DEWALT DCF885C1 Impact Driver Kit Review

The DEWALT DCF885C1 power drill is an advanced power tool with the ability to quickly drill wood and other types of materials in double quick time.

Although it is definitely powerful, it is small and not meant for heavy duty work. It is more of a DIY (Do it yourself) tasks kind of tool. So if you are looking for some power tool to make it easier for you to fix stuff at home, you should definitely check it out.

What’s the price?

The tool has multiple features that make it very convenient to use. For example, it has got LED lights to illuminate the surfaces you will be drilling. It also has a compact design to ensure that you can fit it into tight spaces to drive in your bits and fix the stuff you want to fix. What is even more impressive is the fact that it comes with a fast charger, which will get you ready for work within a couple of minutes.

Read on to find out more about the DEWALT DCF885C1 impact drill, its key features, and its pros and cons.

About The Manufacturer

Probably no other drill manufacturer is as strongly associated with quality as DEWALT. DEWALT is an American company that designs and manufactures its drills and other power tools in the United States. It has been making power tools since 1924 and so you can rightly assume that the manufacturer has the requisite experience needed to make very advanced drills.

Key Features

  • Each package includes the driver, a rechargeable 20V battery, and a fast charger
  • Has strategically placed LED lights to illuminate the surface you are working on without any shadows
  • Good enough for making holes on most materials, driving fasteners, and even auto repairs
  • Reliable construction and materials used; backed by a three-year warranty
  • Has a lightweight and ergonomic design for extended use without fatigue
  • A convenient drill that can be loaded with one hand
  • Compact design for use in tight spaces
  • Accepts 1-inch bit tips


The best thing about the DEWALT DCF885C1 is its torque. Despite its small compact size, it has a good max torque of 1400.0 in-lbs. This maximum torque is good enough for a variety of jobs including drilling holes, fastening bolts, and even auto repair (removing or fixing tires).

The compact size of the DEWALT DCF885C1 drill is also a plus. It makes it easy to operate this device and to put it in places that bigger and corded drills will not fit. The compact size is complemented by the ergonomic design of the handle and the lightweightness of the drill. All in all, these features make it convenient to use this drill convenient to use for long periods of time.

One unique thing that we definitely love about this device is its LED light system. There are obviously many modern drills with LED lights to illuminate the surface being worked on. However, not many have an illuminating system like this one that the surface is properly illuminated without any shadows interfering with the view.


This is not a heavy-duty drill. It obviously does have some very impressive features including a maximum torque of 1400.0 in-lbs but it is just not designed for heavy-duty power and physical demands.

The DEWALT DCF885C1 drill also does not come with a belt clip/ side clip. So if you have a tool belt and you like that macho feeling of having tools and your drill hanging from it ready for action, you will be disappointed. However, the makers of it compensated for the lack of clip with a soft, high-quality case.

Lastly, it does not have variable speeds. However, for the price, this is kind of acceptable. Nevertheless, some buyers may not be impressed by this “flaw.”


The DEWALT DCF885C1 is an impressive tool. It is a great one to have in your toolbox as you can use it for a variety of jobs around the house. This is thanks to the facts that it is ergonomic and has a good maximum torque level. It is also pretty cool in the sense that it comes with a fast charger that ensures your work is only minimally interrupted in case of low battery. Based on these and other previously features we have reviewed, we reckon that this drill is a must-have. 

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  • 20V MAX Battery (1.5 Ah)

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