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DeWalt 20V Mid-Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench with Tool Connect DCF896

New member of the DeWalt impact wrench family presents technology updates

Taking the successful blueprint of the rest of the DeWalt Impact Wrench family, the DCF896 Mid-Torque Impact Wrench (which they call “Mid-Range”) combines strength with technology. The 20V impact wrench uses Bluetooth to communicate with the DeWalt Tool Connect app to track, manage and adjust your tool’s settings.


10 second summary

  • Model: DeWalt DCF896
  • 330 ft/lbs tightening torque and 600 ft/lbs breakaway torque
  • Compact design
  • 3 fully customizable modes
  • precision key mode
  • Precision Tap mode
  • Variable speed trigger
  • Tool Connect Compatibility
  • Guarantee: 3 years
  • Kit price: $429

power and precision

The compact DeWalt Mid-Torque Impact Wrench features a brushless motor that provides up to 330 ft/lbs of tightening torque and up to 600 ft/lbs of breakaway torque. That’s not quite what the numbers claim for the latest Milwaukee mid-torque impact wrench. As always, we want to do our own testing before jumping to any conclusions.

The DeWalt DCF896 features a variable speed trigger so you can manually control your speed. Of course, you can also use software to choose your settings a little further.

DeWalt DCF896 Medium Torque Impact Wrench

Speaking of precision, DeWalt has integrated Tool Connect into the DCF896. With the app, you get an app and a cloud-based platform for managing inventory, tracking tools, and customizing your settings. In fact, the app lets you program three custom modes. Tool Connect gives you control over forward and reverse speeds, allowing you to set up the tool for different fastener sizes and types.

precision key mode

The DeWalt DCF896 also features Precision Wrench and Precision Tap modes. Precision Wrench Mode allows you to program the impact wrench to automatically shut off after striking for a specified period of time. This dials in your tightening consistency, allowing you to finish the job with a torque wrench if necessary.

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Precision Tap Mode – a first for us

Precision Tap Mode makes tapping faster and easier. It sets the tool to automatically switch between forward and reverse travel. This eliminates the need to manually switch directions when tapping. We’ve never seen this before, so it’ll be fun to try and see how well it works.

DeWalt medium torque impact wrench

diagnostic reports

In addition to the precision features of the DeWalt mid-range impact wrench, you can get diagnostic reports with Tool Connect. You can track internal coin cell battery life, tool temperature, number of pulls, and tool run time. You can also track your tool by providing the address where your tool was last seen within range of a Tool Connect enabled device. You can even set the tool to disable when it’s out of range to deter theft.

DeWalt 20V MAX Medium Torque Impact Wrench Prices

You can purchase the DeWalt 20V MAX Mid-Torque Impact Wrench as a tool alone or with two 5.0Ah batteries and a charger. It retails for $259 for the bare tool or $429 for the kit. Both options come with DeWalt’s 3-year warranty, plus a 1-year service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee.

DeWalt 20V MAX Medium Torque Impact Wrench Specifications

  • Model: DeWalt DCF896P2
  • Anvil Size: 1/2 inch.
  • Idle Speed: 0-2000RPM
  • Impacts per minute: 0-3100 ipm
  • Tool length: 6.95 inches.
  • Tool height: 8.25 inches.
  • Weight: 3.48 pounds.
  • Guarantee: 3 years
  • Kit price: $429

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