In 2007, DEWALT set itself the challenge of creating the most comprehensive system of the safest, highest performing professional construction tools in the world.
This is the Perform & Protect system, made up of products that meet strict criteria in one or more of the following core safety-focused areas: Vibration; Dust; Control.
Up to 50% lower vibration.
Industry leading dust extraction solutions
Unique and innovative torque control features.
When you see the Perform & Protect shield, you know that the product is dedicated to your safety without compromising on performance or DEWALT's "GUARANTEED TOUGH" durability.
Vibration exposure can cause a range of conditions collectively known as hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Other conditions include carpal tunnel syndrome and vibration white finger.
When the Perform & Protect shield is awarded for vibration, it is guaranteed that Tri-Axial Vibration levels have been reduced, increasing usage time without reducing performance.
Airborne dust inhalation can lead to a number of long-term health conditions such as silicosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
When the Perform & Protect shield is awarded for DUST, it is guaranteed the potential of inhaling dust is reduced to give a cleaner and safer working environment.
When drilling or cutting there is a chance that the tool could jam. This could cause damage to the tool or cause personal injury.
When the Perform & Protect shield is awarded for control, it is guaranteed that additional innovative torque control safety features have been incorporated into the design of the tool.