The 2017 DeWalt Experience featured plenty of the best new tools and even some professional bull riding. Whether you’re looking for the best new cordless tools, storage, concrete solutions, or mechanic’s tools, there’s plenty to consider from DeWalt this year.
For this event, we brought in Facebook Live to offer our social media audience a much greater level of coverage. Even if you weren’t able to join us live, you can still watch each of the presentations at the end of the article.
Best New Tools at the 2017 DeWalt Experience
DeWalt 20V Max Mid-Torque Impact Wrench
DeWalt is introducing a new mid-torque impact wrench to fill the gap between the light-duty and heavy-duty models. Mechanics will be able to tackle just about everything on vehicle work without having to reach for the much heavier high-torque impact wrench.
DeWalt ToolConnect is moving beyond the Bluetooth battery connectivity to include Tag trackers, a ToolConnect adapter to fit between your existing tool and battery and new 20V Max cordless tools with ToolConnect already integrated. You can read more about the upgrades in our ToolConnect article.
DeWalt FlexVolt Framing Saw
Claiming 2400 watts of output power, this new framing saw (it’s not a worm drive) put the smackdown on corded and cordless competition – including Makita’s 18V X2 Rear-Handle Saw! You can see the official test in the Facebook Live video (New Cordless Solutions)
DeWalt 20V Max Concrete Nailer
No compressor, no gas cartridges, no gunpowder, no problem. DeWalt’s new 20V Max Concrete Nailer is certainly one of the more compelling solutions from this event.
DeWalt FlexVolt Cordless Compressor
DeWalt Grinding Solutions
You’ll be hearing about several new grinders coming up – including a 20V Max Die Grinder.
DeWalt 20V Max Wire Stripper
Electrician Ben Parker nearly met us at the airport wanting to know more about the new 20V Max Wire Stripper. With a complete set of cutters for all the major wire diameters, this is a real time saver for the electrical trade.
DeWalt Carbon Fiber Stapler
DeWalt is continuing their work with carbon fiber. The lightweight strength is now employed on a new stapler that should make work a little less fatiguing when your fastening house wrap and other light materials.
DeWalt 35′ XP Tape Measure
Fans of the DeWalt XP Tape Measure immediately started asking when there would be a 35′ model. Well, soon. It’s the same dual-spring design with an extra 10 feet of reach. A 16′ model is also coming.
DeWalt FlexVolt Mixer
Masons have a new cordless option in the mixer department. Even in full buckets, this model put on an impressive performance at the show.
There’s More than Just Tools at These Events
Bull riding might just be my new favorite sport – and 8 seconds sure seems like a long time all the sudden!