DEWALT Announces 20V XR 1/2″ Mid-Range Impact Wrench with TOOL CONNECT

DEWALT® Debuts TOOL CONNECT™ 20V MAX* XR® 1/2″ Mid-Range Impact Wrench

TOWSON, MD (January 14, 2019) – DEWALT adds to its growing line of 20V MAX* tools with the XR® 1/2″ Mid-Range Impact Wrench featuring the TOOL CONNECT™ system (DCF896). The TOOL CONNECT™ system allows for tool control through its PRECISION WRENCH™ and PRECISION TAP™ control features, as well as a variety of additional customizable settings within the TOOL CONNECT™ app.

The TOOL CONNECT™ 20V MAX* XR® 1/2″ Mid-Range Impact Wrench achieves 0-2000 RPM, 3100 impacts per minute, and a maximum torque of 330 ft.-lbs. in forward and 600 ft.-lbs. in reverse. At only 6.95” in length and 3.48 lbs. (tool only), it’s a compact choice available in both Hog Ring and Detent Pin configurations. This wrench also features an efficient brushless motor, variable speed trigger, convenient belt clip, and bright LED for illuminating low-lit work areas.

A three-part inventory management solution designed to help save time and money, the TOOL CONNECT™ system allows users to manage their tools. Within the TOOL CONNECT™ app, the new PRECISION TAP™ control feature is designed to make tapping threads fast and easy. By adjusting the settings within the TOOL CONNECT™ app, the wrench can automatically alternate between forward and reverse. This keeps rotations consistent and eliminates the need to manually change the tool’s direction and constantly release and re-engage the trigger.

New to PRECISION WRENCH™ control is its auto shut-off feature, in which the tool automatically powers down after impacting for the pre-selected amount of time. This helps keep work consistent by removing variability in the amount of time the user allows the tool to impact, helping to prevent over- or under-tightening. Other features of the TOOL CONNECT™ app include its 10-speed pre-sets available in forward and reverse, which can be selected to account for different fastener sizes and types. Users can also pre-determine their LED brightness and delay.

Available where DEWALT products are sold in early 2019, the TOOL CONNECT™ 20V MAX* XR® 1/2″ Mid-Range Impact Wrench will be available with a Hog Ring anvil, kitted with two 5.0Ah batteries for $439 MSRP (DCF896HP2) and bare** for $239 MSRP (DCF896HB). It’s also available with a Detent Pin anvil, kitted with two 5.0Ah batteries for $439 MSRP (DCF896P2) and bare** for $239 MSRP (DCF896B). Each impact wrench will come standard with a three-year limited warranty, two-year free service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee.

*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.
**Battery and charger sold separately.

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