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Cat launches first 18 Volt, 1/2" hammer drill with graphene battery

Cat launches first 18 Volt, 1/2″ hammer drill with graphene battery

Toronto, ON – The New Cat® 18V 1/2 in. DX13 Brushless Hammer Drill claims the distinction of being the first Canadian portable power tool to feature a Graphene battery. This state-of-the-art 18V, 5.0Ah Graphene battery delivers twice the power, charges three times faster and provides four times longer life cycles than conventional lithium-ion batteries.

This translates into significantly higher productivity, reduced downtime and cost savings for pros who demand optimum power, advanced engineering and longer runtime from their tools. Imagine the ability to fully re-charge a 5Ah battery in 20 minutes and have twice the amount of power to tackle some of the toughest applications on the jobsite without being connected to a cord.

Plus, the Graphene battery provides four times the amount of life cycles which translates to 1200 charges on a single battery with a 5-year warranty to stand behind it. This is significant because it means cost savings for pros, since they will no longer need to replace their battery as often as lithium-ion batteries.

All cordless tools on the Cat 18-volt platform are compatible with the 18V, 5.0Ah Graphene battery for optimum performance.

Another key to the Cat DX13 Hammer Drill’s performance is its efficient brushless motor that packs 25 percent more power, provides 50 percent longer runtime and adds 10 percent longer life, compared to traditional brushed motors.

These performance levels and reliability are crucial to achieve the variety of concrete and masonry applications the Cat DX13 Hammer Drill encounters. It allows pros to do more and will become their go-to tool for all of the toughest applications in the industry.

The cordless hammer drill exerts 700 in.-lbs. of torque for heavy-duty applications. It’s equipped with a ½” ratcheting, all-metal chuck for gripping power, bit retention and shock resistance. It also features a rugged two-speed, all-metal gear box.

The hammer drill’s two-speed gearing and 22 clutch positions make it easy to find the best speed and torque for each job. In hammer mode, the drill’s two impact ranges are 0-8800 and 0-35200 bpm (blows-per-minute). No-load drilling speed ranges are 0-550 and 0-2200 rpm. The tool is capable of drilling 2-5/32” in wood, ½” in metal and 5/8” in masonry.

Weighing 4.85 lbs., the Cat DX13 Hammer Drill is well balanced. It has a variable speed trigger, as well as a comfortable, overmold, micro-texture pistol grip. An LED light illuminates the work area.

Included with the Cat 18V 1/2 in. DX13 Brushless Hammer Drill is an 18V, 5.0Ah Graphene battery with on-board charge indicator; 15-amp, 20 min. charger; belt clip; removable, auxiliary, lock-on handle; and slide-stock case for stackable storage.

The Cat 18V 1/2 in. DX13 Brushless Hammer Drill has a three-year limited warranty and the Cat 18V Graphene Battery features a five-year warranty.

The Cat 18V 1/2 in. DX13 Brushless Hammer Drill (#1239017, $489.99) is available at Home Hardware stores throughout Canada and Find out more information by visiting your local Home Hardware dealers or by visiting and

About Cat Tools

Cat® is recognized as the global leader in building and construction equipment thanks to superior engineering leading to outstanding performance. Today, Cat, represents a new line of professional-grade cordless and corded power tools in the marketplace that exude the same qualities, durability and dependability expected of a premier tool brand. Fueled by innovation in battery technology, all Cat power tools include performance-driven, high efficiency brushless motors. Cat tools are available at Home Hardware stores throughout Canada and at To learn more, visit

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