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Meet DEWALT’s New 20V MAX* Brushless High Torque Impact Wrench

Three new impact wrenches are ideal for automotive, heavy equipment, and utility install/repair work

DCF899P2_A3When we think about battery-powered tools we don’t have a problem accepting drills, hammer drills, some hand-held saws but “kinda” hesitate when we think about impact wrenches. Personally I always thought that the only way to go with an impact wrench was pneumatic. I do have an electric powered impact wrench but it doesn’t get used too often.

DEWALT recently introduces three new 20V MAX* Brushless High Torque Impact Wrenches. The impact wrenches are available in 1/2 Inch (DCF899) hog ring or detent pin anvils, 3/4 Inch (DCF898) hog ring with retention pin hole anvil and a 7/16 Inch (DCF897) quick release chuck specifically designed for utility applications.

These high-torque impact wrenches feature efficient, brushless motors and with the 5Ah 20V MAX* XR lithium ion battery pack they deliver the power, speed, and extreme runtime required by the professional. The 1/2 Inch (DCF899) hog ring or detent pin anvil impact wrench delivers 700 ft-lbs of max torque and 1200 ft-lbs of max breakaway torque.

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The DCF 899, with its brushless motor delivers power. I had to remove lug nuts on a vehicle that has been sitting for a long time and dreaded the task. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to “test drive” the new DeWalt tool. I was sure I was going to have to resort to using my old extension bar on a lug wrench, break a few knuckles and bless the project with some choice verbiage to get the job done.

The impact wrench fells good when you pick it up. The good-sized grip is designed to fit your hand putting the trigger finger in the right spot for easy on and off. It’s balanced; not clumsy to hold. You don’t have to fight the weight or strain to keep it in the ready-to-use position. Actually it felt like it had been custom made for me – not.

The first surprise came when I squeezed the trigger and the brushless motor “purred” quietly while quickly twisting off the first lug nut, and the second and the third and the fourth and the fifth repeating this exercise three more times and then, and then reversing the process and putting the 20 lug nuts back on each wheel – no drag, no sag no lag.

DCF898P2I reached a conclusion; I wasn’t going to run this wrench down. There was more than enough battery power to see me through the day. I’m sure that some jobs would challenge the battery but not many. Needless to say, the DCF 899 has become my impact wrench of choice; no more electric impact wrench with its cumbersome cord; no more pneumatic impact wrench with its bothersome hose.

With 3 speeds for application-specific control these impact wrenches offer the convenience of cordless technology and save time by eliminating cords and hoses of electric and pneumatic impact wrenches. At 8.9 inches long and just 7lbs each, the impact wrenches get into tight spaces easily and are comfortable to use over extended periods of time on the worksite. These impact wrenches feature LED work lights and provide the durability to stand up to jobsite environments.

Whether it’s automotive, farm, or heavy machinery repair, concrete fastening, road or bridge crews, or elevator and iron workers – on the job, power and portability allow for productivity. The DCF899, DCF897, and DCF898 20V MAX* Brushless High Torque Impact Wrenches are designed for professionals and built Guaranteed Tough® by DEWALT.

Catalog # Description
DCF899P2 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench Kit w. Detent Anvil (5.0Ah)
DCF899P1 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench Kit w. Detent Anvil (Single 5.0Ah Pack)
DCF899B 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench w. Detent Anvil (Bare)**
DCF899HP2 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench Kit w. Hog Ring Anvil (5.0Ah)
DCF899HB 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench w. Hog Ring Anvil (Bare)**
DCF898P2 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 7/16″ Impact Wrench Kit w. QR Chuck (5.0Ah)
DCF898B 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 7/16″ Impact Wrench w. QR Chuck (Bare)**
DCF897P2 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 3/4″ Impact Wrench Kit w. Hog Ring with Retention Pin Anvil (5.0Ah)
DCF897B 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 3/4″ Impact Wrench w. Hog Ring with Retention Pin Anvil (Bare)**

 

*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.

**Bare tool (battery and charger sold separately).

For more information, visit www.dewalt.com

DCF 899 Product Features

  • Up to 700 ft-lbs of max torque and 1200 ft-lbs of max breakaway torque
  • Compact design of 8-13/16″ in length and weighs only 7.2 lbs
  • Multi-speed control for a variety of applications (0-400/ 1,200/ 1,900 RPM)
  • 1/2″ Anvil with detent pin (also available in hog ring)

LED light with 20 second delay for increased visibility

Specifications

No Load Speed 400/ 1200/ 1900rpm
Max Torque (ft-lbs) 700ft-lbs
Impacts/Min 2400ipm
Tool Length 8.81″
Tool Weight 7.2lbs

Warranty Information

This DEWALT® High Performance Industrial Tool comes with a warranty package that includes:

More information on the general DEWALT warranty

DCF899P2 Includes:

  • (1) DCF889 – 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench with Detent Pin Anvil – Tool
  • (2) DCB205 – 5.0 Ah batteries

(1) Multi voltage charger

DEWALT Launches New 20V MAX* Brushless High Torque Impact Wrenches

image001image003Three new impact wrenches are ideal for automotive, heavy equipment, and utility install/repair work

DEWALT introduces three new 20V MAX* Brushless High Torque Impact Wrenches. The impact wrenches are available in 1/2 Inch (DCF899) hog ring or detent pin anvils, 3/4 Inch (DCF898) hog ring with retention pin hole anvil and a 7/16 Inch (DCF897) quick release chuck specifically designed for utility applications.

These high-torque impact wrenches feature efficient, brushless motors and with the 5Ah 20V MAX* XR lithium ion battery pack they deliver the power, speed, and extreme runtime required by the professional.  The 1/2 Inch (DCF899) hog ring or detent pin anvil impact wrench delivers 700 ft-lbs of max torque and 1200 ft-lbs of max breakaway torque.

With 3 speeds for application-specific control these impact wrenches offer the convenience of cordless technology and save time by eliminating cords and hoses of electric and pneumatic impact wrenches.  At 8.9 inches long and just 7lbs each, the impact wrenches get into tight spaces easily and are comfortable to use over extended periods of time on the worksite. These impact wrenches feature LED work lights and provide the durability to stand up to jobsite environments.

Whether it’s automotive, farm, or heavy machinery repair, concrete fastening, road or bridge crews, or elevator and iron workers – on the job, power and portability allow for productivity.  The DCF899, DCF897, and DCF898 20V MAX* Brushless High Torque Impact Wrenches are designed for professionals and built Guaranteed Tough® by DEWALT.  For specific sku, pricing and availability, see the chart below.

Catalog # Description
DCF899P2 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench Kit w. Detent Anvil (5.0Ah)
DCF899P1 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench Kit w. Detent Anvil (Single 5.0Ah Pack)
DCF899B 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench w. Detent Anvil (Bare)**
DCF899HP2 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench Kit w. Hog Ring Anvil (5.0Ah)
DCF899HB 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench w. Hog Ring Anvil (Bare)**
DCF898P2 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 7/16″ Impact Wrench Kit w. QR Chuck (5.0Ah)
DCF898B 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 7/16″ Impact Wrench w. QR Chuck (Bare)**
DCF897P2 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 3/4″ Impact Wrench Kit w. Hog Ring with Retention Pin Anvil (5.0Ah)
DCF897B 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 3/4″ Impact Wrench w. Hog Ring with Retention Pin Anvil (Bare)**

 

*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.

**Bare tool (battery and charger sold separately).

http://www.dewalt.com/Home.aspx

 

DEWALT Introduces New Mechanic Tool Set and Stackable Case System

Product Report Mechanic Tool Set

I don’t know about you but I really hate it when I pick up my tool set, open it and find that I have it “This Side Up,” down and all the sockets, extensions, ratchets come spilling out rolling across the floor or in the dirt.

Well, DEWALT recently introduced a new Mechanic Tool Sets and Mechanic Accessory Tool Sets for professionals.

SONY DSCDEWALT has re-designed the contents of these sets, from ratchets, to sockets, to extenders, and more, for high performance and convenience. And when you open a case the stuff is where it’s supposed to be.

Guaranteed Tough®, the new DEWALT® Mechanics Tool Sets offer a full lifetime warranty including hassle free replacement with next day delivery.

“We are so confident in the performance of each piece of the new Mechanics Tool Sets that we are offering a 24-hour replacement program,” said Rob Ronan, Senior Product Manager. “Where competing set manufacturers promise replacement with proof of purchase at a store, requiring traveling to and from a retail outlet, DEWALT will ship replacement parts direct without proof of purchase for next day delivery if customers call 800-4-DEWALT or go online to the DEWALT customer service website before 3 p.m.”

The new Mechanics Tool Set includes a 168 piece set – model DWMT73803, 142 piece set – model DWMT73802 and 108 piece set – model DWMT73801. The new sets come in durable blow molded, high-quality plastic cases with metal latches that can take a beating while providing protection and organized storage.

The new 72-Tooth Ratchet is ideal for high torque ratcheting and offers 3X longer life cycle versus standard ratchets on average. The 72 teeth allow for slight tightening or loosening in cramped spaces where it is difficult to back up the ratchet. The Ratchet’s 5 degree arc swing and slim head design offer maneuverability in constricted areas

Offering one-hand operation, the new Ratchet features a contoured, ergonomically designed handle with anti-slip grooves for comfort and control. It is made from premium chrome vanadium steel for strength and SONY DSCdurability.

The Ratchet easily connects and disconnects to an extensive range of sockets. Sockets and other pieces in the sets feature knurled rings that help reduce slippage for hand tightening applications. Sockets also features laser etched markings for quick and easy identification.

The 168 piece and 142 piece Mechanic Tool Sets also include new Combination Wrenches with a long-panel forged design for longer reach and leverage. A new Anti-Slip design delivers 400 percent more gripping power by locking the wrench onto the nuts and bolts to help prevent slippage and provide extra torque. The Anti-Slip Design features raised ridges and indented grooves in the mouth of the wrench to provide added grip for grasping nuts and bolts. The Combination Wrenches also features a 15 degree box end offset for knuckle clearance.

A high-end vinyl Grip Bit Driver is included in the sets. This durable driver is designed to reduce slipping and provides maximum comfort.

Unique to mechanic sets are the DEWALT® Removable Accessory Cases of MAXFIT™ screwdriving tips, sleeves, and extenders. The cases can be removed from the set and SONY DSCbrought to the specific application. DEWALT’s MAXFIT™ Screwdriving Bits are made of shock-resistant steel, and feature a precision-milled top for ideal fit in screw heads. Designed for use with the Magnetic Screw Lock™ System, the MAXFIT™ bits allow for a fastener retention solution with every size and type of bit.

Individual pieces of the new DEWALT® Mechanic Tool Sets are also sold separately, totaling more than 450 skus to meet a range of demanding tasks required by mechanics and construction trades.

Stackable Sets With Job-Specific Tools

DEWALT® introduced new Mechanics Accessory Tool Sets in new durable cases. These sets slide into the individual trays that clip together as part of the new DEWALT® ToughSONY DSC Lock Stacking System for secure transport and quick grab and go convenience of hand tools and accessories.

Build your own tool platform for the task at hand with DEWALT’s new Guaranteed Tough® line of Mechanics Tools, including newly designed sockets, ratchets, drivers, wrenches, and more with new and innovative features that give mechanics the edge in on-the-job performance.

For many jobs you don’t need to bring along an entire set of mechanics tools. With the Stackable Sets program you can build your own tool platform, ideal for your specific job, and bring along only the tools you need – in a convenient durable carrying case or set of cases locked together.

The Stackable cases feature durable shatter-resistant transparent lids so it is easy to see inside the case. The cases also feature an injection molded tray which can be removed and stored in DEWALT® roller boxes or DEWALT® Metal Storage chests.

For more information, visit www.dewalt.com

Hilti, Inc. recognized as one of the Best Workplaces on the 2015 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® List

Hilti Logo (CMYK for print)Hilti, Inc. supplier of quality, innovative and specialized tools and fastening systems for the professional user, has been recognized as one of this year’s Best Workplaces and ranked No. 89 on the 2015 Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work for.”

The selection process, created by Great Place to Work®, includes an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about the company programs and practices.  Great Place to Work® then evaluates each application using its unique methodology based on five dimensions:  credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

“Being listed as a great place to work is an honor”, said Cary Evert, Hilti North America President and CEO. “Our culture is at the core of everything we do and I believe this is what makes Hilti a great place to work”.

Hilti was also recognized with a “Great Rated!” designation. This Rating and Review highlights what makes the workplace culture great in areas like professional development and training, company atmosphere, benefits and rewards.

To Hilti these recognitions are evidence of a strong culture and a reflection of the passion that employees bring to work every day.  The commitment to shared values unites Hilti team members and fosters an environment in which innovation and teamwork thrive.

ABOUT HILTI:  Hilti is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of quality, innovative and specialized tools and fastening systems for the professional user. With more than 1,400 highly trained Hilti account managers and engineers throughout North America and an additional 1,100 Hilti employees nationwide, Hilti expertise covers the areas of powder-actuated fastening, drilling and demolition, diamond coring and cutting, measuring, firestopping, screw fastening, adhesive and mechanical anchoring, and installation systems

ABOUT GREAT PLACE TO WORK: Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services and employer branding programs, including Best Companies lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. Great Place to Work®’s Trust Index©, a 58-question employee survey that measures trust, is used around the world to help companies increase the levels of trust across their organizations and improve business results. Annually, Great Place to Work® produces the research for the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and the Great Place to Work® Best Small and Medium Workplaces list. Follow Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

Re-Grip Helps Facilitate OSHA Recommendation And Its Ergonomics Assist With Prevention Of MSDs

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends applying grips on all pneumatic tools for safety “Publication 3080 Hand and Power Tools – Use of heavy jackhammers and other pneumatic tools can cause fatigue and strains. Heavy rubber grips reduce these effects by providing a secure handhold”.  OSHA also states under Construction Safety Orders Article 3 Section 1520 “Hand protection shall be required for employees whose work involves unusual and excessive exposure to physical agents which are encountered and capable of causing injury or impairments”. Subchapter 7 – General Industry Safety orders Article 6 Ergonomics states “Every employer subject to this section shall establish and implement a program designed to minimize RMIs (Repetitive Motion Injuries)”.

Ergonomics has become such an important part of occupational health that the US Department of Labor and OSHA have adopted and drafted an ergonomic standard for general industry.  Even the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) got into the mix issuing the “Simple Solutions Ergonomics for Construction Workers” in 2006 (DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2007-122).

“Ergonomics” is a general term that has different meanings to different audiences. Most often, this term is applied to work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The U. S. Department of Labor defines an MSD as an injury or disorder of the muscles, nerves, tendons, joints, cartilage, and spinal discs. MSDs do not include disorders caused by slips, trips, falls, motor vehicle accidents, or similar accidents. The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes detailed characteristics for MSD cases that resulted in at least one lost day from work.  MSDs accounted for 29 percent of all workplace injuries requiring time away from work in 2007.

Ergonomics is the science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of the working population. Effective and successful “fits” assure high productivity, avoidance of illness and injury risks, and increased satisfaction among the workforce. Although the scope of ergonomics is much broader, the term here refers to assessing those work-related factors that may pose a risk of musculoskeletal disorders and recommendations to alleviate them. Common examples of ergonomic risk factors are found in jobs requiring repetitive, forceful, or prolonged exertions of the hands; frequent or heavy lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying of heavy objects; and prolonged awkward postures. Vibration and cold may add risk to these work conditions.

These US Department of Labor guidelines provide recommendations to help reduce the number and severity of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, increase employer and employee awareness of ergonomic risk factors, eliminate unsafe work practices, alleviate muscle fatigue, and increase productivity.

Re-Grip, Inc. of Lake Elsinore, California has created a solution to minimize safety risk and down time while adhering to OSHA recommendations.  Re-Grip is a universal solution to applying a new handle grip. Significantly improving the few options on the market, Re-Grip uses strong, durable elastic material to provide mechanical and environmental protection while enhancing comfort for the user. It is ergonomic and reduces muscle fatigue while having non-slip properties for better control and safety.

Replacement grips are usually specific to a particular tool or application and difficult to install. This product can fit any handle that is cylindrical or semi-cylindrical. Its applications include tools like hammers and sledges, lawn and garden items like shovels and wheelbarrows, jackhammers and other pneumatic tools, industrial applications like levers and wrenches, everyday household items like brooms and brushes, and so much more. “Its versatility is what makes it so great” says John Vernieu, Co-Founder of Re-Grip, Inc.

With its special patent pending design, Re-Grip is easy for anyone to install. The elastic grip is held extended by an inner coil, forming a tube that fits over the handle. The user simply pulls a tab at the bottom to unwind the coil, allowing the elastic grip to constrict around the handle. The entire process takes seconds. “Having Re-Grips handy on our trucks has been great.  Every time we need a replacement grip on a construction site, we simply grab a Re-Grip and in seconds we are back up and running.  It minimizes downtime while maintaining our safety requirements, which are both critical to any business.” says Jamie Bahr, owner of Inland Valley Pipe Line.

Re-Grip is available in three sizes – with clearance of 1.3”, 1.6” and 2.1” – for application with most types of handles. Length is seven inches but custom lengths are available. Product information is also available at Re-Grip.com.

Go to the web site http://www.re-grip.com and view the install videos it all comes clear.