Head Quarters – Towson, Maryland
Established – 1922
Parent Company – Black and Decker
Tool Known for – Drills, Cordless Kits, Miter Saws, Circular Saw, Table Saw, Cutout, Screw Guns
Dewalt started in 1922 with the first invention being the radial arm saw. Raymond Dewalt was trying to save on labor cost, so he designed a yoke and attached a motor. The saw could be raised, lowered and slide back and forth, moved to any angle or tilted to any bevel. As a company Dewalt was already doing well, they got a really big boost when in 1941 they received a bunch of contracts from the United States government. In 1953 Dewalt expanded their operations into Canada making Dewalt the start of a global company.
In 1960 Dewalt sold out to Black and Decker. Black and Decker decided on running Dewalt as a separate company. In 1992 Dewalt introduced their line of portable power tools. 1994 Dewalt introduced 30 new cordless tools. At the time they were the most powerful cordless tools on the market, 14.4 Volts.
Currently Dewalt is still a power house for professional power tools. The Dewalt line consists of over 200 electric power tools and 800 accessories. They sell everything from a simple drill bit to a top notch sliding miter saw. Go to all most any jobsite and you will be guaranteed to see at least one Dewalt professional power tool.
In September of 2005 Dewalt introduced a new line of line of miter saws including a laser system. That same year they` announced their new 36 volt heavy duty product line that will come out in 2006. In 2010 Dewalt released its revolutionary 12V MAX compact line of power tools.
Dewalt Tool Company makes a variety of Dewalt Power Tools and are known for their quality, but they are best known for the Miter saw.
Black & Decker and Stanley Merged in March 2010. Dewalt is now owned by Stanley Black & Decker