Milwaukee 2650-21 Review

Milwaukee 2650-21 Cordless Drill

Milwaukee 2650-21 Cordless DrillMilwaukee
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Milwaukee 2650-21 Strengths & Weaknesses:

Design Acceptable Design - 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 1400 in-lbs of torque, about 1% less than the class average. Power can sometimes be traded for weight or cost.
Speed Below Average Speed - Generates up to 2200 RPM, about 14% slower than the average impact driver. The Milwaukee 2650-21 ranks in the bottom 4% of its class for speed.
WeightLight-Weight - Weighs only 3.2 lbs, about 12% lighter than the average impact driver. Ranks in the top 13% of its class for being light-weight.
Battery Below Average Run-Time - Battery endurance is adequate for many work applications, but is 32% less than the class average. Uses Li-ion batteries with a charge rating of 1.5 Ah.
ImpactHigh Impact Rate - Delivers up to 3200 IPM of blows, about 2% higher than the average impact driver. Ranks in the top 40% of its class for impact rate.
User Reviews Less Satisfied Users - 25 users rate this impact driver 3.8 out of 5 stars and are less satisfied with its operation. Users generally rate this driver average to below average.
Power RatioHigh Power-to-Weight - Ranks in the top 15% of its class for power-to-weight ratio, about 15% 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.
Charger Standard Charge Time - The Milwaukee 2650-21 battery charger takes 60 minutes to recharge a battery. Longer charge times are not a big issue if you always have a battery back-up.
Belt HookBelt Hook - Handy feature that allows you to temporarily hang the driver from your belt or a ladder while you're performing other tasks.
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 2650-21 Cordless Drill

Milwaukee 2650-21 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 love this tool. I've been using this tool everyday for three months in an autobody shop.

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

  • Is my first and my last milwaukee tool; the bateries go dead to soon.

  • I would recommend this drill with no hesitaion to anyone that has repetative light duty uses.

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

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

  • Do yourself a favor, buy the DeWalts where all the 18v batts fit all the 18v tools.

Milwaukee 2650-21 Specifications & Features:

Size & Weight 
Weight:3.2 lbs
Length:5-3/4 in
Max Torque:1400 in-lbs
Max Power: 
Impact Rate:0-3200 BPM
No-Load Speed:0-2200 RPM
Motor, Gearbox, & Clutch 
Voltage:18V 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
Cell Type:Li-ion
Charge Rating:1.5 Ah
Charging Time:60 min
Additional Features 
Belt Hook:Yes
Work Light:Yes
Side Handle:No
Fuel Gauge:Yes
Warranty:5 Year Limited

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