Impact Drivers

The DCF886 is DeWalt’s newest brushless impact driver. It has a single speed range and a conventional 1/4-inch hex chuck. The tool has a no-load speed of 0-2,800 RPM, produces 0-3,200 impacts per minutes, and is rated for a maximum torque of 1,500 inch-pounds. The DCF886 is available bare, or in kit form with two 2.0 Ah XR packs ($219-239) or two 4.0 Ah XR packs ($269-299).

The blogger testing runtime by driving 3/8 x 3 inch lags unpiloted into pressure treated 4x4s.

The DCF886 was able to drive 189 lags per charge.

These are the manufacturer’s claims about the impact driver. Of particular interest to me is the small size and light weight of this particular model – shown here with the XR compact battery.

Here are the two brushless impact drivers currently made by DeWalt. On the left is the DCF895, which came out last year. It has three speed ranges and a unique recessed chuck with a push-button bit release. On the right is the newer DCF886, which has one speed range and a conventional chuck. It costs less than the DCF895 but has the same maximum torque rating (1,500 inch-pounds). Both tools are shown with the new 2.0 Ah XR battery packs.

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