DeWalt 60V FlexVolt Cordless Pipe Threader
The new DeWalt 60V FlexVolt Cordless Pipe Threader (model DCE700) brings cordless powered threading to anyone who needs to thread black iron pipe, rigid conduit, or other materials. That includes electricians, mechanical technicians, sprinkler installers, and other Pros. The DeWalt cordless pipe threader follows an announcement by Milwaukee Tool, but bringing this to the FlexVolt system gives yellow & black tool users a convenient threading option. This type of tool is exciting the industry because it takes a truly tedious job and cuts the time and effort dramatically. Any tools that do that get a big thumbs up in our book.
DeWalt 60V FlexVolt Pipe Threader Features
As you may expect, the DeWalt 60V FlexVolt pipe threader uses a brushless motor. It lets the tool increase runtime and add some features not possible with a brushed motor. Case in point, the DeWalt cordless pipe threader uses an E-Clutch system. This senses the motion of the tool and shuts it down if necessary to protect the user.
The DeWalt DCE700 also features a specially designed 3.0Ah 60V battery (model DCB609G) which comes in the DCE700X2 and DCE700X2K kits. This newly designed FlexVolt battery features an oil-resistant, glass-filled nylon housing. The tool secures the battery in a latched and sealed box for further protection against corrosive cutting oils.
A low battery indicator LED tells you when the battery needs charging. DeWalt also includes a patent-pending pipe clamp with depth gauge for quick set up. Professionals can also use the clamp and die arm to avoid direct contact with the die head while threading.
Designed for fire sprinkler, mechanical, and electrical applications, the DeWalt FlexVolt 60V pipe threader threads 1/2-inch pipe up to 2-inches and supports black iron, rigid conduit, and more. The tool seems fairly compact at 9.4 inches tall and 26.38 inches long. It weighs around 22 pounds with the 3Ah 60V battery installed.
The tool has a right-handed thread direction and uses high-speed steel dies and cast iron die heads. DeWalt also made its cordless pipe threader compatible with Ridgid 12R style die heads. That makes a ton of sense and saves Pros from having to carry around dual sets—which would be cost-prohibitive.
Tool Connect and Variations
This tool works with Tool Connect if you add the optional Tag. Once added, users can monitor and track the pipe threader using the Tool Connect app. The full list of kits and die head options include:
- DeWalt DCE700X2 FlexVolt 60V Cordless Pipe Threader kit and 2 3Ah 60V batteries – $1699
- DeWalt DCE700X2K FlexVolt 60V Cordless Pipe Threader kit, 2 3Ah 60V batteries, and die heads – $2299
- DCE700012 1/2″ high-speed steel die head – $99
- DCE700034 3/4″ high-speed steel die head – $99
- DCE700100 1″ high-speed steel die head – $119
- DCE700114 1-1/4″ high-speed steel die head – $119
- DCE700112 1-1/2″ high-speed steel die head – $129
- DCE700200 2″ high-speed steel die head – $129
DeWalt Cordless Pipe Threader Conclusion
Threading pipe takes time. Bringing this tool into the cordless realm solves a unique problem and raises productivity dramatically. For anyone threading pipe or rigid conduit regularly, this tool can only make you money in the end. Given the average hourly rates for this type of work, the $1699 price tag shouldn’t scare away electricians or plumbers from picking up this tool as soon as it arrives at your local dealer or retailer.
The DeWalt 60V Cordless pipe threader includes a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract, and a 90-day money-back guarantee. It hits stores in late 2019.