Dewalt sent over some quick details about 3 new high torque impact wrenches that they’re adding to their 20V Max cordless power tool platform. The new impacts feature brushless motors and are all about POWER and portability.
Dewalt designed the new high-torque brushless impact wrenches for demanding users, such as those in automotive, farm, heavy machinery repair, concrete fastening, road & bridge, elevator, and iron working industries.
The 3 new models include a 1/2″ impact – the DCF899 that we previously previewed, a 7/16″ impact with quick release chuck (DCF897), and a 3/4″ impact (DCF898).
The Dewalt DCF899 1/2″ impact wrench delivers 700 ft-lbs of max torque, which we knew about, and a whopping 1200 ft-lbs of max breakaway torque. This puts in on-par with Milwaukee’s M18 Fuel impact, and the IR W7150 that is still one of the best impact wrenches for lug nut removal.
All of the new impact wrenches measure 8.9″ in length and weigh in at 7 lbs, making them reasonably compact and reasonably suited for extended use. You also get 3 speed and torque settings, and an LED worklight that’s located close to the battery pack.
Both the 1/2″ drive DCF899 and 3/4″ drive DCF898 are available in hog ring and detent pin anvil styles.
All of the impacts are available as bare tools and as part of kits that come with (1) or (2) 5.0Ah Li-ion battery packs.
|Catalog #||Description||Approximate Retail|
|DCF899P2||20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench Kit w. Detent Anvil (5.0Ah)||$449|
|DCF899P1||20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench Kit w. Detent Anvil (Single 5.0Ah Pack)||$349|
|DCF899B||20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench w. Detent Anvil (Bare)**||$229|
|DCF899HP2||20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench Kit w. Hog Ring Anvil (5.0Ah)||$449|
|DCF899HB||20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench w. Hog Ring Anvil (Bare)**||$229|
|DCF898P2||20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 7/16″ Impact Wrench Kit w. QR Chuck (5.0Ah)||$499|
|DCF898B||20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 7/16″ Impact Wrench w. QR Chuck (Bare)**||$269|
|DCF897P2||20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 3/4″ Impact Wrench Kit w. Hog Ring with Retention Pin Anvil (5.0Ah)||$499|
|DCF897B||20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 3/4″ Impact Wrench w. Hog Ring with Retention Pin Anvil (Bare)**||$269|
Buy Now(DCF899 via Amazon) (Bare tool is available now, kits are coming soon)
DCF889 vs Brushless DCF899
To refresh your memory, this is what the brushed motor Dewalt DCF889 looks like. The DCF889 looks a lot longer than the DCF899, although both impacts weigh about the same. The DCF889 delivers up to 400 ft-lbs of torque, and the new DCF899 delivers 700 ft-lbs (1200 ft-lbs reverse torque), which is a considerable difference in power.
None of the models have popped up at USA retailers yet, but I expect that they’ll start shipping soon. We’re waiting to hear back from Dewalt about an ETA and additional specs.
There’s not much to go by yet, but these look like they will pose some strong competition in the automotive and utilities industry, at the least.
While not quite apples vs. apples, the new DCF899 impact wrench looks far more compact and ergonomic than the 20V Max DCF889 premium impact wrench that came out 2 years ago, as well as the one Dewalt released in the 18V lineup 4 years ago. It’s a lot more powerful, too.