TESTED BY: Jeff G. Holt
The DCF883 is the codename for one hell of a cordless wonder tool. A Lithium Ion powered 20-volt battery controls this compact-sized and rather lightweight (3.4-pound) tool. To tell you the truth, I was not too hip on cordless impacts until I cam across this unit and it made me a convert due to its 1,560lb-in/130lb-ft capability. I also liked the 3/8-inch hog ring anvil drive that made changing out sockets a thing of ease. Having this driver handy made removing the Loctite’d OEM bolts on my bagger a breeze and I didn’t have to torque every single bolt to red-hot like I do while using handtools.
The DCF883 is a workhouse, but also has a few bells and whistles, such as three separate LED lights that have a 20-second delay after the trigger is released. The other is a battery fuel gauge with three LED lights that lets a person know when the battery is going to die. These features are cool, but not needed and I’m not going to lie to you all fine folk, I did use them more and more with time.