Towson, Md., November 8, 2010 — Today, DEWALT announces the launch of the revolutionary Impact Clutch accessory holder (DWHJHLD) that will lead the way to increased fastener and bit life.
This patent-pending product is the first of its kind and has been engineered to solve a daily frustration users face in heavy-duty fastening applications on commercial jobsites — bit tip breakage, fastener stripping and fastener breakage.
"It is not uncommon to see metal framing crews or glaziers drive up to 400–500 screws a day on commercial jobsites," said Stas' Kotula, product manager, DEWALT. "In high torque situations, bits often break before they wear, which is a regular frustration experienced by many of our users. To solve this problem, we developed the industry's first clutch accessory that has been engineered specifically to help reduce bit and fastener damage, increasing the life of the bit. This launch is another proof point of DEWALT's commitment to its end users and of the time and expertise we put into the development of all of our products."
By activating in high torque applications such as interior and exterior brace framing, the DWHJHLD reduces stress on the bit and therefore extends bit tip life by more than five times compared to standard DEWALT bit tip holders.
Ideal for framers, glaziers, electricians and other tradesmen who are tasked with heavy-duty fastening applications, the Impact Clutch accessory holder can be used with both impact drivers and screwguns for versatility.
Additionally, the sleeve on the clutch moves forward and backward to engage or disengage the clutch, allowing users to turn the clutch on or off as needed.
The DWHJHLD Impact Clutch accessory comes with two Impact Ready bit tips, and it will be available at independent distributors in March 2011. The product is expected to retail for approximately $17-$20.
DEWALT is a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools and accessories with more than 300 power tool and equipment products, as well as 1,000 power tool accessories, including corded and cordless drills, saws, hammers, grinders, routers, planers, plate joiners, sanders, lasers, generators, compressors, nailers, saw blades, metal and masonry drill bits, abrasives, screw driving accessories and more.
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