Milwaukee 2601-22 18V Cordless Drill

My Rating for the Milwaukee 2601-22 is 3.75 StarsMilwaukee 2601-22 18V Cordless Drill

Review Summary: The Milwaukee 2601-22 is a tough, light weight drill with a very fast battery charger. It also comes with a 5 year warranty.


Detailed Review of the Milwaukee 2601-22 18 volt cordless drill

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Power Grade: Below Average

The Milwaukee 2601-22 has a power rating of 400 in/lbs. The average power rating of 18 volt cordless drills is 450 in/lbs. The power of a cordless drill is measured by torque (inch-pounds). Torque is the measurement of the twisting force the drill applies when started. If you are interested in a cordless drill with more power, check out the Makita LXFD01CW. It has a maximum torque of 480 in/lbs. You can learn more by reading my complete review of the Makita LXFD01CW 18V Cordless Drill.

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Speed: Below Average

The Milwaukee 2601-22 has a top speed of 1400 rpm. Higher speeds help you drill holes quicker and cleaner. The average speed of 18 volt cordless drills is around 1525 rpm. If you are interested in a cordless drill with more speed for drilling clean holes, check out the Bosch DDS180-02. It has a top speed of 1700 rpm. You can learn more by reading my complete review of the Bosch DDS180-02 18 Volt Li-Ion Cordless Drill.

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Battery Run Time: Below Average

The battery run time is 1.4 amp hours. The average for 18 volt cordless drills is 1.6 amp hours. The ampere-hour rating (Ah) gives you an idea of how long your battery will last between charges. A 3Ah will last 3 times longer than a 1Ah battery.

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Battery type and quantity: Average

The Milwaukee 2601-22 comes with 2 Lithium Ion batteries. Most newer cordless drills have 2 Lithium batteries included. Lithium are lighter , can hold a charge longer, and are more environmentally friendly than older NiCd batteries.

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Charger: Very Good

The Milwaukee 2601-22 comes with a 30 Minute charger. The best chargers offer less than 1 hour charging and a maintenance mode that can extend the life of the battery.

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Price Range: $100-200

Prices may have changed since this review was done. Always check the most recent and best price for the Milwaukee 2601-22 cordless drill from multiple stores.

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Tool Weight: Lighter

The Milwaukee 2601-22 weighs 3.8 lbs. The average 18V cordless drill weighs about 4.0 lbs. Tool weight comes into play when you use it for extended periods of time or you hold it in awkward positions.

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Milwaukee 2601-22 Cordless Drill Strengths

  1. Compact size allows users to fit into tight spaces
  2. Lighter weight with Li-ion batteries
  3. 30 minute battery charger
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Milwaukee 2601-22 Cordless Drill Weaknesses

  1. Slightly low battery run time
  2. Slightly lower power

Some other features of the Milwaukee 2601-22 include:

  • 5 Year Warranty
  • Depth Gauge Rod
  • On Board Bit Storage

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Reviewed by Jon Sevenson on 11/23/2011.

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