BLACK+DECKER introduces new styles of Auto Vacs

BLACK+DECKER introduces four new styles of Auto Vacs that expand the brand’s line of hand vacuums and are perfect for anyone from the car-care enthusiast to busy mom’s and dad’s. Each vacuum simply plugs into your car’s DC outlet for easy and convenient use. With the car’s ignition on, these vacuums are powered up for use!

The Flex Vac (BDH1200FVAV) features a versatile design with a 4 foot flexible hose, allowing you flexibility to access hard-to-reach areas with ease. The bowl and filter are removable and washable for simple cleaning.

pivotvac004The Pivot Vac (BDH1200PVAV) is compact and lightweight with an extendable crevice for easy cleaning even in small areas. Its pivoting nose rotates 200° to clean awkward spaces in a variety of angles.

handvac006The Hand Vac (BDH1220AV) has a long crevice tool that adds up to 50% more reach, giving the compact size extra length when needed. The removable and translucent bowl makes it easy to see when the vacuum needs to be emptied and the self standing feature allows for easy storage after use.

compactvac008The Compact Vac (BDH1200NVAV) is the smallest option in the new car vacuum line. It features a curved handle for comfort and a wide open mouth to easily suck up large debris. The translucent bowl features a quick-release latch that makes the canister easy to empty.

New DEWALT 20 Volt MAX Drills and Impact Drivers

DEWALT Announces New Drills & Impact Drivers That Get More Done.

DEWALT’s 20V MAX* system features over 70 compatible tools built GUARANTEED TOUGH

TOWSON, MD (November 4, 2015) – DEWALT announces a new 20V MAX* XR Drill (DCD791) & Impact Driver (DCF887) with on average 30% faster application speeds**, more powerful DEWALT-built brushless motors and better ergonomics than previous DEWALT models. Featuring a dust & moisture resistant coated and sealed switch, the new 20V MAX* XR Drill & Impact Driver are ideal for heavy-duty use on jobsites where durability takes priority.

predecessor. At 2.9lbs with a 2.0Ah 20V MAX* XR battery, the DCF887 has three speeds that achieve the speed and torque that a pro demands. The DCF887 has max speed of 3,250 RPM and 1,825 in/lbs of max torque in Speed 3, 2,800 RPM and 1500 in/lbs of torque in Speed 2, and 1,000 RPM and 240 in/lbs of torque in Speed 1. The 20V MAX* XR Brushless 1/4” 3-Speed Impact Driver also features PrecisionDrive technology which allows the Impact Driver to stall for one second before impacting. This protects the fastener and material surface and provides the user with maximum control during applications that require a high level of craftsmanship.

DEWALT’s 20V MAX* system currently includes over 70 tools and offers a wide variety of brushless tools, including the new DCD791 and DCF887, which provide up to 57% more runtime than standard brushed motors. Also included in the lineup is a 20V MAX* XR 1/2” Compact Hammer Drill (DCD796) which features all the same specs of the DCD791, but with an added hammer feature that operates at 0-34,000 BPM. In addition, the new line of 20V MAX* Drills and Impact are compatible with DEWALT’s 20V MAX* 2.0 Amp hour (DCB203BT) and 4.0 Amp hour (DCB204BT) Lithium Ion batteries with Bluetooth capability.

Available in November 2015 where DEWALT products are sold, the DCD791, DCD796, and DCF887 come standard with a 3 year limited warranty, 90 day money back guarantee, and 1 year free service contract.





20V MAX* XR Li-Ion ½” Compact Drill/Driver (Tool Only)



20V MAX* XR Li-Ion ½” Compact Drill/Driver Kit (2.0Ah)



20V MAX* XR Li-Ion ½” Compact Hammerdrill Kit (2.0Ah)



20V MAX* XR Li-Ion ½” Compact Hammerdrill Kit (2.0Ah Bluetooth)



20V MAX* XR Li-Ion ¼” 3-Speed Impact Driver (Tool Only)



20V MAX* XR Li-ion ¼” 3-Speed Impact Driver Kit (2.0 Ah)



20V MAX* XR Li-Ion ¼” 3-Speed Impact Driver Kit (4.0 Ah)



20V MAX* XR Li-Ion Compact Drill/Driver and Impact Driver Combo Kit (2.0Ah)



20V MAX* XR Li-Ion Compact Hammerdrill and Impact Driver Combo Kit (2.0Ah)


*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.

**DEWALT DCF877 vs. DEWALT DCF886 and Milwaukee 2653 based on 4 Ah battery (sold separately) in 3″ deck screw in 4″x4″ pressure treated wood; and DEWALT DCF791 vs. leading competitive models based on 9/16″ self feed bit through 2×10 SPF and 7/8″ spade bit through 2×10 SPF.

BOLT Locks Now Available At Cabela’s

MILWAUKEE – Leading outdoor outfitter Cabela’s now offers outdoor enthusiasts the one-key convenience and security of BOLT (Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology) locks, a durable and reliable way to protect trailers and campers while streamlining the number of keys on a key ring.

BOLT locks feature breakthrough one-key lock technology that permanently programs locks to a single vehicle ignition key.  When drivers insert their key into the lock cylinder, spring-loaded plate tumblers move up and down until they are matched exactly to that key. The first time the key is rotated, the cylinder is uniquely coded to that key.  When the key is removed, the cylinder moves into the locked position.  When the key is turned again, it will rotate to the unlocked position.

Available online and in all retail locations, Cabela’s features BOLT’s best-selling adjustable Coupler Pin Lock and 5/8-inch Receiver Lock. The weatherproof BOLT Coupler Pin Lock fits couplers from 1/2-inch to 3 3/8-inch and is adjustable in increments of 1/8-inch, allowing for a snug fit in any size. The lock is designed to slide easily along the stainless steel pin and is engineered with no exposed shackle, helping further deter theft. It features a plate tumbler sidebar to prevent picking and bumping and its stainless steel lock shutter helps keep out dirt and moisture.

“The Coupler Pin Lock is designed for a wide range of coupler sizes, offering towing versatility in addition to the improved level of security BOLT technology provies,” said BOLT National Sales Manager Erika Garcia.

For complete towing security and maximum convenience, the Coupler Pin Lock can be used with the 5/8-inch BOLT Receiver Lock, which is used to lock the trailer to the hitch. The corrosion-resistant stainless steel 5/8-inch Receiver Lock securely locks trailers to the hitch and fit most trucks and SUVs with a Class 1-5 hitch. It is designed with a durable stainless steel pin, an automotive-grade stainless steel lock shutter and a six-plate tumbler sidebar to prevent picking and bumping.

BOLT locks are available for many General Motors, Ford, Chrysler/Jeep, Toyota and Nissan vehicles, and come with a limited lifetime warranty. For more information or to order, visit

Powerhouse 4000 with EFI

Highly Reliable Portable Power
Powerhouse Inverter Generators Introduces the PH4000Ri/E with Electronic Fuel Injection

Morgan Hill, CA, March 2015 – Being off the grid doesn’t mean you have to be powerless with the Powerhouse PH 4000Ri/E Inverter Generator. Whether you are camping, working or facing a natural disaster, the reliable portable power of the PH4000Ri/E with Electronic Fuel Injection goes wherever you go to deliver the power you need.camping; family camping,
The PH4000 puts out 4000 watts of clean power, which is enough to run a 15,000 BTU air conditioner, lights, fridge and a coffeemaker, or several power tools all at the same time.
The PH4000Ri/E is the first Powerhouse portable generator with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI), which gives it a number of very useful advantages including excellent cold weather starting and hot restarts. EFI produces superior horsepower and improves performance at high altitude. Other EFI advantages of the PH4000 include a self-priming fuel system, exceptional fuel economy and cleaner emissions.
Powerhouse 4000The PH4000 has an electric starter with a large battery, which also eases cold weather starting. The included remote control starts or stops the generator from up to 75 feet away.
Powerhouse inverter technology delivers clean, clear power that won’t damage sensitive electronics like laptops, flat screen TVs and game consoles. An onboard digital screen displays voltage, amperage, wattage, fuel level and information from the self-contained diagnostic system.
Quiet enough to meet National Park Service guidelines for campground use, the PH4000 also meets the most stringent air quality standards throughout North America with CARB, EPA and CSA certifications.
The PH4000 features telescoping wheelbarrow style handles and pneumatic tires for easier handling and smooth movement even on rough terrain.
Whatever takes you off the grid, trust the Powerhouse PH4000Ri/E Inverter Generator to get you up and running.

About Powerhouse
Powerhouse Generators is a leading manufacturer of quality inverter generators for use in outdoor sports, construction, agriculture and emergency applications. Powerhouse Generators;; 800-495-5858

BOLT for DEE ZEE Padlock Box

MILWAUKEE – Dee Zee Inc.’s new, maximum security Blue Label Padlock Box can be enhanced by using the convenient, one-key lock technology of STRATTEC Security Corporation’s rugged BOLT Padlocks. Permanently programmed to the vehicle’s ignition key, BOLT Padlocks simplify the workday and complement the toughness of this patented, professional-grade tool box. When an ignition key is inserted into the BOLT lock cylinder, spring-loaded plate tumblers move up and down until they are matched to that key. The first time the key is rotated, the cylinder is uniquely coded to that key. When the key is removed, the cylinder moves into the locked position. When the key is turned again, it rotates to the unlocked position.

Dee Zee designed the Blue Label Padlock Box with a recessed padlock compartment to make it impossible to cut or break the padlock. BOLT Padlocks, crafted with automotive-quality materials, offer long-lasting, weatherproof protection for this premium tool box. In ASTM testing for functional, operational and security requirements for padlocks, BOLT received the highest grades for resistance to corrosion, impact, weather and drilling.

“Just by picking up the box you can tell it will hold up to just about anything, and BOLT Padlocks are the perfect lock choice for maximum security and convenience,” said Dee Zee’s Director of marketing Dan Kruzic.

BOLT Padlocks are available on Dee Zee’s website at and also at major automotive retail outlets. The Blue Label Padlock Box is available through most mass retailers, farm store retail chains, big box retailers, as well as through Dee Zee’s warehouse distributor partners. For more information about Dee Zee tool boxes, visit For information about BOLT locks, visit
STRATTEC Security Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of automotive locks, keys and related access control products, and is the primary lock supplier to Ford, GM and Chrysler. STRATTEC’s history in the automotive business spans 100 years. For more information, write to 3333 West Good Hope Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53209; call 877-251-8798; or visit

New FATMAX Premium Box Beam Levels

Fat Max Levels

New FATMAX Premium Box Beam Levels – With a push-button release, the End Cap detaches so the square edge of the level fits flush in the corner of a room. This allows for an accurate mark from one wall to be transferred onto the next wall to continue a level line around a room. The new 24”, 32”, and 48” Premium Box Beam Levels include an integrated rafter hook so the level conveniently hangs on door frames offering an on-site convenient storage solution. The new Premium Box Beam Levels also feature Block Plumb Vials calibrated for accuracy of 0.0005”/in. All the levels feature a magnified center block vial for easy readability, and enlarged vial housing for bright lit vials. Levels come in 24”, 32”, 48”, 58”, 72”, 78” and 96” sizes.
FATMAX 9” Cast Torpedo Level – Features rare earth magnets for excellent holding power to metals. The die-cast aluminum body is slightly heavier than other levels for strength and long tool life. The level also features 180º Rotating Vials for duplicating precise angles such as a roof pitch of plumbers’ drainage lines.
FATMAX 9” Extruded Torpedo Level – Features a box-construction design to sit securely on framing. The level also includes both a block plumb and 45 degree vials. The extruded aluminum body offers strength in a lightweight design. Over-molded rubber end caps offer non-marring leveling and shock resistance.

GearWrench Introduces New Bit Socket, Bit Driver, and Universal Bit Socket Sets


New Sets Provide Increased Access in Tight Spaces for Various
Automotive Jobs
SPARKS, MD (January 13, 2015)¬ GearWrench, a premier hand tool brand known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access to automotive technicians, today unveiled 15 new socket sets in three different styles.
New styles include bit sockets, universal bit sockets and bit drivers, allowing technicians to select the right socket for a specific application. “These new sockets uphold the reputation of strength and durability for which GearWrench is known, ” said Jim Stewart, product manager for GearWrench. “We designed them for optimum performance, providing technicians with a reliable option to get to fasteners in hard-to-reach spaces. ”
Bit Socket Sets
The reduced overall length of these new bit sockets provides better access to fasteners. They also deliver strength and durability. Full polish chrome makes for an easy clean up after every use and the hard stamped size markings aid with identification. Bit sockets are available in the following sets, which come on a GearWrench socket rail:
• SKU 80291: 8 Pc. 1/4″ & 3/8″ Drive SAE Stubby Hex Bit Socket Set
• SKU 80281: 8 Pc. 1/4″ & 3/8″ Drive Metric Stubby Hex Bit Socket Set
• SKU 80774: 6 Pc. 3/8″ & 1/2″ Drive Triple Square Stubby Bit Socket Set
• SKU 80898: 13 Pc. 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″ Drive Stubby Torx® Bit Socket Set

The following is available, with all the benefits outlined above and an extra long 4² length:
• SKU 80874: 5 Pc. 3/8″ & 1/2″ Drive Long Triple Square Bit Socket Set

Universal Bit Socket Sets
Each socket in the five available Universal Bit Socket Sets is designed with a universal joint to allow end users access to fasteners that cannot be reached directly. The length of the drivers has been minimized to provide better access regardless of space limitations. Technicians can simply wipe down the full polish chrome for an easy clean up. Ranging in sizes and styles, packed on a GearWrench socket rail, each set will be a welcome addition for any technician:
• SKU 81088: 7 Pc. 1/4″ & 3/8″ Drive Universal Metric Stubby Hex Socket Set
• SKU 80994: 5 Pc. 1/4″ Drive Universal Stubby Torx® Bit Socket Set
• SKU 81052: 11 Pc. 1/4″ & 3/8″ Drive Universal Stubby Tamper Proof Torx® Socket Set
• SKU 81070: 8 Pc. 1/4″, 3/8″& 1/2″ Drive Universal Stubby Triple Square Socket Set
• SKU 80985: 9 Pc. 3/8″ Drive Universal E-Torx Bit Socket Set

Bit Driver Sets
These satin-finish bit drivers allow technicians to work easily in cramped spaces. Made from S2 steel ensuring durability and strength in every application, they are hard stamped for easy size identification. The bit driver sets come on GearWrench socket rails and are available in the following sizes and styles:
• SKU 81149: 9 Pc. 1Ž4″ Drive SAE Stubby Hex Bit Driver Set
• SKU 81160: 9 Pc. 1Ž4″ Drive Metric Stubby Hex Bit Driver Set
• SKU 81196: 10 Pc. 1/4″ & 3/8″ Drive Stubby Torx® Bit Driver Set
• SKU 81100: 9 Pc. 1/4″ & 3/8″ Drive Stubby Triple Square Bit Driver Set
• SKU 81180: 10 Pc. 1/4″ Drive Phillips and Slotted Bit Driver Set

Sizes are hard-stamped into every socket for easy identification that will stand up to years of service and remain visible for the life of the tool. Each set comes packed on a GearWrench plastic socket rail.
The new sockets are available in the above sets or as 127 individual open stock items from mobile distributors and automotive parts retailers nationwide. For more information visit

GearWrench Introduces 3-Degree, 120 Position Extra-Long Ratcheting Wrenches

DSC00072_editGEARWRENCH INTRODUCES 3-DEGREE, 120 POSITION EXTRA-LONG RATCHETING WRENCHES New Wrenches Offer All-New Design, Unparalleled Access for Automotive Technicians SPARKS, MD (August 26, 2014) – GearWrench, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced its new 120XP Universal Spline XL Ratcheting Wrenches. The new ratcheting wrenches feature 120 positions for every full rotation and a swing arc of as little as three degrees. The new 120XP Ratcheting Wrenches from GearWrench deliver unparalleled access, allowing them to turn hard-to-reach fasteners in confined areas. Available in SAE and Metric sizes, end users can choose from three styles, including: * XL Combination Wrenches from 6mm to 19mm, and 7/32″ – 3/4 ” * XL Flex-Head Combination Wrenches from 8mm to 19mm and 1/4″ – 3/4″ * XL Flex-Head GearBox Wrenches from 8mm to 19mm and 1/4″ to 3/4″ “GearWrench revolutionized the ratchet category with the introduction of the 120XP Ratchet. Now, we are bringing the benefits of the three-degree swing arc to our popular ratcheting wrenches,” said Jim Stewart, product manager for GearWrench. “Automotive technicians will be able to work in very limited spaces easily and efficiently due to the extra length and three-degree swing.” Unprecedented Access The unique ratcheting mechanism makes it easier than ever for automotive technicians to reach fasteners in restricted areas. 120XP Universal Spline XL Ratcheting Wrenches have double-stacked pawls to produce the 120 positions and three-degree swing arc. The 120XP Universal Spline XL Ratcheting Wrenches also feature a new beam design. The beam is up to 25 percent longer, which gives more reach and access in confined areas. The open end is narrower and both ends have reduced outside dimensions, making this tool a must-have for working on fasteners in cramped and obstructed locations. Flexibility and Versatility The new XL Flex-Head GearBox Wrenches have a zero-degree offset static end, which helps with recessed fasteners and breaking fasteners free, while the flex head end helps remove fasteners. The 120XP Universal Spline XL Ratcheting Wrenches are versatile; technicians only need one tool to work on several different style fasteners. Speed Dual Direction Surface Drive(r) on the open end provides better grip and reduces fastener rounding. Box ends feature Universal Spline Drive, which fits several different commonly encountered fasteners including: spline, 12-point, 6-point, e-torx, square and rounded 6-point. Both sides of each wrench have highly visible, recessed color size markings to help technicians easily identify the correct wrench to get jobs done quickly. Strength All 120XP Universal Spline XL Ratcheting Wrenches exceed ASME performance requirements. “GearWrench launched the original five-degree ratcheting wrench in 1997, significantly improving end user productivity,” said Stewart. “We’re upping our game by not only bringing the three-degree swing arc to our wrenches, but also improving the design of the wrench itself in response to what technicians tell us they want from their tools, which is improved access.” For organized storage, the new 120XP Ratcheting Wrench sets come with an easy-grab V-rack. Resistant to gas and solvents, the rack’s compact design takes up less space in a drawer or box. Wrenches sit in angled tray slots, providing a neat fit in a 2-inch drawer. 120XP Universal Spline XL Ratcheting Wrenches will be available for purchase late summer. For more information visit

Ultra Compact Sanders

For the weekend woodworker to the true handyman, this collection of sanders offers power and performance in a small, effective package
TOWSON, MD (November 3, 2014) – BLACK+DECKER introduces the newly updated and best-selling Mouse Sander as well as new 1/4 Sheet and Random Orbit Sanders. The 1/4 Sheet Sander and Random Orbit Sander are each the shortest sanders in their class. This brings the DIYer close to the work surface, which affords them premium maneuverability around their projects.
With a compact and ergonomic design, BLACK+DECKER’s best-selling detail sander, the Mouse, is back and better than ever. The 1.5A Mouse Sander can be gripped in three ways that provide maximum versatility. Palm grip is ideal for sanding surfaces, precision grip provides extreme maneuverability, and handle grip allows you to get into ultra tight spaces. The Mouse Sander’s handholds make it easy and comfortable to sand on a flat or raised surface – even horizontally or vertically. Its compact body, low-profile legs, and see-through dust canister make it great for all types of sanding projects around the home.
BLACK+DECKER is also introducing the 2.0Ah 1/4 Sheet and Random Orbit Sanders. The 1/4 Sheet Sander is best for finish sanding and detail work while the Random Orbit Sander provides fast, efficient material removal. Both sanders feature paddle switches instead of the traditional flip switch. The paddle switches are located on top of each sander and are activated by pressing down naturally with the palm of the hand as if the sander is in use. The sander can then be locked in either the on or off position for convenient, one-handed use.image002
The new collection provides the ultimate in user benefit. They are compact, ergonomic, and versatile. The DIY homeowner is sure to appreciate their effectiveness and ease of use.
These sanders are some of the first products to feature BLACK+DECKER’s new identity. With a heritage of more than 100 years as one of the most trusted brands in the world, the new BLACK+DECKER identity builds on that trust by providing innovative and reliable products. Along with a meaningful, emotional, and empowering experience for the home, the new BLACK+DECKER products will be Honest.Intuitive.Involved.Thoughtful.

Big Finish

TOWSON, MD (November 10, 2014) / PR Newswire / — A BLACK+DECKER survey finds that more than half of homeowners (52 percent) in the United States currently have unfinished home improvement projects, while the vast majority of them (78.7 percent) have two or more incomplete projects. The survey finds that time is the biggest factor in leaving a project incomplete. In addition, and especially as the holiday season approaches, the survey finds that family events are the biggest motivation for people to complete their projects – until now.
The survey results inspired BLACK+DECKER to launch Your Big Finish. Designed to encourage homeowners to complete their projects by the end of the year, finished projects can be submitted for a chance to win weekly BLACK+DECKER products and a grand prize of $10,000, which will be awarded to one lucky DIYer. For added inspiration, BLACK+DECKER will highlight select projects on the Your Big Finish website, as well as on a Times Square billboard from Nov. 27 through Dec. 24. The contest launches today and runs through Dec. 28.
“We’ve all been there – the project is halfway done but life gets in the way. Walk one step away from a project and there’s a chance you’ll never go back. Your Big Finish is an exciting way to motivate homeowners to finish the undone projects, big or small,” said Allison Nicolaidis, President of BLACK+DECKER. “Not only do we want to help conquer procrastination and instill pride in do-it-yourself achievement, we also want homeowners to know they aren’t alone – it happens to us all. Luckily, with 100 years of creating tools to get the job done, BLACK+DECKER is here to help.”
Additional survey results include:
•The most common unfinished projects are room improvements (repairs, maintenance, updates, upgrades), followed by walls, including plaster repair, painting or shelf installation.
•Finances are the second biggest reason home improvement projects go unfinished, followed by skill-level.
•When asked how they feel about home improvement projects, respondents were most likely to feel “challenged,” but also “proud” and “accomplished.”
•The majority of homeowners surveyed said they do not set deadlines when taking on a project.
•To view the full survey results, please visit:

About the Survey
In October 2014, an online survey of 700 U.S. homeowners aged 25-45 was conducted by BLACK+DECKER using SurveyMonkey Audience. The margin of error is +/- 3.7 percent at the 95 percent confidence level. Discrepancies in or between totals are due to rounding.


Since 1910, BLACK+DECKER has been setting the standard for innovation and design of power tools, outdoor yard care equipment, and home products. The inventor of the first portable electric drill with pistol grip and trigger switch, BLACK+DECKER has evolved from a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland to a global manufacturing powerhouse with a broad line of quality products used in and around the home. When home owners have work to get done, they trust that BLACK+DECKER’s products will do the job efficiently and reliably. For more information on BLACK+DECKER products, visit or follow BLACK+DECKER on Facebook & Twitter.