DeWalt FlexVolt Advantage Tools and Technology (FVA) is a company which produces various products for home users. They are known for their high quality, reliable and affordable products. FVA’s main product line includes electric tools such as screwdrivers, wrenches, sockets, light bulbs etc. Their most popular product is the Zaxbyl Power Tool Kit.
The company was founded in 1967 by David W. Dreyer and Charles E. Wilson in New Jersey USA. The name “Flexvolt” is derived from the fact that they offer a range of different voltages between 12 and 240 volts.
In 2008, the company expanded its product line with the introduction of the new FlexVolt Power Tool Kit. This kit consists of four tools: a flat head screwdriver, a hex driver, a socket wrench and an adjustable wrench. These tools come in three sizes; small, medium and large. Each tool takes one standard size FlexVolt battery.
The small tool requires one AAA, the medium takes one AA and the large uses a C Cell. The amount of torque (rotational force) that a tool can produce is determined by the size of its battery. For example, the small tool can produce up to 4 N·m of torque, the medium can achieve 12 N·m and the large can manage 40 N·m.
In addition, these tools are designed in such a way that they can also be used with standard AAA, AA and C Batteries. This means that you can use any battery available on the market, so you’re not limited when it comes to spare batteries. The only disadvantage to this system is that the maximum torque that a tool can produce decreases as the battery’s energy decreases.
The four standard tools that this kit comes with can be extended with a number of different tool options. These include, but are not limited to; screwdrivers, angle drills, circular saws and sanders.
These tools have become increasingly popular in North America over the past years. They are sold in most home improvement and big-box stores and can easily be found in most cities and towns in the United States. The price for the complete kit is normally between $60 and $80.
These tools are mostly designed for use in the USA and Canada, but they can also be used in other parts of North and South America (if the voltage matches) and also in Europe and a few other countries all over the world.
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