“Where can I buy bare Dewalt 20V tools?” This is one of the most frequent questions I’ve seen and been asked about the new cordless tool platform. Until now, the first-wave drills, drivers, and saws, could only be purchased as part of in a 1-, 2-, or 4-piece kit.
Well, here’s a bit of good news – we spotted new Amazon.com listings for bare-tool versions of many of Dewalt’s first-wave of 20V Max tools.
New Dewal 20V bare-tool options:
- Premium circular saw – DCS391B
- Premium reciprocating saw – DCS380B
- Compact drill/driver – DCD780B
- Premium hammer drill/driver – DCD985B
- Impact driver – DCF885B
- Brushless impact driver – DCF895B
- Right angle drill – DCD740B
There are a couple of missing models, but we have reason to believe they’re on the way as well. And most of the second-wave tools that were announced in February, such as the jig saw, are already available as bare-tools or in kits.
It will be interesting to see if big-box retailers will continue to carry 18V bare-tools once the 20V equivalents are more readily available. Our guess is that they will seek to clearance the 18V tools to make room for the 20V ones. We’ve already seen discounts on the 18V combo kits, so it may only be a matter of time before the 18V tools are completely pushed out.
One question still remains – why wait so long to release the bare-tools? We’ve got some wild theories about that one.