The DeWalt Industrial Tool Company

is an American multinational corporation that produces hand and power tools for home craftsmen and the manufacturing, construction, and woodworking sectors. Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., a division of Stanley Black & Decker, is the owner of the registered trademark DeWalt.


The radial arm saw’s creator, Raymond E. DeWalt, founded the first business in 1924. Due to its rapid growth, it was reformed and reincorporated as DeWalt Inc. in 1947. The business was acquired by American Machine & Foundry Co., Inc. in 1949, and Black & Decker purchased it in 1960.

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A significant attempt to rename Black & Decker’s premium, high-end power tools as DeWalt was launched in 1992. DeWalt acquired German power tool manufacturer ELU in 1994 and leveraged ELU’s technology to grow their tool portfolio. They produce and market around 200 pieces of hand power equipment and 800 accessories as of 2001.

Today, commercial contractors frequently use products from the DeWalt brand. Rival power tool maker Porter-Cable was acquired by Black & Decker in 2004 and merged with DeWalt in Jackson, Tennessee.
A range of contractor hand tools, such as utility knives, pliers, adjustable wrenches, tape measures, saws, and hammers, was introduced by DeWalt in 2011. It was enlarged in 2013 to include tools used by mechanics, such as sockets, ratchets, and wrenches.

With parts made in Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, Italy, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States, DeWalt declared in December 2013 that it would start assembling a limited number of its products in the United States. These products would bear the label “Built in the USA with global materials.” New Britain, CT; Hampstead, MD; Shelbyville, KY; Greenfield, IN; Cheraw, SC; Charlotte, NC; and Jackson, TN, are their seven U.S. manufacturing sites as of 2015.

DeWalt developed an Android smartphone in April 2016 with construction industry personnel in mind. It was designed to withstand a 2 m (6 ft 7 in) drop onto concrete, costs £379 ($544), and can operate between −20 and 60 °C (−4 and 140 °F).

DeWalt introduced its FlexVolt hybrid-voltage battery pack on September 1, 2016. This battery pack can be installed in a 60 V or 20 V tool, depending on communication between the tool and battery. It can switch between series battery wiring, providing 60 V (54 V nominal) and 2 Ah, or parallel wiring, providing 20 V (18 V nominal) and 6 Ah.

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DeWalt started incorporating its BlueTooth-enabled ToolConnect technology into its impact drivers and drills in May 2017. Tool diagnostics, unique tool profiles, and fleet management tracking are all made possible via ToolConnect’s integration with the DeWalt mobile app. Only DeWalt’s premium power tools currently come with ToolConnect integrated right into the tool; however, some models have a ToolConnect slot in the base that allows you to add connectivity by purchasing an additional after-market ToolConnect chip. For instance, the DeWalt 20 V Max XR DCF845 impact driver features a space for a ToolConnect chip should the user choose to add this connectivity after purchase, whereas the DeWalt 20 V Max XR DCF888 impact driver already has ToolConnect built in.

Dewalt debuted a range of cordless lawn mowers with 20 and 40 volts in May 2018.

DeWalt became the first power tool company to introduce a battery platform that utilizes pouch-style lithium-ion battery technology for its power tools when they introduced POWERSTACK battery technology in September 2022.

DEWALT 20V MAX Battery, POWERSTACK, More Power + More Compact, Rechargeable 5Ah Lithium Ion Battery (DCBP520)

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