Dewalt debuts mid-range impact wrench

Updated May 16, 2019

Dewalt adds to its growing line of 20V Max tools with the XR 1/2-in. Mid-Range Impact Wrench featuring the Tool Connect system (DCF896). The Tool Connect system allows for tool control through its Precision Wrench and Precision Tap control features, as well as a variety of additional customizable settings within the Tool Connect app, according to the company.

Dewalt says the Tool Connect 20V Max XR 1/2″ Mid-Range Impact Wrench achieves 0-2000 rpm, 3100 impacts per minute and a maximum torque of 330 ft.-lb. in forward and 600 ft.-lb. in reverse. At 6.95 in. in length and 3.48 lb. (tool only), it’s a compact choice available in both hog ring and detent pin configurations. This wrench also features a brushless motor, variable speed trigger, belt clip and LED for low-lit work areas.

A three-part inventory management solution designed to help save time and money, the Tool Connect system enables users to manage their tools. Within the Tool Connect app, the new Precision Tap control feature is designed to make tapping threads fast and easy. By adjusting the settings within the Tool Connect app, the wrench can automatically alternate between forward and reverse. This keeps rotations consistent and eliminates the need to manually change the tool’s direction and constantly release and re-engage the trigger, the company says.

New to Precision Wrench control is its auto shut-off feature, in which the tool automatically powers down after impacting for the pre-selected amount of time. This helps keep work consistent by removing variability in the amount of time the user allows the tool to impact, helping to prevent over- or under-tightening. Other features of the Tool Connect app include its 10-speed pre-sets available in forward and reverse, which can be selected to account for different fastener sizes and types. Users also can predetermine LED brightness and delay.

Available where Dewalt products are sold in early 2019, the Tool Connect 20V Max XR 1/2-in. Mid-Range Impact Wrench will be available with a hog ring anvil, kitted with two 5.0Ah batteries for $439 MSRP (DCF896HP2) and bare for $239 MSRP (DCF896HB). It’s also available with a detent pin anvil, kitted with two 5.0Ah batteries for $439 MSRP (DCF896P2) and bare for $239 MSRP (DCF896B). Each impact wrench will come standard with a 3-year limited warranty, 2-year free service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee.

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