DEWALT has a new line of compact tools called the ATOMIC Series.
DEWALT states the new ATOMIC series compact cordless power tools combine performance and durability in a compact format. The tools are designed for emerging contractors allowing for an affordable way to invest in the DEWALT 20-volt tool lineup that consists of over 200 tools.
The DEWALT ATOMIC line is optimized for tight spaces, overhead work, and for long periods of use. The tools are optimized for overhead work and long periods of use.
The word ATOMIC makes one think these tools might be a very powerful line of DEWALT tools in a small form factor. What they really are is exactly what DEWALT states. Small tools optimized for long term use. To get longer runtimes they have reduced the power and made the tools fairly small and affordable. There is no explosion of power, nor really new compact sizing, but they are brushless and affordable.
DEWALT aiming the new 20V Max ATOMIC power tools at general contractors, remodelers, electricians, mechanical and HVAC tradespeople, plumbers, and cabinetry and furniture builders. In other words, all of the types of users who are typically interested in Dewalt cordless power tools and accessories.
The Dewalt Atomic product family will include the following tools:
DCD708C2 2-battery kit, $159
DCD708B bare tool, $119
Impact Driver (DCD809)
DCD809C2 2-battery kit, $159
DCD809B bare tool, $119
Hammer Drill/Driver (DCD709)
DCD709C2 2-battery kit, $179
DCD709B bare tool, $129
Circular Saw (DCS571)
DCS571P1 1-battery kit, $269
DCS571B bare tool, $149
Oscillating Multi-Tool (DCS354)
DCS354B bare tool, $129
Reciprocating Saw (DCS369)
Like we stated above, these tools are meant to be affordable, compact and long-running. You should not expect DEWALT FlexVolt power or even DEWALT XR performance as they are optimized for lightweight and runtime. To go further, currently, all of the ATOMIC tools seem to be shipping with the 1.5 Ah 20-volt battery that does not have a fuel gauge. This seems to give us the idea that these are simply smaller brushless tools and are not meant to bring new levels of power.
ALL of the Dewalt Atomic cordless power tools will feature brushless motors.