Founded in 1924 by Raymond DeWalt, the company was the first to manufacture the radial arm saw. The company manufactures and sells a wide range of tools, including automotive, bus, diesel, and power tools.
Today, the company operates as a subsidiary of Stanley Black and Decker. Between 2002 and 2013, the company stopped manufacturing their tools in America. As of 2015, however, the company has 7 manufacturing plants in the US.
DeWalt announced in 2016 that it had developed an Android based smart phone for building industry workers. The phone is designed to withstand a 6 foot drop onto a concrete floor, as well as temps between -20c and 60c.