Is This A New 20 Volt Line From DeWalt?
ToolsInAction has the scoop on what is possibly the new 20V Max lithium-ion line from DeWalt. They somehow got a hold of a flyer that pictures what appears to be a new line that will be released later this year. I believe DeWalt announced their 12V line back in June of last year, so if they are following the same timeline, we have a few more months to wait. The flyer shows 3 drills, 2 impacts, a reciprocating saw, and a circular saw. The new line looks a lot like their 12V line, and uses a similar slide-in battery.
Also you will notice DeWalt is calling this line 20V Max, which probably means it is actually an 18V battery line like all the other brands. I am not a fan of companies using naming games and fuzzy math to try and get an edge. The same thing happened when Milwaukee called their 10.8V tools 12V Max when Makita and Bosch already had 10.8V tools out. All this did was create a bunch of confusion.
One more thing to take note of, at the bottom of the flyer are the words "Bostitch – New 15 Gauge Finish Nailer Changes the Game for Trim Carpenters". The rest of the flyer is cut off so it leaves us with our imaginations. Cordless? Where is the rest of the flyer?
Update: I got word from an anonymous source that the release date for these is set for September. I guessed June as the announcement date, so I might not be too far off.