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Dewalt will be announcing a new ELITE Series line of power tool accessories, described as delivering unprecedented strength and unmatched industry performance.
Diablo and Milwaukee Tool have been aggressively competing in the power tool accessories market, and it seems that Dewalt isn’t going to let them reign unchallenged.
Dewalt isn’t holding back on their claims either, suggesting that their hole saws, reciprocating saw blades, and circular saw blades will deliver “category leadership” performance.
At this time, it appears that the Dewalt Elite Series accessories will add to their concrete, wood, masonry, and metal cutting product lines.
Dewalt also says that the new Elite accessories will deliver unmatched cutting durability.
So, they are making bold claims about the Elite Series’ products strength, performance, and durability.
The circular saw features new large heat vents – at the least – and there could be other big changes and innovations coming to the lineup as well.
In addition to circular saw blades, reciprocating saw blades, and hole saws, the Dewalt Elite Series line will also include abrasive wheels and diamond blades.
It looks like Dewalt Elite accessories will be positioned above their current offerings as a new premium line, and we might potentially see other types of accessories, such as drill bits, join the new product family in the future.
One of the promotional images also sports Dewalt IGNITE branding for their carbide-tooth reciprocating saw blade. Is Ignite going to be Dewalt’s first carbide-tooth reciprocating saw blade?
Dewalt highlights some of the design and manufacturing attributes of the new line, and what stands out to me is that they say this technology was inspired by Lenox industrial bandsaw blades. There’s also a callout to Lenox’s East Longmeadow, Massachusetts facility, where they have design, test, and manufacturing capabilities.
Does this suggest that at least some of the Dewalt Elite Series power tool accessories will be made in the USA at Lenox facilities?
So far, the only public listing I could find for the Dewalt Elite series accessories is a 7-1/4″ 40T circular saw blade that’s listed at Lowe’s. I think that the Elite series might be too big of a deal to be a Lowe’s exclusive, but that’s a possibility.
This is certainly an interesting development, and we’ll keep you updated as we learn more.