Dewalt has officially announced their new XTREME Subcompact Series of cordless power tools, which is described as a line of five compact and performance-packed brushless 12V Max tools.
Dewalt says that the new line offers powerful, ergonomic solutions for a variety of applications include electrical, drywall, remodeling, automotive, metalworking, woodworking, and masonry applications.
The new Dewalt Xtreme Subcompact cordless power tool line will launch with the following tools:
- Dewalt DCD701 Brushless Drill/Driver
- Dewalt DCD706 Brushless Hammer Drill
- Dewalt DCF801 Brushless Impact Driver
- Dewalt DCF601 Brushless Screwdriver
- Dewalt DCF902 Brushless 3/8″ Impact Wrench
There will also be a new 3.0Ah battery, DCB124, which does not seem to make an appearance in the press release product imagery. The battery will be priced at $59 for one, or $99 for two.
Dewalt DCD701 Brushless Drill/Driver
Dewalt says that their new Xtreme Subcompact drill is optimized for use in small pilot holes and can handle up to a 1/2″ spade bit.
- 250 UWO max power
- 0-425/0-1500 RPM
- 5.97″ length
- Weighs 1.91 without battery
- 2 speed settings
Price: $99 for the bare tool (DCD701B), $139 for the 2.0Ah battery kit (DCD701F2)
Dewalt DCD706 Brushless Hammer Drill
The Dewalt Xtreme Subcompact hammer drill will be similar to the drill/driver, but with a percussion mechanism for drilling into masonry materials.
- 250 UWO max power
- 6.6″ length
- Weighs 2.04 lbs without battery
- 25,500 BPM
Price: $109 for the bare tool (DCD706B), $139 for the 2.0Ah battery kit (DCD706F2)
Dewalt DCF801 Brushless Impact Driver
- 1450 in-lbs max torque
- 0-950/0-1950/0-2850 RPM
- 5.05″ length
- Weighs 1.75 lbs without battery
- 3 speed and torque selection modes
- 3 LED lights
The new Dewalt Xtreme Subcompact DCF801 impact driver features 3 modes: low speed, high speed, and a Precision Drive mode which can delay the impact mechanism activation by one second. The idea is that this will protect the fastener and material surface during applications that require higher precision.
Price: $99 for the bare tool (DCF801B), $139 for the 2.0Ah kit (DCF801F2)
There will also be a brushless drill and impact driver combo kit, DCK211F2, priced at $199.
Dewalt DCF601 Brushless Screwdriver
The new Dewalt Xtreme Subcompact screwdriver functions similarly to the drill, but features a 1/4″ hex chuck instead of a drill chuck, and also has a slightly lower power rating.
- 1/4″ hex chuck
- 200 UWO max power
- 0-1100 RPM
- 4.81″ length
- Weighs 1.5 lbs without battery
- 3 LED lights
- 15-setting clutch
Dewalt says that the brushless screwdriver is best used with hard-to-reach fasteners that need the control of its 15-setting clutch. This doesn’t really make sense to me. Could they be referring to the inline screwdriver references in Dewalt and Stanley Black & Decker investor materials?
Price: $99 for the bare tool (DCF601B), $119 for the 2.0Ah kit (DCF601F2)
Dewalt DCF902 Brushless 3/8″ Impact Wrench
The new Xtreme Subcompact impact wrench features a hog ring-style anvil and is designed for hard-to-reach nuts and bolts.
It has 3 modes, like the impact driver, with the third mode being a Precision Wrench setting that helps to prevent fastener overtightening and run-off.
- 3/8″ anvil with hog ring
- 1500 in-lbs max torque
- 2400 in-lbs max breakaway torque
- 5.11″ length
- Weighs 1.73 lbs without battery
- 3 LED lights
Price: $109 for the bare tool (DCF902B), $149 for the 2.0Ah kit (DCF902F2)
Dewalt will be launching their 12V Max Xtreme Subcompact cordless power tool line with 5 drilling, driving, and fastening tools, and also a new 3.0Ah battery, but we know that more tools are coming.
In a recent investor presentation, Dewalt showed off a couple of new 12V Max Xtreme Subcompact power tools that were not included in the launch press materials, notably an inline screwdriver and brushless oscillating multi-tool.
So, unless that was all concept art, we’re bound to see more tools soon.
Also, the model number for the brushless impact wrench is DCF902. Perhaps we’ll see a 1/4″ impact debut as model DCF901.
Dewalt has waited a long time to come out with 12V Max brushless cordless power tools. These tools are the first additions to Dewalt’s 12V Max cordless tool lineup in a long time.
Someone asked me if the Dewalt Xtreme Subcompact 12V Max brushless drill was identical to the Dewalt Atomic 20V Max brushless drill. While there are strong similarities, there are also distinct differences. We don’t know if the two drills share similar electronic or mechanical components.
Overall, I am cautiously optimistic about Dewalt’s new Xtreme Subcompact cordless power tool line. That they announced the lineup in investor materials has me hopeful that they’re committed to expanding the 12V Max cordless power tool system. There are a lot of new tools we might see in this new product family, IF Dewalt chooses to grow in this space.
Dewalt says that the new Xtreme Subcompact cordless power tools will be sold at Lowes and independent channels. There’s no word as to whether Lowes will have the tools for an exclusive period, or for how long that period might be.
If you recall, Home Depot described the new Dewalt Atomic series as their exclusive. The Atomic tools were only available at Home Depot for a short time, and can now be found at some online retailers as well. At the moment, Lowes does not have any listings for Dewalt Atomic-series cordless power tools. So, it is possible that the Xtreme Subcompact tools will be available at Lowes but not Home Depot.
The new Dewalt Xtreme Subcompact cordless power tools will be available starting this summer.