DeWalt’s Tool Connect and jobsite WiFi systems
Hands up if you’ve ever had a tool walk off the jobsite. Okay, everyone can put your hands down now. We’ve all had this aggravating and costly experience.
By Dave Gray
Hands up if you’ve ever had a tool walk off the jobsite. Okay, everyone can put your hands down now. We’ve all had this aggravating and costly experience. DeWalt’s Tool Connect inventory management system can help avoid this happening again, and can save hours wasted each week trying to track down misplaced equipment via online and mobile platforms.
DeWalt’s lineup of Tool Connect-enabled tools includes a compact hammer drill, impact driver, and even a laser distance measure.
But more than simply tracking tools, Tool Connect allows users to run diagnostics and customize tool performance features. The 20V impact driver (DCF888), for example, can be set stall for one second before impacting, protecting the fastener and material surface.
The system even works on tools and materials that aren’t factory-shipped with Tool Connect via the use of the Tool Connect Tag, a dust-proof, water-resistant device that can be discretely attached to anything you want to keep track of on the jobsite.
Alternatively, an adaptor called, appropriately, the Connector can be permanently attached between a 20V Max tool and its battery.