DeWalt rose out of Black and Decker professional (previously Elu) to create a brand identity for the trade range that was no longer hampered by the DIY image of their parent company.

When it came to establishing that brand  they went for it in a very big way with years of  high profile marketing activity and a huge demonstrator fleet that got their tools out there onto sites and into the hands of end users. They painted Britain yellow and it worked spectacularly.  The company is now part owned by Stanley  and has scaled back its marketing  hoping that the momentum will carry them through.

We consider DeWalt’s wood working machines to be among their  best  products. You see their mitre saws all over the place and rarely hear a bad word against them.


Product review: DeWalt DCS331M2 cordless jigsaw

Dewalt DCS331M2

There are two kinds of product tests that I carry out for Skill Builder, explains Roger Bisby. The first is to take a brand new tool out of the box and give my immediate impressions by taking it out on site and hopefully letting a few of my fellow workers give it a go to get their opinions. This has …

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