DeWalt Launches Its 28V Platform with NANO Technology

o innovative technology Offers LONGER life, LIGHTER WEIGHT, GREATER PERFORMANCE

o Eight Tool System with NANO(TM) Technology Provides Professional Contractors with Extensive Line of 28V Tools to Complete Heavy-Duty Applications --

August 2007 - DeWALT, a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools, announced the launch of 28V tool system with NANO(TM) Technology. The eight-tools are powered by NANO(TM) Technology, a proprietary technology that drives the premium line of DeWALT cordless tools. Available in Fall 2007, this line will include the 28V heavy-duty hammerdrill (DC910), reciprocating saw (DC315), 6-1/2" circular saw (DC310), impact wrench (DC810), rotary hammer (DC228), cut-off tool (DC413), jigsaw (DC318), and flashlight (DC519). The 28V system with NANO(TM) Technology provides a new line of cordless tools to help professional contractors complete a wide-range of heavy-duty jobsite applications. For more information on specific 28V products, please see attached product press releases.

"As a leading manufacturer of cordless power tools, DeWALT is committed to providing a comprehensive system of tools that meet the jobsite demands of professional contractors. DeWALT continues to deliver on its commitment with the launch of 28V with NANO(TM) Technology," commented Pete Morris, VP of DeWALT Cordless Marketing. "The 28V system is an extensive, eight-tool system designed with longer life, less weight than current 18V tools and greater performance providing users with tools that work harder and last longer than existing power tool options.

NANO(TM) Technology is a proprietary technology from DeWALT that combines longer cycle life, lighter weight and greater performance in a system of eight tools. These benefits encompass the DeWALT commitment to providing professional contractors with a breadth of tool offerings that deliver the performance they need in an ideal ergonomic package. Features such as the drill's self-tightening chuck, the reciprocating saw's 4-position blade clamp, and the rotary hammer's SHOCKS(TM) - Active Vibration Control, help to increase productivity on the jobsite. DeWALT 28V with NANO(TM) Technology features exclusive batteries that are designed with unique Nano Phosphate Lithium Ion cells that provide users with increased battery durability and cycle life, offering 2,000 recharges*.

DeWALT will offer three cordless systems with NANO(TM) Technology, 36V, 28V and 18V. By offering these voltages with NANO(TM) Technology, DeWALT is able to provide users with an extensive range of power tools that satisfy a wide scope of user demands on the jobsite.

About DeWALT (
DeWALT is a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools with more than 300 power tool and equipment products as well as 800 power tool accessories, including corded and cordless drills, saws, hammers, grinders, routers, planers, plate joiners, sanders, lasers, generators, compressors and nailers, as well as saw blades, metal and masonry drill bits, abrasives, screw driving accessories and more. DeWALT tools can be found wherever tools are sold, nationally and internationally. With over 1,000 factory owned and authorized service locations, DeWALT has one of the most extensive repair networks in North America.

*2,000 Recharges is an average based upon a test of six units

Erin Bradin
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