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Milwaukee M12 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/4 in. Ratchet (Tool-Only)
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Milwaukee

M12 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/4 in. Ratchet (Tool-Only)

  • Maximizes performance, portability and productivity
  • Withstands daily jobsite wear and tear for years of reliable use
  • Part of the M12 System, featuring over 70 tools
$10900 /each
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Product Overview

  • Maximizes performance, portability and productivity
  • Withstands daily jobsite wear and tear for years of reliable use
  • Part of the M12 System, featuring over 70 tools
Compact and powerful, the Milwaukee M12 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/4 in. Ratchet (Tool-Only) is only 10-3/4 in. long and weighs only 1.9 lbs., making it an ideal fastening solution for automotive mechanics and maintenance and repair professionals who demand maximum performance, portability and productivity. The compact low profile head and cordless design allow easy accessibility into the tightest of spaces or engine bays, while the powerful 12-Volt motor produces up to 30 ft./ lbs. of torque and 250 RPM, for all the power and speed of a pneumatic ratchet without the hassle of an air hose. Featuring a variable speed metal trigger and reinforced steel housing for ample control and durability, this ratchet can withstand daily jobsite wear and tear for years of reliable use.
  • Compact low-profile head design for easy use in tight spaces
  • Powerful 12-Volt motor delivers up to 30 ft./ lbs. of torque
  • Superior fastening speed at 250 RPM
  • Variable speed metal trigger for greater control
  • On-board fuel gauge displays remaining run time
  • Built-in LED Light illuminates work area
  • Reinforced steel housing for added durability and strong cranking force
  • Includes: M12 cordless 1/4 in. lithium-ion ratchet (2456-20)
  • Compatible with all M12 batteries
  • Part of the M12 cordless system of 90+ tools
  • 5-year limited tool warranty
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

Compact and powerful, the Milwaukee M12 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/4 in. Ratchet (Tool-Only) is only 10-3/4 in. long and weighs only 1.9 lbs., making it an ideal fastening solution for automotive mechanics and maintenance and repair professionals who demand maximum performance, portability and productivity. The compact low profile head and cordless design allow easy accessibility into the tightest of spaces or engine bays, while the powerful 12-Volt motor produces up to 30 ft./ lbs. of torque and 250 RPM, for all the power and speed of a pneumatic ratchet without the hassle of an air hose. Featuring a variable speed metal trigger and reinforced steel housing for ample control and durability, this ratchet can withstand daily jobsite wear and tear for years of reliable use.

  • Compact low-profile head design for easy use in tight spaces
  • Powerful 12-Volt motor delivers up to 30 ft./ lbs. of torque
  • Superior fastening speed at 250 RPM
  • Variable speed metal trigger for greater control
  • On-board fuel gauge displays remaining run time
  • Built-in LED Light illuminates work area
  • Reinforced steel housing for added durability and strong cranking force
  • Includes: M12 cordless 1/4 in. lithium-ion ratchet (2456-20)
  • Compatible with all M12 batteries
  • Part of the M12 cordless system of 90+ tools
  • 5-year limited tool warranty
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.76
Product Height (in.)
10.47
Product Width (in.)
3.94

Details

Batteries Included
No
Battery Amp Hours
0.0
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
12-volt
Charger Included
No
Color Family
Red
Cordless Tool Type
Specialty
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Number of Batteries Included
0
Product Weight (lb.)
1.81lb
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes
Voltage (volts)
12

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed,ETL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
5 Year Limited Tool Warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.76
Product Height (in.)
10.47
Product Width (in.)
3.94

Details

Batteries Included
No
Battery Amp Hours
0.0
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
12-volt
Charger Included
No
Color Family
Red
Cordless Tool Type
Specialty
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Number of Batteries Included
0
Product Weight (lb.)
1.81lb
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes
Voltage (volts)
12

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed,ETL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
5 Year Limited Tool Warranty

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Questions & Answers

Does this tool come with a warranty? if so how long of a warranty

Asked by: Franky
Company states no registration required and five years either from receipt which is better since may not have been sold for a period of time from manufacture or date code which is part of the serial number which starts from date of manufacture . Beware serial number wipes off of sticker quickly so unless receipt provided no warranty see my review. Remove sticker from tool on purchase and preserve especially if it was a gift with no receipt.
Answered by: tech54
Date published: 2017-09-02

If used to break a fastener loose, is the a torque release mechanism preventing it?

Asked by: Frank
Switch towards the paddle locks it and prevents motorized operation ratchet is now however a mechanical ratchet. Because of body constuction [plastic] probably only useful to about 40 foot pounds then body twists increasing possibility of motorized malfunctions.
Answered by: tech54
Date published: 2017-08-18

Why is the 1/4" ratchet $30.00 more than the 3/8" ratchet?

Why is the 1/4" ratchet $30.00 more than the 3/8" ratchet?
Asked by: Adam
Same tool different drive mechanism which I suppose allows the stated 5 foot pound difference. 1/4 drive just more popular so market driven supply and demand.
Answered by: tech54
Date published: 2017-08-18

Does this come with a charger and Batt. if not how much are they ? and model # for them

Asked by: JD
No, the batteries are sold separately. A two pack of batteries is sold on the website for under $60.00
Answered by: tthed
Date published: 2015-09-17
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Customer Reviews

M12 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/4 in. Ratchet (Tool-Only) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 103.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a battery powered 1/4" ratchet wrench. The wrench has enough power to extract most bolts ... This is a battery powered 1/4" ratchet wrench. The wrench has enough power to extract most bolts and nuts that will fit into a 1/4" drive socket (i.e., 5mm to 13 mm or 1/4" to 1/2" sockets). If electric power will not break the nut or bolt free, the manual ratchet will do the job. Electric power is normally adequate to take the bolt or nut off once it is freed. Naturally, the wrench usually has a problem freeing larger nuts and bolts (i.e., 14mm, 15mm, 9/16" and 5/8" sockets), but it has enough power to move the nuts and bolts once they are free. The 3/8" version of this tool has more power, but the head with a 3/8" to 1/4" adapter and socket is too long to access many areas. My primary complaint is physical size. This ratchet is bigger than an air powered wrench. That is, this wrench is longer and larger in diameter. Given that the motor has plenty of power; a smaller model should be possible. I compare this wrench to my electric toothbrush and believe an engineer could build a better electric ratchet wrench. My secondary complaint is that there is no provision to lock sockets onto the wrench. During the first 10 uses of the wrench, I dropped two (2) sockets. My manual ratchets and extensions all lock the sockets so that they cannot drop. A wrench this expensive should lock onto the sockets. My third complaint is that the wrench has too much power to start nuts and bolts. Unless you are willing to risk cross-threading, nuts and bolts must be started manually and then tightened with the wrench. The alternative that I use is to start nuts and bolts with a 4.2-volt, adjustable torque, low power electric screwdriver and then use the electric ratchet wrench to tighten. It means changing tools and swapping sockets and is a hassle that should not be needed. A "low power" switch or setting should be easy to add and is a requirement. My final complaint is that the LED illuminates the socket instead of the work. When I am using the wrench in a tight space, I want to see the head of the bolt or nut as well as the end of the socket – especially deep sockets. The LED used in this wrench has such a tight beam that I cannot see well enough to get the socket onto the nut or bolt.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK for the price but not recommended for the warranty policies. Unable to register on purchase we... OK for the price but not recommended for the warranty policies. Unable to register on purchase website states not needed will use date code if no receipt provided. Serial number which has a portion used for date code gets wiped out from normal use under one year and only other warranty possible is with receipt if they can't read it on the tool (included box with serial number not sufficient). Mine lost it's socket retention ball at one year old (no abuse) and no help from company except pay for repair. Suggest scanning receipt when purchased and remove Milwaukee sticker off of tool and store to preserve serial number(date code) for warranty purposes. No five years as advertised for me though.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for the money Good tool, competitively priced. I would recommend it for a fellow craftsman so long as it remains at a decent price. The day retailers decide to increase the cost, all bets are off and I go to the competition. We will see how it holds up with quality. Would have been nice to come with a battery for the cost, but it is expected nowadays I guess.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Worked Well till it didn't. I purchased this cordless ratchet 8 months ago and use it every day at work. It worked well and did everything that I asked of it. But after a few months it started slipping out of gear and now it just doesn't work anymore. Phoned repair depot and parts are months away and he has a box of them waiting for parts. Not a good sign.
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I work on jets in the airline industry and this tool is a knuckle saver in many of those hard to ... I work on jets in the airline industry and this tool is a knuckle saver in many of those hard to reach areas on the aircraft. It has tremendous torque and makes many jobs much easier than with a standard ratchet and socket. This tool has become a must have in a majority of my crews tool boxes. Thank you Milwaukee!
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is one of my favorite tools to use when... This is one of my favorite tools to use when I'm in those hard to reach area's! Great breakaway torque and reliable tightening torque that won't leave you second guessing if you've left it loose. For your small jobs it's the best 1/4 ratchet ,in my opinion, in the market.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tool works great. I like the small head of the tool. Makes it easy to fit into tighter spaces. To... Tool works great. I like the small head of the tool. Makes it easy to fit into tighter spaces. Torque is slightly less than desired but head does function as regular ratchet to allow user to break fasteners free and then zip them off using tool.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Was unable to order tool online. When I tried to... Was unable to order tool online. When I tried to check out said can't ship to Hawaii. After a lot of frustration I went in to the store. They were very helpful and was able to order the tool. Shipped right to my house. Love this tool.
Date published: 2017-05-02
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