In the market for a new dewalt impact driver? …Look no further!
The new DCF887D2 DeWALT impact driver kicks some serious ass — It’s one of the most powerful impact drivers on the market and it comes in an incredibly lightweight and compact package.
If that wasn’t enough, it is also sporting one of the lowest price tags that we’ve seen for kits like this. It’s definitely a major bang for your buck purchase. In terms of getting your money’s worth, we cannot recommend this tool enough.
Why are we so excited about this tool?
It’s the Top of the Line:
The DCF887D2 is the top of the line DeWALT impact driver. There are other less expensive impact drivers out there, but they aren’t nearly as impressive as this is. This tool is definitely worth the money over some of the less expensive options.
Clocking in at 1,825 in-lbs of max-torque, the DCF887D2 is a monster. Many people have reported that the tool has snapped their 3/8″ square adaptor heads from all of the godly power.
The New Features:
Dewalt has packed this tool with increased options and features, including a new 3 speed adjustable power setting that will help for those situations when finesse is needed more than power.
It’s Compact & Lightweight:
Not only does this impact driver boast an impressive amount of torque, but the team at DeWALT managed to keep the tool at a minimal 2.2 lbs (without the battery). This will be a major help for when you use the tool constantly for hours.
This dewalt impact driver kit is packing some serious bang for your buck. Check out the comparison table below. It is competitive across every category while remaining the cheapest by far.
So how does it stack up?
Let’s see how the DCF887 DeWALT impact driver stacks up against its predecessor and two other favorites in the arena.
|MAX Torque:||1,825 in-lbs||1,500 in-lbs||1,550 in-lbs||1,800 in-lbs|
|Weight (tool only):||2.0 lbs||2.1 lbs||2.4 lbs||2.1 lbs|
|Tool Length:||5.30 inches||5.55 inches||4.63 inches||5.25 inches|
|Battery:||(2) 2.0Ah 20V MAX XR||(2) 2.0Ah 20V MAX XR||(2) 5.0Ah 18V LXT||(2) 5.0Ah RED LITHIUM XC|
|Tool Warranty:||3 years||3 years||3 years||5 years|
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As you can see, this Dewalt Impact Driver holds up very well in almost every category.
Of these tool kits, it is the most powerful, weights the least, drives the fastest, and has the lowest price!
The only area where we feel the DCF887D2 comes up short is with the battery’s that are included in the kit. The two 2.0Ah batteries that are included pale in comparison to the two 5.0Ah batteries that the Makita and Milwaukee include.
If these batteries would be an issue for you, you could always buy the bare tool (DCF887B) and purchase better batteries separately. With top of the line batteries, this tool would have few equals.
Also, while the Makita is much more compact than the rest of the impact drivers in this list, we cannot fault the other drivers for this. It looks like the Makita has traded power for compactness with the XDT14Z.
What are the new features?
Adjustable 3 Speed Setting
With the DCF887 line, DeWALT included included the ability to change adjust the max torque settings on the tool. There are currently three settings, 250 max torque, 1,500 max torque, and 1,800 max torque. This will allow for more control in those situations when finesse is needed more than raw power.
The first and lowest setting of the tool is called Precision Drive. This is an awesome addition to my favorite tool. This drive is perfect for those situations where you need to be more careful with how you drive screws in, such as when doing kitchen cabinetry. The impact driver automatically will slow down and give additional control when driving in screws in this mode.
This new functionality has made impact drivers a better all around tool!
No Shadow LED Lights:
Dewalt must have heard the feedback about the lighting! Too often would obstructions block the path of light from the driver to where you needed it to be.
On the DCF887D2 Dewalt has decided to use three separate LED lights that circle the shaft of the driver. Having multiple lights in different locations has greatly helped reduced the issue of having your light source obstructed in tight spots.
The lights illuminate for during use and remain on for 20 seconds after when the trigger was pressed last.
Lightweight & Compact:
Dewalt has managed to shave off even more weight from their impact driver. This model weighs in at only 2.0 pounds without a battery pack!
They’ve also managed to decrease the length of the tool to only 5.3 inches! This will help with maneuvering the tool around tight spaces.
We think the team at DEWALT knocked it out of the park with this one, which is why we have awarded it a rating of 4.8/5
In terms of bang for your buck, you just cannot beat this impact driver.
It’s industry leading in its power and weight, and comes in an affordable and compact package.
Because of this how much we liked this dewalt impact driver, we have decided to rank it at #1 on our Best Impact Driver 2017 list.
Power (Max Torque)
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Additional Product Information:
- 3 Year Limited Warranty
- 1 Year Free Service Warranty
- 90 Day Money Back Guarantee