DeWalt XRP Line

DEWALT XRP LINE has been redesigned and features an assortment of 18-, 14.4- and 12-volt hammer drill/drill/drivers and drill/drivers powered by NiCad batteries. The new line also includes an 18-volt lithium-ion hammer drill/drill/driver, model DCD970KL. The lithium-ion battery is compatible with more than 40 tools in the DeWalt 18-volt system, and the company has developed a 14.4-volt XRP lithium-ion backward battery that is compatible with any existing DeWalt 14.4-volt tool. Each XRP tool includes a self-tightening chuck, frameless motor and patented three-speed transmission that provides 30 percent more run time than previous XRP drills, according to the company. The DeWalt XRP cordless tools are priced from $179 to $349, and 15 combination kits are available. Contact: DeWalt. 800-433-9258. www.dewalt.com