DeWalt High Torque Impact Wrench Impact Wrench Reviews

DeWalt High Torque Impact Wrench Review

High Torque Impact Wrench

Build Quality
Final Thoughts

The DeWalt CDF899 offers performance and a solid feature set at a price that no other manufacturer in our competition could touch.

Overall Score 4.2 Shootout Results
Readers Rating
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We’ve been on a mission to look at the newest models of cordless high torque impact wrenches for the last couple months. If you’re new to this series, we’ve already covered wrenches from Milwaukee, Ingersoll Rand, AC Delco, MAC Tools, Matco Tools, and Makita. All of these models, plus the last two we’ll be looking at, all featured in our Best of the Best Cordless High Torque Impact Wrench Shootout. So far, we’ve seen some really impressive models, as well as a few that left something to be desired. This week, we’re looking at our 4th place finisher, the DeWalt High Torque Impact Wrench.

Although its placing might elicit a shrug from some, we feel that the DeWalt’s finish is somewhat misleading. Truth told, with a bit of tweaking to one highly subjective area, this tool could’ve easily finished 2nd or 3rd. It has a good amount of power, a solid feature set, decent warranty, and a price that can’t be beat. Anyway, enough with the preamble. Let’s get to it.



Performance, as a category in and of itself, was kind of a mixed bag for the DeWalt High Torque Impact Wrench. As far as overall power went, the DeWalt did great. It finished a respectable third place in overall power, doing 92% of the work that our winner did. DeWalt high Torque Impact Wrench

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Repetitive power, or speed, proved a bit more of a challenge for the DeWalt model. It could loosen 10 nuts torqued at 500 ft-lbs in 13.7 seconds. Admittedly, this is not an awful result, it’s just that 5 other models did the work faster.

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The DeWalt High Torque Impact Wrench impressed in the weight category. With its 5.0Ah battery attached, it weighed in at 7.1 lbs. Most of the models we tested fell somewhere in the 7 lb range, but this was the third lightest model we looked at, right behind the Ingersoll Rand and Bosch models.

DeWalt High Torque Impact Wrench


We take a few things into consideration when we come up with a tool’s value rating. For one thing, price is a major consideration. And, there’s good news on that count. The DeWalt High Torque Impact Wrench, kitted with two 5.0Ah batteries and a charger, only carries a $349 price tag. This is easily the cheapest model we tested, with the 7-year-old Bosch model coming in second with an MSRP almost $50 more.

DeWalt High Torque Impact Wrench

Warranties are also a major consideration. DeWalt has a decent warranty at 3 years, it but ultimately finishes in the middle of the pack in this category. On one end of the spectrum, Milwaukee offers a 5-year warranty on their cordless impact wrenches. On the other end, Matco Tools offers an embarrassing 30-Day return policy/warranty on their model.

Feature sets also get considered in our appraisal of value ratings. The DCF899 features a raked head for better clearance, as well as a compact design. It also features 3-speed operation. The LED work light is bright and positioned where your hand won’t get in its way. This model also includes a brushless motor which will extend the life of the tool. And, best of all, the DeWalt High Torque Impact Wrench was assembled in the USA.

DeWalt High Torque Impact Wrench


Final Thoughts

DeWalt’s DCF899P2 has a lot to offer to the professional, and at $349 for the kit, it does it at a very appealing price point. Those of you already on the DeWalt battery platform ought to be psyched about this wrench, because, despite its seemingly mediocre finish in our shootout, this impact wrench does really good work. It has plenty of power, a rich feature set, and it doesn’t weigh all that much. Plus, DeWalt products are made in the USA.

The only knock we’re prepared to make against the Dewalt High Torque Impact Wrench comes down to its ergonomics. We thought the DCF899 felt just a bit awkward in the hand, and that it could’ve finished a bit higher in our rankings were it more comfortable. Of course, ergonomics can be a highly subjective thing to try to measure, and folks who like the way DeWalt products feel will definitely not be put off by this model. If you’re  considering a new impact wrench, you would do well to try to get your hands on one of these before you make a final decision.


DeWalt High Torque Impact Wrench Features

  • Up to 700 ft. lbs. of maximum torque and 1200 ft. lbs. of max breakaway torque
  • Compact design of 8-13/16 in. length and weighs only 7.2 lb.
  • Multi-speed control for a variety of applications (0-400/1,200/1,900 RPM)
  • 1/2 in. anvil with detent pin (also available in hog ring)
  • LED light with 20-second delay for increased visibility
  • Withstands jobsite conditions as a durable and reliable tool
  • Includes (1) DCF889 impact wrench, (2) DCB205 5.0Ah batteries and a multi-voltage charger

DeWalt High Torque Impact Wrench Specs

  • Model: DCF899P2
  • Anvil: 1/2”
  • IPM (Impacts Per Minute): 2,400
  • Max Tightening Torque: 700 ft-lbs.
  • Max Loosening Torque: 1,200 ft-lbs.
  • Battery Volts: 20
  • Battery Amp Hours: 5.0 Ah
  • Mfr. Weight: 5.8 (as tested – 7.10 lbs.)
  • Speeds: 3
  • RPM: 0-400 / 1,200 / 1,900
  • Warranty: 3 Year
  • MSRP: $349

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Jay Bonilla
4 years ago

Cool tool

David S
David S
4 years ago

I’m not on the Dewalt platform, but I wouldn’t consider a fourth out of twelve finish being mediocre. If I wasn’t already on the Milwaukee platform and was undecided, I would get the Dewalt based on the price as well as its performance. As it is right now, I can’t substantiate the cash outlay for the Milwaukee kit, but even if I get it without the battery it’s not as good a deal as the Dewalt with two batteries.

Preston Rohner
Preston Rohner
4 years ago

I have the dewaLT and I wrench almost everyday on my Toyota and in class(vocational student). I haven’t met a bolt that’s defeated this. My spindle nuts torque to 213 ft lbs and the dewalt breaks them free in speed mode 2. And it doesn’t even have to impact for a second one 2. Battery lasts at all day. Crankshaft bolt no problem, snap on rep showed me there same category of impact and it weighed 16 lbs. only had 500 ft lbs and was NOT brushless. He said the engineers haven’t figured a way to get more power out… Read more »

Jason Winter
Jason Winter
4 years ago

As someone who’s invested heavily into both corded and un-corded Dewalt products, I am a big fan of this model. I’m probably not in the traditional category for this product (non-automotive) but it’s easily done everything I’ve asked of it. With DeWalt tools going back into the mid 90’s, I’ve only had to use the warranty once and that was on the cordless framing gun which was defective out of the box. (Just got it back Friday so I can’t give an opinion on that tool yet). Did learn the lesson of don’t buy something and let it sit for… Read more »

4 years ago

I need this. Snap on sucks

Joseph Harris
Joseph Harris
4 years ago

When you back the speed off does that apply more torque? IE speed 1(slow) = most elevated torque and speed 3(fast) = less torque? Assuming this is the case, and utilizing say speed 1 at max torque will it diminish battery life contrasted with utilizing setting 3 1/3ish max torque even on the same torqued jolts? say in the event that you just evacuated tire hauls throughout the day would you have the capacity to expel more with one battery on setting 3 as opposed to 1?