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Power Tools - New DEWALT® 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion 3/8” Drill/Driver Delivers Power in a Compact Size


TOWSON, Md. (June 24, 2010) – DEWALT announces the launch of a 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion 3/8” Drill/Driver Kit ( DCD710S2) as part of its new 12 Volt MAX* cordless platform. The drill/driver is lightweight and compact yet powerful enough to handle a variety of jobs, making it ideal for remodelers, electricians, cabinet installers, woodworkers and other professionals who are tasked with fastening and drilling applications.

“The 12 Volt MAX* Drill/Driver is a perfect addition to the tools many contractors have in their toolbox today because it provides power in a small, compact size, ideal for accessing tight spaces larger tools can’t go,” said Joerg Zellerhoff, Sr. Product Manager, DEWALT. “As a result of the product’s lightweight design, contractors who have tested this tool say they stick the drill in their pouch or clip it on their belt and barely know it’s there. Users also comment that they are impressed by the power this tool delivers in such a small package.”

The drill/driver features a two-speed transmission that delivers 0-400/0-1,500 RPM and a powerful LED light that provides visibility in dark areas. A 3/8-inch single-sleeve keyless chuck offers quick bit changes and reduces bit slippage, and a belt clip provides easy transport and access during use.

The contoured handle offers contractors a comfortable grip. Additionally, with the placement of the battery at the bottom of the handle, the tool is well balanced and able to stand up when set-down.

The drill/driver incorporates DEWALT-designed electronics that are built in the switches of all 12 Volt MAX* tools, instruments and lights. These electronics provide maximum life for the tools and batteries by protecting them from overheating, overloading and deep discharge during use.

The new Drill/Driver Kit ( DCD710S2), which includes a Drill/Driver, two 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion battery packs, one 40 minute charger, a belt clip and a contractor bag will be available in the fourth quarter at home centers and industrial distributors. The Drill/Driver Kit is expected to retail for approximately $159.00.

This tool will also be available as part of a combo kit ( DCK211S2). The combo kit includes one 3/8” drill/driver, one 1/4” impact driver, two 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion battery packs, one bit tip, two belt hooks, one 40 minute charger and a contractor bag.

The product will come with a three-year limited warranty, one year free service contract and 90-day money back guarantee.