The DeWalt DCF887B Impact Driver will be a useful addition to your inventory of useful tools, whether you enjoy do it yourself projects at home or are a seasoned mechanic. The following summary of features and discussion of the main benefits of this innovative tool will help you clarify important decision-making factors.
Some notable features of the DeWalt DCF887B Impact Driver are:
The DeWalt DCF887B Impact Driver provides a versatile three-speed/mode capability. In addition, a variable speed trigger control allows fingertip control from zero to maximum rpm for each mode. Therefore, you have tremendous flexibility to handle a wide variety of tasks with this versatile DeWalt tool :
Mode 1 Precision Drive - max 1,000 rpm/ 240 in-lbs torque - for small screws, precision drilling, delicate tasks.
Mode 2 Normal Impacting - max 2,800 rpm / 1,500 in-lb torque - for many typical driving, drilling, grinding, hole-cutting tasks.
Mode 3 High-Speed Impacting - max 3,250 rpm / 1,825 in-lb torque - for tasks requiring heavy-duty force or high production rates, such as driving many large screws for a wood deck.
The maximum impact rate is 3,600 per minute for the DeWalt DCF887B Impact Driver. The combined speed and power packed into the compact size of this impact driver the makes difficult jobs go faster, easier, and with more precision.
The DeWalt DCF887B impact driver runs on a brushless motor which gives you more running time per battery charge than other motor designs. A brushless motor also makes less noise and stays cooler than conventional motors.
Because of it's compact design this DeWalt impact driver is able to fit in small spaces to drive screws; and it's 3-speed flexibility provides the right combination for easy control (even one-handed). Therefore, you are less likely to damage the screws or the work surface. In addition, wrist and arm fatigue will be greatly reduced.
The DeWalt DCF887B Impact Driver has a Quick-Release Chuck that uses 1/4" hex-shanked driver and drill bits. To quickly change bits all you have to do is slide back the sleeve and put in the bit; you can even do it with one hand. The driver’s design accepts bits that are as short as one inch for precision, or with long extensions for deep holes.There are three LED lights surrounding the chuck which greatly reduce shadows on the work and help increase your productivity and precision.
Selection of battery sizes for the DeWalt DCF887B impact driver is an important consideration for optimizing the tool to the job. The selection of batteries will affect the overall size, weight, comfort, run-time, and cost of the complete impact driver package. It is recommended that you have at least two batteries and a battery charger, so that one battery can be charging while the other is in use.
If you own any other products by DeWalt, then you're in luck because the DCF887B impact driver is compatible with any of DeWalt's 20V MAX XR Lithium-Ion battery packs. If you need to buy batteries and a charger, then their cost must be added to the cost of the driver without battery.
Typical DeWalt 20V MAX SR Lithium-Ion battery sizes and weights are shown in the following table. These can all be charged with the DeWalt DCB115 MAX charger in 90 minutes or less. Note that Ah (Amp-hours) is the standard measure for battery capacity, which determines run time.
Buyers of the DeWalt DCF887B Impact Driver are impressed with the results. Many have commented on the product's impressive power and how it can apply a hefty amount of torque to drive screws into tough material quickly.
Users applaud the versatility provided by the three speed/torque ranges. They praise the ability to apply a whopping 3,600 impacts per minute for heavy duty and maximum productivity; and yet they can gently apply reduced speed and torque for delicate jobs by using the precision setting and variable trigger. The compact design allows them to work in tight spaces and the LED work-lights enable them to do precision work in low-light areas.
Some tool enthusiasts may feel that the price of the DeWalt DCF887B Impact Driver is a bit on the costly side. However, its unmatched performance provides excellent value for the price.
The DeWalt DCF887B Impact Driver is a highly diverse and versatile tool that will help you achieve better work results, whether the task at hand is a heavy-duty professional project or a delicate hobby-based activity. This product is a must for those who want the best performance and versatility available, at an affordable price.