DEWALT’s New In-Line Stud & Joist Drill

A New Tool for Plumbers & HVAC Installers

For plumbers and HVAC installers, drilling into corners and overheads and through multiple layers of wood can be difficult. Drilling at least forty or more holes to install pipes is also tedious. That is why DeWalt is releasing a new In-Line Stud & Joist Drill to help make this long and repetitive task more accessible to the worker.

The new DeWalt In-Line Stud & Joist Drill (DCD470) is not just another tool. It is a powerful instrument with an extended run time and a high-speed drilling capacity. Powered by the FLEXVOLT Battery, this high-torque right-angle drill is designed to make your work easier. Its fast application speed and adaptability to the job ensure your safety, preventing harmful accidents.

Stay Safe with Mechanical and E-Clutch Systems

When working with a tool that rotates at high RPM, accidents can happen even if you are being cautious. The DCD470 has two mechanical and an E-Clutch System clutches to protect you from potential injury. The E-Clutch is designed to sense tool motion and eliminate torque by stopping the motor when binding occurs, always ensuring your safety.

The problem of your old drill getting caught on a tricky spot, escaping your grip, and hitting you significantly decreases thanks to this technology. But it will not just shut off without letting you know why. Nothing is scarier than getting a new tool and thinking you broke it in seconds. The E-Clutch System will indicate it has been activated by turning on an LED light on the drill. Restarting the tool is as simple as letting go of the trigger and pressing down again. Resetting yourself can be time-consuming, but it is far better to be safe than sorry. But DeWalt has included other features into the tool to help save you on time.

Shift Between Speeds and Get Into Tight Spaces

2-Speed Quick Shift allows users to shift effortlessly between two speeds without feathering the trigger. Saving your time from having to stop, set down the drill, adjust the speed, and start again. Depending on the material you are working on, you can keep drilling and adapt as you go with the job. Sometimes, you can feel the material needs more power so that you can ramp it up another gear. You can also slow it where you think it may be too fragile and must ease off a little.

It is designed to make working in hard-to-reach and dark areas easier. For example, a shallow nose to get into tight spaces where a standard drill could not fit. An LED light to illuminate your work area. It lets you drill in dark, tight areas of a home or site without carrying a flashlight and adds a bit more convenience with a 2-position side-handle adjustable to allow for more stability. For those rough spots, you cannot always set your hand behind the head of the tool, but you still need to put more pressure. You can connect the pole on either side and get better leverage. Then, with a ½” keyed chuck, you can use most drill bits and heads in your tool and never lose track of the key with the onboard chuck key holder.

Protect Your Knuckles

Along with the E-Clutch System in the DEWALT Joist Drill, they have also redesigned the handle to have a knuckle guard. The guard had the user in mind, as nothing is worse than drilling, getting jerked a bit by the drill, and slamming your hand into a beam. It would be painful and a bit embarrassing if anyone saw what happened. With less stress about this potential injury, you can work assured that you will be fine using this tool. That way, even the newest member of the team or the do-it-yourself home renovator can pick up this drill and get to work.

Bluetooth Tool Connect Tag

The DeWalt Joist drill also has a mount for the Tool Connect Tag. If you worry about your tools getting stolen or wondering where it is on the job site, these tags allow you to find them. If the tool goes out of range, you will be notified immediately. These are huge expenses for a single person or a company, so keeping track of who has it, who had it last, and where it is will put anyone at ease. With its distinct bright blue light, you can easily pair it and find it on almost any job site.

Get the DEWALT Drill as a Kit or Bare Tool

Getting this as a kit would be a significant investment for anyone not already invested in the DeWalt line of tools and batteries. The kit will include (1) a 9.0Ah FLEXVOLT Battery, Charger, Kit Bag, and the drill for $549 MSRP (DCD470X1). You can pick up this tool bare for the established DeWalt tool user for $399 MSRP (DCD470B).

Final Thoughts

For HVAC and plumbers, this tool will solve some of the problems when setting up a new system in a home, allowing you to get up close to the beams, protecting your knuckles, and giving you comfort and stability while working. This tool is adaptable to most situations, intuitive to help protect you from injuries on the job, and comfortable enough to fit in your hand seamlessly.

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