Milwaukee 2450-22 Review

Milwaukee 2450-22 Cordless Drill

Milwaukee 2450-22 Cordless DrillMilwaukee
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Milwaukee 2450-22 Strengths & Weaknesses:

Design Balance Acceptable - While this driver has one or more design features that received a C rating, it can still be a good choice if that area is not critical to your particular needs.
Power Below Average Power - Delivers up to 850 in-lbs of torque, about 13% less than the class average. Power can sometimes be traded for weight or cost.
Speed Below Average Speed - Generates up to 2000 RPM, about 19% slower than the average impact driver. The Milwaukee 2450-22 ranks in the bottom 18% of its class for speed.
WeightLight-Weight - Weighs only 2.3 lbs, about 20% lighter than the average impact driver. Ranks in the top 37% of its class for being light-weight.
Battery Below Average Run-Time - Battery endurance is adequate for many work applications, but is 15% less than the class average. Uses Li-ion batteries with a charge rating of 1.5 Ah.
ImpactHigh Impact Rate - Delivers up to 3000 IPM of blows, about 2% higher than the average impact driver. Ranks in the top 44% of its class for impact rate.
User ReviewsHighly Satisfied Users - Rated 4.2 of 5 stars by 44 users. Most owners are very satisfied with the performance and value of this impact driver and would recommend it to others.
Power RatioHigh Power-to-Weight - Ranks in the top 34% of its class for power-to-weight ratio, about 6% higher than average. Higher power-to-weight indicates an efficient design.
Gearbox Nylon Gears - Transmission includes at least some nylon gears that may need replacing after years of extended use. A nylon gearbox helps reduce driver weight.
Motor Brushes No External Access - The motor brushes can only be accessed internally by taking the driver apart. While not a common problem, external access makes the replacement job much easier.
WarrantyLonger Warranty - Backed by Milwaukee's limited 5-year warranty. This provides extra protection against potential design defects or premature part failure.
ChargerQuick Charge - The Milwaukee 2450-22 includes a battery charger that will recharge a battery in only 30 minutes. Long charge times are a common complaint with some drivers.
Belt Hook No Belt Hook - Does not include this convenient feature that frees-up both your hands to perform other tasks in-between driving.
Work LightWork Light - Contains an integrated LED work light that illuminates your work area and allows you to clearly see your driving position and progress.
Fuel GaugeFuel Gauge - Equipped with an on-board battery charge indicator that keeps you aware of your remaining battery life. No more dead driver surprises during the middle of a job.

Milwaukee 2450-22 Cordless Drill

Milwaukee 2450-22 User Reviews Highlights

  • Overall this is a great product that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a reasonably priced impact driver for regular home use.

  • I get 5-6 hours out of a battery with regular use sometimes go all day without changing batteries.

  • Definitely feels like a quality tool. Excellent Impact Driver!

  • I'm an electrician and use this tool for tek screws, sheetrock screws, devicing and some small lags.

  • It does not have enough power when compared to the Dewalt 12v dcf series or even the Matco Infinium 10.8V.

  • This is one of my most used tools and I'm very happy with my purchase.

  • I would certainly recommend this item to anyone needing an impact driver in this category of tools.

  • This is my first Milwaukee tool (I own mostly Dewalt) and my first impression is awesome.

  • Other 12v impact drivers have higher RPMs, advertise more torque, are more compact, have a better work light, but none combines all of those things like this tool.

  • I think this is a great tool & I would recommend it.

  • This M12 "light" impact driver is good for its compact size, moderate power and light weight.

Milwaukee 2450-22 Specifications & Features:

Size & Weight 
Weight:2.3 lbs
Max Torque:850 in-lbs
Max Power: 
Impact Rate:0-3000 BPM
No-Load Speed:0-2000 RPM
Motor, Gearbox, & Clutch 
Voltage:12V volts
Speed Capability:1-speed
Variable Speed:Yes
All-Metal Gearbox:No
Auto-Shift Transmission:No
Clutch Settings:N/A
External Motor Brush Access:No
Size:1/4 in
Spindle Lock:Yes
Battery & Charger 
Batteries Included:2 x Compact
Cell Type:Li-ion
Charge Rating:1.5 Ah
Charging Time:30 min
Additional Features 
Belt Hook:No
Work Light:Yes
Side Handle:No
Fuel Gauge:Yes
Warranty:5 Year Limited

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