Lowe’s and Chevron announced the exclusive launch of FLEX, a line of cordless power tools. The first FLEX tools, accessories, batteries, and chargers will be available online at lowes.com on April 12 and at stores nationwide this spring. Lowe’s said the spring launch will be followed by a multi-year rollout of more than 100 FLEX platform-compatible tools.
The new FLEX 24V platform features lithium-ion and brushless motor technologies with 20% more power than competitors and up to 50% faster charging, according to Lowe’s. FLEX will also include a limited lifetime warranty on any tool, battery, or charger purchase with registration in 2021.
“As the New Home for Pros, Lowe’s is committed to offering the very best quality, durability, and product innovation for today’s most discerning buildings, contractors, and trade professionals,” Bill Boltz, executive vice president of merchandising at Lowe’s, said in a news release. “This FLEX launch allows our customers to find the latest innovation in our tool department with a brand that will strengthen the industry and how people work.”
Notable FLEX products include the FLEX ½” 2-Speed Drill Driver with Turbo Mode, the FLEX ¼” Quick Eject Impact Driver, and the FLEX Reciprocating Saw with Quick Eject. The drill driver delivers 1,400 inch-pounds of torque and features sensor-free brushless motors and anti-kickback technology. The impact driver features a quick eject collet, allowing for faster, one-handed bit changes and includes three speeds and a self-tapping screw modes for improved control during fastening. The reciprocating saw features a keyless blade eject and Shockshield vibration suppression, allowing for up to 40% less vibration during use for improved control.
FLEX will host the “FLEX Face Off” launch event on April 12, where viewers can learn more about the brand and see FLEX tools go head-to-head against other top industry brands.