The Dewalt 20V line might not be plentiful but the cordless tool in the line up are all powerful and are built to last tough environments. The DCF894 fits right into the 20V line of tools with its power and great run time.
Impact wrenches have come a long way over the years. The biggest change we have seen is being able to move to a battery platform and lose the air hose and loud compressor. When you think what a simple tool can do and how much power it has to remove a lug or even fasten an anchor into concrete, well it's pretty amazing. Dewalt has a new impact on the market, the Dewalt DCF894. Let's take a look at the Dewalt cordless impact wrench review.
Dewalt Cordless Impact Wrench Review Overview
Dewalt has a core line of 20V tools some of which I really like such as their drills and impact drivers, but I can't say I am a huge fan of their reciprocating saws. When it comes to their impact wrenches though, they are one of my favorites. It's one of those things I just can't explain. I don't know if it's the power, the grip or what drives me to the Dewalt impact tools. When this one came out, I was pretty excited to give it a try as it has a new feature for precision.
Dewalt Cordless Impact Wrench Review Features
The DCF894 is designed with a brushless motor. The motor produces 330 ft. lbs of fastening torque and only weighs 3.48 lbs.
The impact is ideal for a wide range of application such as lugs, concrete anchor setting, pipe flange and more.
One notable feature of this tool is the precision feature. In forward, the tool will pause before impacting to help prevent over tightening. In reverse, the tool lowers speed when the fastener is loose to help prevent run-off
The impact wrench is powered by the Dewalt 20V Lithium-Ion battery. The battery features a 3 bar battery status fuel gauge so you know how much life is left in the battery. I would prefer at least four bars, but that's not a huge deal.
As with all the other Dewalt drills and impacts, I love the grip. For me, it's one of the most comfortable grips available.
The impact wrench uses a variable speed trigger to power the wrench up to 3,100 ipm and a speed of 2,000 rpm.
You can buy this wrench with either a hog ring or pin detent. This one uses a 1/2″ pin detent.
On the base of the wrench is where you can control the tool to either high, low or precision mode.
The back of the tool is protected with a rubber overmold.
On the front of the tool or head of the tool, there is rubber bumper so when setting the tool down, it will rest on these and protect the tool and surface.
Dewalt Cordless Impact Wrench Review Performance
The impact wrench is designed for multi uses but we used it to take off some lug nuts on our truck, trailer, and the Ventrac. This wrench performed flawlessly but with 300 ft-lbs of torque, that's what you would expect.
While it's a little heavy, it seems all powerful impact wrenches carry the same weight so this isn't a knock against the tool.
Dewalt Cordless Impact Wrench Review Value
If you are into the Dewalt line you can pick this up as a bare tool and will run you about $200 at The Home Depot. If you are new to the line or want some extra batteries, you can buy this for about $400 for the whole Dewalt kit.
Considering the impact wrench is powerful and has a couple cool features, $200 isn't a bad price. If you were to buy the batteries and charger separate, it would cost about $250 so if you do get the kit, you will save yourself about $50.
When it comes to value, I think Dewalt has always been a pretty good value for the tradesman. You get a quality tool that isn't overpriced, which is true with the DCF894.
Dewalt Cordless Impact Wrench Final Thoughts
Overall another solid addition to the Dewalt line of power tools. While their 20V line up isn't plentiful, the tools they do offer are all solid choices. This impact isn't any different. The comfortable grip is what you expect from Dewalt, while the power is a huge bonus along with the control features.