Milwaukee 2650-22 18v Impact Driver

My Rating for the Milwaukee 2650-22 is 4.5 Stars

Milwaukee 2650-22Review Summary: The Milwaukee 2650-22 Compact Impact Driver is a solid well built tool that comes with a five year warranty.


Detailed Review of the Milwaukee 2650-22 18 volt cordless impact driver

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Impacts per Minute (IPM) Grade: Good

The Milwaukee 2650-22 has a top IPM of 3200 IPM. The average top IPM of 18 volt cordless impact drivers is 3016 IPM. An impact driver delivers blows in a rotational way as opposed to a hammer drill which delivers blows into the work. The higher the IPM of a cordless impact driver the faster a screw or bolt will be installed or removed.

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Power Grade: Good

The Milwaukee 2650-22 has a power rating of 1400 in/lbs. The average power rating of a 18 volt cordless impact driver is 1369 in/lbs. The power of a cordless impact driver is measured by torque (inch-pounds). Torque is the measurement of the twisting force the drill applies when started. Power in DeWalt cordless drills is measured in unit watts out(uwo) which measures torque at different drill speeds.

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Speed: Below Average

The Milwaukee 2650-22 has a top speed of 2200 rpm. Higher speeds help you drill holes quicker and cleaner. The average speed of a 18 volt cordless impact driver is around 2518 rpm. For a faster cordless impact driver, check out my review of the Bosch 25618-01 18 Volt Impact Driver. It has a top speed of 2800 rpm.

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Battery Run Time: Good

The battery run time is 2.8 amp hours. The average for 18 volt cordless impact drivers is 2.3 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: Good

The Milwaukee 2650-22 comes with 2 Lithium Ion batteries. Most newer cordless impact drivers 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: Average

The Milwaukee 2650-22 comes with a 60 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: $200-300

Prices may have changed since this review was done. Always check the most recent and best price for the Milwaukee 2650-22 cordless impact driver from multiple stores.

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Tool Weight: Lighter

The Milwaukee 2650-22 weighs 3.5 lbs. The average 18V cordless impact driver weighs about 3.7 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 2650-22 Cordless Impact Driver Strengths

  1. High impact rate
  2. Lighter weight
  3. Longer run time
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Milwaukee 2650-22 Cordless Impact Driver Weaknesses

  1. Less than average speed
  2. Slightly less power

Some other features of the Milwaukee 2650-22 include:

  • Fuel Gauge
  • LED work light
  • Five-year limited warranty
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Reviewed by Jon Sevenson on 7/10/12.

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