Milwaukee M12 Fuel 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver (Tool-Only)-2453-20 at The Home Depot
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Model # 2453-20

Internet # 203807361

M12 Fuel 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver (Tool-Only)

Milwaukee M12 Fuel 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver (Tool-Only)

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Model # 2453-20

Internet # 203807361

The M12 Fuel 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver Kit delivers maximum performance in a compact size. This hex impact driver provides up to 3X longer motor life, up to 2X more runtime, and proprietary Milwaukee 2-Mode Drive Control for better control over the power and speed required for specific applications. The Powerstate Brushless Motor outperforms all leading competitors with constant power output, yet runs cooler with no wearable components. The Red Lithium 2.0 Compact Battery Pack (Sold Separately) delivers up to 20% more power and 2X more recharges than standard lithium-ion batteries, as well as best-in-class performance in extreme jobsite conditions. Its reduced size and weight cut down on user fatigue; while the onboard fuel gauge helps you monitor the charge more accurately, so there’s less downtime on the job. Red link Plus intelligence ensures optimized performance and protection from overload, overheating and over-discharge. The M12 Fuel 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver offers fastening speed comparable to 18-volt impact drivers, and 1200 in-lbs of torque. Its compact size and weight allow access to tighter areas and reduce user fatigue. The built-in LED light illuminates work surfaces in dark work spots.

  • Powerstate brushless motor
  • Delivers up to 1,200 in-lbs of peak torque
  • Red lithium battery technology: superior pack construction, electronics, and performance
  • Red link plus intelligence: provides optimized performance and overload protection using total system communication between tool, battery and charger
  • Drive control: two fastening modes provide variable power and speed for precision work and heavy duty applications
  • Includes: (1) 2453-20 1/4 in. Hex impact driver, and (1) belt clip
  • Compatible batteries: compact 1.5 Ah(48-11-2401), compact 2.0 Ah(48-11-2420),extra capacity 3.0 Ah(48-11-2402), extended capacity 4.0 Ah(48-11-2440)
  • Compatible chargers: M12/M18 Multivoltage (48-59-1812), M12 AC/DC (2510-20), M12 30 Min. (48-59-2401)

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Amperage (amps)  Assembled Depth (in.)  1.9 in 
Assembled Height (in.)  6.3 in  Assembled Width (in.)  6.0 in 
Batteries Included  No  Battery Power Type  Lithium Ion 
Battery Size  Lithium Ion  Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed,CSA Listed,ETL Listed 
Charger Included  No  Color Family  Red 
Cordless Tool Type  Impact Driver  Cordless/Corded  Cordless 
Drive Size (in.)  1/4 in. Hex  Impacts Per Minute  3550 
Manufacturer Warranty  5 Year Limited Warranty  Maximum Speed (rpm)  2650 
Power Tool Product Type  Cordless  Product Depth (in.)  1.9 
Product Height (in.)  6.3  Product Weight (lb.)  1.8 lb 
Product Width (in.)  6.0  Reconditioned  No 
Returnable  90-Day  Torque (lb-in)  1200 
Variable Speed  Yes  Voltage (volts)  12 


Rated 5 out of 5 by 11 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Well built, As with all of the milwaukee line of tools, I would have to say that there M12 line is very strong and now with the M12 fuel line there is more power, and with the new two speed option, you don't have to worry about snapping the heads off drywall or 1/4 inch zip screws anymore. I've been a professional for over 10 years now and have owned many different brands of cordless drills, and there are very many good brands out there but I would have to say that milwaukee has proved to be just a little bit better. It fits in your hand very comfortably and with the reversed belt clip that means a whole heck of a lot when working up high on a scissor lift. I do recommend this drill to the professional as well as the Diy'er January 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Goes with me everywhere on the job. I absolutely love this impact. Goes with me in my main tool bag to every service call. I have the M18 Fuel impact as well, but this really does everything I need one to do. Compact, so fits right in my tool pouch. Gobs of power. Will drill when I need it to. Don't let the fact that it's a 12v fool you, it's awesome! April 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great tool It took me a while to make my mind to choose this impact driver out of the 3 impact drivers that Milwaukee has.. Well this is the most powerful .. talking about 1200 lb.ft had the brushless motor that definitely gonna last has a speed selector.. and finally this is the M12 Fuel that runs longer until I need to recharge it and then I got one of the 2 Amps battery that lasts way longer than the 1.5 Amps .... this is my third Milwaukee tool in my collection .. and I don't think I'm gonna switch to a different brand March 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by My Favorite tool I had already purchased a few M12 tools and had the M18 Fuel impact driver and hammer drill, so as soon as they made a Fuel impact in M12 I bought one. It is unbelievably powerful, light weight, comfortable to use and carry, and did I mention powerful. I have been using cordless power tools for over 20 years, have owned and used over 10 brands with voltages up to 36V. This is really my favorite tool. I keep it with me most of the time. I have 6 of the M18 Fuel tools and many other tools in other brands, but unless I am doing something requiring really a lot of power I use the M12 Fuel. February 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Superior Overall Product Used for indoor/outdoor property mngmnt. maintenance & recommended by a pro contractor friend. Power, quality, features & product design aces it's competitors hands down & especially for price. No worries zipping thro' 4" x 6" wood beams using 5/16" x 3-1/2" GRK pro structural screws! Typical sized screws & bolts are a breeze. Big considerations for me were Li - ion power, brushless motor, brand reliability & Milwaukee tool system compatible. If you need a portable & powerful hex impact driver, seriously consider this one! February 25, 2014
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