DEWALT has announced the launch of its new DEWALT 20V MAX* Compact Press Tool (DCE210) and several new jaw and ring press attachments for plumbers, pipefitters and HVACR technicians. The new press tool provides versatility in a compact design that allows for pressing in small spaces.
“This new tool represents the next generation of pressing technology from DEWALT,” said Justin Burke, product manager, Stanley Black and Decker. “DEWALT is maximizing installation capabilities with a compact press platform so tradespeople can complete jobs with minimal tools at a level of quality and performance expected from professionals."
In addition to the compact press tool itself – which has a compact one-handed design, press tracking software and TOOL CONNECT software – the attachments for pressing pipes larger than 1-1/4 in. expands the tool’s capabilities.
Featuring a lightweight inline design, the press tool is designed for work in overhead and one-handed press applications. Onboard design features include a 180-degree rotating head allowing for various pressing angles, an LED light, Crimp Connect software to generate data from successful press cycles, as well as TOOL CONNECT software to connect to your tool via the TOOL CONNECT platform.
The DCE210D2K kit will include 1/2-in. to 1-1/4-in. Compact CTS (copper tube size) jaws for connecting copper and stainless steel CTS piping systems. In addition to the 20V MAX* Compact Press Tool and CTS jaws, DEWALT will offer additional press jaws, rings and an actuator for IPS (iron pipe size) carbon steel pipe, larger CTS pipe and an ACR press system (sold separately).
The rings and jaws are manufactured to achieve distribution of force while maintaining durability. A gray galvanized coating finish helps prevent rust buildup and corrosion.
*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.