Mike wrote in with a couple of new Dewalt tool tips. First, he told us about an upcoming new 20V Max 1/2″ drive brushless impact wrench – model DCF899, which will deliver 950 Nm of max torque. 950 Nm ~ 700.7 ft-lbs, or 8,408 in-lbs. That’s right, over 8,000 in-lbs of nut-busting torque!
That’s not the most nut-busting torque we’ve seen, but it’s still a lot. Milwaukee’s heavy duty M18 Fuel impact wrench delivers up to 750 ft-lbs of peak fastening torque, and up to 1,200 ft-lbs of nut-busting torque, and the IR W7150 mentioned in our which cordless impact wrench for lug nut removal post delivers up to 780 ft-lbs of max reverse torque and 1100 ft-lbs of nut-busting torque.
Everything about the new impact looks pretty darned good, from the efficient brushless motor, to the compact size. No, the DCF899 isn’t as powerful as other brands’ leading models, but it might have an edge in terms of compactness. Plus, it’s a tool you could use with any Dewalt 20V Max Li-ion battery packs you might already have.
The impact wrench isn’t quite as powerful as the Dewalt-compatible Mac Tools model, and at 3.17 kg (~7 lbs), it’s a little heavier too. But compared to a brushed motor tool, the brushless Dewalt impact will likely last a lot longer on a single battery charge.
If you’re in the market for a new impact and already bought into Dewalt’s 20V Max Li-ion lineup – or are thinking of doing so – you might want to wait for this model to hit the market.
Right now it hasn’t been officially announced yet, and we know nothing other than what you see above, which was taken from a Taiwan Dewalt and Stanley catalog.
Thank you Mike for the tip!
Buy Now(DCF899 via Amazon)
Variable speed trigger looks like, that’s a plus. The rocker switches are not great.
Wonder how it will compare in price to the Bosch high torque, the IR, the Milwaukee Fuel and the CP (that isn’t out yet it seems).
I gave the hint
It is already released in Germany ( I assume in all EU in just a bit of time, because it is pretty much the same market; at least same currency, etc..)
In most European countries DeWALT releases a quarterly flyer
(e.g. French site, Netherlands site, Italian site, as well as the mentioned German Site)
here you can see the German flyer and a better picture of the DCF899
Q2 / 2015
((((more secrets to come)
mike from Munich Germany (the real Octoberfest HQ)
“LUV” your “information”…………PS – over a year ago or so i came across what looked like a “bruschless” dewalt reciprocating saw…………do you see this in the near forecast…………you’re responce will be greatly appreciated……….victor.
Now I am starting to have a reason to not sell my only Dewalt 20V max tool.
Keep it up Dewalt, and I might be tempted to start expanding my collection.
Looking forward to seeing this in my stable, although it won’t be a priority. Now if Bosch would only get off their duffs and bring their brushless 12v impact driver here…
Can anyone one please explain why a US based company would release new products overseas instead of their own country?
Dominic van Lievenoogen
Well powertools are greatly more expensive in europe so your US based company can earn alot more cash by selling it in europe then the US market?
Simple … during the initial product launch, the supply could easily meet demand for overseas because the volume hasn’t ramp up yet. Once it releases in US, due to its huge market, the supply side would have caught up to support demand.
Markets (Marketing) & Business (profits)
there are tons of examples
a) NO Dewalt hand tools in Europe (exception: UK; made a special dealsince a few months only)
elsewhere Stanley FatMax branding
b) a marketing example I don´t understand
Dewalt Batteries in Europe/ Rest the world = XR 18Volt
in USA so called 20Vmax (just a marketing trick, because other companies do the same)
products ARE identical !!!!
I guess consumers think a 20V Max is better than 18V (just because of the numbers)
building materials used:
USA more wood products
EU brick, etc
X Series (only built in USA) even though HQ is in Munich Germany
e) prices and profits
You are wrong.
Tons of corded DEWALT tools in Europe (I’m in Hngary now-from California) and lots of DEWALT stuff for order from every corner tool shop that has seen them.
18V vs 20V;
Look at the amps applied to battery life in the new M2 series of 20V cordless tool batteries. longer run time 2000 chrges instead of 700 for 18V, brushless magnets= less tool ware…
So what don’t you understand?
18V are on their way out of the market.
Write me back-
your writing is a bit unclear;
I really don´t understand what you mean ?
my post referes
a) to hand tools (I don´t mean corded tools like you responded)
tools like pliers, hammers, screwdiveres, hex keys and socket
again I think you misunderstood
of course 18V “stem” batteries are on their way out
what I mean is XR family
in Euroe they are also reffered to as 18V batteries
in USA (only marketing purpose) they refer to them as 20Vmax
batteries are absolutly identical !!!
think about it!
I’ve been wondering if I should buy an Impact Wrench to add to my DeWalt 20 Volt lineup. This just answered my question. Yes. Yes I should. The DCF899 will be drooled over now.
Once these show up, they gave 2 guaranteed sales from me and my buddy
This has showed up on Amazon from CPO Outlets and i just bought one, will report if/when it gets here. It says estimated 1 week from now. If its the real deal, its gonna be awesome!
*****I just got one in at the store and I have to say that I am impressed. The tool feels well built and has a 3-speed vs. Milwawukee’s 2-speed. The 5 amp hour batteries are a big bonus too. The tool also has the softstart technology so at first it sounds less impressive than the Milwaukee but the application is obviously much better. I hope to hear some customer feedback soon!
This is the first US video I have seen of the tool
It looks like it is a good size. Not as long as the old model, but wider. The user says he will compare with the ingersoll rand 2135ti air impact wrench in a later video.
Here is the guys comparison to the ingersoll rand 2135ti.
I am really surprised how well the dewalt performed in the video