Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 45
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by squirrel like a magic wand
Milwaukee sub-compact drills are soo small I almost always carry 2 of them, to save time switching between drilling and driving. @1000lbs. torque it doesn't really need more than trigger control, and for the sensitive driving operations I use the 2401-20 1/4 hex compact driver, which has a clutch and only 500rpm and 175 lbs. of torque.
This impact driver has the proper torque to do anything without destroying fasteners and bits, without need for a selector switch.
If I need more power, I will use a larger, higher voltage drill, with 1600 lbs of torque. I went in to get the"Fuel" impact, saw this one on sale for $80 and got it instead. It has exceeded my expectations, the ones I had for the "Fuel"! I love Milwaukee tools addictively, so I may still get that one, but not because I need it, this one does it all. My first use of this kit was driving 6", 3/8th diameter lags into solid timber with no pre-drilling, just yesterday, for a pan tilt camera mount, and let me just say....!!!! Yowza! The 2462-20 Impact driver is pretty quiet, relative to other impacts I've used, and it's really solid and freaky light, and freaky powerful. The collet must be pulled out for both placing and releasing bits, the only negative feature, say compared to the fuel or even the somewhat venerable 2401-20, which feature auto-load collets that really do work perfectly, just insert the bit and it locks automatically.
So that may be a factor for another user looking for a do- it- all drill.
But for me, it isn't a problem because I use the Milwaukee 2401-20 at the same time. It's tough to beat two drills, especially when they are toy sized and monster strong.. This is the world's#2 most Awesome sub-compact impact driver, beaten only by the new fuel version, Milwaukee tools are the best! I am a carpenter- handyman, so I use this impact and the 2401-20 compact driver daily to rapidly assemble
various fabrications made of wood, like cabinets, decks and fences.
March 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by snowbabe Amazing Impact Driver!! (Even for small a woman!!)
The Milwaukee Cordless Impact Driver is amazing! It is lightweight, requires very little pressure to drive a screw in, has a light that shines on the screw for darker corners or for working in low light (see photo), awesome clip to keep it right at your side, recharges the battery quickly, battery stays charged for a very long time, comes with two 12v batteries which allows one to fully charge long before you need it, battery level indicator on side of driver (see photo), has a quick bit release, keeps the bit tight into the deck screw head which prevents slipping and striping, and is a small size for easier portability.
I am a small woman. It is difficult for me to use a heavy drill to drive in screws because I have to put so much of my body weight into the drill to keep the bit from slipping. This becomes almost impossible when working on projects above my head or at odd angles. With the Milwaukee Cordless Impact Driver, I was able to repair my deck with ease. My hands, shoulders, and lower back usually hurt after drilling so much, but I feel great!!
I decided to give the Milwakee Cordless Impact Driver a test. With close supervision, I had my five year old drive a 3 inch screws into a couple 2x4. He was able to do it easily.
The only downside is the noise of the impact driver. It is fine if you are working during the day. If you have grumpy neighbors or a sleeping baby then I don’t suggest using the driver at night.
August 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jack Great Tool!
I actually bought one of these for my son. Upon seeing him using it, I ordered one as well. I use it constantly. Really is much lighter and easier to manuver than a large cordless drill.
February 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brian Best one I've ever had.
It's light and strong. It also holds a charge for an extended am out of time.
December 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Captain M12 Cordless Impact Driver
This Impact Driver Rocks. I use this everyday and put my M18 Volt Impact down for a rest. Perfect size weight and torque for most jobs.
December 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John Love this tool
Bought this tool for myself for home use. It works awesome. I like how this tool works. Very well built, I would highly recommend this tool.
January 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dugg perfect for my 12 volt system
This system is compact and has more power than you can imagine. Great for the homeowner or tradesman
November 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mick Excellent tool!
Great tool for the smaller jobs not needed with an air impact wrench for my son's work!
December 15, 2015