DeWalt's 1,030-lbs.ft. High Torque Cordless Impact is On Sale

David Traver Adolphus
by David Traver Adolphus
dewalt s 1 030 lbs ft high torque cordless impact is on sale

If you know what you’re reading, the name tells you a lot: DeWalt DCF900 20V MAX 1/2-in High Torque Impact Wrench. That’s right, after years of waiting DeWalt has finally added a genuine high-torque cordless impact wrench to their successful mid-torque range (like we use in the AutoGuide Garage). And it’s a beast, rated at 1,030-lbs.ft. of tightening torque and 1,400-lbs.ft. of breakaway torque.

This is the moment where Milwaukee people start yelling that the M18 FUEL 1/2-inch High Torque Impact Wrench claims identical specs. Just one problem: Milwaukee habitually overpromises on torque, and Torque Test Channel only managed to find 778-lbs.ft. in a best-case scenario, instrumented test. Now, that is a lot of torque and it’s currently the most powerful cordless impact available. DeWalt, on the other hand, has generally been much closer to their stated numbers and even exceeded them on occasion, meaning this should end up being the most powerful cordless impact ever made. As with other DeWalts, battery choice will have an effect on output and there are a huge variety of compatible batteries in the DeWalt catalog. You’ll probably want one at least of the 5.0 or 6.0Ah MAX XRs to get the most out of the DCF900. We got the DCF900P1 kit with a 5aH Max XR battery, and a charger.

Known as Bruiser 2, the three-speed* DCF900 will have what they’re calling “Precision Wrench Control,” which we’re assuming is like Milwaukee’s Bolt Removal mode, which drops the RPMs once you’ve broken a nut loose. There are front-mounted LEDs with three brightness settings. Like the Milwaukee, it’s a big tool, weighing 6.4 pounds bare, and just under 10 inches long. That’s an inch-and-a-half longer than the Milwaukee (or a DeWalt mid-torque), and a half-pound heavier. Maybe some of that mass will make it easier to handle than the notoriously violent Milwaukee.

DeWalt tells us it will go on sale in the US at Home Depot by the end of August, and Lowe’s by the end of September. The DC900B bare tool will be $299 (same as Milwaukee), and kits will range between $349 and $599 depending on the batteries and accessories included.


We just got ours and so far it’s living up to the nickname. It’s an absolute beast, with incredible air ratchet-like speed. See below for how much power it really makes. We’ve already noticed it has a four-mode, not a three mode switch. It’s for sale at Amazon.

Torque Test Channel got hold of the DCF900 and the results are in: It's not only the most powerful 1/2-inch cordless impact wrench they've ever tested, but obsoletes most 1/2-inch pneumatic impacts, as well.

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  • Lino Lino on Jul 03, 2022

    Yes! I have the new dcf 891 mid torque much stronger than Milwaukee and was actually considering switching to Milwaukee just for my impact wrenches cause they had more torque numbers and I also love the bolt removal mode and over tightening feature on Milwaukee but Im soooo happy that I now dont have to cause my platform is dewalt and I love my mid torque dcf891 I love the precision wrench mode which is very similar to Milwaukee and I love dewalts mode selector is push button instead of plastic switch feels much more quality built and it has more torque than Milwaukee mid torque now I cant wait to get the new dewalt high torque impact wrench which will have the same torque as Milwaukee and I dont have to switch platforms !!!!! Great job dewalt !!!! I will now have dewalts sub compact, mid torque and high torque impacts !!! All three to get everything I need to get it done !!!!! Cant wait!

  • Mike Mike on Sep 10, 2022

    Where is sale, basically same as milwaukee etc.?