June 23, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Klein Cordless Power Tools with DeWalt Batteries

Klein Power Tools

Klein Power Tools Fueled by DeWalt

Klein has expanded into the world of battery-operated power tools this year. The Klein catalog now includes a cordless impact wrench and cordless impact driver. Both of the tools, the brand says, are designed to help trade Pros work more efficiently. And what’s more, they run on DeWalt’s tried-and-true 20V Max battery platform.

10-Second Summary

  • Klein Impact Wrench and Impact Driver run on DeWalt’s 20V battery platform
  • 210 ft-lbs of max torque
  • 0-2,200 rpm
  • Brushless motors
  • LED worklight
  • Kits include two 4.0Ah batteries and charger
  • Kit Price: $297.85


The Klein power tools lineup now includes both a compact impact wrench and compact impact driver. Klein’s BAT20CW impact wrench features a 1/2″ square drive with a pin detent. The Klein BAT20CD impact driver features a 1/4″ quick-connect hex chuck. Looking at both tools, the only difference between them appears to be the driver system/chuck.

Both Klein power tools feature a brushless motor that generates up to 210 ft-lbs. of torque. Both give you variable-speed triggers to feather the speed up to 2,200 RPM. Finally, both tools can tap out up to 2,200 IPM (impacts per minute).

These Klein Power Tools share the same compact size profile: 8.7 x 3.1 x 6.5 inches. They also both feature the same safety and convenience features, like an integrated LED work light and a lockout feature.

DeWalt DCF894B vs Klein BAT20CW

Some Pros may wonder why they shouldn’t just get the DeWalt DCF894B vs the Klein BAT20CW impact wrench. The two tools share a similar design and the DeWalt only cost about $40 more. Honestly, it really comes down to whether you want to spend the additional money and need the extra torque. You may also have a better relationship with your Klein dealer than your nearest DeWalt dealer—who knows. The DeWalt DCF894B steps up the torque to 330 ft-lbs and offers three modes to control that torque. If you don’t need it, maybe Klein offers a way to get similar power and results for less money. If it were us, we’d likely stick with Yellow on this one.

DeWalt DCF885B or DCF887B vs Klein BAT20CD

A similar story exists when comparing either the DeWalt DCF885B or DCF887B vs the Klein BAT20CD. If you want to save some money, the DeWalt DCF885B drops your torque down to around 1400 in-lbs but only runs about $129. The DeWalt DCF887B boasts 1825 in-lbs of torque and still only runs $139. It also measures less in length, making it a more compact tool. Our money again probably goes to DeWalt here instead of the Klein power tools.

You can pick up either of the Klein power tools as a bare tool or kitted with two 4.0Ah DeWalt 20V MAX batteries and a charger. The bare tools each run $159.85, while the kits retail for $297.85.

Klein Power Tools Specs

Klein BAT20CW Cordless Impact Wrench

  • Model: Klein BAT20CW
  • Drive: 1/2-inch square drive with pin detent
  • Motor: Brushless
  • Max Torque: 210 ft-lbs
  • Max Speed: 2,200 RPM
  • Impacts per Minute: 0-2,200 IPM
  • Dimensions (LxHxW): 8.7 x 3.1 x 6.5 in.
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs
  • Price: $159.85 (bare tool), $297.85 (kit)

Klein BAT20CD Compact Impact Driver

  • Model: Klein BAT20CD
  • Drive Size: 1/4″ Hex Quick Connect
  • Motor: Brushless
  • Max Torque: 210 ft-lbs
  • Max Speed: 2,200 RPM
  • Impacts per Minute: 0-2,200 IPM
  • Dimensions (LxHxW): 8.7 x 3.1 x 6.5 in.
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs.
  • Price: $159.85 (bare tool), $297.85 (kit)

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of all the battery systems dewalt is the worst. expensive, false marketing (adverised at 12 ah 54v but only 12 ah in 20v max mode? misleading or what), slow charge times. Why? just why? i had dewalt for a bit, hated it so much i got rid of it all and went makita and milwaukee. much better


210 ft-lb is a helluva lot of in-lb!

They should make a Hammer Drill.

Big Richard

I’ll stick with the DCF894 over the BAT20CW, but a 2500 in-lb impact driver with the BAT20CD is pretty appealing.

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