DEWALT debuts two new polishers; automotive specialty tools that add to the extensive lineup of 20V MAX* tools from DEWALT. The new tools include the 20V MAX* XR 7 in. (180mm) Variable Speed Rotary Polisher (DCM849) and the 20V MAX* XR 5 in. (125mm) Variable Speed Random Orbit Polisher (DCM848).
Cordless automotive tools not only offer convenience both in the shop and in remote work areas, but they also help to prevent damage to work by not having power cords drag across surfaces. The 20V MAX* XR 7 in. (180mm) Variable Speed Rotary Polisher features a high-efficiency brushless motor and achieves a no-load speed of 800-2200 RPM with a variable speed trigger and dial. Designed to be held either by its side or bail handle (both included with the tool), the tool can be held at a variety of angles and positions. Featuring rubber molding, it is also covered in key areas to protect worksurfaces. In addition, the battery housing is oriented horizontally so that the foot of the tool doesn’t interfere with polishing, and so that the user can get as close to the surface as possible. Its tool-only weight is 4.7 pounds and it’s 16 inches long.
The 20V MAX* XR 5 in. (125mm) Variable Speed Random Orbit Polisher also features a brushless motor and variable speed trigger and dial. It achieves a no-load speed range of 2000-5500 OPM with a 15mm throw for a wide variety of applications including detail work on cars, headlights, windshields and fiber glass. The tool is also designed to be held either by its front-end gripping area or side handle (included with the tool), and it also has rubber molding to help protect the tool and the worksurface. The rubber molding also helps the user grip the tool, and finally, like the new DEWALT 20V MAX* Variable Speed Rotary Polisher, the Random Orbit Polisher features a battery housing that’s positioned away from the head of the tool. Its tool-only weight is 5.7 pounds and it’s 17-1/8 inches long.
Available in fall 2019, the 20V MAX* XR 7 in. (180mm) Variable Speed Rotary Polisher will come kitted with two 5.0Ah Batteries for $429 MSRP (DCM849P2) or bare for $259 MSRP (DCM849B). Also available in fall 2019, the 20V MAX* XR 5 in. (125mm) Variable Speed Random Orbit Polisher will come kitted with two 5.0Ah Batteries for $449 MSRP (DCM848P2) or bare for $279 MSRP (DCM848B). Both 20V MAX* Polishers will come with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee.
*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.