A reader tipped us off about a great deal on a Dewalt 20V Max brushless impact wrench deal, and it is indeed a shockingly good bargain.
If you’ve been meaning to buy a heavy duty cordless 1/2″ impact wrench, this deal might be too good to pass up.
Update: This post was first published on 11/13/2020 and republished on 12/27/2020. The price has fluctuated between $199 and $320. $199 is a very good deal for this kit, and this might be the last chance to get in on this special buy.
the DeWalt DCF899M1 1/2” XR Impact Wrench is $199 at BOTH Home Depot and Lowe’s. That’s a kit that has always STOOD at $319-$329.
I took a look, and it is indeed $199 for the kit. That’s just crazy!
The bare tool by itself is priced at $249. For $199, you get the impact wrench, a 4.0Ah battery, charger, and tool bag.
What’s the catch? Some people prefer detent pin anvils, others prefer hog rings. This one has the detent pin.
The Dewalt DCF899 delivers up to 700 ft-lbs of max torque and 1200 ft-lbs of max breakaway torque. It has multi-speed control.
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Some other dealers have this DCF899M1 on sale, but at higher pricing. Tool Nut’s price, for example, is $269.
Looking at ToolGuyd’s deal history and Dewalt sale mentions, I don’t think that this impact wrench kit has ever went on sale like this!
I’ve used this, and loved it. The only negative I could think of was the high – but reasonable – price. This deal is probably going to be the best heavy duty impact wrench bargain of the season.
Looking at price history charts, the kit is typically $319, and it went on sale for $250 during last year’s holiday shopping season. $199 looks to be the lowest price ever on this kit!
Thank you to Louie for the tip!
I bought this on Lowes’ website last night and was able to use an additional coupon (via Honey) that took off $20 for spending more than $100, so the total price before tax was $180 (with free shipping). What a deal! Now I have to find a use for it. 🙂
I use this impact daily in a automotive dealership. It does 95% of what I need without issue. I have had the same one for 3.5 years. Figured for the peace of mind and price bought a new one. I will take the original home for occasional use. 😀
I’ve seen the 899 with a bonus 4ah pretty regularly throughout the year, usually it isn’t the kit version so adding the charger makes it a slightly better buy.
An even better deal, though more money, Tractor Supply has the Big impact DCF899, the 20v grease gun DCGG571, and the 20v spotlight DCL043, with Charger, and at least one 4ah battery. There may have been a second battery but I can’t recall.
Looks like it is an in store only special because I can’t find it online. I was just in the store yesterday.
It is a Dewalt Kit, not individual items you buy together. Thought it was a great buy if you didn’t have any of those tools.
Vinnydags, I have seen that deal as well and it is a SUPERB deal. I believe it is $399. I also think it’s only one battery. But if you take into consideration that the 899 kit is normally $319, you also get the grease gun AND a POWERFUL flashlight-not just one that has a couple hundred Lumens-this one has 1,000. I point this out because albeit I am about 75% DeWalt, the other 25% is Ridgid and I love their lights. When I put the DCL043 up against my Ridgid Cannon, which is 2,500 Lumens, it IS brighter, but I slap a 9 amp FlexVolt on my DeWalt and it’ll easily last a 12-hour workday whereas the Cannon won’t with a 9 amp Octane. And there isn’t much sacrifice in light.
Yes it is $400, forgot to mention that bit and thanks for pointing out that it is one battery. Still a great deal.
I have the lineman version with the 7/16″ insert holder chuck (whatever it’s called).
Went I bought it I thought I would use it for drilling holes in big posts for cattle fencing, but I later bought the Brushless Rigid drill with ~750inch/lbs of torque and it handles the same task but weighs 1/2 as much. Now I generally use my Dewalt for automotive repairs with a 7/16″ hex to 1/2″ adapter.
It’s great. I haven’t used my air impact wrench in years. It is so much easier to just chuck in a battery and go to town on a rusty bolt than to fire up my compressor and run a hose. I’d buy one of the regular square drive anvil models if I were doing it over again, but I don’t regret having mine at all.
The only drawback I can think of is that it is quite heavy. Sometimes an air impact would be easier to use – like if you’re lying underneath a car and holding up the impact gun one-handed and maybe further from your body to reach some awkward spot.
I bought a Milwaukee 2765-20 a 7/16 impact driver just over 6 years ago. It is my go to tool for landscaping projects. I use it to drill holes and drive lags in timbers. It seems to have gone up in price since I bought mine for $269 – but even at $299 I think it is well worth it. I’m not sure what the 2865-20 adds other than One-key to make it worth $349.
…or tripping on air hoses, or having them get caught on/under things, or things like that… 😉
Why is it the one with the pin detent that always goes on sale 🙄
Yea, don’t think I’ve ever seen the hog ring version on sale. You can buy just the Dewalt hog ring anvil on eBay and swap it out
I don’t mind the pin detent, but sometimes I stick the socket on with the hole on another side – I don’t work up high so it’s not like there’s really any risk – the sockets stay on fine without the ball detent actually engaging the hole in the socket. For situations where there isn’t an actual safety risk, I think that’s an option. (Let me know if I’m missing something please.)
I got the Milwaukee high torque hog ring 2767-20 with free 5ah battery a couple years ago for $169 from Toolnut.
I don’t need it often, but when I do, it’s a really great tool to have.
Can’t help but wonder if there is an update around the corner, clearing out current stock? FlexVolt Advantage/Power Detect models(s)?
*shrug* Every now and then certain tools simply go on sale. I usually assume it’s done as a tactic to appease current customers and lure others away from competing platforms.
If a new model is coming out, it’s likely a few months out. but I haven’t heard or seen any news about any new model yet.
I don’t think we’ll see any FlexVolt Advantage or Power Detect version of this, as we’ve only seen core tools given that treatment thus far. A new model would be more likely, but usually we don’t see discounting until the new model is released – that’s when older models are discounted to sell towards inventory depletion.
It’s a tool that historically has not been priced so low, and it is coming up on 5 years old, hence the wonder. I don’t see Power Detect or Flexvolt Advantage making its way into every new tool, i.e. a ROS, but I could see it in a tool like this. Doesn’t mean they will, perhaps it’s just wishful thinking. I’d rather actually see a 1/2″ compact wrench.
You’re killing my wallet. I’ve been eyeing an impact wrench, and decided on the smaller one. But for 20 more you get the 4amp battery too. Too good to pass up. Just went to HD and bought it.
Anybody know if the DCF894 ever goes on sale? I’m in need of an impact torque wrench but 700ft/lbs is overkill for my needs (passenger car lugs)
Farm and Fleet has it priced at $199, but you get a “free” DCB205 5Ah battery. Decent, and better than nothing.
Yeah it’s overkill for me too. That’s the only reason I haven’t pulled the trigger.
Husky torque stick set is about $55 at home Depot, that just lives with my 899 in the back seat of the truck.
The 3/8″ DCF890B pulls passenger car lugs for me. After only about 3-4 strikes they turning. Any of the half inch ones should be just fine.
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A couple years back home depot had some deal where you got this and a good sized cased impact set to go with it for about $230 I think. I can’t remember if it was the bare tool or the kit but I want to say kit. I actually got both the 1/2 sizes and the 3/8 because they did the same deal for both sizes within a couple days of each other.
For what it’s worth, HD has metric and standard 1/2″ drive impact socket sets on sale right now (Husky brand – I believe those sockets are CroMo, not CrV). 12 sockets per set, if I recall correctly. Not a killer deal but respectable.
Well, I guess my wife’s Christmas shopping for me is done.
Those who don’t use the higher torque impacts for their full intended use always gripe about the pin detent. Those who need that torque WANT the pin detent (or at least they should if they’ve ever seen the consequences of a hog ring anvil tool at full strength).
People who gripe about the pin detents on high-torque impacts obviously don’t use them as intended, because if they did, they’d see that the pin is MUCH safer when you’re “hammering” away on a 3/4 ” bolt (not “nut” size, the actual bolt size).
Your “balls to the walls” and for whatever reason, the impact slips, etc, and the socket loses contact with the nut: if using a hog ring type, that 1-5/8″ socket becomes a projectile and you get hurt…….
Those people would be better served with the impact of the size (torque rating) they REALLY need. Lighter, more compact, and fairly safe with a hog ring anvil.
You NEED 700 (or greater) ft-lbs of torque? Better buy the pin detent.
To burrow deeper down the rabbit hole… There are true pin-type detents and ball-type pin detents. True pin-types require a small tool to depress the flat-top pin to mount/dismount the socket. (A small flat blade screwdriver thru the detent hole in the socket will depress the pin) These are ideal when working in the air with one socket and a lot of fasteners. Ball-types can be manhandled off the anvil shaft as the ball-top “pin” deflects with enough pull. As we know, most consumer/prosumer stuff uses the ball-type.
For half inch anvils, In colder climates, you want the hog ring if you’re using the tool at full capacity.
Why? Detent pin anvils can crack, with the Power this tool puts out. Especially if you pair it with a high capacity 21700 battery, which does increase its out put significantly.
It’s for this reason why the pin detent version of Milwaukee 2767 has been detuned.
Meh. Pin detent. I’ll pass.
I like the hog ring better myself. But for this good a deal I’ll bite. Worst case I buy a replacement drive in hog ring.
Never had a socket bust loose and go flying unless its on a wobble drive. Used pin, hog ring, air, electric, battery, nitrogen etc. Big 1” drive ones on heavy equipment as well. Then again the electrics don’t seem to spin as fast as my old air guns. Guess Ive been lucky I guess.
Amazon deal looks to be expired. Same with HD and lowes is only doing bare tool for $199. Bummer have some lowes gift cards to burn.
Ordered frome Acme. They have it back in stock in 3-5weeks. I’m in no rush its an extra for my other shop. To get free shipping I bought the dcl077 led light. Yup these sales really help move product haha. I was eyeing that light at HD the other day but mine was out of stock. They have a ton of red and green but not much yellow in stock??? I think it will work out nice using it on my car lift.
Really wanted the DCL079 tripod light but the price jumped considerably. I was waiting for a deal below I think it was $170 ish. I’ll just wait it out till it goes on sale again.
Thanks for the tip toolguyd!
Got it last new year’s and have since sold my craftsman c3 stuff and upgraded to the dewalt atomic 20v. It was $10 more than the harbor freight earthquake and has a way longer warranty and has tool selection more than 2 or 3 tools. Comparable to the Milwaukee but way cheaper. I really like it alot
Thanks for posting this deal. Was out of Stock yesterday at Amazon, but was able to pick it up today AM.
Bought this at Lowes 2 weeks ago and they price matched the online HD price of $199.00. Was $319.00 at Lowes. Great tool, was going to buy it for myself as a Christmas gift but a couple bad tires on a loaded trailer hastened the purchase. Very nice tool!
HD has ship to home option live now. Hmmm wonder if I can cancel my Acme order. They are not shipping for 5 weeks… better yet lets see if lowes can price match then I can burn some gift cards. Just give me cash I hate gift cardS lol.
I had this kit in my cart and ordered off Amazon but cancelled it since I already have the awesome Milwaukee 2767-20 and didn’t need another cordless impact lying around plus most of my batteries are Milwaukee M18 or Makita 18 V LXTs.