One of the lifelong challenges to working on construction sites is getting power where you need it. Power tools are critical elements of worker’s productivity, yet we’re still in a position where we need to find a long extension cable, portable generator or other clever solution to plugging in, until now that is!
As reported by industry website popularmechanics.com, the DeWalt Flexvolt aims to make these problems a thing of the past with their combined table and mitre saw unit launch, powered by a single battery. If you’re a fan of DeWalt’s products, you’ll know that they all work well together, so for example, you can use the same batteries throughout much of their range, whether it’s a DWS780 chop saw to continue the wood cutting theme. In the case of the Flexvolt, it’s a 60V battery, significantly more powerful than most products in DeWalt’s catalogue, but you will not be surprised to hear, given the nature of this new monster of a unit. If you need to read up a little more about the power of these machines, there’s plenty of detail on this mitre saw reviews website at https://www.mitresawzone.com/.
According to Popular Mechanics, this is actually so much of a significant development in the power tools market that they’re branding it something that makes the impossible, possible. That’s quite a statement, and clearly a little hyped, but we get where they’re coming from. To launch these two products together, they’re clearly aiming to make a splash. Not satisfied with simply introducing a 60V power source, at the same time we get brushless operation too – not something anyone saw coming. It’s no coincidence that they chose to show off the mitre and table saws either – they’re the big guns when it comes to construction sites around the world, not just the key US and UK markets.
While the 60V announcement was impressive – there’s an additional small detail that some may have missed – in use charging. With a specially designed adaptor, you can now charge the battery while it’s connected to the new range and in use. That’s a great solution to running flat, as anyone that has worked on sites knows that you always realise you forgot to charge the spare too late – now it’s simply a case of the battery charging as you’re using your tools – a great yet simple improvement.