion batteries.

    2013

    DEWALT announces the Made in the USA initiative at STAFDA 2013

  • 2013

    DEWALT announces a 3 year partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project, and donates $489,000+ from sales of specialized DEWALT WWP Limited Edition Tools in the first year.

    2013

    DEWALT announces the addition of a new manufacturing facility in Charlotte, NC. This is an expansion of the existing Distribution Center.

  • 2015

    DEWALT announces the addition of a new manufacturing facility in Greenfield, IN, now totaling up to seven manufacturing facilities building DEWALT branded products in the USA: New Britain, CT, Hampstead, MD, Shelbyville, KY, Greenfield, IN, Cheraw, SC, Charlotte, NC, and Jackson, TN.

    2015

    DEWALT releases the first phase of "Connected" Products, with Tool Connect Bluetooth enabled batteries, speakers, and radio adaptor.

1922 to 2016

"You buy a machine and what you really get is satisfaction, entire satisfaction." - Raymond DeWalt

From 1924 to 2016 DEWALT continues to design and optimize professional workhorse solutions- tools, accessories and service - to ensure absolute confidence for the toughest jobsite conditions. WE are DEWALT, and we are GUARANTEED TOUGH.