DeWalt Impact Clutch Accessory Holder - Video
We've noticed that as tools become more and more advanced and specialized, a large obstacle that presents itself to the tool makers is educating you, the consumers. With some of these tools now, it's not always obvious exactly how they can benefit the user. Take the new DeWalt Impact Clutch Accessory Holder for example.
So it's a clutch system for your impact driver. Right. But what does that really mean and how does it affect your productivity? We had these questions floating around the back of our heads when DeWalt sent us this great video that gives a very detailed explanation of the item. The video was made especially for Tool Snob (woop woop!) which is something that we think is very cool and demonstrates how highly they regard you guys, our readers. They also sent us a sample which we've been beating on at the site, so we'll have a review up soon (preview: it's pretty sweet).
In the meantime, check out this very cool video and to read more about the item, the press release is after the jump
DEWALT® Launches the Industry's First Impact Clutch™ Accessory Holder that Extends Bit Life by More Than Five Times*
TOWSON, Md. (Nov. 8, 2010) - Today, DEWALT announces the launch of the revolutionary Impact Clutch™ accessory holder (DWHJHLD) that will lead the way to increased fastener and bit life. This DEWALT exclusive product is the first of its kind and has been engineered to solve a daily frustration users face in heavy-duty fastening applications on commercial jobsites - bit tip breakage, fastener stripping, and fastener breakage.
"It is not uncommon to see metal framing crews or glaziers drive up to 400-500 screws a day on commercial jobsites," said Stas' Kotula, product manager, DEWALT. "In high torque situations, bits often break before they wear, which is a regular frustration experienced by many of our users. To solve this problem, we developed the industry's first clutch accessory that has been engineered specifically to help reduce bit and fastener damage, increasing the life of the bit. This launch is another proof point of DEWALT's commitment to its end users and of the time and expertise we put into the development of all of our products."
By activating in high torque applications such as interior and exterior brace framing, the DWHJHLD reduces stress on the bit and therefore extends bit tip life by more than five times compared to standard DEWALT bit tip holders.
Ideal for framers, glaziers, electricians and other tradesmen who are tasked with heavy-duty fastening applications, the Impact Clutch accessory holder can be used with both impact drivers and screwguns for versatility. Additionally, the sleeve on the clutch moves forward and backward to engage or disengage the clutch, allowing users to turn the clutch on or off as needed.
The DWHJHLD Impact Clutch accessory comes with two Impact Ready® bit tips, and it will be available at independent distributors in March 2011. The product is expected to retail for approximately $17-$20. For more information, please visit: http://dewalt.com/Home.aspx.
* Versus standard DEWALT Bit Holder
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Posted by Doug Mahoney at April 25, 2011 6:00 AM