Milwaukee M12 Fuel 3453-20 (Gen 3) Vs Dewalt 12V Xtreme DCF801

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Milwaukee 3453-20

Quick take

The Milwaukee M12 Fuel 3453-20 is a better overall impact driver than the Dewalt 12V Xtreme DCF801, which is a solid pick if you want a 12V impact driver in the Dewalt ecosystem. The main advantages of the Milwaukee 3453-20 are its faster speed under load, much higher torque output, and more compact overall design.

Brand Milwaukee
Platform M12 Fuel
Motor Brushless
Tested torque in-lbs 696.0
IPM 4,000.0
Drive modes 4
Collet 1/4-inch hex
Same as M12 gen 3
Brand Dewalt
Platform 12V Xtreme
Motor Brushless
Tested torque in-lbs 441.0
IPM 3,600.0
Drive modes 3
Collet 1/4-inch hex
Same as DCF801B

Editorial opinion

Rating

4.56 / 5 ⭐️’s

Methodology used: Light duty

Pros

  • Great driving performance
  • High RPM, torque, and impacts per minute
  • Versatile drive modes
  • Exceptionally lightweight
  • Sub-compact size squeezes into tight spaces

Cons

  • Poor battery run time

Rating

4.23 / 5 ⭐️’s

Methodology used: Light duty

Pros

  • Exceptionally lightweight
  • Solid battery run time
  • Brushless motor
  • Precise drive modes
  • Long tool and battery warranty
  • One-handed bit changes

Cons

  • Bogs down driving big structural screws and lag bolts
  • Long collet to back length

Global rankings

21 models tested

TestResultRank
Driving speed (sec.)21.715
Torque (in-lbs)696.06
Battery run time (min.)19.021
RPM3,515.02
Bare weight (lbs)1.571
Impacting noise (dBA)97.313
TestResultRank
Driving speed (sec.)30.819
Torque (in-lbs)441.021
Battery run time (min.)44.09
RPM2,848.017
Bare weight (lbs)1.743
Impacting noise (dBA)95.66

Kit and bare tool options

3453-22

Includes (2) M12 Red Lithium CP 2Ah battery

3453-21

Includes (1) M12 Red Lithium CP 2Ah battery

Lab results

Design & ergonomics

Stands upright w/o battery: No
Stands upright w/ battery: Yes
Grip material: Rubber overgrip
Magnetic holder: No
Bit holder: No
Belt hook: Yes
Handle angle (deg.): 90.0
Head angle (deg.): 103.0

The 3453-20 follows the design language familiar to Milwaukee’s M12 impact driver lineup with a forward-biased handle and head angle that reaches toward the sky. The forward design provides excellent reach in certain driving conditions. The handle includes a rubber overgrip that feels more premium than other impact drivers and offers good shock absorption.

A belt hook is included and is mountable on either side. There is no bit holder or magnetic fastener holder onboard, unlike some Ryobi impact drivers with these features built into the tool.

The battery slots into the handle to give it a svelte design compared to other impact drivers. Milwaukee’s higher Ah M12 batteries are more traditionally designed to widen and lengthen the base, albeit remaining extremely compact. Without a battery, the 3453-20 doesn’t stand upright.

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.): 82.0
Head angle (deg.): 90.0

The DCF801’s design is well thought out with ergonomics that curve well to your hand, and the rubber overgrip provides good control and shock absorption. The forward-leaning handle offers extra reach for driving screws in awkward or obstructed situations.

Otherwise, the DCF801 includes a belt hook that is mountable on both sides of the base. A bit holder isn’t included in the box but can be mounted on either side. Several Ryobi impact drivers include bit holders and magnetic plates to hold fasteners.

Weight

Milwaukee 3453-20 On Scale

Bare weight (lbs): 1.57
Weight w/ 2Ah battery (lbs): 1.96
Weight w/ 2.5Ah battery (lbs):  Not tested
Weight w/ 4Ah battery (lbs):  Not tested
Weight w/ 5Ah battery (lbs): Not tested

The 3453-20 is nimble and incredibly lightweight in its bare tool form and with a battery. This impact driver is one of the lightest setups available on the market.

The working weight can differ significantly depending on the battery run in your setup, which is why we tested the weight in different configurations. To keep it lightweight, we recommend combining the 3453-20 with Milwaukee’s M12 Red Lithium CP 2Ah battery for a good balance of performance and weight.

If weight is less of a concern, Milwaukee offers several higher Ah M12 batteries in its lineup. However, you forego the in-handle design for a slightly bulkier footprint and weight. Upgrading to Milwaukee’s M18 lineup may be more suitable as the size increases.

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Weight

Dewalt DCF801 On Scale

Bare weight (lbs): 1.74
Weight w/ 2Ah battery (lbs): 2.23
Weight w/ 2.5Ah battery (lbs):  Not tested
Weight w/ 4Ah battery (lbs):  Not tested
Weight w/ 5Ah battery (lbs):  Not tested

The DCF801 is exceptionally light as a bare tool and with a battery, reducing fatigue over long, repetitive driving sessions.You can cut weight further by moving to the Milwaukee M12 Fuel 3453-20 or the Makita 12V CXT DT04Z.

But remember that the DCF801’s working weight can differ significantly depending on the battery run in your setup. To keep it as lightweight as possible, we recommend combining the DCF801 with Dewalt’s 12V Max 2Ah battery for a good balance of performance and weight.

If weight is less of a concern, pair the DCF801 with Dewalt’s 12V Max 5Ah battery for a longer run time and improved driving performance. But consider that adding the 5Ah battery meaningfully increases the weight and footprint. Upgrading to Dewalt’s 20V impact driver lineup may be more suitable as the size increases, especially if you want a more powerful impact driver.

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Footprint

Milwaukee 3453-20 Size

Max height (bare tool, in.): 7.125
Max width (bare tool, in.): 2.375
Collet to back length (in.): 4.875
Base length (bare tool, in.): 1.625
Base width (bare tool, in.): 1.625
Trigger circumference (in.): 6.500
Handle circumference (in.): 6.250

The 3453-20 is exceptionally compact, especially the max height with width. The collet-to-back length is on par with many other impact drivers. As a result, the 3453-20 performed well in our interior clearance tests (more on that below).

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Footprint

Dewalt DCF801 Footprint1

Max height (bare tool, in.): 7.375
Max width (bare tool, in.): 2.500
Collet to back length (in.): 5.000
Base length (bare tool, in.): 2.625
Base width (bare tool, in.): 2.500
Trigger circumference (in.): 6.625
Handle circumference (in.): 5.000

The DCF801 has a svelte footprint in certain areas but is not as small as other 12V and 18V impact drivers. Nicely, the max width and base measurements are incredibly compact, excellent for squeezing through tight spaces.

Dewalt’s 12V Max batteries are also highly compact. But the max height and length from the collet back can be beaten by more compact models.

All said, the DCF801 is still nimbler than most impact drivers.

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Motor

Motor: Brushless
Impacts per minute: 4,000.0

Brushless motors, such as Milwaukee’s Powerstate motor included in the 3453-20, are highly efficient, increase battery run time, and are more durable than their brushed motor counterparts.

The advertised 4000.0 impacts per minute are high for a sub-compact, partly explaining the snappy driving performance in our tests.

Motor

Motor: Brushless
Impacts per minute: 3,600.0

Brushless motors offer significant performance improvements over brushed motors. The brushless motor in the DCF801 improves longevity, driving performance, and increases battery run time.

The DCF801 won’t win most contests for driving speed, partly due to its low advertised 3600.0 impacts per minute. However, the DCF801 is highly capable for most fastening needs around the home, and the advertised impacts per minute are enough to drive big screws or lag bolts in a pinch.

Drive modes

Milwaukee 3453-20 Drive Modes

Drive modes: 4
Drive mode 1:  High speed 
Drive mode 2:  Medium speed 
Drive mode 3:  Low speed 
Drive mode 4:  Self-tapping 
Variable speed trigger: Yes

Four driving modes on the 3453-20 vastly improve driving versatility over single-mode models. Drive modes we label as 1, 2, 3, and 4 correspond to high speed, medium speed, low speed, and self-tapping screw modes. The advertised impacts per minute for the speed modes are 4000.0, 3500.0, and 1300.0, respectively.

Drive mode 1 is the best option for heavy-duty tasks, such as driving lag bolts and decking screws. This mode finishes screws nicely enough compared to the brute force high-speed modes on most 18V impact drivers. But any impact driver’s high-speed setting is rarely the best option for an accurate screw finish.

Drive mode 2 is the best for a clean and consistent screw recess in most materials. The mode has enough power to drive screws into dimensional lumber, treated lumber, plywood, and hard and softwood.

We found ourselves favoring drive mode 2 over drive mode 1 since the lower setting lacks power, and drive mode 2 is already highly accurate in all density materials.

The self-tapping mode works well enough driving common screw sizes in 1/2-inch to 1-inch lengths in thin sheet metal. In this mode, the collet spins until impacting and slows down to tap the screw.

This approach differs from other Milwaukee impact drivers, with a more consistent and versatile self-tapping drive mode. The Milwaukee M12 Fuel Surge 2551-20 has a better self-tapping mode. The 2551-20’s collet stops once a specific light rotational force is reached, and then it starts again slowly for a short moment. The 3453-20 doesn’t restart when holding the trigger, and we found this lacking feature reducing the self-tapping mode’s consistency.

Drive modes

Dewalt DCF801 Drive Modes

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

There are three drive modes on the DCF801, high and low speed impacting and precision mode. These drive modes work well, providing excellent versatility spanning light and heavy-duty tasks.

The high-speed mode capably enough drove big GRK screws in our driving speed tests. This mode is also most effective in driving screws into dimensional lumber.

The low-speed mode works exceptionally well, driving screws flush into less dense materials, such as MDF, plastics, and drywall studs. This speed mode also works incredibly well to accurately recess screws to a desired depth by feathering the variable-speed trigger.

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. Precision mode is most useful for extra lightweight materials or using the DCF801 like a cordless drill. The driving force is light enough and the trigger is accurate enough to drive soft screws without cam-out or stripping threads, such as on electrical outlets, though overpowered for this task.

Driving speed

GRK total driving time forward (sec.): 21.7
GRK average driving time forward (sec.): 4.3
GRK total driving time reverse (sec.): 15.7
GRK average driving time reverse (sec.): 3.1

The 3453-20 efficiently and impressively drove long GRK screws into treated lumber, far outshining other sub-compact impact drivers in our driving speed tests. But consider that the driving speed for big screws and lag bolts doesn’t compete with more powerful 18V impact drivers. So, it’s not an ideal fit for heavy-duty driving jobs only.

For the most common driving tasks around the home, the 3453-20 is fantastic. It powerfully drives decking screws and quickly drives common screw sizes into dimensional lumber, plywood, softwoods, and hardwoods.

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Driving speed

GRK total driving time forward (sec.): 30.8
GRK average driving time forward (sec.): 6.2
GRK total driving time reverse (sec.): 20.6
GRK average driving time reverse (sec.): 4.1

Most 12V impact drivers we’ve tested range from 25 seconds to 30 seconds in total drive time for the five GRK screws in our test, including the DCF801.

The DCF801 capably drove GRK screws in our driving speed tests, but no 12V impact driver is the weapon of choice for repeating these heavy-duty tasks. Sub-compacts don’t have sufficient torque to repeatedly and efficiently drive big screws and lag bolts, and their batteries drain quickly with the motors working overtime.

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Torque

Milwaukee 3453-20 Torquemeter
Milwaukee 3453-20 Torque Charts

Max torque drive mode 1 (in-lbs): 696.0
Max torque drive mode 2 (in-lbs): 549.6
Max torque drive mode 3 (in-lbs): 265.2
Max torque drive mode 4 (in-lbs): N/A

A frequent theme in Milwaukee’s flagship Fuel lineup is a trade-off between torque and speed depending on the task. Milwaukee gears most of its Fuel lineup to speed through the most demanding tasks, giving up some speed performance to competitors in lighter-duty jobs. This approach explains why the 3453-20 is geared to generate such high torque output.

The 3453-20 packs in a powerful torque punch in the 12V class. It not only secured the podium position for torque output in our Summer ’23 sub-compact test fleet but it also outpaced many larger 18V impact drivers.

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Torque

Dewalt DCF801 Torquemeter
Dewalt DCF801 Torque Charts

Max torque drive mode 1 (in-lbs): 441.0
Max torque drive mode 2 (in-lbs): 214.2
Max torque drive mode 3 (in-lbs): N/A
Max torque drive mode 4 (in-lbs): N/A

The DCF801 isn’t designed to have a robust torque profile like more powerful 18V impact drivers. This theme held in our torque tests with the DCF801 turning in results that were among the lowest in our test fleet, including underperforming most other competing 12V models. This performance further highlights its intended usage for light and medium-duty tasks.

The Milwaukee M12 Fuel 3453-20 has the highest torque in its class, nearly doubling the twisting force of the DCF801.

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Battery run time

Power type: Cordless
Battery run time (min.): 19.0
Battery tested: 12V Red Lithium CP 2Ah (48-11-2420)
Voltage: 12

The primary downside of the 3453-20 is its poor battery run time performance, which is one of the worst results we’ve encountered.

We tested battery run time with the 2Ah battery version. With a higher Ah M12 battery, expect the battery run time to continue underperforming competing models running the same Ah setup.

The practical run time may differ under load since Milwaukee offers highly efficient and powerful motors. But we haven’t tested beyond no-load run time to understand how it performs.

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Battery run time

Power type: Cordless
Battery run time (min.): 44.0
Battery tested: 12V Max 2Ah (DCB122)
Voltage: 12

The DCF801 turned in a solid battery run-time performance in our testing, surpassing many competing 12V impact drivers.

We tested battery run time with the 2Ah battery version. We expect the battery run time to perform similarly well when running the DCF801 with a 12V Max 2Ah battery and comparing it with other brands running the same Ah setup.

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Battery lineup

Milwaukee M12 Battery Lineup

Milwaukee offers 1.5Ah, 2Ah, 2.5Ah, 3Ah, 4Ah, 5Ah, and 6Ah batteries in its M12 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 two Milwaukee M12 Red Lithium CP 2Ah batteries for most M12 impact driver setups for a good balance of performance, price, and size.

Many Milwaukee impact drivers come in kits with chargers that charge multiple voltage batteries in one, conveniently saving space in your shop if you have several M12 and M18 ecosystem tools.

Battery lineup

Dewalt 12V Battery Lineup

Dewalt offers 2Ah, 3Ah, and 5Ah batteries in its 12V Max 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 two Dewalt 12V Max 2Ah batteries for most Dewalt 12V impact driver setups for a good balance of performance, price, and size.

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

Milwaukee 3453-20 Fuel Gauge

Charger tested: Milwaukee M12 & M18 Multi-Volt (48-59-1812)
Charging time 2Ah battery (min.): 38.0
Charging time 2.5Ah battery (min.): Not tested
Charging time 4Ah battery (min.): Not tested
Charging time 5Ah battery (min.): Not tested
Charging time per Ah (min.): 19.0
Fuel gauge: Onboard tool

The Milwaukee M12 and M18 multi-volt charger (model 48-59-1812) included in most kits is reasonably fast at charging batteries, including to beat out team red’s most frequent adversary, Dewalt. It takes 38 minutes to charge an M12 2Ah battery, or 19 minutes per amp-hour.

Milwaukee’s 48-59-1812 charger charges multiple battery voltages in one, conveniently saving space in your shop if you have several M12 and M18 ecosystem tools.

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Charging time

Dewalt 12V Fuel Gauge

Charger tested: Dewalt 20V Max (DCB115)
Charging time 2Ah battery (min.): 39.0
Charging time 2.5Ah battery (min.): Not tested
Charging time 4Ah battery (min.): Not tested
Charging time 5Ah battery (min.): Not tested
Charging time per Ah (min.): 19.5
Fuel gauge: On battery

The Dewalt charger that comes with most kits (model DCB115) charges 12V batteries rapidly. In our tests, the charger topped off a 12V Max 2Ah battery in 39 minutes, or 19.5 minutes per Ah.

This charger also charges Dewalt’s 20V battery platform, helping to save space in your shop if you have several tools in the Dewalt ecosystem. But consider that the DCB115 doesn’t charge 20V Max batteries as rapidly.

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RPM

Milwaukee 3453-20 RPM Charts

Max RPM drive mode 1 (fwd.): 3,515.0
Max RPM drive mode 2 (fwd.): 2,686.0
Max RPM drive mode 3 (fwd.): 1,301.0
Max RPM drive mode 4 (fwd.): 3,540.0
Max RPM drive mode 1 (rev.): 3,521.0
Max RPM drive mode 2 (rev.): 2,783.0
Max RPM drive mode 3 (rev.): 1,344.0
Max RPM drive mode 4 (rev.): 3,547.0

The 3453-20 is one of the fastest impact drivers we’ve come across. The High RPM performance partly explains why it breezes through driving common screw sizes and lengths. The high RPM also helps set screws quickly, though there is some cam-out risk with such a high RPM. However, the cam-out risk is reduced significantly by using the other drive modes and by the fact that it’s a 12V impact driver with less torque than an 18V impact driver.

There is no significant measured RPM difference between forward and reverse for each drive mode. Some models increase RPM in reverse for specific drive modes to help bust loose bolts and stubborn screws. We didn’t encounter a situation where the 3453-20 was underpowered removing screws.

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RPM

DCF801 RPM Charts Update

Max RPM drive mode 1 (fwd.): 2,848.0
Max RPM drive mode 2 (fwd.): 1,958.0
Max RPM drive mode 3 (fwd.): 983.0
Max RPM drive mode 4 (fwd.): N/A
Max RPM drive mode 1 (rev.): 2,831.0
Max RPM drive mode 2 (rev.): 1,921.0
Max RPM drive mode 3 (rev.): 970.0
Max RPM drive mode 4 (rev.): N/A

Dewalt hit a good RPM balance all around with the DCF801. This impact driver is designed for versatility, so don’t expect it to top the charts with high RPMs across its driving modes.That result isn’t a downside in most scenarios. The low RPM does explain some of the bogging down when driving big bolts and screws.

However, the low RPM also explains why the DCF801 is exceptionally accurate, all the better since it’s powerful enough to drive big screws and bolts in a pinch, regardless.

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Driving clearance

Min. interior width clearance (in.): 7.625
Min. top edge clearance (in.): 1.000
Min. interior 45-deg. clearance (in.): 5.875

The 3453-20 performed well in our clearance tests due to its sub-compact size, narrow footprint, and in-handle battery design. The short collet-to-back length results in outstanding interior 45-degree clearance. Outside our standardized tests, we found the 3453-20 highly agile in practical situations with easy access in tight corners and spaces.

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Driving clearance

Min. interior width clearance (in.): 7.500
Min. top edge clearance (in.): 1.250
Min. interior 45-deg. clearance (in.): 6.250

The DCF801 has solid clearances in our various tests but lags behind other 12V and other highly-compact 18V impact drivers in our 45-degree interior clearance test. This performance results from the extended length from the collet to back.

Check out the Milwaukee M12 Fuel 3453-20 or Makita 12V CXT DT04Z if you want to stick with a 12V driver that squeezes into tight spaces better.

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Noise

3453-20 Impact Driver Noise Chart

Max noise no load (dBA): 87.8
Max impacting noise (dBA): 97.3

The 3453-20 is a moderately-loud impact driver registering 97.3 dBA in our impacting noise tests. This impact driver is comparably loud driving common screw sizes under impact and with no load.

The Milwaukee M12 Fuel Surge 2551-20 and Milwaukee M18 Fuel Surge 2760-20 are worth considering if you want significantly-quieter impact drivers. Both are hydraulic impact drivers with subtler impacts, albeit lower torque.

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Noise

DCF801 Impact Driver Noise Chart

Max noise no load (dBA): 75.3
Max impacting noise (dBA): 95.6

The DCF801 is comparatively quiet when impacting, making it a good option if you don’t want to irk your neighbors. Of course, no impact driver is a wallflower, and any impact driver’s noise is harmful with prolonged exposure.

The Milwaukee M12 Fuel Surge 2551-20 and Milwaukee M18 Fuel Surge 2760-20 are quieter options to consider since both are hydraulic impact drivers with more subtle impacts.

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Vibration

Max head vibration no load (m/s2): 48.6
Max grip vibration no load (m/s2): 2.4

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Vibration

Max head vibration no load (m/s2): 44.6
Max grip vibration no load (m/s2): 1.6

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Light

Milwaukee 3453-20 Light
Milwaukee 3453-20 Light Closeup

Light: Yes
Light on/off: No
Number of lights: 3
Light time delay (sec.): 10.0

The work light brilliantly illuminates a large work area. The work light can’t be disabled and doesn’t act as a dedicated flashlight. Several Makita impact drivers include a dedicated flashlight functionally with the forward/reverse switch set to neutral.

Light

Dewalt DCF801 Light
Dewalt DCF801 Light Closeup

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

The DCF801’s LED light array illuminates a large surface area. 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, such as 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.

Collet

Milwaukee 3453-20 Collet Closeup

Collet size: 1/4-inch hex
Quick-change collet: Yes
Bit-eject collet: No
Easy-insert collet: No

Milwaukee rarely includes a bit-eject feature on its impact drivers, but some models have an incredibly smooth easy-insert design, both of which are true with the 3453-20.

Many Dewalt impact drivers include easy-insert and bit-eject collets that are smooth with the best collet design we’ve come across.

Collet

Dewalt DCF801 Collet Closeup

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

The DCF801 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 impact drivers have a collet design that is executed better than other brands. 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. Some high-end Milwaukee impact drivers come in a One-Key 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: 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 DCF888 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.

Warranty

Tool warranty (years): 5
Battery warranty (years): 2-3 (depends on model)

Milwaukee stands behind the durability of its drills with exceptionally long warranties. The 3453-20 has a five-year warranty, which is among the longest offered by any manufacturer. Milwaukee’s M12 Li-Ion batteries have two or three-year warranties, depending on the specific model.

Warranty

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

Dewalt stands behind the durability of its impact drivers with exceptionally-long warranties. The DCF801 has a three-year warranty. Dewalt 12V batteries include a two-year warranty.

Dewalt also offers free maintenance and replacement of worn parts for one year for the DCF801 and two years for its 12V 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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