Dewalt has come out with a new 20V Max cordless drywall sander, model DCE800.
The new Dewalt cordless drywall sander is said to be optimized for demanding applications, with a head-mounted brushless motor that maintains constant speed under load.
The Dewalt cordless drywall sander also features a telescoping shaft, for easy sanding of walls and ceilings in tough to reach areas.
Its head is fully articulated, and with space for an optional Tool Connect Tag just behind the motor.
The head-mounted brushless motor eliminates the risk of flex shaft or brush failures.
Dewalt says that, as part of their commitment to safety, the new 20V Max cordless drywall sander includes features that enhance dust extraction.
First, it is fully integrated with a Wireless Tool Control feature without a separate remote, allowing users to automatically activate a compatible dust extractor, model DCV585.
Once the drywall sander is paired with the dust extractor controls, the automatic activation feature helps to extend cordless dust extractor battery life and does away with the need for manual controls.
The sander also has a built-in Dewalt AirLock connection port, which allows for quick connection to Dewalt dust extractors without the need for a separate adapter.
A variable speed dial and dual action trigger give users application versatility.
Dewalt says that a balanced weight distribution helps to reduce fatigue.
The Dewalt cordless drywall sander comes with a soft backing pad (DWE7801) for fine finishing work, and a hard backing pad (DWE7802) will be available separately for high dust-generating material removal applications.
Both styles of backing pads work with 9″ hook and loop sanding discs. Dewalt will also be launching a line of paper and mesh sanding discs ranging from 80 to 240 grit.
Price: $439 for the bare tool (DCE800), $619 for the kit (DCE800P2)
ETA: Fall 2020
The kit will include (2) 5.0Ah batteries and a charger. The sander ships with a soft backing pad and (1) each of 9″ 120 sandpaper and 150 grit mesh.
Dewalt Cordless Drywall Sander Specs
- 9″ sanding head
- 800-1200 RPM
- 49″ tool length
- 30 minutes runtime with 5.0Ah (DCB205) battery
- Weighs 8.59 lbs
This looks to be a solid new Dewalt 20V Max cordless power tool introduction.
Dewalt press materials say:
The 20V MAX Cordless Drywall Sander is the first in the DEWALT line.
This has me wondering what else might be coming to the lineup in the drywall sanding or surface prep space.
Automatic activation with Dewalt’s FlexVolt dust extractor is a bonus, but you should be able to use it with other dust extractors – corded or cordless – via manual on/off controls.
It is my understanding that users will need to purchase a Dewalt dust port adapter, DWV9000 (~$21 via Amazon) in order to connect the drywall sander to other dust extractors, but that might not be the case. The Dewalt universal connector attaches to various Dewalt tools and shrouds on one side, with a standard 1-1/4″ dust port on the other end.
30 minutes of runtime with a 5.0Ah battery seems respectable.