Dewalt recently announced that they will be coming out with compact and premium impact wrenches. The compact impact wrench will have a 3/8″ drive with hog ring anvil (DCF883L2), and the premium versions will feature a 1/2″ drive with detent pin anvil (DCF889L2) or hog ring anvil (DCF889HL2).
Compact 3/8″ Impact Wrench with Hog Ring Anvil
The new compact impact wrench has a 5.7″ length and is fairly lightweight at 3.4 lbs. It’s designed to offer increased speed and extended durability in a compact and comfortable profile. The 3/8″ impact wrench is rated at 1560 in-lbs of torque and can deliver 2700 impacts per minute.
It also features a frameless motor, magnesium gear case, all-metal transmission, and heavy-duty impact mechanism. Three LEDs are arranged around the front of the tool for shadow-less illumination, and a 20-second delay keeps the light on after trigger release.
The release is scheduled for April 2012, and MSRP is $269 for the kit, which includes two 20V Max 3.0Ah batteries with fuel gauges, a fast charger, and kit box. The bare-tool add-on (DCF883B) will be priced at $129.
Both the kit and bare-tool versions are now available via Amazon.
Premium 1/2″ Impact Wrenches with Pin Detent and Hog Ring Anvils
These premium 1/2″ drive models deliver 300 ft-lbs of torque, meeting the challenge of a wide range of heavy-duty fastening applications. Both wrenches feature a variable speed trigger with electric brakes, 1650 RPM and 2600 IPM motor, LED work light, magnesium gear case, and all-metal transmission.
Users who prefer easier impact socket changes will usually benefit most from the hog ring anvil, and users looking for a more secure socket grip will benefit most from the detent pin anvil.
The kits will be available in June 2012 through industrial distributors, and will include two 20V Max lithium ion batteries with fuel gauge, a fast charger, and kit box, for $329. Bare tools, DCF889B and DCF889HB, will be available separately for $169.