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DeWalt’s NEW Six-Tool ATOMIC Compact Series

DeWalt goes small to fit into the tightest areas on your jobsite is what you get with the new ATOMIC compact series. These new tools don’t only make working in cramped spaces easier but also making working overhead more comfortable with their lightweight. Though not compromising in power these tools will get the job done but take a fraction of the space and reduce any physical strain during their use.

What’s Different?

The most obvious and noticeable of these tools is the size difference from their standard designs. With these tools, you get the equivalent of 12V size tools but still retain 20V power. All of the devices have an ergonomic feel that will fit into your hand, give access to confined spaces, offers excellent balance, and all at a fraction of the weight, making it a better option for those who need maneuverability.

Who’s the User?

The users of these tools vary across multiple fields, but anyone who has worked in a cramped space can appreciate any of these machines. From specialty trades like electricians and plumbers who would need a tool that can drill, burrow holes, and secure all kinds fasteners, all in one. But they also have a use for those trade professionals like general contractors and remodelers who need versatility and portability.

What’s Available Now?

As of writing this post, DeWalt will be releasing two tools for Spring 2019. Those are the 20V MAX Compact Impact Driver (DCF809C2) and the 20V MAX Compact Drill/Driver (DCD708C2). You can receive either one as a bare tool or a kit. You also have the option of getting both devices in one kit with Compact 2-Tool Combo Kit (DCK278C2). With the kit, you receive the tool itself, a tool bag, a charger, and (2) compact 1.3Ah battery. They plan to release other tools later on in the year.

What Other Tools?

DeWalt plans to release more throughout the year and even have plans for early 2020.  During that time in Fall 2019, they plan to release the 20V MAX Compact Hammer Drill/Driver (DCD709C2), Circular Saw (DCS571P1), and Oscillating Multi-Tool (DCS354B). Then in early 2020 DeWalt also plans to release their 20V MAX Compact Reciprocating Saw.

How Much?

For either the Drill/Driver or the Impact Driver kit it would come out to $159 MSRP, and for the bare tool, it would be $119 MSRP. As for the other machines, their prices vary on each tool. For the 20V MAX Compact Hammer Drill/Driver the kit would come out to $179 MSRP and $129 MSRP for the bare tool. The 20V MAX Compact Circular Saw priced at $269 MSRP for the kit and $149 MSRP for the bare tool. As for the 20V MAX Compact Oscillating Multi-Tool, as of now it will only be released as a bare tool and is priced at $129 MSRP.

The 20V MAX Compact Reciprocating Saw (DCS369) is still waiting for a price, but we will update this article as soon as we find out more details about the tools as they come.

Final Thoughts

Any trades professional to any level of DIYer would appreciate these tools as they pack all the power you need to get the job done at a fraction of the weight and size. ATOMIC will make working in tight spaces easier while reducing user fatigue. This brand is a new step for DeWalt to make the job site easier, safer, and more efficient for any person who uses tools.


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