Dewalt 20V Atomic DCF850 vs Dewalt 20V Max XR DCF887

Dewalt DCF850 Angle 5

Dewalt DCF850

Quick take

The Dewalt 20V Atomic DCF850 and Dewalt 20V Max XR DCF887 are excellent impact drivers designed for different types of users. The DCF887 packs in flagship-level speed and torque, though it is somewhat long from the collet to back. On the other hand, the DCF850 gives up some speed and torque for a much stubbier head design that easily reaches into tight areas. Otherwise, both offer fantastic build quality and long warranties. The DCF850 is best for homeowners and the DCF887 is best for prosumers and on the jobsite.

Brand Dewalt
Platform 20V Atomic
Motor Brushless
Tested torque in-lbs 659.4
IPM 3,800.0
Drive modes 3
Collet 1/4-inch hex
Same as DCF850B
Brand Dewalt
Platform 20V Max XR
Motor Brushless
Tested torque in-lbs 880.2
IPM 3,600.0
Drive modes 3
Collet 1/4-inch hex
Same as DCF887B

Editorial opinion

Rating

4.17 / 5 ⭐️’s

Methodology used: Heavy duty

Pros

  • Exceptionally compact collet-to-back length
  • Brushless motor
  • Drive modes
  • Long tool and battery warranty
  • One-handed bit changes

Cons

  • Battery run time
  • Lighter-duty impact drivers finish screws more consistently and accurately

Rating

4.47 / 5 ⭐️’s

Methodology used: Heavy duty

Pros

  • Excellent torque and driving speed
  • Brushless motor
  • Versatile drive modes
  • Long tool and battery warranty
  • One-handed bit changes

Cons

  • Battery run time
  • Long collet-to-back length
  • Inconsistent accuracy finishing screws

Global rankings

21 models tested

TestResultRank
Driving speed (sec.)15.29
Torque (in-lbs)659.49
Battery run time (min.)30.015
RPM3,386.03
Bare weight (lbs)2.0812
Impacting noise (dBA)98.916
TestResultRank
Driving speed (sec.)14.75
Torque (in-lbs)880.22
Battery run time (min.)39.013
RPM3,155.08
Bare weight (lbs)2.0913
Impacting noise (dBA)100.620

Kit and bare tool options

DCF850P2

Includes (2) Max XR 20V 5Ah battery

DCF850P1

Includes (1) Max XR 20V 5Ah battery

DCF850BWP034C

Includes (1) Max Powerstack 20V battery

DCF850

Bare tool

Lab results

Design & ergonomics

Stands upright w/o battery: Yes
Stands upright w/ battery: Yes
Grip material: Rubber overgrip
Magnetic holder: No
Bit holder: No
Belt hook: Yes
Handle angle (deg.): 83.0
Head angle (deg.): 92.0

The DCF850’s shape curves well to your hand, and the rubber overgrip provides good control and shock absorption with so much coverage area around the grip. The forward-leaning handle offers extra reach for driving screws in awkward or obstructed situations, though the short collet-to-back length limits reach minimally.

Otherwise, the DCF850 includes a belt hook that is mountable on both sides of the base. There is no bit holder or magnetic fastener holder, unlike several Ryobi impact drivers that build these features into some of their impact drivers.

Design & ergonomics

Stands upright w/o battery: Yes
Stands upright w/ battery: Yes
Grip material: Rubber overgrip
Magnetic holder: No
Bit holder: No
Belt hook: Yes
Handle angle (deg.): 83.0
Head angle (deg.): 90.0

The DCF887’s curves are ergonomically-shaped, providing solid gripping power. The rubber overgrip also covers a large surface area, enhancing the gripping power and providing necessary shock absorption.

You’ll also get a standard belt hook that is mountable on either side. But there is no onboard bit holder or magnetic fastener holder. Some Ryobi impact drivers include these features without buying a third-party add-on.

Weight

Dewalt DCF850 On Scale

Bare weight (lbs): 2.08
Weight w/ 2Ah battery (lbs): 2.88
Weight w/ 2.5Ah battery (lbs):  Not tested
Weight w/ 4Ah battery (lbs):  Not tested
Weight w/ 5Ah battery (lbs): 3.48

The Dewalt DCF850 is compact, but its size doesn’t translate to low weight. The DCF850’s bare weight is moderately heavy. The Makita 18V LXT XDT19Z has similar driving performance and size at a lower weight.

The working weight can differ significantly depending on the battery run in your setup. To keep it as lightweight as possible, We recommend combining the DCF850 with Dewalt’s 20V Powerstack 1.7Ah battery, which weighs less, has a smaller footprint, and runs longer than Dewalt’s 20V Max 2Ah battery, which is a solid alternative for a svelte setup.

If weight is less of a concern, pair the DCF850 with Dewalt’s 20V Max XR 5Ah battery for a longer run time and improved driving performance. Interestingly, this impact driver is lightweight with the 20V Max XR 5Ah battery compared to other 5Ah battery and tool setups.

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Weight

Dewalt DCF887 Scale

Bare weight (lbs): 2.09
Weight w/ 2Ah battery (lbs): 2.89
Weight w/ 2.5Ah battery (lbs):  Not tested
Weight w/ 4Ah battery (lbs):  Not tested
Weight w/ 5Ah battery (lbs): 3.49

The DCF887 is considerably heavy in its bare tool form. However, the working weight with one of Dewalt’s 2Ah or 5Ah 20V Max XR batteries beats many competing models.

To keep it as lightweight as possible, We recommend combining the DCF887 with Dewalt’s 20V Powerstack 1.7Ah battery, which weighs less, has a smaller footprint, and runs longer than Dewalt’s 20V Max 2Ah battery, which is a solid alternative for a svelte setup.

If weight is less of a concern, pair the DCF887 with Dewalt’s 20V Max XR 5Ah battery for a longer run time and improved driving performance. Dewalt also offers a 20V Powerstack 5Ah battery that reduces the overall size meaningfully.

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Footprint

Dewalt DCF850 Footprint1
Dewalt DCF850 Footprint2

Max height (bare tool, in.): 8.125
Max width (bare tool, in.): 3.000
Collet to back length (in.): 3.875
Base length (bare tool, in.): 3.625
Base width (bare tool, in.): 3.000
Trigger circumference (in.): 6.750
Handle circumference (in.): 5.125

The DCF850’s footprint is best described as compact for a heavy-duty impact driver. Notably, the collet-to-back length is incredibly short. However, the max height and max width add bulk, limiting its ability to squeeze into some tight corners with little clearance height or width.

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Footprint

Dewalt DCF887 Footprint1
Dewalt DCF887 Footprint2

Max height (bare tool, in.): 7.875
Max width (bare tool, in.): 2.500
Collet to back length (in.): 5.375
Base length (bare tool, in.): 3.875
Base width (bare tool, in.): 2.625
Trigger circumference (in.): 6.750
Handle circumference (in.): 5.125

As with many impact drivers in this class, the DCF887 is moderately bulky, but we’d still consider it solidly compact. The Dewalt 20V Atomic DCF850 is far more compact with a shorter collet-to-back length that squeezes into tight spaces better.

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Motor

Motor: Brushless
Impacts per minute: 3,800.0

Brushless motors offer significant performance improvements over brushed motors. The brushless motor in the DCF850 improves longevity, driving performance, and increases battery run time.

The advertised 3800.0 impacts per minute are surprisingly low for an impact driver with this much torque, partly explaining why it lags slightly behind flagship models from other brands in our driving speed tests.

Motor

Motor: Brushless
Impacts per minute: 3,600.0

Dewalt included a brushless motor with the DCF887. Brushless motors have become table stakes for anything other than budget impact drivers, primarily due to the improved efficiency that translates to better battery performance, longevity, and driving power.

While the advertised 3600.0 impacts per minute is low, the DCF887 performed well in our driving speed tests.

Drive modes

Dewalt DCF850 Drive Modes

Drive modes: 3
Drive mode 1:  High speed 
Drive mode 2:  Medium speed 
Drive mode 3:  Low speed/tightening 
Drive mode 4:  N/A 
Variable speed trigger: Yes

The DCF850 includes the essential drive modes that most users will find helpful. There’s a high and low speed impacting mode and a precision driving mode.

The high-speed mode is best for driving big structural screws, lag bolts, and longer common screws into dimensional lumber.The low-speed mode works well for driving screws flush into less dense materials, such as MDF, plastics, and drywall studs. This mode also works well finishing screws into dimensional lumber and other woods.

The precision mode works similarly well driving screws, but we found ourselves favoring drive mode 2 for precision driving tasks due to the extra power offered.

Users desiring more driving versatility should look to a Makita impact driver. The Makita 18V LXT XDT19Z and Makita 40V XGT GDT01Z include similar drive modes as the DCF850 but layer in additional assist modes, including self-tapping and bolt-specific settings.

Drive modes

Dewalt DCF887 Drive Modes

Drive modes: 3
Drive mode 1:  High speed 
Drive mode 2:  Medium speed 
Drive mode 3:  Low speed 
Drive mode 4:  N/A 
Variable speed trigger: Yes

The DCF887 includes the essential drive modes. There’s a high, medium, and low-speed impact mode.

The high-speed mode is ideal for driving big structural screws, lag bolts, and common-sized screws into dimensional lumber, but it lacks precision for a good finish.

The medium-speed mode best suits finishing screws at a consistent depth in all material densities. We found it most helpful in driving smaller screws accurately into dimensional lumber and hardwoods, plus driving longer screws into MDF and drywall studs.

We found ourselves not using the low-speed setting in favor of the medium-speed setting for the extra power offered with similar precision. The low-speed setting includes a precision drive hesitation feature, which helps drive soft screws and for some woodworking tasks. In this mode, the motor rotates on a delay after stopping, giving some additional driving force and precision.

Users desiring more driving versatility should look to a Makita impact driver. The Makita 18V LXT XDT19Z and Makita 40V XGT GDT01Z include similar drive modes as the DCF887 but layer in additional assist modes, including self-tapping and bolt-specific settings.

Driving speed

GRK total driving time forward (sec.): 15.2
GRK average driving time forward (sec.): 3.0
GRK total driving time reverse (sec.): 9.9
GRK average driving time reverse (sec.): 2.0

One sacrifice the DCF850 makes to achieve such a compact size is the driving speed for big screws and lag bolts. Let’s be clear: the DCF850 turned in solid results in our speed tests, powerfully driving long GRK screws without bogging down. This impact driver is competent for any heavy-duty task thrown its way around the home or on the job site.

But the bar is raised when competing with flagship models explicitly designed for brute force impacting. Check out the Milwaukee M18 Fuel 2953-20, Dewalt 20V Max XR DCF845, and Makita 18V LXT XDT19Z for faster driving speeds.

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Driving speed

GRK total driving time forward (sec.): 14.7
GRK average driving time forward (sec.): 2.9
GRK total driving time reverse (sec.): 10.1
GRK average driving time reverse (sec.): 2.0

The DCF887 confidently drives big, long structural screws and lag bolts into dense material, as evidenced in our driving speed tests. The Milwaukee M18 Fuel 2953-20 improves upon the DCF887’s driving speed if brute force is essential to you.

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Torque

Dewalt DCF850 Torquemeter
Dewalt DCF850 Torque Charts

Max torque drive mode 1 (in-lbs): 659.4
Max torque drive mode 2 (in-lbs): 613.8
Max torque drive mode 3 (in-lbs): N/A
Max torque drive mode 4 (in-lbs): N/A

The DCF850 impresses with the torque output for its compact size, two features not commonly mentioned in the same sentence. It has sufficient torque to easily tackle most tasks around the job site and any demanding tasks for DIY projects at home.

Interestingly, the Dewalt 20V Max XR DCF845 has less torque in a larger footprint, highlighting the DCF850’s outstanding performance in its class.

Within the Dewalt lineup, the Dewalt 20V Max XR DCF887 has the most torque output of the models we’ve tested.

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Torque

Dewalt DCF887 Torquemeter
Dewalt DCF888 Torque Charts

Max torque drive mode 1 (in-lbs): 880.2
Max torque drive mode 2 (in-lbs): 639.0
Max torque drive mode 3 (in-lbs): N/A
Max torque drive mode 4 (in-lbs): N/A

The DCF887 is exceptionally powerful, with some of the highest torque output we’ve tested in the lab. The DCF887 took a podium position for its robust torque output within our Summer ’23 test fleet. Only the Milwaukee M18 Fuel 2953-20 pushed out higher torque readings on our torque meter.

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Battery run time

Power type: Cordless
Battery run time (min.): 30.0
Battery tested: 20V Max 2Ah (DCB203)
Voltage: 20

One major letdown of the DCF850 is the performance in our battery run-time tests, barely reaching 30 minutes of no-load run time. The Dewalt 18V Max XR DCF845, Makita 18V LXT XDT14Z, or Makita 18V LXT XDT19Z are better options if you covet impressive battery and driving performance.

We tested battery run time with the 2Ah battery version. We expect the battery run time to similarly underperform when running the DCF850 with a 20V Max XR 5Ah battery and comparing it with other 5Ah setups, albeit battery run time will increase significantly.

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Battery run time

Power type: Cordless
Battery run time (min.): 39.0
Battery tested: 20V Max 2Ah (DCB203)
Voltage: 20

The primary letdown of the DCF887 is its battery run-time performance in our tests. The Dewalt 20V Max XR DCF845, Makita 18V LXT XDT14Z, and Makita 18V LXT XDT19Z are better options if you want better battery performance.

We tested battery run time with the 2Ah battery version. With a 20V Max XR 5Ah battery, the battery run time will continue underperforming competing models running the same Ah setup.

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Battery lineup

Dewalt 20V Max Battery Lineup

Dewalt offers 1.5Ah, 2Ah, 3Ah, 4Ah, 5Ah, 8Ah, 10Ah, and 12Ah batteries in its Max 20V lineup. Upgrading to the higher Ah options increases battery run time and improves driving performance, though we’ve not tested all of these batteries to understand the cost tradeoffs.

Having at least two batteries in your setup is best so you don’t miss a beat when draining one battery. We recommend buying a Dewalt 20V Max 2Ah and a Dewalt 20V Max XR 5Ah battery for most Dewalt 20V impact driver setups for a good performance, price, and size balance.

Dewalt’s new Powerstack batteries may be a smart buying choice for some users. Dewalt advertises improved driving performance, battery run time, and more battery cycles out of its 1.7Ah and 5Ah batteries which are incredibly compact compared to equivalent Max XR models. We plan on testing the performance differences to understand if the jump in price is worth it for most people.

Many Dewalt impact drivers come in kits with a hybrid 12V and 20V charger in one, which conveniently saves space in your shop if you have multiple tools in the ecosystem.

Battery lineup

Dewalt 20V Max Battery Lineup

Dewalt offers 1.5Ah, 2Ah, 3Ah, 4Ah, 5Ah, 8Ah, 10Ah, and 12Ah batteries in its Max 20V lineup. Upgrading to the higher Ah options increases battery run time and improves driving performance, though we’ve not tested all of these batteries to understand the cost tradeoffs.

Having at least two batteries in your setup is best so you don’t miss a beat when draining one battery. We recommend buying a Dewalt 20V Max 2Ah and a Dewalt 20V Max XR 5Ah battery for most Dewalt 20V impact driver setups for a good performance, price, and size balance.

Dewalt’s new Powerstack batteries may be a smart buying choice for some users. Dewalt advertises improved driving performance, battery run time, and more battery cycles out of its 1.7Ah and 5Ah batteries which are incredibly compact compared to equivalent Max XR models. We plan on testing the performance differences to understand if the jump in price is worth it for most people.

Many Dewalt impact drivers come in kits with a hybrid 12V and 20V charger in one, which conveniently saves space in your shop if you have multiple tools in the ecosystem.

Charging time

Dewalt 20V Fuel Gauge

Charger tested: Dewalt 20V Max (DCB115)
Charging time 2Ah battery (min.): 59.0
Charging time 2.5Ah battery (min.): Not tested
Charging time 4Ah battery (min.): Not tested
Charging time 5Ah battery (min.): 139.0
Charging time per Ah (min.): 28.7
Fuel gauge: On battery

One letdown is that the standard charger included in most Dewalt kits (model DCB115) charges batteries slowly compared to other manufacturers. In our testing, the DCB115 charged at a rate of 28.7 minutes per Ah. Several other brands charge at a rate of 20 minutes per Ah or lower.

However, this charger charges 12V and 20V Max platform batteries in one, conveniently saving shelf space in your shop if you have several tools in the Dewalt ecosystem.

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Charging time

Dewalt 20V Fuel Gauge

Charger tested: Dewalt 20V Max (DCB115)
Charging time 2Ah battery (min.): 59.0
Charging time 2.5Ah battery (min.): Not tested
Charging time 4Ah battery (min.): Not tested
Charging time 5Ah battery (min.): 139.0
Charging time per Ah (min.): 28.7
Fuel gauge: On battery

The DCB115 charger included in many Dewalt kits charges batteries slowly compared to standard chargers from other brands. The charger charges at a rate of 28.7 minutes per Ah, which doesn’t compete with other brands that charge at a rate of less than 20.0 minutes per Ah.

However, one savior is that the DCB115 charges batteries on the 12V and 20V Dewalt platforms, conveniently saving space in your shop if you have several tools in the Dewalt ecosystem.

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RPM

Dewalt DCF850 RPM Charts

Max RPM drive mode 1 (fwd.): 3,386.0
Max RPM drive mode 2 (fwd.): 2,705.0
Max RPM drive mode 3 (fwd.): 1,028.0
Max RPM drive mode 4 (fwd.): N/A
Max RPM drive mode 1 (rev.): 3,416.0
Max RPM drive mode 2 (rev.): 2,870.0
Max RPM drive mode 3 (rev.): 1,018.0
Max RPM drive mode 4 (rev.): N/A

The DCF850 impresses with its high RPM measurements in our tests. But RPM only tells one side of the story regarding driving performance, hence why the DCF850 didn’t shine as we expected in our driving speed tests.

The high RPM drives screws rapidly when not impacting. This impact driver ramps RPM quickly and achieves lofty readings, great for rapidly driving medium-length screws into soft materials without impacting.

But the high RPM can also lead to cam-out without the proper amount of downforce on the screw head.There are no consistent differences in RPM in forward or reverse.

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RPM

Dewalt DCF887 RPM Charts

Max RPM drive mode 1 (fwd.): 3,155.0
Max RPM drive mode 2 (fwd.): 2,956.0
Max RPM drive mode 3 (fwd.): 2,547.0
Max RPM drive mode 4 (fwd.): 961.0
Max RPM drive mode 1 (rev.): 3,169.0
Max RPM drive mode 2 (rev.): 2,857.0
Max RPM drive mode 3 (rev.): 2,809.0
Max RPM drive mode 4 (rev.): 1,067.0

One reason the DCF887 is solidly versatile is its balanced RPM profile. Our RPM tests demonstrate rotations across its drive modes that are moderately fast. While a higher max RPM could drive screws faster in some scenarios, it would be overkill for most uses.

Instead, the muted RPM profile helps reduce the potential for cam-out and stripped screws in the highest speed settings.

There is no meaningful difference in RPM for each drive mode in forward or reverse. Some impact drivers ramp up RPM in the reverse direction to assist in removing stubborn screws or bolts, but the DCF887 has more than enough twisting force and torque for these tasks.

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Driving clearance

Min. interior width clearance (in.): 7.250
Min. top edge clearance (in.): 1.250
Min. interior 45-deg. clearance (in.): 5.500

The DCF850 performed exceptionally well in our interior width and 45-degree clearance tests thanks to its stubby collet to back length. Few models break the 6-inch threshold in our 45-degree test, which the DCF850 handily beat. This combined performance makes it an excellent fit for squeezing into tight spaces and corners.

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Driving clearance

Min. interior width clearance (in.): 8.000
Min. top edge clearance (in.): 1.250
Min. interior 45-deg. clearance (in.): 6.500

While the DCF887 casts a moderately thin shadow viewed from the front, it didn’t shine in our interior clearance tests. The primary reason is the long collet-to-back length. Otherwise, the footprint resembles many competing impact drivers with similar average results in our clearance tests.

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Noise

DCF850 Impact Driver Noise Chart

Max noise no load (dBA): 85.2
Max impacting noise (dBA): 98.9

The DCF850 is designed for heavy-duty tasks, and its impact noise reflects this approach. It’s one of the louder impact drivers we’ve tested. The Milwaukee M18 Fuel 2953-20 shaves off a few decibels when impacting, should you be looking for a similarly powered and compact option.

Jumping down in torque, the Milwaukee M12 Fuel Surge 2551-20 and Milwaukee M18 Fuel Surge 2760-20 are other options to consider. Both are hydraulic impact drivers with far more subtle impacts.

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Noise

DCF887 Impact Driver Noise Chart

Max noise no load (dBA): 83.6
Max impacting noise (dBA): 100.6

The DCF887 is one of the louder impact drivers we’ve tested, with a decibel readout that surpassed 100 dBA under impact. You can shave off several decibels with the Makita 18V LXT XDT19Z or Ryobi 18V One+ PBLID02, but these models are also harmful with prolonged exposure.

Jumping to hydraulic impact drivers like the Milwaukee M12 Fuel Surge 2551-20 and Milwaukee M18 Fuel Surge 2760-20 reduces the noise considerably since oil-impulse models have more subtle impacts.

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Vibration

Max head vibration no load (m/s2): 54.0
Max grip vibration no load (m/s2): 3.5

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Vibration

Max head vibration no load (m/s2): 105.5
Max grip vibration no load (m/s2): 3.1

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Light

Dewalt DCF850 Light
Dewalt DCF850 Light Closeup

Light: Yes
Light on/off: No
Number of lights: 3
Light time delay (sec.): 20.0

The DCF850’s work light illuminates a small surface area but is focused in the right location and is bright. One minor gripe is the light’s time delay, which doubles the time for most impact drivers, unnecessarily draining battery life.

There is no dedicated flashlight mode, one featured included with some Makita impact drivers, where the trigger acts as an on/off button to turn on the light without moving the motor. You also can’t disable the light.

Light

Dewalt DCF887 Light
Dewalt DCF887 Light Closeup

Light: Yes
Light on/off: No
Number of lights: 3
Light time delay (sec.): 20.0

The DCF887’s work light illuminates a small surface area focused in the correct location. Oddly, the light casts a Dewalt-ish orange glow since the LEDs are inset behind orange plastic housing surrounding the lights.

One minor head-scratcher is Dewalt’s choice of a default 20-second time delay for the light, which is unnecessarily long and drains battery life. But you can change the time delay inside the ToolConnect app or disable the work light entirely.

There is no dedicated flashlight mode, one featured included with some Makita impact drivers, where the trigger acts as an on/off button to turn on the light without moving the motor.

Collet

Dewalt DCF850 Collet

Collet size: 1/4-inch hex
Quick-change collet: Yes
Bit-eject collet: Yes
Easy-insert collet: Yes

The DCF850 is excellent for one-handed bit changes. The quick-change collet has an easy-insert feature that doesn’t require sliding the collet forward to accept a bit. A bit-eject feature also lightly ejects the bit when sliding the collet forward.

Dewalt’s collet design is better executed than other brands offering similar features. The easy-insert mechanism is smooth for simple operation, and the bit-eject feature doesn’t jettison the bit too hard to potentially miss catching the bit.

Collet

Dewalt DCF887 Collet Closeup

Collet size: 1/4-inch hex
Quick-change collet: Yes
Bit-eject collet: Yes
Easy-insert collet: Yes

The DCF887 is excellent for one-handed bit changes. There is an easy-insert feature that doesn’t require sliding the collet forward to accept a bit. A bit-eject feature also lightly ejects the bit when sliding the collet forward.

Dewalt’s collet design is better executed than other brands offering similar features. The easy-insert mechanism is smooth for simple operation, and the bit-eject feature doesn’t jettison the bit too hard to potentially miss catching the bit.

App integration

App integration: None

There is no bluetooth app integration to review impact driver diagnostics or to customize driving profiles on your phone. Dewalt models like the high end Dewalt 20V Max XR DCF887 come in a ToolConnect version which includes an app integration to track impact driver usage, displays tool diagnostics, and allows you to set custom driving profiles, such as adjusting the RPM for each drive mode.

App integration

App integration: After-market add-on

The DCF887 has a slot in the base that accepts an after-market ToolConnect chip, which enables you to customize many settings, including the RPM, work light brightness, and work light time delay.

Several valuable features could be theft deterrents, including the ability to disable the tool remotely and check the tool’s location on a map.

Inside the diagnostics section, you can review the temperature and check stats such as total trigger pulls and run time.

The Dewalt 20V Max XR DCF888 is the same impact driver but includes ToolConnect natively built into the tool. We recommend most people stick with the DCF887 to save some money and so they have the option to add Bluetooth connectivity if wanting later on.

Warranty

Tool warranty (years): 3
Battery warranty (years): 3

Dewalt stands behind the durability of its impact drivers with exceptionally-long warranties. The DCF850 has a three-year warranty. Dewalt 20V Max XR batteries include a two-year warranty.

Dewalt also offers free maintenance and replacement of worn parts for one year for the DCF850 and three years for its 20V Max XR batteries.

Warranty

Tool warranty (years): 3
Battery warranty (years): 3

Dewalt stands behind the durability of its impact drivers with exceptionally-long warranties. The DCF887 has a three-year warranty. Dewalt 20V Max XR batteries include a two-year warranty.

Dewalt also offers free maintenance and replacement of worn parts for one year for the DCF887 and three years for its 20V Max XR batteries.

Nathan Hamilton
Nathan Hamilton
Nathan Hamilton is the founder of DIY Gear Reviews and a recognized expert in the home and DIY space. He has over 200 bylines covering topics such as power tools, hand tools, and woodworking. Nathan is the strategic director for DIY Gear Reviews, deciding everything from the content covered to designing the testing methodologies for lab-tested reviews. He can be emailed at nhamilton@diygearreviews.com.

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