DEWALT expands battery-powered outdoor power equipment at GIE+EXPO 2015

DEWALT expanded its offering of professional-grade battery-powered outdoor power equipment at GIE+EXPO 2015. The expansion adds a 40V MAX brushless backpack blower and 40V MAX brushless chain saw to the existing 40V MAX system from DEWALT. The line of 40V MAX DEWALT outdoor power equipment for landscapers is “Gas Performance. Guaranteed.”

The 40V MAX brushless backpack blower generates up to 450 cubic feet per minute (cfm) of air volume at 140 mph and will be available with one or two of the new 40V MAX 7.5 Ah lithium-ion batteries. Only one battery is required to operate the tool, but the backpack blower features two battery wells for extended runtime. The activation switch on the handle allows the user to choose which battery to pull energy from or to lock the tool off for transport and storage. The speed control features a full variable trigger and speed lock that is activated or de-activated with the push of a button. At just 63d(A), DEWALT’s backpack blower is compliant with noise-restricted areas across the U.S. and is ideal for working on noise-sensitive properties such as at schools, hotels, hospitals, offices, parks, retirement communities and more.

1512_OPE_CS_GIE+EXPO 2015 Show Recap_DEWALT2_chain saw-webThe 40V MAX brushless chain saw is equipped with a powerful motor that achieves up to 100 cuts per charge using a DCB406 40V MAX 6.0 Ah lithium-ion battery and up to 70 cuts using a DCB404 40V MAX 4.0 Ah lithium-ion battery, both on 6-inch by 6-inch pressure-treated pine wood. The unit features a low-kickback 16-inch Oregon bar and chain with LubriLink and LubriWell 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 no engine maintenance like gas-powered chain saws. With no more of the pull-to-start issues associated with gas-powered equipment, this chain saw is ideal for use in landscape and construction applications, even in closed spaces.

In addition to the 40V MAX system for landscapers, DEWALT also offers an expanding line of 20V MAX outdoor power equipment for construction and maintenance professionals that includes a 20V MAX 5.0 Ah brushless string trimmer and a 20V MAX 5.0 Ah brushless handheld blower with plans to expand the line further. For professionals already heavily invested in DEWALT’s 20V MAX power tool system, the outdoor power equipment expands their system — now up to 55 tools — and allows the professional to “Get More Done.”

New to DEWALT’s 20V MAX system of outdoor power equipment is the 20V MAX 5.0 Ah hedge trimmer. At only 7.8 pounds, it’s lightweight, durable and the right tool for serious hedge trimming tasks. The 22-inch, laser-cut, hardened-steel blades with 3/4-inch cut capacity provide long blade life, lasting sharpness, and precise cuts. A wrap-around auxiliary handle gives the user a comfortable grip, while the switch with lock-off allows for fast, yet controlled actuation.

DEWALT’s 20V MAX and 40V MAX outdoor power equipment eliminate the hassles that come with gas-powered equipment, including mixing and spilling fuel, breathing fumes, and costly trips to the pump. The equipment also eliminates the engine maintenance that gas-powered equipment requires, doing away with carburetors, spark plugs, and air filters. This battery-powered equipment starts with just the pull of a trigger and eliminates the inconvenience of pull cords and cold starts, especially important for equipment used less frequently like chain saws.

Whether DEWALT outdoor power equipment is used in landscaping or construction applications, it is built for durability. Each DEWALT outdoor tool features an impact-resistant Xenoy housing and comes standard with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract, and 90-day money-back guarantee.

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