DeWalt DCF899 Impact Wrench Series Review 2021

Last Updated on September 1, 2021

When it comes to impact wrenches, DeWalt is a well-known brand among cordless power tool users.

In this article, we’re going to compare one of their high torque impact wrenches, the DEWALT DCF899 20V MAX XR Brushless. Several models in this series are presently dominating the market due to their superior quality and high level of customer satisfaction.

Before we proceed to the product review, let’s take a brief trip down memory lane to understand why the DeWalt DCF899 and cordless drills like it are truly a game changer  

Previously, the only drills available were the cord drills; yes they are effective, but one cannot ignore the high possibility of a fatal accident. This is one of the reasons cordless drills exist today.

The DeWalt DCF899 impact wrench is one of the most effective and versatile cordless drills available. It is available in various specifications (we refer to them as series), from packaged deals with perks to unique models of the impact wrench itself. 

Let’s explore 5 of the best selling products in the DeWalt DCF899 series!

The Packaged Deals With Perks: DCF899P1 vs DCF899P2 vs DCF899M1

AnvilDetent AnvilDetent AnvilDetent Anvil
Dimensions17.1 x 5.9 x 9.8 inches17.1 x 5.9 x 9.8 inches 17 x 10.5 x 9.5 inches
BatteryDCB205 - 5AhLithium ion (5Ah)Lithium ion (4Ah)
RPM3 speed control
0-400 / 1,200 / 1,900
3 speed control
0-400 / 1,200 / 1,900
3 speed control
0-400 / 1,200 / 1,900
Torque700 ft-lb700 ft-lb59 in-lb
Weight11 pounds6.4 pounds7.2 pounds
Voltage20 volts 20 volts 20 volts
Accessories included?1. Carrying bag
2. 1x Batteries
3. Multi-voltage charger
1. Carrying bag
2. 2x Batteries
3. Multi-voltage charger
1. Carrying bag
2. 1x Batteries
3. Fast charger
Warranty3 Year Limited3 Year Limited3 Year Limited

1. DeWalt DCF899P1 Review

DEWALT DCF899P1 Review

The DeWalt DCF899P1, the first in the series, is another rugged and dependable product of the DeWalt company – very much suitable for building and residential applications.

The product is equipped with a 5Ah battery source to provide the device with the superior runtime, overall performance, and durability required to tackle the toughest jobs. Not to mention the value-add of the socket retention, saving you the repeated 3 min stops to retrieve and reinstall the sockets.

In addition, the device features a high breakaway torque of about 1000 foot pounds. And a maximum torque of 700 foot pounds. 

This characteristic distinguishes the DCF899P1 as a valuable instrument that requires both force and expertise to operate. To add to its quality built, this tool features a three-speed control system that allows you to adjust the drill speed unlike run-of-the-mill cordless drills and impact wrenches. The LED light also features a 20-second delay to enhance visibility in low-light settings. Finally, on the note of useful features, the battery fuel gauge alerts you when the device requires recharging or is in need of a battery replacement. Users have reported 

From our own drop test and user reported reviews, the tool’s construction is sturdy and compact, capable of withstanding falls from heights of 6 to 8 feet.

2. DeWalt DCF899P2 Review

Dewalt DCF899P2 Review

There is always a need to update a tool; this is not because the previous model was defective or inefficient; rather, customer-centric manufacturers attempt to assist users by making their jobs (and lives?) easier.

The DCF899P2 contains the same performance specs and useful features of the DCF899P1, but it is lighter (6.4 pounds vs 11 pounds) and equipped with improved battery life allowing you to operate for longer. The DCF899P2 is the optimal choice for the majority of building and residential applications.

Both devices are part of a complete package and includes batteries, chargers, and a carrying bag. The DCF899P2 is shipped with two batteries, the DCF899P1 is shipped with one.

3. DeWalt DCF899M1 Review

Dewalt DCF899M1 review

While the DCF899P2 and DCF899P1 are your go-to for heavy duty building and residential applications, the DCF899M1 is the perfect wrench for regular home use.

The DCF899M1 contains the same peripheral benefits of the DCF899P2 and DCF899P1 (i.e., drop resistance, LED light, speech control). It is lighter than the DCF899P1 at 7.2 pounds, but heavier than the DCF899P2. In line with its intended home-based usage, the power boost is lower at 4Ah versus the 5Ah battery of the P1 and P2 models. The torque also delivers a significantly lower moment force at 700 inch pounds (or ~59 foot pounds) vs the 700 foot pounds of the P1 and P2 models. 

There is little to say about the DCF899M1 other than that it has to be one kickass tool. In all, this brushless wrench tool features a 4.0ah detent pin anvil (the perfect wrench for home use).

Additional accessories included in the package are a carrying bag, fast charger, and batteries.

Model Products: DCF899HB vs DCF899B

AnvilHog Ring AnvilDetent Anvil
Dimensions9.9 x 4.2 x 10.6 inches9.9 x 4.2 x 10.6 inches
BatteryProduct specific / Non-standardProduct specific / Non-standard
RPM3 speed control
0-400 / 1,200 / 1,900
3 speed control
0-400 / 1,200 / 1,900
Torque700 ft-lb167 ft-lb
Weight6.4 pounds6.4 pounds
Voltage20 volts 20 volts
Accessories included?1. Tool only
Batteries sold separately
1. Tool only
Batteries sold separately
Warranty3 Year Limited3 Year Limited

4. DeWalt DCF899HB Review

Dewalt DCF899HB Review

This set is one of the few featuring a hog ring anvil. Compared to the detent anvil, the hog ring’s grip trails in comparison of strength. But… it is much easier to remove and change the socket. 

Like the DCF899P2 and DCF899P1, the DCF899HB is suitable for demanding applications. It is equipped with all the same performance specs – 3 speed control, 700 foot pounds torque, and an LED for increased visibility in dim lights. The DCF899HB is also light weight at 6.4 pounds. 

If you are considering the DCF899HB, it is helpful to note that batteries are sold separately. The DCF899HB is similar to the DCF899P2 minus the packaged deal (batteries, chargers, bag) and detent anvil.

5. DeWalt DCF899B Review

Dewalt DCF899B Review

The DeWalt DCF899B is the home-suited version of the DeWalt DCF899 series. Equipped with a detent anvil, it weights 6.4 pounds and drives a torque of 2000 inch pounds. Lighter and more powerful than the DCF899M1, but like the DCF899HB, the product is sold alone with batteries and other accessories sold separately. 

Like always, we hope this product review will help you to find the right product that meets your expectations.

For any additional questions, please feel free to contact us here through the site or via email at

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 0 comments

Leave a Reply: