Milwaukee 2460-21 M12 Cordless Lithium Ion Rotary Tool Review
The Milwaukee brand is known for their high quality tools and products. They are one of the most popular brands among professionals, hobbyists, and anyone else who needs professional grade tools at affordable prices. These days it seems like every home or small business owner wants a good set of hand tools to do basic household tasks such as cutting up vegetables, chopping wood, etc..
However, many times these types of tools are expensive and not always available in your area.
So what’s a person to do?
Well there are several options but if you’re looking for something simple and cheap then the Milwaukee brand is probably going to be your best bet.
One of the reasons why I chose to test out the Milwaukee brand was because they have been around for so long and their products are widely recognized by professionals and enthusiasts alike. So when I heard that they were releasing a new line of cordless tools, I figured it would be worth checking out. One thing that caught my eye right away was the price point.
At just $29.99 (regularly $49) for a single battery powered model, it seemed pretty reasonable! Of course there are other cordless models out there that are less expensive but they typically don’t have the same capabilities, and don’t last as long either. So for the sake of this review I decided to try out the smallest, lightest, and cheapest model just to see if they were all they were cracked up to be.
The Model 2460-21
When I got my hands on the tool it was a lot lighter than I thought it would be. It only weighs about 2 lbs and is made of hard plastic with a metal drive mechanism. It has a forward/reverse control, a variable speed trigger, and comes with a standard array of attachment bits.
In my box I got a straight bit, a Phillips head screwdriver bit, a cutting blade, and a grinding stone bit. The bits are stored in the rear of the tool in a removable tray.
The unit takes a standard M12 battery (like those used in drills and other cordless tools) and has a built in fuel gauge which is pretty cool. It has a nice grip to it and doesn’t fatigue your hands like other budget models do. The bits change quickly and easily and so far I haven’t had any problems with driving or drilling.
It actually works really well for the price!
So what’s the catch?
Well, the only thing I can really find wrong with this tool is the battery life. It only gets about 10 minutes of run time and takes an hour to recharge which makes it pretty impractical for bigger jobs. That’s where the more expensive models come in, they use normal Milwaukee M12 batteries which are a little more expensive but you get about 4 times the run time so its well worth it if you’re doing an all day job.
Other than the battery life, this is a great little cordless tool! It is lightweight and easy to use for smaller drilling and cutting jobs. It’s perfect for around the house, hobby work, or on the job site if you just need something light and inexpensive.
The Good: Inexpensive, high quality, lightweight, built in fuel gauge.
The Bad: Short battery life.
The Bottom Line: For the price, you can’t go wrong. It works really well for what it was designed to do and will save you a lot of time and effort.
All in all, this is a great little cordless tool and definitely worth adding to your collection if you don’t already own one!
You can get more information about Milwaukee’s cordless line of tools here.
You can also take a look at the Milwaukee Power Tools website here.
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