A durable and efficient impact wrench is the need of every house and office. And if you are a hobbyist with mechanics, nuts, and bolts, or have a car garage, an impact wrench that makes your job faster and easier is your definite need. DEWALT DCF899P2 Impact Wrench is a ½ inch cordless power tool with the most efficient set of batteries and a brushless motor.
When compared with other impact wrenches from DEWALT itself or other brands, it clearly stood out because of its dual battery set and longevity. DCF899P2 comes from the premium line of impact wrenches that are more affordable and efficient. DCF899P2 features a body that weighs only 6 pounds, an excellent pro over the previous DEWALT models from the same series.
You will get a verdict based on my personal experience with the impact wrench. DCF899P2 will go through various small and large tests to reach there.
What is in the Box?
The DCF899P2 wrench kit includes the following components:
- A DEWALT DCF899P2 Impact Wrench
- Two 5.0 Ah Lithium-Ion Batteries
- A Multi-Voltage Charger
- A 3-year Warranty Card
Dewalt DCF899P2 Review
DEWALT DCF899 is a whole series of impact wrenches that share close but slightly different features and hence price ranges. DCF899P2 was introduced around 2017 and 2018. It stands out from the series and previous models due to its compact design and lightweight build despite having the same brushless motors and 5 Ah batteries.
The previous model of the series DCF899P1 weighs around 7 pounds, whereas DCF899P2 weighs only about 6 pounds. Besides, it comes in two versions: one with the detent pin anvil and the other with a hog ring anvil. You get to have a choice here!
DCF899P1 comes with a single rechargeable lithium-ion battery. DCF899P2 comes with two 5.0 Ah lithium-ion batteries, which means you can use one while the other recharges.
Dewalt DCF899P2 features a cordless design that weighs around 6.4 pounds. For a cordless device, weight is pretty good. This Dewalt impact wrench uses a bright mustard color with rubber over molds, giving it a tech-savvy, attractive look.
Dewalt features a C-shaped head style with an ergonomic design that measures 8-13/16 inches in length. Together all these features and the compact design make it easy to hold in place while loosening and tightening the most stubborn nuts and bolts.
The rubber molds provide a sweat-free grip for working comfortably. DCF899P2 features an anvil with a detent pin, but it also comes with the hog ring anvil. All the models in the Dewalt DCF899 series use a brushless motor, which provides optimum efficiency.
Features of Dewalt DCF899P2
DCF899P2 by DEWALT has the following prominent features:
This impact wrench by DEWALT is almost 9 inches long and 5 to 6 inches wide. These dimensions are ideal for sufficiently holding a 6-pound hand tool while it drills at high speeds. The rubber molds provide a strong grip.
DCF899P2 features a max torque of up to 700 ft-lbs. And a breakaway torque of up to 1200 ft-lbs. These values of tightening and breakaway torques are quite impressive given that it is a cordless electric wrench and not a pneumatic one.
This impact wrench by Dewalt features three different speed control options for various applications: 0-400, 1200, and 1900 RPM. The multi-speed control option lets you be in control of the speed of the motor for low- and high-demanding tasks.
All the models in the DEWALT DCF899P2 use brushless motors for increased efficiency. The brushless motor with three modes of speed control provides high torque, responsive trigger control, high power output, and low maintenance.
20V MAX XR Battery
Dewalt DCF899P2 20v MAX uses the premium 20 V MAX XR line of DEWALT batteries which is a huge upgrade over the MAX batteries. MAX XR is 33 percent more efficient than the previous one, hence providing better output at both low and high torques.
This impact wrench by DEWALT uses a 20 V 5.0 Ah lithium-ion battery. The powerful 5 Ah battery provides a reliable runtime for even the highest motor speeds. DEWALT comes with two batteries that are rechargeable.
An LED working light that directly faces the tip of the head provides better visibility in dark places. It features a 20-second delay time and is directed so as to illuminate the narrowest and the smallest place for the impact wrench.
Battery Fuel Gauge
The prominent battery fuel gauge shows the level of battery power left. It can be seen as a clear green demarcation close to the handlebar.
DEWALT’s DCF899P2 is available with a detent pin anvil as well as the hog ring anvil. Both provide socket retention and save your time, energy, and focus. With the detent pin anvil, you need to press the detent pin to release the socket. Whereas with the hog ring anvil, you can remove the ring using bare hands.
My Experience with Dewalt DCF899P2
DEWALT DCF899P2 went through various tests and experiments before I reviewed it. It is a battery-powered tool, and you expect it to play its role as a perfect companion for DIY projects and medium-tier home tasks. But let’s see if it proves itself for that or not.
DCF899P2 is one beast of an impact wrench. When I first tested it for mediocre bolt tightening and loosening, it performed pretty well. I then upgraded the task demand for the impact wrench, and DCF899P2 was amazingly consistent in impressing us.
It is not just suitable for mediocre DIY projects and household tasks. It can also be reliably used for most heavy-duty tasks such as car maintenance. Even if you manage a car garage or repair and maintenance service professionally, DCF899P2 is a must-have tool for a quick job.
For tightening long bolts, mechanics usually use the more powerful pneumatic impact wrenches and then give the final push behind with the handheld battery-powered impact wrench. But with the high torque of DCF899P2, you only need one cordless impact wrench, and you are good to go.
This impact wrench uses a sensitive trigger control along with a brushless motor. Together, these provide a sufficient range of motor speed control for particular requirements of various tasks.
When you hold the impact wrench, you will feel that, firstly, it is lighter than any of the impact wrenches you have ever used, whether from DEWALT or from another brand. Besides, its design and construction make it very handy and comfortable to use and operate.
The MAX XR battery, which is an upgraded line of DEWALT batteries, provides a long-running time, even at high motor speeds. It varies with the kind of work you demand from your impact wrench, but it runs for hours, that is for sure.
Besides, this DEWALT wrench comes with two 5-amp hour batteries so that you can simply alternate the two and go smoothly with your work and get both charges by the end of the day.
The LED working light that faces the working area is a huge pro when you are working in muddy, dirty, or dark areas. The socket retention is another concern, especially when you are a garage enthusiast or run a repair and maintenance business and you are working with your impact wrench all day.
The DCF899P2 is compatible with both the detent pin anvil and the hog ring anvil. Hog ring anvil provides secure socket retention and is easy to take out as well. You can save the detent pin for cleaner and comparatively lesser messy tasks at home or your DIYs.
Overall, DCF899P2 by DEWALT is a deal hard to miss. It carries the durability and ergonomics of the reputable DEWALT and the efficiency and power output of the 20 V MAX XR DEWALT batteries. Besides, it comes with a 3-year warranty that keeps your investment secure for years.
- More efficient MAX XR 20V batteries
- LED working light for visibility in the dark
- Hog ring anvil compatibility for better socket retention
- Multi-speed control for better control of the trigger
- Brushless motor for less energy consumption
- The battery takes too long to charge
- It may be too much if you need an impact wrench for DIYs only
Whether you are a professional gearhead or a hobbyist with a lot of DIYs going on, DCF899P2 suits and is sufficient for all your needs, if you are neither, you still need a durable and reliable impact wrench for your basic home and office tasks to reduce your costs of professional help.
The DCF899P2 review above will help you make an informed decision in this matter. It looks at all the aspects of the DEWALT impact wrench and provides a verdict based on personal experience.
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