Natural Born Drillers
DeWALT has launched its new generation of XRPÔ heavy-duty
cordless drills with more torque, more speed and three gears.
companys new line of 12V, 14.4V, and 18V drill/drivers,
and 14.4V and 18V hammerdrill/drill/drivers use a DeWALT-built
high-torque motor that delivers more torque for drilling
larger holes and driving bigger screws. Maximum torque is
51Nm. for the 18V; 45Nm. for the 14.4V; and 42Nm. for the
boosting torque, DeWALT is the first company to add a 3-speed
transmission that produces more RPMs for faster drilling.
Low speed (1st gear) and high speed (2nd
gear) are similar to other cordless drills currently available.
However, the new MAX 3rd speed is 38 percent
faster than high speed on the 18V drill, and 29 percent
faster on the 14.4V and 12V models. RPMs on the MAX 3rd
speed range from 0 to 2,000 on the 18V, and from 0 to 1,800
on the 14.4 and 12V.
for jobs that previously required the high speed, the MAX
3rd speed is noticeably faster for , wood and
metal drilling, and especially for hammerdrilling into masonry,
where the MAX speed drills holes up to 33 percent faster.
BPMs on the MAX 3rd speed setting now range from
0 to 34,000 on the 18V hammerdrill, and from 0 to 30,600
on the 14.4V hammerdrill.
XRP models feature a ½ ratcheting chuck lock to keep
a tighter grip on the bit. The hammerdrills also have special
carbide jaws. The ratcheting chuck lock consists of two
elements: an automatic spindle lock that allows users to
tighten down on the chuck 2X tighter, and ratcheting action
to prevent the chuck sleeve from loosening during the job.
new XRP drills have all-metal gearing and a magnesium gear
case for light weight durability, with an anti-slip comfort
grip to reduce user fatigue. In addition, they come with
DeWALTs Extended Run-Time batteries
that allow more work per charge and do not develop memory.