In this article, DEWALT unveils their groundbreaking equipment system: DEWALT POWERSHIFT. This tool system is an electrified line of heavy-duty tools to optimize the workflow of concrete job sites.

  • DEWALT’s POWERSHIFT™ line will debut at the 2024 World of Concrete Trade Show in Las Vegas from January 23-25. The celebration will kick off with an electrifying activation on the exterior of Sphere; follow DEWALT Power Tools Social Media for the big reveal
  • DEWALT POWERSHIFT™ represents the next stage of DEWALT’s innovation journey to deliver comprehensive end-to-end workflow solutions as the brand celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2024.
  • According to the new DEWALT Power Pulse Survey, more than three-quarters of construction professionals surveyed say their sites are ready for the transition to electric-powered tools, and more than half of construction pros who switched to electric tools say it has allowed them to complete projects up to two to three times faster compared to gas-powered tools.

TOWSON, MD – January 18, 2024

DEWALT, a Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) brand and leader in total jobsite solutions, today announced the launch of DEWALT POWERSHIFT, a groundbreaking equipment system to optimize the workflow of concrete job sites through electrification. Designed to meet the critical needs of concrete professionals – power, runtime, and ergonomics – the electrified line will allow users to transition away from gas-powered equipment without compromising efficiency and performance. The system, comprised of six concrete tools, streamlines the complete application using the same DEWALT POWERSHIFT 554 WH battery and high-speed charger across all tools. It is backed by DEWALT’s powerhouse portfolio of complimentary tools, accessories, and technology.

“As we kick off DEWALT’s 100th anniversary year, our guiding principle of making pros more productive holds strong with the launch of DEWALT POWERSHIFT™,” said Frank Mannarino, President, Power Tools Group, Stanley Black & Decker. “DEWALT POWERSHIFT™ is launching when the industry is increasingly preparing for electrification, particularly as construction sites respond to statewide legislation aimed at phasing out gas-powered tools. As part of this effort, DEWALT is providing a solution that electrifies the concrete workflow to maximize cost and time savings while minimizing the environmental impact for the user. These user advantages are paramount to innovating following our purpose to empower Those Who Make the World.”

The DEWALT POWERSHIFT line will launch at the World of Concrete Trade Show in Las Vegas (Silver Lot, booth 030958) on January 23 with the following products:

Battery & Charger:

High Power Density battery with 554WH of capacity weighing just 11.5 lbs. for extended runtime and optimal ergonomics. High-rate chargers can charge the battery in less than one hour.


Plate Compactor

It provides 3,370 ft-lbs. Of force through its 15.7-inch. Plate with controls mounted on an ergonomically designed folding handle for increased user control and comfort.



Features 2,660 ft. lbs. of impact force with antivibration insulators and mounted controls on the two-position handle.


Backpack Vibrator

Lightweight at only 25 lbs. with the DEWALT POWERSHIFT™ battery installed and features a durable roll cage with a fully adjustable hi-vis harness.

DEWALT POWERSHIFT Powerpack Vibrator

Powerpack Vibrator

It can be activated remotely through DEWALT Wireless Tool Control™ and carried with an over-body hi-vis harness for easy transport.


Power Screed

Features fully adjustable handles for customizable height and width and ambidextrous controls that can be mounted on either handle.

DEWALT POWERSHIFT Core Drill and Stand

Core Drill and Stand

They are designed with closed walls or ceiling clearance. As a part of the DEWALT PERFORM & PROTECT™ line of tools, the drill features anti-rotation technology to prevent over-rotation in a bind-up situation.


DEWALT FLEXVOLT® to DEWALT POWERSHIFT adaptor, allowing DEWALT FLEXVOLT batteries for additional runtime when using DEWALT POWERSHIFT equipment.

As a crucial component of their total workflow solution, the POWERSHIFT™ line delivers fully integrated connectivity with the DEWALT Site Manager app, providing users with data on the following:

  • Asset Management
  • Tool Location
  • Utilization
  • Safety

In addition, Converge’s AI-based platform “ConcreteDNA” is powered by data from DEWALT’s wireless concrete sensors. It then interprets real-time data, showing users the strength gain of concrete. It further allows users to predict when the concrete will reach critical strength.

Other new product innovations will be highlighted at the DEWALT booth, including TOUGHSYSTEM® 2.0 DXL™, a new modular system made up of four 30-in. products – a worktop, two-drawer unit, deep drawer, and dolly – that combine to create an organized mobile solution keeping users productive on the job.

Taking a Pulse on the Shift to Electrification

DEWALT conducted a survey to better understand the opportunities and challenges of electrifying future job sites. This “Power Pulse” survey polled construction industry professionals, including decision-makers and skilled craft workers. The survey found that 89% of construction professionals are confident that their construction sites are adequately fitted for the transition to fully electric-powered tools.

Survey data among construction professionals disproved broad misconceptions about electric-powered tools’ efficiency and runtime. While pros commonly cited power supply (44%) and tool durability (39%) as concerns regarding electric-powered tools, 68% of respondents who switched to these tools on job sites say it has allowed them to complete projects up to two to three times faster than gas-powered tools. Furthermore, 72% of power tool users say they are satisfied with the transition to electric-powered tools on their construction site.

Other key findings of DEWALT’s Power Pulse Survey include:

Gas is No Longer Dependable

Construction employees reported experiencing more issues or breakdowns with gas-powered tools (59%) than with electric-powered tools (45%).

Availability and Education Barriers

Construction professionals cited the following as the primary reasons for not using electric power tools:

  1. Lack of electric-powered equipment (38%)
  2. Insufficient knowledge of their capabilities (36%)

Going Green Can Pose a Challenge

Fifty-three percent (53%) of construction professionals say they have passed on a bid. This is due to the inability to commit to requirements or the loss of a bid due to sustainability challenges.

Wide-Ranging Benefits

Compared to gas-powered tools, the most significant benefits of electric-powered tools for construction employees are safety (46%), ease of use (44%), greater time-savings (42%), as well as less maintenance and lower operating costs (36%).

Wear-and-Tear of Everyday Work

The physical strain from using heavy equipment is the most significant stressor across job sites. Of this group, 47% of skilled workers and 46% of construction management cited this factor, respectively.

DEWALT POWERSHIFT™ will be available through commercial and industrial channels in the fall of 2024.


DEWALT, a Stanley Black & Decker brand, celebrates one hundred years in business. They do this by continuing to provide our customers with total job site and landscaping solutions. By applying its latest technology to today’s challenges, DEWALT is leading the charge for future job sites everywhere. Moreover, they are also pioneering the next generation of tools, outdoor equipment, and forward-looking technologies. DEWALT products. GUARANTEED TOUGH®.

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About Stanley Black & Decker

Headquartered in the USA, Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) is a global leader in tools and outdoor operating manufacturing facilities worldwide. Guided by its purpose – for those who make the world – the Company’s more than 50,000 diverse and high-performing employees produce innovative, award-winning power tools, hand tools, storage, digital tool solutions, lifestyle products, outdoor products, and engineered fasteners to support the world’s makers, creators, tradespeople, and builders. The Company’s iconic brands include DEWALT®, BLACK+DECKER®, CRAFTSMAN®, STANLEY®, CUB CADET® and HUSTLER®. Recognized for its leadership in environmental, social, and governance (ESG), Stanley Black & Decker strives to be a force for good in support of its communities, employees, customers, and other stakeholders. To learn more visit:

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