Yesterday we discussed a bit about Milwaukee’s secretive M4 developments. We felt a little bad about outing Milwaukee’s inside plans, so today we’ll do the same for Black & Decker.
Black & Decker – or perhaps Dewalt or Porter Cable, since they fall within the B&D umbrella – might be working on a new modular power tool system. Our sources have revealed that the new broadly-described system includes a motor and interchangeable tool heads. We assume the motor will also consist of a power source and handle.
We predict that, if such tools ever head to market, they could compete against Ridgid’s similarly described JobMax tools.
From what we have seen, it appears that several tool heads are in development:
- oscillating multi-tool
- impact driver
- circular saw
- sanding pad (or grinder)
- reciprocating or jig saw
It is important to note that these tools might never hit the market. While we’ve seen what we feel is reasonably credible evidence, there is no confirmation that Black & Decker will ever complete development of the system.