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!
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