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New Dewalt ATOMIC Brushless Impact Wrench

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Here is an early look at the new Dewalt 20V Max ATOMIC Series 3/8″ impact wrench, model DCF923B.

Judging from the emails and messages I have received so far, I know this is high up on many of your wishlists. Thank you to everyone who has written in with tips and questions!

Several retailers have now published product details, but Dewalt has not yet officially announced the new impact. This is a developing story and I will update this post as more information becomes available.

Dewalt DCF923B Atomic Impact Wrench used on Car Truck Wheel

From the product images, the new Dewalt DCF923B 3/8″ impact wrench has a somewhat stubby form factor, with relatively short length.

Dewalt DCF923B Atomic Impact Wrench Used for Automotive Fastening Task

Despite being compact in size, the new Dewalt Atomic impact wrench is not small on power, delivering up to 300 ft-lbs (3,600 in-lbs) of max torque*.

(*Specs are subject to change.)

If accurate, the new Dewalt Atomic impact wrench DCF923 would absolutely demolishes the performance of the brand’s compact 3/8″ impact wrench (DCF890) and even come close to the rated performance of their 1/2″ mid-range impact (DCF894).

In the above images, the new Atomic impact is paired with Dewalt’s oil-resistant 5.0Ah battery pack (DCB205G).

Dewalt DCF923B Atomic Impact Wrench Speed Settings

The impact wrench features 4 speed settings, as well as LED brightness control settings.

The settings include two speed and torque modes, plus a Timber Screw mode (and lag screws I’m guessing), as well as a Precision Wrench Control feature.

In Dewalt’s brushless impact wrenches, the Precision Wrench Control mode usually has two operating modes – it helps to prevent overtightening in the forward direction and fastener run-off in the reverse direction.

Dewalt DCF923B Atomic Impact Wrench with Rubber Boot

It looks like an optional rubber boot will also be available.

Dewalt DCF923 Features & Specs

  • 3/8″ drive with hog ring anvil
  • 300 ft-lbs max torque
  • 450 ft-lbs max breakaway torque
  • 4 speed settings
  • LED worklight with brightness controls

I don’t have high confidence in the speed and impact specs I’ve been seeing, although the torque specs have been consistent across the several retailer product listings I’ve seen.

Dewalt recently launched new 12V Max Xtreme brushless impact wrenches (DCF903, DCF901).

And, let’s not forget about the new new Dewalt Atomic brushless impact driver (DCF850) that is also launching soon.

Several recent Dewalt 20V Max Atomic Series cordless power tools strongly resemble 12V Max Xtreme SubCompact Series counterparts, but that’s certainly not the case here.

Dewalt has changed things up with the Atomic series, with new tools that really drive the “Atomic = compact but powerful” point home. The next couple of months are definitely going to be very exciting.

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