DEWALT to discontinue 18V NiCad battery

Users Encouraged To Upgrade to the DEWALT 20V MAX* System

DEWALT 18V NiCad Battery System To Be Phased-Out; Supply Estimated to Run Through March 2022

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO (September 14, 2021) – DEWALT is encouraging current 18V NiCad battery platform users to make the switch to its 20V MAX* system as remaining 18V NiCad batteries will begin to be phased out of the DEWALT portfolio. Supply of DEWALT 18V NiCad batteries (DC9096 and DC9096S) are estimated to run through March 2022. Supply is subject to customer demands and subject to change. The 18V XRP™ Lithium Ion Battery (DC9180) and all other compatible battery models for 18V XRP™ have been discontinued.

Users may implement the DEWALT 18V To 20V Adapter (DCA1820) allowing use of 20V MAX* Lithium Ion batteries in most 18V DEWALT tools. The adapter is not compatible with FLEXVOLT® Batteries or 20V MAX* 6.0Ah, 8.0Ah, or 10.0 Ah XR® Batteries (DCB206, DCB208, DCB210) and should not be used with DEWALT batteries in DC970 or DC759 tools. In addition, 18V chargers may not be used to charge 20V MAX* Batteries via the adapter.

Time to trade up into 20V? DEWALT makes it easy to upgrade with our Factory Service Trade Up Program. Trade in an existing 18V tool in any condition, and receive a discount on a new equivalent DEWALT 20V product. Some conditions apply, please visit for the nearest DEWALT Factory Service Center. This offer available at our 8 Canadian factory owned locations

Those opting to switch to the 20V MAX* platform will benefit from a wide selection of more than 250 tools in the system, as well as products engineered specifically for trades including electricians, plumbers, mechanics, and many more. The 20V MAX* Battery platform supports a wide range of tools including ATOMIC Compact Series™ lightweight tools that are designed for user comfort and tight space applications, as well as DEWALT FLEXVOLT ADVANTAGE™ and POWER DETECT™ tools, for added runtime in more demanding applications.

DEWALT 20V MAX* batteries and tools within the 20V MAX* system are available where DEWALT products are sold. For more information on the DEWALT 20V MAX* platform visit

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

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Canadian Woodworking 2021 Tool Survey


Complete our survey for a chance to win a Makita DTD171Z Impact Driver Kit. The kit includes a 4-speed brushless 18Makita DTD171Z drill driver, 3.0 Ah battery, charger and carry case. Survey ends September 30, 2021.

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Building confidence with hand tools

Have you ever associated using hand tools with gaining confidence? If you haven’t, I would like to suggest to anyone thinking of taking up woodworking seriously, that they consider the confidence issue.

Most newcomers lack confidence in their ability because they have little or no experience. This condition was common to us all! The first experience of woodworking is therefore the most important. Much the same as the idea that you only have one opportunity to make a first impression, primary experience leaves an indelible mark.

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Win a Kreg Tool accessory package

The Kreg Tool Accessory Package consists of a Pocket-Hole Jig 720PRO, Portable Crosscut jig, Crosscut Station and Straight Edge Guide. No purchase necessary. The contest ends August 31, 2021.

WIN A Kreg Tool Accessory Package

National forests week 2021

Each year National Forest Week (NFW) is celebrated across Canada by many individuals and diverse governmental and non governmental organizations. During NFW, Canadians are invited to learn more about Canada’s forest heritage and to raise awareness about this valuable and renewable resource. Forests are fundamental to our economy, culture, traditions and history – and to our future. Communities, families and individuals depend on forests for their livelihood and way of life.

September 19 – 25, 2021

This year’s theme: “Our forests – continually giving”

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