Milwaukee 2450-22 12v Impact Driver

My Rating for the Milwaukee 2450-22 is 4 Stars

Milwaukee 2450-22Review Summary: The Milwaukee 2450-22 12-volt Impact Driver has a high impact per minute rate to go along with its 5 year warranty.


Detailed Review of the Milwaukee 2450-22 12 volt cordless impact driver

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Impacts per Minute (IPM) Grade: Good

The Milwaukee 2450-22 has a top IPM of 3000 IPM. The average top IPM of 12 volt cordless impact drivers is 2955 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: Below Average

The Milwaukee 2450-22 has a power rating of 850 in/lbs. The average power rating of a 12 volt cordless impact driver is 981 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. If more power in a cordless impact driver is what you are looking for, you may be interested in the DEWALT DC845KA 12-Volt Impact Driver. It has a power rating of 1150 in/lbs.

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Speed: Below Average

The Milwaukee 2450-22 has a top speed of 2000 rpm. Higher speeds help you drill holes quicker and cleaner. The average speed of a 12 volt cordless impact driver is around 2423 rpm. For a faster cordless impact driver, check out my review of the Porter-Cable PC120IDK-2 Impact Driver. It has a top speed of 2900 rpm.

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Battery Run Time: Average

The battery run time is 1.5 amp hours. The average for 12 volt cordless impact drivers is 1.5 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 2450-22 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: Excellent

The Milwaukee 2450-22 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 2450-22 cordless impact driver from multiple stores.

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Tool Weight: Very Light

The Milwaukee 2450-22 weighs 2.3 lbs. The average 12V cordless impact driver weighs about 2.8 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 2450-22 Cordless Impact Driver Strengths

  1. High impact rate
  2. Very light
  3. Fast battery charger
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Milwaukee 2450-22 Cordless Impact Driver Weaknesses

  1. Below average power
  2. Below average speed

Some other features of the Milwaukee 2450-22 include:

  • Fuel Gauge
  • LED work light
  • Five-year limited warranty
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Reviewed by Jon Sevenson on 9/6/12.

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