Several new Dewalt cordless ratchets will be launching in two voltage classes and product families – 20V Max Atomic and Xtreme 12V Max.
While Stanley Black & Decker already offers cordless ratchets under their other brands, such as Mac Tools (compatible with Dewalt batteries) and Craftsman V20, these will be Dewalt’s first cordless ratchets. Dewalt debuted their new cordless ratchets at the NECA 2021 show in October. Full details are not yet available, but we expect to learn more as we get closer to the launch date.
As Dewalt had physical samples on display at the NECA show, I hope it’s fair to assume that the new ratchets will be launching in early 2022.
Dewalt Atomic 20V Max Cordless Ratchets
There will be two Dewalt Atomic 20V Max cordless ratchets to start – a 3/8″ ratchet and 1/2″ model (DCF512).
The 3/8″ model is said to deliver 70 ft-lbs of max torque and 250 RPMs. Features include an LED worklight, glass-filled nylon construction, an all-new brushless motor, compact size, and variable speed trigger.
Dewalt will be marketing their new Atomic cordless ratchets to a wide variety of users, “from professional automotive mechanics to commercial contractors.”
Dewalt Xtreme 12V Max Cordless Ratchets
There will also be 3 new Dewalt Xtreme cordless ratchets – 3/8″ (DCF503), 3/8″ with extended reach (DCF503E), and 1/4″ (DCF504).
The 3/8″ model is said to deliver 60 ft-lbs and 250 RPMs.
From others’ NECA coverage, it looks like the Xtreme 12V Max and Atomic 20V Max tools will be very similar in size. It also makes sense that the Xtreme lineup will get 1/4″ and 3/8″ ratchets, and the Atomic series 3/8″ and 1/2″.