DeWalt DCF886D2 Brushless Impact Driver - Features & Benefits
Posted by Mark Hunter - July 01, 2013
The world is increasingly going brushless. We've talked about the benefits of brushless motors in your power tools before, just click here to read about it.
But the benefits are pretty obvious when you look at the profile of DeWalt's new impact driver, the DCF886D2, which will hit the shores of Europe in August.
For starters, look at the short headlength of just under 141mm. And then you've got increased runtime from the virtually service-free motor.
You also need to consider what's going on under the hood.
Brushless means lower heat generated when the motor runs. Lower heat means longer motor life.
But what about the power outputs from the DCF886D2?
||No Load Speed
||Impacts Per Minute
||1,500in-lbs or 125ft-lbs
All of this in a tool weighing only 1.31kg (or 2.9lbs), with a headlength of only 140.97mm (or 5.5").
In real terms, with the 2.0Ah battery fitted, the DCF886D2 will allow you to drive 73 screws per charge, largerly helped by the brushless motor technology. Compare this to DeWalt's published 49 screws from the older DC885D2.
The kit we have is the D2 version. This means that the tool runs off DeWalt's slimline 18v 2.0Ah slide-on battery packs.
Click here to watch our quick unboxing video on Toolstop TV, or watch it in the player below.
The tool will be available naked, or in a kit like the one pictured above with a charger and two batteries.
Look out also for the M2 version which sacrifices the low profile of 2.0Ah battery packs for 4.0Ah juice boxes.
If weight is a consideration for you, and this will be the case for anyone using their impact driver for long periods of time, or particularly above shoulder height, the weight saving of the D2 will be very attractive.
Expect up to 57% longer runtime from your batteries due to the afore mentioned brushless motor.
All of the usual suspects features-wise are present, from the 3 LED halo-style job lights, giving you great shadow-free illumination, to the lockable switch, forward and reverse gearing and variable speed on the trigger.
Our State-side friends at Tools-in-Action have a great review with bonus video which you can check out by clicking here.
We'll be putting this in the hands of a couple of tradesmen very soon and getting their thoughts and opinions on it, keep your eyes on Toolstop TV for that.
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