Cordless Drills work in tight places.

Press Release Summary:



Compact drill/drivers include DW927K-2, DW928K-2, and DW929K-2. DW927K-2 12V model produces 0 to 1,400 rpm and 300 in.-lb of max torque. It weighs 3.9 lb with battery. DW928K-2 14.4V model produces 0 to 1,400 rpm and 350 in.-lb of torque. It weighs 4.2 lb. with battery. DW929K-2 18V model produces 0 to 1,500 rpm and 400 in.-lb torque. It weighs 4.5 lb. with battery. All come with kit box, 2 batteries, and one-hour charger.



Original Press Release:


DeWalt's New Compact Cordless Drills are Smaller, Faster, Stronger


BALTIMORE, February 2002- DEWALT has redesigned its line of 12-volt, 14.4-volt, and 18-volt compact cordless drill/drivers, making them smaller and better balanced while adding extra power and durability.

The new compact drill/drivers are especially suited for electricians, mechanical and HVAC installers, woodworkers, cabinet installers, and other tradespeople who prefer a smaller tool for tight spaces, but want the power normally found in a larger drill/driver.

The new models are 7/8" shorter in length but have a newly designed motor with all-metal planetary gears for increased power and durability. All three models are faster and produce more torque than their predecessors. The T-style handle is better positioned to improve the tool's balance and feel. In addition, a new 3/8" ratcheting chuck with serrated jaws allows for 15 percent more tightening force on the bit while greatly reducing bit slippage during use.

The new 12-volt DW927K-2 model produces from 0 to 1,400 revolutions-per-minute (RPM) and 300 in./lbs. of max torque - a 43 percent improvement. It weighs only 3.9 lbs. with the battery and comes with a heavy-duty kit box, two batteries, and a one-hour charger for about $149.

The new 14.4-volt DW928K-2 model produces from 0 to 1,400 RPM and 350 in./lbs. of max torque - a 25 percent improvement. It weighs only 4.2 lbs. with the battery and comes with a heavy-duty kit box, two batteries, and a one-hour charger for about $179.

The new 18-volt DW929K-2 model produces from 0 to 1,500 RPM and 400 in.lbs. of max torque - a 23 percent improvement. It weighs only 4.5 lbs. with the battery and comes with a heavy-duty kit box, two batteries, and a one-hour charger for about $209.

Specifications
New DEWALT Compact Cordless Drill/Drivers

12-Volt Heavy-Duty 3/8" Compact Cordless Drill/Driver Kit
Model: DW927K-2
Volts: 12
Max. Torque: 300 inch/lbs.
VSR RPM: 0 - 400 (Low)
0-1,400 (High)
Weight: 3.9 lbs.
Length: 9"
Battery: 1.3 Amp-hour
Max. Drill Capacity: Wood - 1"
Steel - 3/8"
Includes:
1-Hour Charger, (2) 12-Volt Compact Batteries, Heavy-Duty Carrying Case, Double-Ended Screwdriver Bit
Suggested Price: $ 149

14.4-Volt Heavy-Duty 3/8" Compact Cordless Drill/Driver Kit
Model: DW928K-2
Volts: 14.4
Max. Torque: 350 inch/lbs.
VSR RPM: 0 - 400 (Low)
0- 1,400 (High)
Weight: 4.2 lbs.
Length: 9",
Battery: 1.3 Amp-hour
Max. Drill Capacity:
Wood- 1 1/4"
Steel - 3/8"
Includes:
1-Hour Charger, (2) 14.4-Volt Compact Batteries,
Heavy-Duty Carrying Case, Double-Ended Screwdriver Bit
Suggested Price: $ 179

18-Volt Heavy-Duty 3/8" Compact Cordless Drill/Driver Kit
Model: DW929K-2
Volts: 18
Max. Torque: 400 inch/lbs.
VSR RPM: 0 - 450 (Low)
0- 1,500 (High)
Weight: 4.5 lbs.
Length: 9"
Battery: 1.3 Amp-hour
Max. Drill Capacity:
Wood- 1 1/2"
Steel - 3/8"
Includes: 1-Hour Charger, (2) 18-Volt Compact Batteries,
Heavy-Duty Carrying Case, Double-Ended Screwdriver Bit
Suggested Price:
$ 209

What Models Are Being Replaced?
Old Model Next Generation DEWALT Compact Cordless
12-Volt DW953K-2 DW927K-2
14.4-Volt DW954K-2 DW928K-2
18-Volt DW958K-2 DW929K-2

What's Different?
1) Housing and Ergonomics:
- Smaller size - 7/8" shorter length
- Better handle position for improved balance and feel
- Larger shifter button for easier speed changes
- Lighter weight (18V)

2) Chuck:
- 3/8" keyless ratcheting chuck for more tightening force
- Serrated chuck jaws greatly reduce bit slippage
- New detent lock and metal rear sleeve allows for more gripping strength

3) Clutch:
- Smaller size
- Increased durability
- Still has 18-position adjustable clutch for torque control

4) Transmission:
- All metal planetary gears
- Smaller and more compact
- Allows for higher RPM

5) Motor:
- DEWALT Built Series 3000 High Performance Motor
- 20% more power output
- Replaceable brushes

6) Performance:
- 12-Volt = 1,400 RPM (17% faster) and 300 in./lbs. max torque (43% more)
- 14.4-Volt = 1,400 RPM (12% faster) and 350 in.lbs. max torque (25% more)
- 18-Volt = 1,500 RPM (4% faster) and 400 in./lbs max torque (23% more)

Essentially, only the switch, battery and charger remain the same as the previous models.

Based in Baltimore, Md., DEWALT manufactures and markets high performance industrial power tools and accessories. For more information on the full line of DEWALT products, contact DEWALT at 701 E. Joppa Road, Baltimore, Md., 21286. Phone toll free 1-800-4-DEWALT or visit www.DEWALT.com for a virtual tool tour.

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