DEWALT DCF885C1 20V Lithium-Ion Cordless Impact Driver Review

This DEWALT DCF885C1 cordless impact driver was purchased after moving into a new home, where previous residents had left the place a bit of a mess. The floors needed to be replaced, and new plywood subfloors needed to be installed. After assessing the work ahead, it became clear that something more heavy duty was necessary. This product certainly did the trick. The DEWALT DCF885C1 cordless impact driver works efficiently and effectively, and is a great purchase for anyone who needs to drive many screws quickly. Regardless of your previous experience in home improvement and power tools, this will be a great purchase.

Small & Lightweight

This tool is small and lightweight, allowing for easy storage and simple use. It is just over 5.5 inches wide, 9 inches tall and 3 inches thick. It weighs under 3 pounds. The design is sleek and fits comfortably into the user’s hand. Often, power tools can be difficult to carry around or store due to their often large size and heaviness. The DEWALT DCF885C1 cordless impact driver was a pleasant surprise. The drill was easy to carry around and use, and the light weight can save the user from potential injury or pain. Installing subfloors is a long, difficult task that requires many repetitive wrist and shoulder movements. After hearing stories of friends who had injured their shoulders in similar projects, it was lovely to find that the impact driver was so light. It also comes with a tool case, which keeps the drill safe and clean while in storage.

Extremely Powerful & Effective

This cordless impact driver is extremely powerful, which means that it can be used for a wide variety of tasks. For example, it can be used on the lug nuts on your car for simple, painless removal and attachment. Be sure to hold the tool steady, especially on wood, to avoid stripping the wood. The power of the DEWALT DCF885C1 means that it must be held steady to stay on the screw head. The high torque, 1400 inches per lb, allows it to remove even the most solidly stuck screws, as well as inserting screws into hard material. This is ideal for professional contractors who need a tool that can endure heavy daily use.

Easy Control & High-quality

This tool is intuitive for anyone to use and it is easy to control the speed. The speed is controlled by the amount of pressure on the trigger. As you increase the force of your finger on the trigger, the speed will increase. This allows the user to quickly change speeds while drilling without manually resetting the speed. It does not require physical strength or a background in construction. As long as you have a simple understanding of how an impact driver works and the task at hand, you will be able to operate this impact driver with ease and effectiveness.

Three Year Warranty

This DEWALT DCF885C1 cordless impact driver will be a long-term investment, and has a three-year warranty. The three year limited warranty is a great feature. Three guaranteed years from a drill of this price is really unbeatable. Contractors do not need to worry about wear and tear from the job-site on the drill, as it is sturdy and can be replaced if it does break.

Easily Customized

It can be used for a wide variety of projects and screw types. Changing the bit is simple, allowing the user to insert or remove any type of screw or nut that they need. It does not come with bits, but those can be easily purchased from amazon or from your local hardware store. This allows you to choose exactly which bits you need and how many you need to purchase. The impact driver can also be easily reversed, which is invaluable and allows for quick and seamless work. The 3 LED lights provide clear visibility for work in dark or cramped spaces. The importance of this can not be stressed enough–many home improvement or construction projects occur in tight spaces that make it difficult to see what you are doing. The LED lights are very bright, and help the user avoid mistakes.

Cons

This is paramount with power tools. One-handed loading also allows the user to work nonstop and vastly increases the efficiency of work with this tool. It is, however, worth noting that this product comes with just one battery. As other reviewers have noted, the battery life is not exceptionally long. The Lithium ion battery is 20 volts, and it does come with a charger. If you would like to change to a battery with higher voltage, you can, but it is not necessary. The battery that it comes with can be easily recharged for continued use. If, however, you still do not feel comfortable purchasing an impact driver with just one battery then you may want to consider purchasing the version with two batteries.

In The Final

All in all, DEWALT DCF885C1 cordless impact driver has been a great purchase. It has made many chores that previously would have required a contractor simple to do alone. The price is very reasonable and the quality makes it more than worth it. If you are looking for an impact driver that is high-quality, affordable and easy to use, then you need look no further! This impact driver exceeded expectations, and performed all tasks it was used for effectively with ease and speed.

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