Dewalt has come out with a new 20v Max Impact driver, model DCF887. This was launch after older model DCF886, and it appears to be closely base off of the DCF886 design. The DeWalt DCF886 impact driver, which is our best cordless impact driver my pick and features the singer variable speed control. But The Dewalt DCF887 has some different with the older model feature. The new brushless motor impact driver, DCF887 is shorter than DCF886, and it features 3-speed control separate, and it is higher than previous DCF886 nearly 22% powerful at its highest speed and torque setting.
features and specs of DCF887
- Brushless motor
- Max torque: 1825 lbs
- Dimensions: 5.3” Front to back
- 3-speed setting with precision speed 1.
- 3 LED with 20 sec delay after trigger release.
The DCF887 launched with 3 options: DCF887B is the bare tool, and a DCF887D2 kit comes with (2 ) batteries 2.0Ah packs, and a DCF887M2 kit comes with (2) batteries 4.0Ah packs.
The kits also include a fast charger, belt clip, and kit box.
Look at the spec; I found in Dewalt’s website about information of DCF887. It is shorter in length (5.5”-5.3” = 0.25”) than the DeWalt DCF886, although on the Amazon’s page description says that it is shorter 2mm than previous the DCF886, which would be 0.0787”. This is a reason why it can fit into tight areas.
The DeWalt DCF887 does have 3-speed; module 1 0-1000 rpm, module 2 2800rpm, and module 3 3200rpm. At module 1, speed is low speed and low torque, that can work precision driving with a small fastener and is good for a small machine, wood screws for things like a cabinet, furniture, etc. At module 2 and 3 are faster and higher torque. You can work with bigger screws and even can loosing the lug nut at the highest setting 1825 lbs torque.
At module 3 is highest torque, it is really higher more about 22% powerful than previous model DCF886 (1825 lbs – 1500lbs = 325 / 1500*100 = 21,67%). It is also higher nearly 10% than Bosh IDH182 hybrid impact driver that I wrote before. The DCF887 impact driver can work with deck screws and lug nuts for automotive.
One other hand, The DCF887 features ¼” hex chuck with one- handed loading, and accept to 1” bit tips. It is easy to change tool with grip sleeve. The tool also includes a belt clip.
For me, I like dcf886 with singer variable speed, but I may be hard to find a reason to dismiss the advantage of DCF887. With DCF886, it can be limiting speed when you need to work with less torque, but the DCF887 you can choose which speed level what you want to do. At this time, it is one more option for you that you can choose for your project.
Let us know, what your experience about model DCF887 you want to share?