In June, we sought to answer a question that you and I have been asking – when will Dewalt come out with more brushless tools?
When I asked this of Dewalt, they indicated that they were mostly focusing their brushless efforts on fastening tools, because that’s where you see the most benefit.
In coming months we’ll see new Dewalt brushless drills, and a new 3-speed brushless impact driver.
We also recently learned of a new Dewalt 20V Max cordless brushless planer, which will hopefully be released in the USA.
That planer is not Dewalt’s only non-fastening-type brushless tool – there’s also their brushless oscillating multi-tool and brushless outdoor power tools.
But, there’s still no brushless circular saw, reciprocating saw, or grinder.
In that post about Dewalt’s potential 20V Max brushless tool expansion, Kurt recently commented, saying he was holding out for a brushless circular saw and a cutoff grinder. He also mentioned wishing that Dewalt came out with a less flimsy and more featured charger.
That got me thinking. What do you wish Dewalt would come out with this year?
Here’s what I want to see Dewalt come out with:
A cordless brushless table saw, perhaps powered by a 40V Max battery or 2x 20V Max batteries.
More 12V Max tools.
Brushless 12V Max tools.
Cordless brad nailer that’s as compact as a pneumatic brad nailer.
Cordless pin nailer.
A cooling shirt that doesn’t inflate like a balloon.
A full suite of modern test & measurement tools with Bluetooth connectivity.
More 12v max tools for me please
A 3/8 brushless impac to comepete with snap on..I know about the mac tools one but i think dewalt needs there own!
Danny, I second that request for the 3/8″ brushless impac wrench, 20v max, but what is “snap on”, detent anvil vs hog ring anvil?
40V lawn mower. I need to complete my suite.
Yup, my vote too, this is an obvious gap in their line-up.
I’d recommend a 2x40V (80V) for big lawns (i.e. larger than one acre) but a 40V one would be A-OK too.
Yes…………And it should robotic.
But not like the roomba with a random pattern but it should follow a programed course.
An option for 2-4 20v battery lawn mower. I would be a buyer!! I have a small yard and have a lot of 20v tools!
I think that’s a great idea. These battery powered tools are so much easier to start and most people feel better about using them. I know sometimes starting a lawn mower is a pain. Dewalt how about a rotary tool, not a rotozip a small rotary tool please 8-10v
Why not make a cordless fish fellet knife? Been waiting on this one for years…
Not sure if these lawn mower comments are serious or just in jest. Is that something you’d actually like to see?
Yes, actually. While the price of gas has gone down the volume generated by the engines has not – I have hearing protection but my kids who may be playing some 50 feet or more away do not. An electric mower is bound to be quieter.
Fair point. Thanks for clarifying.
Another advantage of cordless electric is that it’s a lot less messy and rather convenient. There’s no oil to mix or change, and no gasoline to buy/pour. My wife, in particular, loves this aspect of my cordless trimmer. She also likes the fact that it weighs far less than my gas one.
When power runs out, all you have to do is swap out the battery and put the spent one on the charger – a 30 second operation in most cases.
Adding to Mark S.’s point, fuel economy really isn’t a concern with most outdoor power equipment, because the engines are so small.
Cordless outdoor power equipment has a lot going for it, and thanks to the advent of brushless motors and li-ion batteries, its traditional downsides of low power, short run-time and long charge time have been mitigated enough to make it a real contender.
Yes! I want to buy all the new battery powered landscaping equipment (soon) but can’t convince myself to get started with the Dewalt line if there in no future plans for a lawn mower. I really like what I see with the new Flexvolt 60v line. I am trying to find out if anybody knows if Dewalt has plans for a mower???
FlexVolt lawn mover, either 60V or 120V.
Better 12v Max lighting, without hotspots, but not really any bigger than the current 12v Max work light.
More powerful 12v Max drill and drivers.
Vote from Europe.
-4Ah 12V(10,8V) batteries
-12V(10,8V) brushless multitool
-European version of DCT419
-more tough brushless tools- circular saw, grinder
-20V(18V) larger batteries for longer aplication
-40V lineup in Europe
I do not think that DeWalt is going to come up with any bigger batteries than 5ah, at least in the near future. A rep in Finland told me that 5ah batteries can be shipped as normal cargo, but any bigger batteries have to be shipped as some kind of dangerous cargo which increases shipping costs.
Future will show us if the cost of shipment via other companies products, push SBD Company to put new type of battery-larger battery.
Milwaukee start with 6 and 9 Ah battery. Bigger battery delivers more run time. If cordless grinder could run 15min with no load on 4Ah battery…than on 9 Ah could run 30min. More job done on single charge. Why not?
Milwaukee has SDS-Max Hammer Dril, Grinder, SDS-plus Hammer – very high power consumig equipment
Dewalt has mitre saw, grinder, SDS-plus Hammer . Bigger battery will be very usefull.
cooling shirt – didn’t think of that first but now that I read it, absolutely.
+1 to the 40v outdoor line, if they had had a cordless 21 or so inch mulching mower I might have bought theirs. even if it took 2 batteries I’d be OK with that
Corded tools with equal power but less price than cordless – IE corded Impact wrench with the ability of their cordless ones.
Faster charger would be nice.
bridge the gap on their 40V to industrial tools. IE where is the 40V SDSmax rotary hammer? Seems like a natural fit and a good compromise.
however – framing and then finish nailers are probably higher on my list.
Better, brushless angle grinder (especially better design, current model is quite bulky). Brushless circ saw and recip saw. More cordless nailers, more 10,8V tools such as circ saw. An 18V (20V MAX) cordless heat gun, cordless multi- tool with speed dial, cordless belt sander. And maybe more 7,2V (8V max) tools (maybe a dremel- like rotary tool?). An 18V drill/driver which would have a same kind of quick-change chucks like Festool and I guess Bosch also has. Brushless compact- sized impact wrench. I like DeWalt´s line-up and I own maybe 20 DeWalt tools, but it could always be even better.
+1 for Heat Gun
+1 for circular
Gotta go with a Cordless pin Nailer, no brand that I’m aware of makes one, would be super convenient, also, a cordless compressed air gun, I’ve never seen this, but it would be really cool.
Makita makes one. Model name in Europe is DPT351, I have no idea about american model name.
Don’t think there is an American one, Rami’s right about Makita making a 23ga nailer for Europe, kinda pricey but maybe worth it as it’s the only one out there (to the best of my knowledge).
I actually was wondering this too the other day and it came up when I was talking with the HD tool manager at the store here. He said he thought Ryobi had a pin nailer and a replacement wet dry vac in the pipeline. Of course who knows how reliable this info is, could be hearsay so I took it with an “I’ll believe it when I see it” view. Still nice to hear.
Machete did just release to American a cordless 18V 23 gauge pin nailer, model XTP01Z
Makita not Machete, sorry stupid spell check …
I would like more accessories. I like that they make a drill mounted shear, and would buy one in a heartbeat if I could ever find one. I also wish DW or somebody would make a decent impact rated lockingv holder for 1 inch bits, my suggestion would be to put the torsion zone in the holder, so a person could use standard bits without shattering them. Always wondered why it seems liked most manufacturers make the reusable part (holder) solid and put the torsion zone in the throwaway part. Does that system really work better or is it just a way to sell special torsion bits at higher cost.
Also, more variety in blades for recip saws and oscillating tools. DW blades are decent, but I think there needs to be more competition when it comes to carbide tipped blades.
Also, I beg Black and Decker to bring back the true Piranha tooth circular saw blades. They could do this under the DW brand, as a premium offering. Those were wonderfully fast cutting blades that held up well without costing an arm and leg. I used up my stash and bought a couple new ones only to find they cbhanged the teeth to a flat profile, so now they are just ordinary blades.
I’m probably gonna go against the grsain here and not ask for every cordless tool to be brush less. While brushless has certain advantages, I am not convinced they are the best in EVERY situation.
Their power tool lineup is pretty complete in the 20V, but I’m not sure about the 12V line. I’m almost wondering if a special line of ultra loght/compact 20V tools with matching ultra light compact batteries wouldn’t be something to consider. They wouldn’t have to build two battery platforms, chargers, etc, and users wouldn’t need two battery platforms. They could maybe make higher performance 9.6v tools for household use, and for instances where light weight and compactness trump power.
Lowes has the drill mounted shear for $59.99 from Dewalt…looks pretty good but I rarely work with sheet metal so for me I can’t justify the cost.
Thanks. I checked Ho e Depot, Sears, and Ace and couldn’t find one.
While I would not likely buy into any new cordless tool platform (I’m retired and have enough Makita and Milwaukee cordless tools to fill my needs) – I can see that Dewalt has an opportunity to catch up in this area.
The cooling shirt idea has some potential – but not sure if a Peltier-Effect one (some of the ones available now are a bit klugey IMO) would be able to compete with the evaporative cooling and ice-vests that are currently available.
I also think that if they could introduce an electric pavement breaker with real capabilities (not just hype like some of what’s available now) equal to a HD pneumatic – they would have a big market.
Maybe they can also bring some of their offshore only tools to the US market. Their D27107 and D27105 flip-over saws might have a market and their D27300 jointer/planer looks nice.
I’ve read that combination saws cannot be brought to the USA because of UL safety regulations. If a tool doesn’t meet UL requirememts, it cannot be used in many professional jobsites and settings.
Interesting that UL considers them unsafe and as you say a legitimate UL and/or FM certification is very important.
On a related topic, I still keep hearing stories about counterfeit UL labels applied to offshore-sourced junk. Sort of goes along with Chinese flooring that exceeds formaldehyde standards, wallboard that outgases sulfur compounds and IP that gets stolen via what seems like government sponsored espionage (as seen on the recent 60 Minutes show) . These are probably all reasons to stick with buying from reputable manufacturers – and it would make sense that Dewalt would not import something that UL would not endorse.
I don’t think the UL considers them unsafe, but that safety regs require features or conditions that are impossible to implement in hybrid miter + table saws found overseas.
It is my understanding that tools don’t HAVE to be UL-passed to be sold in the USA (I have a mini drill press that’s not), but then OSHA compliance becomes an issue.
A new 20v jigsaw with an led and a blower brushed or brushless.
A 21″ mower that ran on 2 40v max batteries and had handles like the echo cordless mower.
Better lighting products, Milwaukee is miles ahead of every other tool company in this area. I feel dewalt could make some very nice lighting products at prices a bit more affordable than Milwaukee.
On everything else I wished they had Milwaukee beat them to the punch which explains why red out numbers yellow in my tool chest 3 to 1.
Brushless circular saw –> Need in 2016 or else I’m going Milwaukee. Been waiting WAY TOO LONG. Include good dust shrouding & collection. You’ve shown you can be best in class for dust management with the new table saws. If you gotta go 40V, do it now and stop hesitating. The decision could boost buy-in for outdoor power equipment.
Brushless track saw –> Good opportunity to lead with an innovative product. Bosch guides are better than Festool. Lots of margin potential and common platform with the circ saw.
They need to deliver on their promised 20 to 18V adapter!
I’ve got one in my hand, it arrived just before the weekend.
So, they’re on the way!
Eric beat me to it.
20V Tracksaw with 110″ track option instead of the current 104″ track that, from what I’ve read, barely allows enough room for the saw to ride before entering or exiting the cut.
9.0 Battery to run the high juice using circular saws and the wished for dual 20V table saw (with 24 inch + rip capacity).
This would be cool!
I use a Festool 2700mm (about 106 inches) track – and it works OK on an 8 foot panel – but considering the obscene cost (IMO) – I paid $320.44 with local sales tax in 2014 – I think they could have made it 3000mm to give a bit more of an “on and off ramp”
we need a uponor press tool in 12 v
Purely speculation – but maybe Milwaukee cut an exclusive licensing deal with them – as the expansion old Wirsbo expansion cones seem to work on the ProPex tools
I didn’t want to be the first to think that aloud, but it’s a possibility.
Milwaukee is also coming out with a larger size expander for use with the 2″ to 3″ fittings: https://toolguyd.com/milwaukee-force-logic-6t-knockout-punch-tool-cutter-crimper-propex/
12V Glue Gun
20V ‘Milwaukee-style’ tripod worklight would be good.
20V air-compressor/tyre inflator would be something else!
T-Stak line.. why is it so stagnant? In my opinion.. TONS of missed opportunities. Organization is huge, companies spend thousands of dollars on it.. Yet this line seems neglected.
12V Max – Milwaukee has proven this battery size can be powerful. Yet DeWalt missed the boat here too.
Brushless Sawzall, Brushless Circular Saw.
It’s also crazy to me, that I can’t buy a hard case for my DCK296M2 kit, when the DCK296P2 comes with one. Yet you contact DeWalt and no one can tell me what the part number is for it.. I just want a case for my drill and impact! Yes, a T-Stak will work with some kaizen foam and thats likely what i will do.. but I would have preferred it just coming with a case not a bag in a nearly $400 set. Had the P2 kit been part of the promotion for the $150 off, I probably would have just gotten it.
You sound like you have your organizational scheme going strong… I need this. Any tips or guides you recommend?
Guides, I dunno… Here is what I have:
1) T-Stak 1 Long Handle – bottom area used for the 12v Max Drill, Impact, and light. Also plenty of bits, batteries. Top is used for misc stuff, markers, pencils, etc.
1) T-Stak 2 Flat Top – storage case for a corded jig saw. lined with Kaizen foam.
1) T-Stak 3 Single Deep Drawer – used for electrical stuff, zip ties, couple boxes and fittings. My original use for this box did not work out 🙁
2) T-Stak 5 – One holds screws, one holds nails. Would love to improve these, as there needs to be more cups IMO.
2) T-Stak 6 – One is used for large hand tools, and other items such as Bench Cookies, hack saw, glue, chisels, etc. I do not use the top organizer in this one. The other is used for all my plumbing stuff, works great… have a couple cylinders of MAPP gas, and propane in the bottom.. misc pieces in the top.
1) T-Stak 4 – Do not use, havent been able to find a good use for it.. had nails in it previously and it was a terrible idea. Still figuring out what to put in this one.
I also have the T-Stak trolley, which is super handy for carting all this stuff into the house and such.
You can order the case that comes with the P2 kit and use it with your M2 kit, batteries are the same size and tools are the same. Dewalt Service Net. Type in DCK296P2, find the case and order it.
I thought the same thing.. can’t find anything about it.
When I went to ServiceNet I typed it in, and got:
You searched for the Model or Part Number: dck296p2
There are no Models or Parts that match your search.
M2 comes up fine, with the only part available as the bag, which is what I would expect as the Drill and Impact have separate part numbers. I’ve called DeWalt service centers, DeWalt parts twice and no one can tell me what the part number is.. which I find extremely hard to believe.
There MUST be a part number that exists for this.
Stuart can you help!!!!
Dewalt needs to come out with a saw that competes with the Milwaukee 6370-20 metal cutting saw.
I wish they would sell their new tools in Tstak cases like they do/did in the UK. minor complaint, but I hate the bags they currently come in. just make it an option, or sell the molded inserts separately that you could add to boxes that you already have.
Festool/Tanos/Sortimo systems are the cats meow.. what a way to get a guy hooked into your organization system (which has to be a cash cow) than to sell the tools with their individual organized boxes already being sold with the tool. Not only that, places for your fasteners, flexible storage options for a pro to show up to your house looking like a pro, not a bunch of messy buckets.
Put a nice picture in the lid like Festool does of how it all goes back into the box, make this the “Premium” line of tools.
Take a Deep T-Stak box – throw the guts of the Vacuum (DCV581H) inside.. sell an add on kit for attachments to the vacuum in a slim t-stak (doesnt exist yet) that goes on the top.
I would like a improved brushless angle grinder to match new corded models update. I am still interested in seeing a worm drive style circular saw in a 20 volt (as in not a wide sidewinder saw). 20 volt Brushless Track saw bare tool.
Trim Router would be neat.
I guess I would upgrade my electric B&D mower and Ryobi string trimmer if there was synergy with the 20V Max batteries. I would hate to have two proprietary battery lines for one brand of product.
Apparently the 20V /18V adapter is done? If so, maybe a 40V/20V adapter?
I would like to see more intelligently designed outdoor equipment, I own the DCBL790 40V handheld blower. Yet it is the only 40V outdoor tool that I will purchase from DeWalt for the time being.
It seems that making excellent cordless contractor tools does mean that they necessarily can make great “professional” outdoor equipment.
Don’t get me wrong I’m a DeWALT fan boy through and through (as well as an insight panel member). I see more weakness than strengths with the DeWALT outdoor line and no real innovation in this area.
It seems that the engineers or R&D guys have little hands on experience or everyday experience with outdoor tools, I scratch my head to why they would place the motor on the string trimmers, in the place that collects the most debris and get hot to the touch ( the trimmer head where the motor which is air cooled and vented), is a magnet to collect moist grass clippings, dirt and dust. Also occasionally the trim head gets bound up with long grass or vines when it catches them just right or at the wrong angle.
As well the deflection shield is an open crescent moon design, which is only safe for deflecting flying debris from the operator on a curved shaft trimmer but not when used on a straight shaft trimmer. For the straight shaft you need a half moon shaped shield to minimize debris deflection.
On a smaller note the other reason I passed on DeWALT’s string trimmer is the lack of an attachment option for flexibility with interchangeable attachments like on Echo or the gas powered Stihl Kombi/ Shindawa etc.
Cordless outdoor tools are great for getting an early start on residential properties due to the ability to operate the quietly. I’ve used the blower on my personal property after 11PM because of how quiet it can operate.
I can’t speak to the hedge trimmer or chainsaw at this point as I don’t use these daily in my livelihood, where the cordless is an excellent choice is during the dry season when the fire danger is high or extreme from gas equipment.
What I would like to see if they are marketing this to “professionals” as powerful as gas is an included 12V vehicle charging option i.e. an AC/DC combo charger.
I’m curious as I work in the PNW which has wet and rainy springs and when I lived in the south we had summer thunder storms and showers, I’ve yet to get a straight answer from DeWalt as to the water resistance/proof of equipment that is stored/secured (exposed) on your trailer when you go from job to job and you run into or are working in the rain.
Heated gloves that use the usb ports on theheated jacket.
Random orbital sander.
Charger that can be mounted.
Toughsystem battery storage/charger that has a heater and is insulated. So I can use one battery to gently heat a compartment with other batteries so when I’m camping and hunting in the Rockies my batteries don’t get below freezing.
Tough system shop vac/blower.
20v Wench that can lift 500lbs.
12v staple gun like the DWHTTR410.
20v fan that has led with lights and a charger that can be mounted on a tripod.
Tire inflation / car battery jumper.
12v /20v 5 watt 2 way radios w/ gps.
Brushless sling shot (okay kidding on this one)
18v 1/2″ impact wrench, 250-300 Nm range.
18v multi (4-5) chuck drill driver , same class as BOSCH GSR 18V-EC FC-2.
corless brushless 4.5″-5″ angle grinder.
new series of corded 7″-9″ angle grinders with adjustable handle.
new line of 36/40v powertools: 3/4″ impact wrench, may be 7/16″ hex impact, rotary hammers, drill drivers, hammer drills… All brushless.
how about 18v waterproof powertool system? (drill driver, hammer drill, imact driver, rotary hammer and 4.5″ angle grinder).
Design: stay in the lead in terms of ergonomics. make your power tools apear more “stealthy” (and more professional): more black, less yellow. leave that silver gray as it is.
26″ wideTough System boxes.
Move all (well, most) power tools assembly lines back to the US. I’ll pay..
Gee, I could write sooooo much !
small LED (with magnets)
sander (just to be with the crowd)
TSTAK expansion (there is sooo much potential with Stanley, but they are NOT coming thru)
TSTAK Sound system
TSTAK charging station
TSTAK vac (and Tough System, Dewalt chose to have to cases)
TSTAK tool holder (open front, set of 4-5 boxes can be inserted)
TSTAK Special / limited edition, e.d. yellow box
many ideas : just one
a TSTAK were on top / from outside a led lamp is fitted for removal
magnetig hold or something like that, with a push led lamp pops out
(not attached to TSTAK, TSTAK just the carrier)
and along with a new XR track saw, a bit more integration like
adaptor for routers,
and a mini track saw (kind a like the size of the multi tool)
hope stuart makes a list !!!
I heard from a rep that the Toughcase VAC is a thing and it is coming.
Would love to see something for T-Stak too!
I think T-staks are at a dead end. It seems that Dewalt is putting more resources into Toughbox expansion.
They both have merit…. but I don’t own a multi national tool company.
Make the arbors on ALL their table saws long enough to use a dado…
20v hedge trimmer
Cheaper version miter saws with guidance laser
20 volt hedge is on its way you can see on homedepot.com
20v Hot melt glue gun
20v cordless work light like milwaukee 3000 lumes
20v brushless buffer
Can’t believe I missed one. I’d love for them to make a 20V model of the 3/8 drive ratchet that they make under the MAC brand.
The MAC is a 12 volt and I think they might as well make it a 20V – like the milwaukee model.
if I could get one I would buy it tomorrow. why the 20V – why not, more voltage, more potential for work.
DCF886 can be turned into one… 🙂
that’s more an impact gun, not quite the same thing as a power ratchet. MAC, Milwaukee, and IR are the only ones I know of that aren’t air driven. Very Common Air tool – you can use it as a normal ratchet – with the body, to break loose the fastener – then motor drive the bolt out the rest of the way.
Now I say that, and I’ll follow up that I used my DCF895 occasionally with a 1/4 or 3/8 to hex adapter and sockets. but not all that often..
I think it’s a size and weight concern.
Stuart, can you create a poll with multiple choice selection (limited to ~2 to 4 choices) of requests in the comments so far? The comments give a good sense of scope, but it would be great to send a strong signal to Dewalt on PRIORITIES.
BTW, Toolguyd is really fantastic. Thanks for creating a great site and awesome community here!
You’re welcome, and thanks for the kind words!
I could, but it would have to be in the form of a Google Forms doc or some other survey service.
I am sure that Dewalt’s Product Managers are taking notes as they read over everyone’s comments. I’m sure Product Managers from competing brands are reading over the comments as well.
When Dewalt wants super-specific user feedback, they send out surveys to select newsletter recipients and private focus group members.
I might consider doing a limited choice poll, but I’m afraid it might not be very interesting.
Got it. That makes sense. No problems, Stuart! Thanks again!!!
I see no reason they couldn’t bring this DWE315KT to the US.
Question: Why do some tools only get introduced overseas? How can I get the European stuff here in the USA?
The same tool launched in the USA around the same time, if not earlier:
But… not in a T-Stak. I wasn’t sure if you’re referring to the T-Stak kit bundle, or the corded oscillating multi-tool itself.
There’s no straight answer as to why some tools are released overseas and not in the USA. It’s easier to speculate for some tools than others.
I meant the T-Stak. They also have a dust collector attachment for the oscillating tool though. They should have put that on the US model.
Do Eurpean (18v not 20v MAX) batteries work in US tools?
Could one cut off the plug of a European cord and replace it with a USA one?
batteries are the same, it is the charger that will be different
I see no problems in using european batteries with US tools, they just have different labels. Corded tools and chargers are a different story since european tools use 230V instead of 110V. I do not know if it is enough to just cut the cord and replace it with a US-one.
US “20V Max” and EU “18V XR” lines are fully interchangable.
I buy almost all my Dewalt tools “bare” (plus the occasional 5Ah battery) in US while on business as the prices are much better.
But the chargers are fixed voltage so you cannot change plugs. On the rare times I’ve bought a US product in kit form (20V string trimmer) I’ve donated the charger to a friend.
I talked to a rep that told me that the brushless SDS that released in UK first was because the UK distributor bought the hole first batch, leaving none for the US market.
I’m tired of battery operated tools. I work in my shop . I have my share of battery operated tools, don’t get me wrong, they have their place. But 98% of my work is preformed in my shop. What I Need is corded power tools that are more Powerful, Efficient, and Economical.
I used to keep a text file specifically for this. Had it all sorted into what tools would be nice for what lines. Most of it has since come out, or I just lacked imagination.
These days I’d like to see… well… Pretty much just “More” of everything…
Expanded 8 Volt Max line. Come on. It’s a really nice form factor, and a very powerful battery. Let’s do more with it than just different kinds of screwdrivers and a flashlight. Let’s try some low-power tools, like Glue Guns, Distance Measurement, Stud Finders, and maybe some sort of light Inflation tools.
Expanded 12 Volt Max line. This line deserves some XR Brushless love. It would also benefit from 12 Volt versions of some of the pivot and spotlight tools from the bigger brother 20 Volt line. A 12 Volt version of the above-mentioned Glue Gun would be welcomed, and 12 Volt Caulk/Sealant/Glue dispensers would, too. The 12 Volt Max testing instrument line could use a refresh/update. I don’t think I’d want a 12 Volt Max version of a FULL Circular Saw, but a Mini-Saw most certainly. We’ve already seen them announce a 12 Volt Laser line, how about more layout tools like them? Grid projection? Distance Measurement? How about a 12 Volt Max Battery catch-up period? Some 12 Volt Max batteries at 3.0, 4.0, and higher Ah? DIY/Homeowner Class Screw Gun for Drywall?
And then there’s the 20 Volt Max and its XR family. Metal Shears, Pivot Head, Nibbler, and otherwise, Pencil Vibrators for Concrete, and some bigger, badder versions of the above mentioned Glue/Caulking/Sealant dispensers. I think, honestly, an XR Brushless family Worm-Drive Saw, Circular Saw (In both 6.5″ AND 7.25″ for once), and perhaps a Die Grinder. Perhaps get all of these Die Grinder/Cut Out Tool/Rotary Tool wishes put into one, newly designed tool that can switch modes to handle all of these different jobs. One mode rotates slow, say 800RPM-ish, but high torque to handle Die Grinding, a second spins it around 1500RPM but low torque to handle dust collection systems when cutting Drywall, and perhaps a third mode that goes all-out and gets it spinning in the 5000-35K Rotary Tool range, but with a 1/4″-1/2″ chuck for potential Carving uses and to compete with Dremel?
We’ve seen, recently, the Planer, how about a Router with exchangeable base to go from Plunge Routing to Guided Routing? We’ve seen the Miter Saw, how about a multi-battery one that can handle 10″ an 12″ blades? How about Belt and Orbital Sanders? Emergency gear like the Tire Inflation kit mentioned earlier in this thread? A little compressor with a built in pressure gauge is really all you’d need for that.
For the most part, I agree 100% with what has already been said in the thread. The only thing I DON’T agree with, is statements that end in “Like (Insert Other Company” did”… No. I’ve yet to ever see other companies compete with DeWalt when it comes to designs with staying power. That’s a good 90% of the appeal of DeWalt for me. They produce very few Gimmicks, and their successful designs stay around for decades on end, where other companies are desperately trying to wave their flashiness around for no good reason. “Nifty” doesn’t necessarily lead to “Staying Power” of the tool. It’s just “New”, it has no other qualities. DeWalt should learn from this and stick to what has staying power. They’ve done a lot of this in their previous lines, like the 18 Volt XRP, so translating those tools to the better batteries is a surefire way to get new generation versions with the same staying power.
A brushless wormdrive saw and 6 1/2 brushless circular saw and if you decide to make 7 1/4 circular saw make the blade on the left please
like every brand, it needs a cordless inflator! I can’t even recall how many times my ryobi inflator has saved my bacon. It is Sooo convenient, you don’t have to run a noisy compressor to put a couple pounds in a tire to turn off your TPMS light. There are so many uses i can’t begin to describe and the set it and forget it is the bees knees! I can set the pressure desired, turn it on and resume loading/strapping/pre-checking my truck+load.
I think they should make a chop saw stand for their band saw. That would be continent I think they could make the same stand work for their grinder to also make it a mini chop saw.
I’m not sure that the Milwaukee 48-08-0260 stand that they make for their corded band saws fits their cordless ones – so this might be a scoop fro Dewalt. An OEM Bandsaw table might also compete with the one from Swag:
1st…….DUST COLLECTION PORTS ON ALL CIRCULAR SAWS.!!!!!!!!!
2nd……….. Dump the 12 volt line. Milwaukee has won that market. just a fact. double down on the 20v and get creaqtive with 40v.
but, my Dewalt wish list is…………..
complete the line of cordless nailers. and combo 18g stapler/brad nailer
cordkess wormdrive 7 1/4 circ.
20v mini dustbuster
A toughcase for the 20v mitersaw?
right angle impact
DUST COLLECTION PORTS ON ALL CIRCULAR SAWS.!!!!!!!!!
Definitely more 12v tools
Hi stuart — “BOY” how many times have I been asked “where is the Dewalt brushlless reciprocating saw”…………….Their reps have no clues……………THX…………victor.
I would love to see a 20V romex stapler. I would definetely spend some good coin to try something like that out. And something to compete with Milwaukee’s hole hawg would be amazing as well.
What a good idea – also ones to compete with the Mangone-Telecrafter and Arrow manual LV cable staplers – and maybe a PEX Stapler too to compete with the Mangone pneumatic that we used.
Thank you! I have tried the Arrow manual stapler but I didn’t like it. Hopefully someone over at DeWalt is carefully reading this thread and taking some notes from the tradesman!
40v lawn mower
Tough box inserts for 20v kits (I’m not a tstak fan)
20v brushless saws (any? all?)
20v pin nailer
8v glue gun
40v cutoff saw like the stihl tsa 230
20v holehawg equivalent.
20v double stack 40v adaptor ! I don’t want another set of batteries and chargers. I have plenty of 20v but want a lawn mower!
Dear Dewalt, We Want You to Come Out With a 20V MAX BRUSHLESS 7-1/4″ Circular Saw in 2016 (With lights on blade cut and ahead of cut, improved shoe line of sight, edge guide, and trigger lock for long cuts).
Dear Dewalt, We Want You to Come Out With a 20V MAX Compact 18G Nailer in 2016. (18 Gauge!!!)
Dear Dewalt, We Want You to Come Out With a 20V MAX 1/4″ laminate trimmer/router in 2016
12v bandsaw brushless or not
Oil pulse driver…
-New line of Battery Chargers, improved build quality, fit, features… have multiple varieties.– build battery chargers the way they build brushless drills… nuff said.
-12V tool line… either commit to it or toss it, right now it’s just kind of dangling there while (as mnoswad mentioned) Milwaukee is cleaning up with their M12’s.
-New family of brushless circular saws and tracksaw
-Brushless angle grinder/cutoff tool
-Finish out the set of nailers with a brad nailer and stapler
-New Family of sanders. orbital, belt, etc… I wound up getting the brushless multi-tool for this function and pretty much use it exclusively for that.
-Something else I thought of that might be interesting is if they ditched the secrecy about new tools. My thought is, for instance if they made a five year plan of the new cordless tools they plan to release, and publicized that list, they could capitalize on tools that aren’t yet on the shelves. So if someone is looking to buy into a cordless tool line and they are looking at the tool offerings, if a tool they want isn’t there, but they see it is upcoming in the next year or so they would be more willing to commit than just hoping and crossing their fingers. Essentially capitalize on what hasn’t yet been developed… Plus I really want to know! 🙂
20v Max XR Track Saw w/ track that’s both affordable and long enough. Build a better track saw than Festool, at a lower price. Oh, and this is important for it to really succeed in the North American market. Use 7 1/4″ blades.
Tough System / T-Stack “locking” Compatible QUIET shop vac.
Affordable durable Tough System/T-Stack inserts for the common tools. Inserts that DON’T WASTE space. I don’t expect to see them at Home Depot, but I sure as heck should be able to find ’em online.
12v Brushless tools.
STOP with the junk tool bags. Introduce a new Tough System box that’s half the width of the existing boxes, and interlocks side to side. Use this new box as the standard hard case for everything that will fit, and either go bagless or sell with the hardcase.
Have a “Tough System” (and T-Stack) support page, where folks can go and get graphics for all of their tools, already sized and laid out for common label sizes (i.e. Avery labels), so they can print their own labels for the boxes. Include these stickers with new tools, the new 1/2 width boxes and with the inserts. Have ’em both in the standard DeWalt black and yellow, and then some generic color scheme for tools from all “the other guys” that are fortunate enough to find a home in a TS box.
Stop, get outta my head.
Seriously.. feel the same way you do.
Would love to see more Hvac tools especially some shears/ double cuts for duct work , I would buy in a heartbeat . And also work lights to compete with Milwaukee .
I would really like to see a sander of some sort. When I need a sander for occasional touch ups, the chords drive me crazy. I know the battery wouldn’t last that long, but I’ve got a stack of 20v batteries for that.
20V chainsaw and more in the 8V line!
20v turd cutter
Expand the 12 volt max line with new tools and brushless models
20V to 40V adapter (like Makita)
20V cordless air hammer (something with SDS hammer only mechanism and an air hammer bit capable chuck)
20V and/or 12V Snakelight (Black and Decker is part of Stanley group, so you own all the patents and have most of the R&D already)
20V plunge router
20V dual action polisher/sander
20V rotary laser
20V glue gun
20V or 12V soldering iron
20V right angle impact (brushless)
20V tracked drone (for search and rescue or HVAC/crawlspace diagnostics)
40V attachment capable brushless trimmer
40V concrete cut off saw
40V Water pump
40V area light
40V concrete saw ? We always found that 110V corded ones were a bit lacking – usually opting for engine-driven or hydraulic machines. BTW – if you should try a concrete chain saw for cutting into block walls – its a real nice option.
Keep up with millwaukee! brushless brushless brushless
I’d like to see Dewalt offer a Shelix cutter head on the 13″ planer rather than have the buyer purchace and install it. The blades on the cutter head taht comes with the saw are less than adequate especially working with hardwoods.
While I have yet to try or use any of Dewalt’s planers, I’ve heard about this popular upgrade.
But, they’ll NEVER make it a stock option. The Shelix cutter head adds a $450 equipment cost to a $600 planer. And it would bring Dewalt $0 extra on every planer purchase, unless they made something similar themselves, but I don’t think they would do that.
More 8v tools that use the battery from the Gyroscopic Screwdriver DCF680N1. Which I love. There is a light, which I also have.
-Cordless beltsander (20v or 40v)
-40V 21″ mower/mulcher
-40v auger/tiller for doing raised-bed gardening
-20v fuel/liquid transfer pump (remove fuel oils…)
Better, thought out bit sets for impact driver and drills (6″ long driver sets 0->#3, Torx, hex/allen), Impact 1/4 metric sockets with wider range (otherwise its Kobalt/Husky)
-Microdriver (cordless micro driver, clutched, for electronics repair)
-More LED lighting across line of tools (especially those that are used in small spaces)
-Large LED work/job light with integral charger for 20vMax and USB out for phones. (similar to Husky swingout LED utility light with wings)…light should also have feature to remove from stand, run off 20vMax and be portable (garage, in car, in cabinets…)
-20V Max Beltpack with cord to headlight (hours of headlamp-LED runtime)
-40v Cordless Tilesaw
I currently own many Dewalt tools in the 20v-Max and 12v-Max lines. As other Dewalt owners have said, I like the fit and feel, ergonomics, of the Dewalt cordless tools. I also like the excellent ring lighting they use on their impact drivers which is definitely the best out there. They need to apply the same concept to other tools such as their drills and the 1/2″ brushless impact wrench. One led tucked under the the motor or way down near the battery is almost useless. I understand it’s much more difficult to have the same ring lighting where a drill chuck is used but how about building the ring into the chuck. Yes, a spinning light. Get imaginative, get creative. Become an innovator again.
As for the 12v-Max line, it is always the tool I reach for first if I don’t absolutely need to bring out the big guns; i.e., 20v-Max. It’s simply lighter and more portable and most of the time it gets the job done beautifully. Like most other owners of this line I feel Dewalt has abandoned the 12v-Max tool line and its customers. There is probably a great many users in the market for smaller lighter tools like these. The obvious group of smaller people, and those with smaller hands, are a natural fit for this line. And yes even bigger guys like myself, 6′ – 220lbs., love these tools. Dewalt either gets with the program or I’ll most likely switch to Milwaukee eventually.
Replace your 40V Max lineup with a 100V Max lineup (trimmer, hand-held blower, backpack blower, chain saw, hedge trimmer) and add a 14-inch cordless concrete saw and cordless lawn edger.
10-1/4″ circular saw, 5300 no-load RPM, rear-pivot depth adjustment, bevel stops, and with MORE THAN 3.25 horsepower
7-1/4″ 2-battery 20V Max Brushless Cordless circular saw (both left AND right hand versions) and with 5200-5500 no-load RPM
20v 3/8 drive right angle impact please
A 3/8 drive 90 degree ratcheting drive impact would be nice
I second all of these!
12V Glue Gun
20V Stapler (i would use this EVERYDAY)
20V ‘Milwaukee-style’ tripod worklight would be good.
20V air-compressor/tyre inflator would be something else!
I would add 3 more.
-20v hole hog, seriously, I need this.
-Some sort of 12v or 20v pressureized air! Not sure exactly how this would work, but it would be nice to blow out tools or electronics.
-a 12v dremel.
Black & Decker is coming out with a 20V Max glue gun, but I believe it’s being made by an external OEM. There could be the potential for a Dewalt-branded one in the future, but I think it would be too far from suiting their core user profiles.
A 12V or 20V Max pressurized air tool sounds interesting. I suppose it’s possible, to have a small compressor that fills up a small portable cylinder. But it would have to be very well protected in order to prevent damage during transport in a tool bag. The fact that nobody has come out with a cordless compressor, and only cordless inflators, makes me doubt that we’ll see anything like this anytime soon.
If anything, we might eventually see more power banks, like this one from Bosch, that can power your existing corded tools and equipment.
CORDLESS PLUNGE ROUTER PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I DON’T CARE WHAT VOLTAGE YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT
JUST MAKE IT !!
FOR CUTTING MASON MITRES ON WORKTOPS
I am very much looking forward to a battery operated brad nailer. It kills me that brands like Ryobi have such a complete tool line up. I also think Milwaukee is beginning to leave Dewalt behind. I’ve had a lot of faith and put many jobs behind me with Dewalt as my battery platform. So I’d love to see a more comprehensive line up altogether. The most immediate thing I can think of would be a 20vMax 7 1/4″ Circular saw. That being said, I love my 6 1/2″.. It gets the job done. I would agree on the compact brad nailer. Brad nailers shouldn’t be as large as a framing nail gun. I would also agree on the suite of measuring and leveling tools that are BT enabled, and or App enabled for assistance or to bring the gap between the field and the office. As it stands, I believe Bosch has the corner there.
I have more than one brand of battery driven tool. All are different!
How about a battery adapter, to allow battery brand A to work on Brand B tool (assuming same operating voltage).
I can’t afford to buy your brand, because I am LOCKED into other brands!
With a battery adapter, it would be economical to start using your brand!
Forget all these other tools. The only one that counts is a 20v brushless 7-1/4″ full size circular saw with the blade on the right side. And a rafter hook.
Just copy Milwaukee’s saw exactly!! Thats it!
That is the only tool that is stopping me from switching my kit over to the 20v. No full size circ saw!
A CORDLESS INFLATOR!!
AND AN L.E.D. WORK LAMP THAT RIVALS RYOBI’S AWSOME P720.
THESE TWO ARE THE ONLY REASON I KEEP MY 8 RYOBI P108 4AM BATTERIES!!!!
20v flooring nailer/stapler, a 20v masonry grinder with dust shroud, a 20v lantern for 360° light, 20v table saw, 20v fan and a 20v air filter for nice crisp air doing demo work the last one is a dream lol just a little wish list off the top of my head
Ok so more specially 20v 1/2-3/4 flooring nailer/stapler nice 360° lighting lantern on a wobble stand like a “wabblelight”, 20v fan (possibly rotatting), 20v brushless orbital sander that uses the new mesh sanding discs with good dust extraction, 20v brushless track saw, 20v or 40v (2x 20v) table saw, 20v wall scanner that works and isn’t 500$ and bigger batteries
18V Drywall cutout tool
Dewalt should make a 12v max LED headlamp like the Coast HL8
Well, they do have an AAA-powered headlamp: https://toolguyd.com/dewalt-led-headlamp-dwht70440/
Yes I know about the currently made headlamp by Dewalt and it is light duty, it only uses 3 AAA batteries. They should make a much bigger brighter heavy duty headlamp that uses a 12v max rechargeable battery pack..
That’s what I figured, but I offered the info just in case you haven’t seen it, and also for the benefit of others who make it down the comments section.
I wouldn’t want to wear a 12V Max battery back at the back of my head, but maybe it would fit well on my belt. Might be nice if such an LED headlamp belt pack had a USB charging port too.
20 v max flashlight that is like the 12 v. Small , magnet, rotating head, and a stand. Also grinder and saws all that are brushless and have the same ergonomic handle that some tools have now.
I think we’re way overdue for brushless equivalents of the compact 3/8″ and 1/2″ 20v impact guns. I have the 3/8″ and I’ve been waiting for a new 1/2″ before buying. NOT those ugly gargantuan ones they have though.
That said, I think we could use a new 200-300lbs range brushless 1/2″ impact as compact as possible. The 150 ftlbs one may be a bit weak
They have the heavy duty impact, DCF899 (https://toolguyd.com/dewalt-20v-max-heavy-duty-brushless-impact-wrenches/), and I’d also guess that there will eventually be compact brushless impacts.
I don’t think we’ll see an intermediate 1/2″ impact between an eventual compact version and the DCF899, with 200-300 ft lbs torque.
We’re more likely to see something similar to the DCF899, but with multiple speed and torque settings, similar to what Milwaukee offers (https://toolguyd.com/milwaukee-m18-fuel-brushless-heavy-duty-impact-wrenches/).
I’ve used the DCF899 and it’s a great tool, but the sheer size is shocking. I work in small engine, not automotive so that gun is certainly overkill. That would leave the DCF889 300lb 1/2″ gun as the best complement for my 3/8″ 130lbs unit. But being a 3 year old release, I felt Dewalt is getting behind on their updates… they really do cater to the contractor/construction tools over the mechanic tools.
Booster pack please, should preferably be a combo booster and air pump. I think that once one company comes out with one the rest will follow
18v brushless compact router /trimmer they make a 18v cut out tool that spins the same rmp
A dewalt work fan I need this in my life
More, or at least an up update to the 12v max drills. Updating them with a little more power, a brushless motor, longer battery life and a non-strobing led lightand I’d plop down my money before they could even finish announcing their release.
A battery powered garden sprayer
20v max , 4 gallon
20v or Flexvolt Mag Drill with adjustable base
20, 40, or 60v ROUTER
RIGID has one and Im tempted to buy but I have about 8+ Cordless XR Dewalt tools Id hate to change it up now….
60 volt lawn mower
Having a hard time believing that it has not been mentioned in this exhaustive list of ideas but I have a hedge trimmer, blower and string trimmer for my yard and a mower is available if I want it but Dewalt does not make a stick edger or even a walk behind edger for that matter. Why is this? For your average guy taking care of his yard a simple cordless stick edger seems like a no brainer. Preferably in a 20V-max battery but hell there should be several options.
Call me crazy, but I think it would be interesting to see a flexvolt wet saw.
finally a mid range brushless 1/2″ impact gun coming DCF894HP2
Cordless 20v polisher please!
A 20v water transfer pump would be a life saver. Milwaukee has one and it works very well but I am heavily invested in dewalt. Although I am considering making the switch due to Milwaukee’s very wide range of tools.
I have Dewalt..
String Trimmer and Blower both are great!
Blade Edger to complete the set… (competition already has them)
help me stay with Dewalt!
I know this article is four years old now, but it is a fun read to see all of the ideas and realities that came to market.
Today, I would like to see a 20V edge trimmer and 20V pin nailer.
Dewalt, you really need to redesign the poorly made flexvolt chain saw!
Copy Milwaukee’s design and make it heavy duty with two studs.
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how about a 40V needle scaler for field service welding
A lawn edger . Preferably brushless