Apr 24, 2013
When professionals were asked what the biggest drawback to using a cordless tool on the job was, they said runtime. With corded tools being impractical due to a lack of power source options, professionals needed a solution that gave them extreme runtime. Professionals needed something that outperforms the cordless status quo and with that, Dewalt developed their line of 20V XR™ (Extreme Runtime) Lithium-Ion Tools.
Dewalt’s XR™ line provides you with cordless options that feature a brushless motor and run off Dewalt’s XR Lithium Ion batteries for up to 57% more runtime versus brushed motor options with standard lithium ion batteries.
Dewalt’s XR Lithium Ion batteries offer 33% more capacity than standard lithium ion batteries of the same size. These XR batteries come in two sizes. The full size battery (DCB204) is a 4.0Ah and includes a fuel gauge on the back so that you can keep track of your current battery life. The compact size battery (DCB203) is a 2.0Ah and includes a convenient fuel gauge indicator as well. The Brushless motor controls energy transfer more efficiently within the tool versus brushed and allows the tool to run longer between charges so you can get those extra fasteners in.
Curious about the current XR Line Up?
Dewalt has currently released three tools with more tools expected in the Fall of 2013.
The first is the Dewalt DCD790 20V MAX* XR Lithium Ion Brushless ½” Compact Drill Driver. Compact at just 7.2” front-to-back, this convenient cordless solution delivers 2-speed settings (0-600/0-2,000RPM) that improving speed and torque control across a range of fastening and drilling applications compared to past Dewalt ½” Drill Driver models. This XR™ is currently sold as: a bare tool (DCD790B), as kit including two compact XR batteries (DCD790D2) or in a combo kit with the DCF886 (DCK281D2).
The second in the XR line up is the Dewalt DCF886 20V MAX* XR Lithium-Ion Brushless ¼” Impact Driver. Compact at only 5.55” (front-to-back) this lean and mean cordless solution kicks out a no load speed 0 -2,800rpm (0-3,200ipm) with a max torque of 1,500 in-lbs (125 ft-lbs). At a weight of just 2.9lbs (with a battery), this XR tool greatly reduces user fatigue over the course of a rigorous work day. This XR™ is currently sold as: a bare tool (DCF886B), as a kit including two full-size batteries (DCF886M2), as a kit including two compact XR batteries (DCF886D2) and in a combo kit with either the DCD790 or the DCD795 tool.
The third tool is the Dewalt DCD795 20V MAX* XR Lithium Ion Brushless Compact Hammerdrill Kit. Compact at just 7.8” front-to-back, this powerful cordless solution delivers 2-speed settings (0-600/0-2,000 RPM) and 0-34,000 BPM for fast drilling in masonry materials. This XR tool features a metal ½” ratcheting chuck for superior bit gripping ability. This XR™ is currently sold as: a kit including two compact XR batteries (DCD795D2) or in a combo kit with the DCF886 (DCK286D2).
Check out the full line of Dewalt’s 20V Line here.