At this year’s DeWalt media event in Baltimore, MD Tools of the Trade senior editor, Chris Ermides, and editor-at-large David Frane got a first look at DeWalt's new FlexVolt battery system that offers either a maximum draw at 60 volts Max or 20V Max, depending upon which tools it’s powering.

DeWalt will begin launching FlexVolt tools in October 2016 – insluding a 7 ¼-in. circular saw (DCS575), 4 ½-6-in. grinder (DCG414), reciprocating saw (DCS388), ½-in. VSR stud and joist Drill (DCD460), and 8 ¼-in. table saw (DCS7485), as well as 120V Max FlexVolt 12-in. fixed head compound miter saw (DHS716) and 12-in. sliding compound miter saw (DHS790).

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