DeWALT 3 Speed Impact Driver

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An Impact Driver is an extremely handy tool to have around for fasteners.  They are powerful and can pretty much handle any fastening job.  One of the reasons they are so powerful is because of their design and how they work.  An Impact Driver has a spring-driven mechanism that delivers rotational striking blows once the torque becomes too great for the motor alone.  So that is why so many people will use an Impact Driver over a drill for fastening.  This brings me to the 1/4 in. DeWALT 3 Speed Impact Driver.

DeWALT 3 Speed Impact Driver Overview

When it comes to power, speed, and comfort, a lot of people go with the DeWALT Impact.  Time and time again we hear how much people like the drill/drive and Impact tools from DeWALT as they are powerful and reliable.  While this isn’t a combo kit with the drill, this is a combo kit for the impact driver that includes two 5.0 Ah batteries, a charger, and a tool bag.

DeWALT 3 Speed Impact Driver Features

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The DeWALT (DCF845P2) is designed around a brushless motor that delivers 1825 in-lbs of max torque with a no-load speed of 3400 rpm and an impact rate of 4200 ipm.

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The impact driver is powered by a single DeWALT battery that also has an onboard battery status indicator.


On the base of the impact, a user can use the slider switch to change between three different speeds.


The handle has a rubber overmold grip for comfort.


This impact driver offers variable speed control, and a push switch to change between forward and reverse.


The tool is designed with a metal 1/4 in. quick-connect hex chuck.


For those dark areas, DeWALT built in three bright LED lights that turn on once the trigger is engaged.

DeWALT 3 Speed Impact Driver Performance

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This impact driver is powerful. We used it to get into some tight spots on Dan’s truck like under the dash and installing mud flaps on his truck.

We have been using this DeWALT Impact for a while and every time it performs.  It doesn’t matter if you are sinking large lag screws or small fasteners, this tool has always been great for us.  Long run times, comfortable and dependable.

DeWALT 3 Speed Impact Driver Value

You can pick up this combo kit on Amazon for $336.  For me, I think this is a great buy.  First, you are getting into a reliable line that offers a wide range of other 20V tools.  Most importantly this driver is fast, powerful, long-running, and extremely comfortable.  So if you are using this all day long, it doesn’t wear on you as other impacts can.

DeWALT 3 Speed Impact Driver Wrap Up

The bottom line, this is a great setup for the price.  You get two 5.0 Ah batteries which means you can buy other DeWALT 20V tools as bare tools and save some money.  This Impact Driver is fast, powerful, and will hold up even under extreme conditions.  If you are invested in DeWALT 20V or just looking for a great impact driver, this is one to consider.

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