Press Release Summary:
Part of Brushless EDGE™ family of tools, 20 V MAX Lithium Ion Brushless Drill/Driver (PCCK607LB) and 20 V MAX Lithium Ion Brushless Impact Driver (PCCK647LB) offer maximum runtime. Drill/driver features 2-speed gear transmission that delivers 0–450 rpm in low speed for high-torque applications and 0–1,800 rpm in high speed for maximum fastening speed. Each tool hosts onboard state of charge indicator, over-molded comfort grip, and LED work light.
Original Press Release:
PORTER CABLE® Announces Brushless EDGE(TM)
Pushing the EDGE on runtime and performance™
TOWSON, Md., -- PORTER CABLE® announces the launch of its 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Brushless Drill/Driver (PCCK607LB) and 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Brushless Impact Driver (PCCK647LB), which are both part of the new Brushless EDGE™ family of tools. The 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Brushless Drill/Driver and 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Brushless Impact Driver are extensions to the 20V MAX* Get Linked System® tools, a range of professional cordless core tools at a great price. These two tools operate on any PORTER CABLE 20V MAX* Lithium Ion battery. Integrating brushless motor technology for the first time in its system of tools, these two new PORTER CABLE brushless products offer up to 50% more runtime** to minimize downtime on the jobsite.
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The 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Brushless Drill/Driver (PCCK607LB) boasts more runtime as well as 20% more power and improved bit retention compared to the prior model (PCC601). Its efficient brushless motor, high-speed transmission, and 1.5Ah battery deliver up to 370 Max Watts Out (MWO) to maximize drilling and fastening speeds. A two-speed gear transmission delivers 0-450 Rotations Per Minute (RPM) in low speed for high-torque applications and 0-1,800 RPM in high speed for maximum fastening speed. Since compact size is an important feature for professionals, the 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Brushless Drill/Driver is just 7.4 inches in length and weighs only 3.3 pounds with its battery.
Both brushless unit kits come with two Lithium Ion, professional-grade batteries and each tool hosts an onboard state of charge indicator to gauge battery life over the course of a job. Finally, each tool is designed with an over-molded grip for comfort and an LED work light that stays on for 20 seconds at a time to help illuminate dark work areas. With rubber bumpers on the sides of the tool and a belt hook for storage at arm's reach, each of these two new members in the Brushless EDGE™ family of tools is a top choice for the residential contractor.
The new 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Brushless Drill/Driver (PCCK607LB) and 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Brushless Impact Driver (PCCK647LB) will be available at select Lowe's stores in September 2016 and nationally at Lowe's and independent retailers in November 2016. Priced at $139 MSRP (kitted with two batteries) each, they will come with a three-year limited, one-year service, and 90-day money-back guarantee.
*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.
**PCCK607LB vs. PCC601 and PCCK647LB vs. PCC641, using 2 in. screws into 2x pine
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With more than 100 years of experience producing quality and performance-driven tools, PORTER CABLE is a leading manufacturer and marketer of professional-grade cordless and corded power tools, equipment, and accessories. Known for industry-changing innovation, PORTER CABLE introduced the world's first helical drive circular saw, portable band saw, and portable belt sander. For more information about PORTER CABLE professional-grade power tools, visit www.portercable.com.