DeWalt Announces Release of Supercharged 12.0Ah Battery


In the ever evolving power struggle for the major tool manufacturers, converting users to their personal cordless battery powered platform is paramount.  With new battery technology hitting the market, we’ve seen tools that we never imagined would ever be able to be run off of a battery platform even outperform their corded version.  DeWalt has recently made another huge advancement in battery technology with the announcement of a new 12.0Ah battery.

As rumors have swirled about Milwaukee announcing their own 12.0Ah battery at next week’s annual New Product Symposium, DeWalt has gotten ahead of the game by issuing a press release for their own.

The new 60V FLEXVOLT battery will operate both 20V tools and 60V tools just like the other FLEXVOLT batteries.  When running 20V tools, it will operate at a 12Ah capacity, but when run on a 60V tool, it will operate at 4Ah, giving users better runtime and increased performance.

The best part? The battery will be the same size and weight (2.8 pounds) as the 9.0Ah battery.  That means it will be able to fit in every tool you have already been using 9.0Ah batteries on.  This is great news for users of DeWalt’s higher powered tools, like the 60V 7-1/4” Worm Drive Style Framing Saw (DCS577), the 120V 12in Dual Bevel Compound Sliding Miter Saw (DHS790), and the 60V 8-1/4” Table Saw (DCS7485).  When I upgraded batteries from the 6Ah to 9Ah on my table saw, there was a noticeable performance increase.

The 20V/60V MAX FLEXVOLT 12.0Ah Battery (DCB612) is set to be available for purchase in summer 2018 at $249 MSRP. The 9.0Ah battery is currently available for $199 on Amazon. The new battery also comes with a standard three-year limited warranty, three-year free service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee.

More info: FLEXVOLT 20V/60V MAX 12.0 AH BATTERY | DeWalt