See why millions of professionals choose DEWALT. From our rich history and proven performance to our focus on innovation and technology. From 1922 to present day DEWALT continues to design and optimise professional jobsite solutions - tools, accessories and service - to ensure absolute confidence for the toughest conditions. WE are DEWALT, and we are GUARANTEED TOUGH.
Raymond DeWalt, then superintendent of Seabrook Farms, perfects the first woodworking machine for the purpose of increasing productivity and versatility.
DEWALT Products Company is formed with plant and offices located in Leola, Pennsylvania. Their product is an electric universal woodworking machine known as the DeWalt "Wonder-Worker," which could be configured in 9 different ways. DEWALT also offered a dedicated mortiser and jointer.
DEWALT Products Co. moves to a new, and for those days, outstandingly modern plant and office building in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
The DEWALT firm begins a period of rapid expansion to meet the demands of government orders in connection with national defense and wartime machinery requirements
DEWALT Products Co. is re-incorporated under DEWALT Inc.
DEWALT was acquired by American Machine Foundry (AMF). Lancaster, PA
DEWALT Inc. extends operations into Canada through a wholly owned subsidiary known as DeWalt Canada Ltd.
Over the next two years, adds 40,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space to the plant in order to keep up with consumer demand
DEWALT introduces its first line of portable electric power tools and accessories designed specifically for residential contractors, remodelers, and professional woodworkers.
DEWALT kickstarts a revolutionary system of over 30 new cordless tools, including the most powerful cordless tool at the time, the 14.4 volt cordless drill/ driver and 5 3/8" cordless saw. DEWALT cordless system included drill/ drivers, screwdrivers, impact drivers, impact wrench, saws, flashlights, and the first combination drill/ driver/ hammer drill.
DEWALT purchases Momentum Laser, Inc. and the Emglo Compressor Company.
By this point DEWALT Inc. was responsible for over 200 electric power tools and over 800 accessories.
As a result of DEWALT's extensive research with professional contractors, DEWALT developed SHOCKS – Active Vibration Control®, currently found on some of its SDS Plus and 1-7/8” and 2” SDS Max rotary hammers, which reduces vibration by up to 50 percent compared to hammers without such systems.
DEWALT launches Perform and Protect line of products designed to provide a high level of one or more of the following: control, dust containment or low vibration, without sacrificing performance. DEWALT also introduced the following accessories which DEWALT was the first to market; Impact Ready Step Bits, cleanable nut driver, depth setter and dust collectors.
In 2013, DEWALT introduced its cordless 18V XR line of Brushless power tools which includes brushless motors and high capacity lithium ion batteries.
DEWALT introduces Tool-Connect™, which allows users with Bluetooth®-enabled batteries to connect and track their tools from anywhere with real-time updates from the field.
DEWALT launches XR FLEXVOLT®, the world's first battery that automatically changes voltage when the user changes tools, offering both increased power and runtime for the jobsite.
DEWALT launches the XR FLEXVOLT ADVANTAGE range of power tools. 18V tools able to recognise when a FLEXVOLT battery is connected, unleashing up to 77% more power compared to the same tool running on an 18V battery.
DEWALT launches revolutionary battery technology in POWERSTACK™, making DEWALT the world’s first major power tool brand to use pouch cell batteries designed for the construction industry. The technology allows for a battery that delivers greater power output in a smaller package, plus a longer lifespan than traditional cylindrical cell batteries.
Matt Kenseth joins DEWALT Racing as its driver in the NASCAR Busch Series.
Matt Kenseth wins the final Winston cup championship driving the #17 DEWALT Ford race car.
DEWALT introduces the new 12V MAX* system of lithium ion tools designed to incorporate comfort and compact design with the power and industry-leading features contractors need on the jobsite. DEWALT also launches the Metal Cutting Diamond Blade line of accessories. The Diamond Edge provides 100x the life vs. standard DEWALT chop saw blade.
DEWALT expands its lithium ion tools offering with the introduction of the new 20V MAX* System. DEWALT continues to support it's 69 million 18V XR cordless system battery users with new 18V XR products. DEWALT Accessories expanded its Impact Ready line adding over 100 products in drilling, screwdriving, holesaws and sockets as well as released over 20 new products in the Demo steel accessories line.
DEWALT announces the Made in the USA initiative at STAFDA 2013
DEWALT announces a 3 year partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project, and donates $489,000+ from sales of specialized DEWALT WWP Limited Edition Tools in the first year.
DEWALT announces the addition of a new manufacturing facility in Charlotte, NC. This is an expansion of the existing Distribution Center.
DEWALT announces the addition of a new manufacturing facility in Greenfield, IN, now totaling up to seven manufacturing facilities building DEWALT branded products in the USA: New Britain, CT, Hampstead, MD, Shelbyville, KY, Greenfield, IN, Cheraw, SC, Charlotte, NC, and Jackson, TN.
DEWALT Unveils the XP™ Tape Measure, its toughest tape measure yet, featuring an impact resistant case, high-carbon steel, fully coated blade, and reinforced three-rivet fastened hook.
DEWALT expands 18V XR system with seven new nailers for framing, flooring, and finishing applications. The new tools eliminate the need for fuel cells and provide a consistent, rugged alternative powered by the user’s existing battery platform.
DEWALT® YELLOW & BLACK®. IT’S MORE THAN JUST A COLOR SCHEME.
Our tools and accessories are made to live on the jobsite. That’s where they’re tested. And if there’s a problem, it’s where we solve it. The result is products we can stand behind.
GUARANTEED TOUGH SINCE 1924
The jobsite is where you’ll find our products.
It’s where we test them.
It’s where they’re used.
And that’s where they prove themselves.
The entire DEWALT line thrives on the jobsite because that’s where product ideas come from. To carry the DEWALT name, a tool must not only stand up to the rigors of the jobsite, it must get the job done. And it must do it day after day.
INNOVATION THAT MATTERS
DEWALT is out there on the jobsite learning what works and what doesn’t so we can make it all work better.
Every innovation we make is driven by a desire to increase performance, ease of use or productivity.
We change a tool because the change makes the tool work better for the professional using it, not just for the sake of change.
From technology used in space exploration and air crafts to incorporating bluetooth technology into our products DEWALT stays at the forefront of jobsite innovation.
Direct user feedback inspires our engineers to redefine what’s possible. Using the latest technology, we’re taking on jobsite challenges to increase efficiency, boost productivity, and help you get more out of your tools.
Sponsorships & Parnerships
DEWALT® is the world's leading manufacturer of power tools and equipment designed specifically for professionals. DEWALT's marketing efforts, including event sponsorships, consistently reach out to this important audience and support the position of the DEWALT - GUARANTEED TOUGH® brand.
WHY ARE DEWALT POWER TOOLS GUARANTEED TOUGH?
We drop them. Cover them in dust. Abuse them.
We shake them for days. Speed them up and stall them out.
We let them run non-stop for weeks.
We freeze them. Put them through the worst weather.
We switch them on and off millions of times.
And we still expect them to run and perform every day.
Every tool must pass the toughest DEWALT TESTS before it even sees the market.