The World of Concrete 2022 tradeshow took place last week, with tool brands showing off their latest and greatest concrete and masonry tools and accessories.
We did not attend, but were able to compile a list of the more notable announcements from press releases and consumer marketing efforts.
New Dewalt Cordless Power Tools
- FlexVolt 60V Max Cordless SDS MAX Chipping Hammers
- 22 lb (DCH892X1)
- 15 lb (DCH832X1)
- 20V Max XR Brushless Cordless 1/2-in. Hammer Drill (DCD805)
- 20V Max XR Brushless Cordless 1/2-in. Drill/Driver (DCD800)
- Made in the USA Critical Connection Undercut Anchors (CCU+)
Dewalt has announced new midweight and heavy duty FlexVolt 60V Max chipping hammers. The 15 lb hammer delivers up to 10.5 Joules of impact energy, and the 22 lb hammer 19.4 Joules. They both feature 7-positionm variable speed controla nd SHOCKS Active Vibration Control systems to minimize the vibrations felt at the handles. Each has Wireless Tool Control connectivity to remotely active the DCV585 dust extractor.
The two new 20V Max brushless drills are Dewalt’s first compact cordless drill upgrades in nearly 6 years. Both will be available in March 2022. More details are forthcoming.
Dewalt is also launching a line of USA-made Critical Connection Undercut anchors (CCU+). The anchors are compliant with Buy American Act for USDA projects procurement requirements. They are said to be ideal for critical mechanical anchor connections, such as beam, column, and post anchorages, safety related attachments assemblies, industrial facilities and water treatment plants, critical overhead anchorages, and other such applications.
New Milwaukee Tool MX Fuel Concrete Vibrator
Milwaukee Tool previewed a new MX FUEL Concrete Vibrator, which is coming out in Summer 2022. The MX Fuel concrete vibrator has the power to push a 2-1/2″ head and accepts whips up to 21′.
Milwaukee says that the vibrator can consolidate 45 cubic yards of concrete per charge (w/ 2″ head, 14′ whip).
It comes with a wireless remote and is compatible with Oztec accessories. It is also One-Key compatible, for tracking and management services.
More details will be available in coming months.
New Bosch 18V Drills
Bosch sent out an email newsletter to consumers teasing about new 18V Profactor and Brute cordless drills, both “Connected-Ready.” Bosch has not yet sent any press distributions, and their website has no details aside from “coming soon” badges.
- 18V Profactor Connected-Ready Drill/Driver – GSR18V-1330CN
- 18V Brushless Connected-Ready Brute Hammer Drill/Driver – HSB18V-975CN
Bosch also previewed the new 18V FREAK that launched a couple of months ago.
New Makita Cordless Duster
As seen in social media coverage, Makita previewed their new XGT40V Max cordless duster, confirming that it’s coming to the US market.
Metabo sent out a general consumer invite to their concrete solution showcase, but hasn’t sent any press distributions about any new tools or developments yet.
From social media coverage, it looks like Metabo also previewed their new 18V track saw that we previously reported on.