Cordless power tools have come a long way in a short amount of time. When first introduced they revolutionised the way we work. Suddenly there was a freedom and flexibility with the tools that was simply non-existent before.
For all its benefits, there was always two things holding back these cordless tools: battery life and power.
The introduction of the lithium-ion battery went a long way to answering the battery life challenge, almost immediately doubling run time. The lithium-ion battery also helped to improve power, but still cordless tools were restricted to mostly low to medium duty applications.
Since, there has been nothing but good news for power tool enthusiasts, with technology advancing at a rate of knots and all of the industry’s big hitters looking to one up each other.
DeWalt stepped up to the plate in a big way recently when they unleashed the new XR Flexvolt System
XR Flexvolt By DeWalt
The Flexvolt XR System is a range of 54V power tools and batteries that offers unprecedented runtime and power.
For the first time ever, professional tradesman can undertake heavy-duty construction applications without the need for mains power, eliminating the need for cords and creating a truly cordless jobsite.
The heavy-duty range includes Mitre Saws, Circular Saws, Reciprocating Saws, Angle Grinders, SDS+ Rotary Hammers and much more.
The Flexvolt XR is also is the world’s first backwards compatible 54V/18V battery, meaning it can be used with all existing 18V DeWalt power tools, providing 54V power across a huge range of tools. The Flexvolt battery system automatically changes voltage depending on the tool it’s connected to, and used with a DeWalt 18V Max power tool, the Flexvolt XR battery provides up to 4 times the run time and 3 times the power.
The Flexvolt system also sees the introduction of a range of 54V Max tools including circular saws, reciprocating saws and grinders. High power tool applications that before could only be accomplished by corded tools, can now be performed by the Flexvolt XR system of cordless tools.
The Flexvolt XR is a genuine game changer, and with its introduction to the Australian power tools market, DeWalt has thrown down the gauntlet to other industry leading manufacturers with the most power and best battery life we've ever seen in a cordless power tools range.