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Gas-Wheeled Portable Compressors suit construction jobs.

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Models D55672 and D55684 have forced-air cooling system, 3-piece oil control rings, and low-oil sensor with automatic shutoff. Model D55684 has roll cage that protects key components, while D55690 and D55695 have metal panel to protect controls and pump. These heavy-duty compressors, powered by 6.5 or 9 hp engines, are built with cast iron DEWALT pumps that produce 150 max psi. Battery start option (18 V) is available for D55690 and D55695.



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DeWalt Introduces Gas-Wheeled Portable Compressors



New Pump Design and Cordless Battery Start Provide Increased Performance and Reliability

-- New Product Launch Part of Larger DEWALT Initiative to Target Residential Contractors --

February 2008 - DEWALT, a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools, announced the launch of its new heavy-duty, gas-wheeled portable compressors (D55672, D55684, D55690, D55695) for residential construction applications. The innovative designs of these units provide professional contractors with increased durability, performance and versatility on residential jobsites. The new compressors are ideal for multiple applications, including framing, roofing, remodeling, deck building and trim carpentry. This launch highlights DEWALT's commitment to the residential end user by providing heavy-duty power tools to meet jobsite demands.

Durability
The gas-wheeled portable compressors are built with long-life cast iron pumps, which offer low-oil consumption for increased durability. DEWALT designed the D55672 and D55684 with a forced air cooling system that enables the pump to operate 100 degrees cooler than previous models. Three-piece oil control rings reduce the amount of oil consumed in the unit, allowing it to run more efficiently. A low-oil sensor in the pump will shut off the engine if the oil level is low. This will prevent the pump from seizing due to lack of lubrication. Additionally, the D55684 compressor is designed with a roll cage that provides protection to key components of the compressor. Similarly, the D55690 and D55695 have a metal panel to protect the controls and pump.

Performance
The gas-wheeled compressors are designed with DEWALT pumps that produce 150 MAX PSI for longer tool run time. The D55672 and D55684 compressors are equipped with a 6.5 HP engine that operates the W-pump at 9.0 scfm @100 PSI and 10.5 scfm @100PSI. The D55690 and the D55695 both have a 9HP engine and run the G-pump at 16.3 scfm @100 PSI.

Ease of Use
The D55690 and the D55695 compressors are designed with an 18V battery start option for increased versatility on the residential construction jobsite. A fully charged battery will provide up to 100 engine starts. The battery retainer has a locking feature that is designed to prevent theft. A ball drain valve allows for quick and thorough tank draining and the D55684 has an on-board belt tensioning device that permits quick and easy belt adjustments. For increased mobility, the gas compressors are built with low profile design, and the D55684 has a one-hand push/pull handle for easy transportation.

In conjunction with the gas-wheeled compressor launch, DEWALT is launching a new line of electric-wheeled compressors and pneumatic framing nailers in February 2008. Both the nailers and compressors are designed to improve productivity and performance on the jobsite and mark DEWALT's commitment to the residential construction industry.

About DEWALT (www.dewalt.com)
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 more than 1,000 factory owned and authorized locations DEWALT has one of the most extensive service and repair networks in North America.

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