Raymond E. DeWalt followed in his father's footsteps by holding mill and constructions jobs from the time he left school. No matter what the job, the question of high labor costs always concerned him. To help cut these costs, occasionally he rigged up a machine to meet some special need. In 1947 DeWalt Products Co. is completely reorganized and re-incorporated under DeWalt Inc. 1992. DEWALT introduces its first line of portable electric power tools and accessories designed specifically for residential contractors, remodelers, and professional woodworkers. 1994. DEWALT launches a revolutionary system of over 30 new cordless tools, including the most powerful cordless tool at the time, the 14.4 volt cordless drill/driver and 5 3/8" cordless saw. DEWALT cordless system included drill/drivers, screwdrivers, impact drivers, impact wrench, saws, flashlights, and the first combination drill/driver/hammerdrill.
As a result of DEWALT's extensive research with professional contractors, DEWALT developed SHOCKS – Active Vibration Control®, currently found on some of its SDS Plus and 1-7/8” and 2” SDS Max rotary hammers, which reduces vibration by up to 50 percent compared hammers without such systems. DEWALT introduces the new 12V MAX* system of lithium ion tools designed to incorporate comfort and compact design with the power and industry-leading features contractors need on the jobsite. DEWALT also launches the Metal Cutting Diamond Blade line of accessories. The Diamond Edge provides 100x the life vs. standard DEWALT chop saw blade. DEWALT launches Perform and Protect line of products designed to provide a high level of one or more of the following: control, dust containment or low vibration, without sacrificing performance. Perform and Protect products include E-Clutch drills, E-Clutch and Low Vibration Grinders, 2-Stage Clutches, and SHOCKS®Hammers, dust collection - including grinder shrouds, hammer dust extraction, and a Dust Extractor with a universal connector. DEWALT also introduced the following accessories which DEWALT was the first to market; Impact Ready Step Bits, cleanable nut driver, depth setter and dust collectors. DEWALT also released a line of Guaranteed Tough Hand Tools.In 2013, DEWALT introduced it's cordless 20VMAX - XR line of Brushless power tools which includes brushless motors and high capctiy lithium ion batteries. The DEWALT Right Angle attachment is among the innovative accessories released by DEWALT this year. Today, DEWALT Power Tools line consists of over 250 corded and 200 cordless power tools and over 800 accessories.