Milwaukee 2462-20 M12 1/4 Hex Impact Driver Review
Once you begin your journey into purchasing power tools, you’ll learn all sorts of things. You’ll learn about tools you never knew existed, ones you never dreamed you would ever have a use for, and some that you will want in your collection because they are simply awesome and will find creative uses for. In the latter group is the Milwaukee 2462-20 M12 Impact driver. This device is a power screwdriver on steroids. How many times have you tried to put a bolt or screw into something and only get so far, no matter how much power you put behind a drill?
However, with this impact driver, when a bolt is stuck, its “impact” mechanism kicks in and pounds the screw, while adding the power of a hammer and locking pliers. The impact keeps the bit rotating, making the troublesome bolt go all the way into whatever material you are working on. Read on to find more about this impact driver.
Full Power in a Compact Size
The 2462-20 is a part of the Milwaukee M12 Subcompact system family (more on this later). This impact driver weighs only 2.3 pounds, measuring 8 inches by 5 inches by 16 inches, so it is a very portable device. It is also easy to keep, thanks to its built-in belt holder, which many users love. While it’s a compact unit, it offers you 1,000-inch pounds of torque, a top RPM rating of 2,500, making it powerful especially once you consider that it runs on 12-Volt RedLithium batteries.
Milwaukee RedLithium Battery
Speaking of volts, this tool runs on Milwaukee’s RedLithium battery, which is used in most Milwaukee tools. According to the manufacturer, the battery offers you 80 percent more runtime and takes more recharges than any other Lithium-ion battery in its range, something you will really appreciate when working.
Plus, the manufacturer has integrated its “Redlink Intelligence” system into this model, adjusting the power used by the driver based on information received regarding what the driver is doing, translating to longer battery life and reducing chances of battery overload or motor burnout.
Part of a Team
Milwaukee has a tool line called M12 Cordless System. This line of cordless compact power tools focuses on convenience, power, and durability. The M12 line has over 60 tools in the lineup, making it one of the most extensive sub-compact cordless systems currently on the market, plus it’s the number one sub-compact system. This unit is a bare tool, meaning you only get the tool and you will need to purchase the batteries and charger separately.
The best thing about the M12 collection is that all the included tools use the same batteries, so if you have a shop full of these Milwaukee tools, the fewer batteries you’ll need to buy. Just think about it, you’ll no longer have to hunt around for the right battery!
The pistol grip on this Milwaukee model is ergonomically designed to fit into your hand snugly so that you can use it the whole day without fatigue, and more control over the tool. The top handle is slimmed down to make it stronger. In addition, the manufacturer made sure that there was balance when creating the machine, so it’s not too back or front heavy.
Milwaukee 2462-20 M12: The Final Blow
The Milwaukee 2462-20 M12 Impact driver offers you the benefit of power without weighing you down. The ergonomic design makes the tool extremely easy to handle, while the belt clip makes it even easier to carry around. If you appreciate the power of an impact driver, but looking for something that’s portable with excellent battery life, this device is perfect for you.