A couple of readers wrote in, telling us about Mac’s new Dewalt-powered 12V and 20V Max Li-ion cordless power tools. The new power tools will of course be focused towards automotive technicians and other such users.
Mac has added a total of 7 new cordless tools to their lineup:
- 20V Max 1/2″ impact wrench (BWP050-L2), $600
- 20V Max drill (BDP050-L2), $380
- 12V Max 1/2″ compact impact wrench (BWP050C-S2), $300
- 12V Max 3/8″ impact wrench (BWP038-S2), $300
- 12V Max 3/8″ ratchet (BRS038-S2), $350
- 12V Max 1/4″ ratchet (BRS025-S2), $350
- 12V Max drill (BDP038-S2), $250
There isn’t much information available yet, but we do know for sure that the Mac “powered by Dewalt” 12V and 20V Max tools and battery packs will be completely interchangeable with Dewalt 12V and 20V Max tools and batteries.
Impact Wrench Specs
(Taken from Mac’s December 2013 flyer.)
20V Max 1/2″ impact wrench (BWP050)
- Breakaway torque: 725 ft-lbs
- Free speed: 1800 RPM
- Blow rate: 2400 RPM
- Weight: 5.2 lbs
- Hog-ring anvil
12V Max 3/8″ impact wrench (BPW038)
- Breakaway torque: 150 ft-lbs
- Free speed: 1700 RPM
- Blow rate: 1900 RPM
- Weight: 2.6 lbs
- Hog-ring anvil
(This might be an image of the 1/2″ wrench, as Mac Tools used the same photo for their 1/2″ and 3/8″ impact wrench product listings online.)
(Taken from Mac’s Jan 2014 flyer.)
- 3/8″ metal chuck (12V); 1/2″ metal chuck (20V)
- 0-400/0-1500 RPM (20V); 0-600/0-2000 RPM (20V)
- LED work light
- Variable speed trigger
- Electronic brake
More Info(via Mac)
Mac advises that you ask your distributor for more information.
Thanks to Cody and Matthew for the tips!
I was hard on Ingersoll Rand for not drumming up enough excitement about their new IQV12 12V-class cordless automotive power tools, and so I won’t be any easier on Mac.
What makes these tools Mac tools and not Dewalt? Cast aluminum gear cases on the impacts and red plastic housings all around? Is that it?
Certain Mac tools are rebranded versions of other Stanley Black & Decker products. In a lot of cases that’s okay. For instance, there’s no harm in rebranding a Stanley drilling hammer as a Mac. But are these true Mac products designed from the ground up, or slightly tweaked Dewalt products? It makes a difference.
These tools look the part, but what makes them suitable for automotive users? I have been very deeply impressed with IR’s 12V lineup, but remain open minded.
Overall I am optimistic, but there needs to be more information out there.
We’ll dig up more details for a follow-up.