In 1922 Raymond DeWalt perfected the first woodworking machine for the purpose of increasing productivity and versatility.
The original company was started a year later and quickly grew and was reorganized and reincorporated in 1947 as DeWalt Inc.
The company was bought by Black & Decker in 1960 and continued to produce radial arm saws, table saws, belt/disc sanders and other stationary power equipment.
In 1992 Black &Decker introduced a few models of hand power tools under the DeWalt label.
These we merely rebadged models from Black & Decker but given a yellow housing, extended warranty and service policy.
By 2001 DeWalt was responsible for over 200 power tools and over 800 accessories and was now a highly recognized brand within the trade.
Dewalt created shock absorbers for there tools in 2005, this decreased vibration on the larger tools and reduced vibration up to 50%. It also introduced a line of Lithium batteries, making cordless even more versatile.
In December 2013, DeWalt announced it would begin assembling a small selection of their products in the United States, using parts manufactured in Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, Italy, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. and that these products would be labelled "Built in the USA with global materials.
One of the biggest launches in the company’s history was in April 2016 when DeWalt debuted its FLEXVOLT hybrid battery pack that switches between 18V and 54V depending on the tool.
The voltage is determined by communication between the battery and the tool.
DeWalt Tools sponsored NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth from 1999 through to the season of 2009.
During this time, Kenseth won 18 races, the 2000Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year Award, 2003 Sprint Cup Series Championship, 2004 Sprint Cup All Star Race and the 2009 Daytona 500.
In July 2009, DeWalt announced that they would not be renewing their sponsorship deal with Kenseth and Roush Fenway Racing due to the poor economic conditions in the construction industry. DeWalt had also sponsored MotoGP rider, Ben Spies, for the racing season of 2010.
DeWalt returned to NASCAR sponsorship in 2011, but on the #9 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford Fusion driven by Marcos Ambrose.
This sponsorship ended after 2014, when Ambrose departed the Sprint Cup Series, with DeWalt choosing to re unite with Kenseth, who now drove the #20 for Joe Gibbs Racing, sponsoring six races in 2015, ten races in 2016 and 15 races in 2017.
When Kenseth retired after the season of 2017, DeWalt moved to his replacement in the #20Erik Jones and parent company Stanley sponsors Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Daniel Suarez. As of 2021, DeWalt sponsors Christopher Bellin the 20 car. DeWalt have also just announced a multi-year partnership with Stanley Black & Decker. DeWalt will be the official tool and storage supplier for the McLaren Formula One team
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