June 2006 – DeWALT, a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools, has built seven new heavy-duty XRP™ hammerdrill/drill/drivers from the ground up with significant performance, chuck and durability enhancements. The XRP™ line includes three 18V models (DC926KA/VA, DC925KA/VA and DC920KA), three 14.4V models (DC936KA/VA, DC935KA/VA and DC930KA) and a 12V model (DC940KA).

The new XRP™ 18V drills provide end users with a 15 percent increase* in speed of application versus the closest 18V competitor, an advantage that will be most noticeable to professional contractors when completing applications that require large diameter bits such as self-feed and ship auger bits. In order to obtain this speed of application advantage, DeWALT built each drill with a high power, high efficiency motor that delivers maximum performance in drilling and fastening applications. DeWALT also made improvements to the transmission, allowing it to handle the increase in power from the new motor, clutch and switch. In addition, the new XRP™ drills have 10 percent longer run-time** than the previous line of XRP™ drills.

The XRP™ hammerdrills (DC926KA, DC925KA, DC936KA, DC935KA) come with a ½” self-tightening chuck that is unique to DeWALT drills. The innovative chuck system tightens throughout the application to prevent bits from slipping. For improved performance and durability, the chuck is designed with debris vents that allow dust and debris to escape during use, which is particularly useful in overhead applications

The XRP™ drill/drivers (DC920KA, DC930KA, DC940KA) are equipped with a unique ½” single sleeve axial locking chuck, which features a locking sleeve that slides back to lock the jaws of the chuck onto the bit. This feature helps to prevent the sleeve from unlocking during high vibration applications, as well as during drilling applications performed in tight quarters where the sleeve rubs against objects.

Each hammerdrill/drill/driver in the new XRP™ line has a patented 3-speed transmission that optimizes the speed applied to each application, offering professional end users maximum performance for various applications. For example, first speed is ideal for drilling large holes in wood using large diameter hole saws and self-feed bits. Second speed is ideal for use with auger bits and screwdriving, while third speed is most commonly used for hammer drilling into concrete.

To provide maximum jobsite durability, DeWALT drills are built with a new switch, transmission, and clutch, as well as an improved motor design. Each of these features help the drills to withstand the most extreme jobsite environment conditions and allow users to complete the most demanding jobsite applications.

About DeWALT
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 over 1,000 factory owned and authorized locations DeWALT has one of the most extensive service and repair networks in North America.


* XRP™ extended run-time batteries provide long run-time and battery life * Patented 3-speed all-metal transmission matches the tool to task for fastest application speed and improved run time * Heavy-duty 1/2" ratcheting chuck helps prevent bits from slipping and falling out * LED worklight provides increased visibility in confined spaces * High power, high efficiency motor delivers 450 unit watts out of max power for superior performance in all drilling and fastening applications * Best in class length for improved balance and better control
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