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Offline fshanno

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DeWalt Brushless Impact Driver
« on: April 05, 2012, 12:31 AM »
Anyone tried the new brushless DeWalt impact driver?

http://www.dewalt.com/brushless

I need something fairly compact with a 1/4" ball detent quick change chuck.  Festool only has the centrotec thing so it's out.    The interesting new Metabo doesn't seem to have a belt hook so it is out also.  This one seems to meet all of my needs.  Has three speed/torque setting.  They show it driving little pan head screws on a Blum Tandem drawer glide locking device, without stripping. 
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Offline Kev

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Re: DeWalt Brushless Impact Driver
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2012, 02:43 AM »
Looks good.

From a distant viewpoint, it appears Dewalt are a company that can at least see the threat of Festool quality to the local market place ... imagine if buyers ultimately polarise on high end or junk - with it being bad to be caught out in the middle.

If I saw that Dewalt in a shop locally, I'd certainly pick it up and play with it!

Real shame you guys don't have Protool!

Offline ShawnRussell

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Re: DeWalt Brushless Impact Driver
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2012, 06:09 AM »


Real shame you guys don't have Protool!

So very true!
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Offline duburban

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Re: DeWalt Brushless Impact Driver
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2012, 08:06 AM »
Looks good.

From a distant viewpoint, it appears Dewalt are a company that can at least see the threat of Festool quality to the local market place ... imagine if buyers ultimately polarise on high end or junk - with it being bad to be caught out in the middle.

If I saw that Dewalt in a shop locally, I'd certainly pick it up and play with it!

Real shame you guys don't have Protool!


This is definitely a response to makita and milwaukee's brushless technology. Although most people have at least a dewalt tool or two, i don't think dewalt marketers are trying to compete with the festool crowd. Its all for the specs in tool reviews.
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Offline EdL

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Re: DeWalt Brushless Impact Driver
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012, 01:14 PM »
Just pulled the trigger on one yesterday  ;D Sadly Amazon says 2-4 weeks out.

I'll let you know how it is when I get it.

Ed

Offline L.J

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Re: DeWalt Brushless Impact Driver
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2012, 01:54 PM »
Looks good.

From a distant viewpoint, it appears Dewalt are a company that can at least see the threat of Festool quality to the local market place ... imagine if buyers ultimately polarise on high end or junk - with it being bad to be caught out in the middle.

If I saw that Dewalt in a shop locally, I'd certainly pick it up and play with it!

Real shame you guys don't have Protool!
Festool will never get the market share that Dewalt has in this country,price being a large part of it. Dewalt without a doubt makes good tools so it's hard to beat the prices.
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