LOUISVILLE, KY – DEWALT expands its offering of professional-grade battery-powered Outdoor Power Equipment at the GIE+EXPO 2015. The expansion adds a 40V MAX* Brushless Backpack Blower and 40V MAX* Brushless Chainsaw to the existing 40V MAX* system from DEWALT. The line of 40V MAX* DEWALT Outdoor Equipment for landscapers is gas performance. Guaranteed.

The 40V MAX* Brushless Backpack Blower generates up to 450 cubic feet per minute (CFM) of air volume at 140 MPH and will be available with one or two of the new 40V MAX* 7.5Ah Lithium Ion batteries. Only one battery is required to operate the tool, but the backpack blower features two battery wells for extended runtime. The activation switch on the handle allows the user to choose which battery to pull energy from or to lock the tool off for transport and storage. The speed control features a full variable trigger and speed lock that is activated or de-activated with the push of a button. At just 63d(A)** DEWALT’s backpack blower is compliant with noise-restricted areas across the US and is ideal for working on noise-sensitive properties such as at schools, hotels, hospitals, offices, parks, retirement communities and more.

The 40V MAX* Brushless Chainsaw is equipped with a powerful motor that achieves up to 100 cuts per charge using a DCB406 40V MAX* 6.0 Ah lithium ion battery and up to 70 cuts using a DCB404 40V MAX* 4.0 Ah lithium ion battery, both on 6x6 inch pressure-treated pine wood. The unit features a low kickback 16” Oregon bar and chain with LubriLink and LubriWell auto-oiling for continuous lubrication and a tool-free tensioning system for quick bar and chain adjustments. The chainsaw delivers smooth cuts, long chain life, and no engine maintenance like gas-powered chainsaws. With no more of the pull-to-start issues associated with gas-powered equipment, this chainsaw is ideal for use in landscape and construction applications, even in closed spaces.

In addition to the 40V MAX* system for landscapers, DEWALT also offers an expanding line of 20V MAX* Outdoor Equipment for construction and maintenance professionals that includes a 20V MAX* 5.0Ah Brushless String Trimmer and a 20V MAX* 5.0Ah Brushless Handheld Blower with plans to expand the line further. For professionals already heavily invested in DEWALT’s 20V MAX* power tool system, the outdoor equipment expands their system – now up to 55 tools – and allows the professional to get more done.

New to DEWALT’s 20V MAX* system of outdoor equipment is the 20V MAX* 5.0Ah Hedge Trimmer. At only 7.8 lbs it’s lightweight, durable and the right tool for serious hedge trimming tasks. The 22” laser-cut, hardened steel blades with 3/4" cut capacity provide long blade life, lasting sharpness, and precise cuts. A wrap around auxiliary handle gives the user a comfortable grip, while the switch with lock-off allows for fast, yet controlled actuation.

DEWALT’s 20V MAX* and 40V MAX* Outdoor equipment eliminate the hassles that come with gas-powered equipment, including mixing and spilling fuel, breathing fumes, and costly trips to the pump. The equipment also eliminates the engine maintenance that gas-powered equipment requires, doing away with carburetors, spark plugs, and air filters. This battery-powered equipment starts with just the pull of a trigger and eliminates the inconvenience of pull cords and cold starts – especially important for equipment used less frequently like chainsaws.

Whether DEWALT Outdoor Equipment is used in landscaping or construction, the equipment is built for durability. Each DEWALT outdoor tool features an impact-resistant Xenoy housing and comes standard with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract, and 90-day money-back guarantee.

With respect to 40V MAX* - Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 40 volts. Nominal voltage is 36.

With respect to 20V MAX*- Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.

**Tested to ANSI/OPEI B175.2-2012

SKU & Description



DCBL590X2 - 40V MAX* 7.5Ah Brushless Backpack Blower (includes 2 batteries)


March 2016

DCBL590X1 - 40V MAX* 7.5Ah Brushless Backpack Blower (includes 1 battery)


March 2016

DCCS690H1 - 40V MAX* 6.0Ah 16” Brushless Chainsaw (includes 1 battery)


October 2015

DCCS690M1 - 40V MAX* 4.0Ah 16” Brushless Chainsaw  (includes 1 battery)


October 2015

DCHT820P1 - 20V MAX* 5.0Ah 22” Hedge Trimmer (includes 1 battery)


March 2016

Retail Availability:Available where DEWALT products are sold at the dates listed above.

Xenoy is a registered trademark of Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.

OREGON is a registered trademark of Blount, Inc.


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