DeWalt DCF610S2 12V Screwdriver Preview
DeWalt recently announced the launch of its new 12 Volt MAX Lithium Ion 1/4″ Screwdriver Kit (DCF610S2) as part of the new DeWalt 12 Volt MAX cordless platform. This DeWalt’s first foray into the new world of compact 12V tools, and they differentiated themselves from the competition in a number of ways.
Weighing just over 2 pounds, the screwdriver is compact and lightweight, built for less user fatigue and comfort in overhead applications. Designed using digital scanning and 3D technology, the contoured handle design of the DCF610S2 offers increased comfort compared to products on the market today, largely due to the fact that the batteries aren’t located in the handle. Instead, they are loaded into a cartridge below the handle, similar to their 18V products. This means the handle can be thinner and more ergonomic and the weight can be better distributed apart from the handle’s angle (plus you can stand the drill up vertically when not in use). The screwdriver also features a reversible belt clip for portability.
Three LED lights positioned around the hex of the screwdriver eliminate shadows and provide improved visibility in dark work areas. The new 1/4-inch hex chuck allows users to simply push the bit in to lock it in place with one hand. It also accepts a one-inch bit tip to fit into the tightest spaces. The clutch is easy to access and 0-1,050 RPMs deliver the speed range that contractors demand.
The screwdriver is compact yet powerful enough to handle a variety of professional jobs. It is ideal for remodelers, electricians, cabinet installers, woodworkers and many other professionals whose jobs demand fastening and drilling applications.
According to John Castelino, Sr. Product Manager for DeWalt, the DCF610S2 can drive 207 2-1/2″ cabinet screws on a single battery charge. The new Screwdriver Kit (DCF610S2) includes two 12 Volt MAX Lithium Ion battery packs, a 40 minute charger, bit tip, belt hook and contractor bag in addition to the screwdriver. The new 12V drill/driver will be available in the fourth quarter at home centers and industrial distributors and is expected to retail for approximately $139.
In addition to being sold as a screwdriver kit, the product will also be available as part of a combo kit (DCK210S2). The combo kit includes one screwdriver, one impact driver, two 12 Volt MAX Lithium Ion battery packs, two bit tips, two belt hooks, one 40 minute charger and a contractor bag.
The product will come with a three-year limited warranty, one year free service contract and 90-day money back guarantee. For more information about the warranty or available accessories, visit http://www.dewalt.com.