DEWALT expands electrical trade portfolio 29 May 2024

DEWALT, a Stanley Black & Decker brand, has unveiled several new tools for the electrical trade, furthering its mission to provide total workflow solutions for trade professionals. Among these new innovations is the 20V MAX Hydraulic Knockout Tool.

"DEWALT is hyper focused on bringing cutting edge solutions to the trades to enable seamless workflow as pros move from phase to phase on the job,” says Derek Stevenson, product manager, Stanley Black & Decker. “From punching holes in enclosures to cutting conduit and strut, our latest tools for the electrical trade join more than 300 products in the DEWALT 20V MAX line and are supported by DEWALT’s suite of technology, software, and anchors and fasteners giving users a total solution that optimises end-to-end productivity.”

DEWALT states its 20V MAX Hydraulic Knockout Tool delivers up to 11 tonnes of force output, making it suitable for heavy-duty applications with a lightweight design. To maximise precision in punch alignment, the knockout dies contain embedded magnets which securely attach to mild steel. The tool punches split slugs ranging from ½ inch to 2 inch for ease of use in disassembling the system once the knockout is complete. Additionally, the tool's inline design, 180° rotating head and ability to set up the punch and die system without the weight of the tool provides versatility in the knockout process. 

Other features include a bright LED ring to help illuminate the work area, a shoulder strap and connection ring for portability, as well as a Tool Connect™ Chip pocket to connect with the Tool Connect™ Site Manager App for seamless inventory tracking. The tool also features Crimp Connect® software, an onboard intelligence system that provides users detailed reports of work completed, tool calibration and service history.

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