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Milwaukee Hammer Drill Driver 2411-22

Milwaukee Sub-Compact Hammer Drill Driver Review

Anytime I get the opportunity to review a Milwaukee tool I get excited.   Among my peers it’s a known fact that Milwaukee does not make crap!  They make real deal contractor grade tools.  The Milwaukee Hammer Drill Driver 2411-22 is no exception.

The folks at Milwaukee recently sent me their Sub-Compact Hammer Drill Driver, model #2411-22 to review.

The tool is the first sub-compact hammer drill driver and it arrived at the perfect time since I had a slew or projects I could test it on.

First Impression:

The Milwaukee Sub-Compact Hammer Drill Driver, model #2411-22 comes in a sturdy molded case .  It is 7 – 5/8″ long and weighs 2.8 pounds.  It was super light and really comfortable in my hand.  The weight alone is a huge factor for me and will allow the tool to easily be used overhead or in long reaching applications with less fatigue.

The  Milwaukee 2411-22 had excellent power and speed, with 275 in lbs of torque and 0-400 / 0-1,500 RPM. The 2411-22 has 2 speeds and 3/8″ metal single sleeve ratcheting chuck gripped the driver or dill bit extremely well and never loosened.

An easy to operate switch on top of the tool changes the tools operation from drilling, driving and hammer mode.  A LED light at the tip of the tool worked well and is a feature I’m seeing in all new cordless tools.

The  Milwaukee 2411-22 comes with two Milwaukee M12™ Lithium-ion batteries which is the BEST power source available.  I’m a huge fan of the M12 Lithium-ion batteries.  They have a longer life, are lightweight and consistently deliver powerful battery life.

Many people don’t realize that Lithium-ion batteries maintain consistant power through out the battery charge cycle whereas Ni-Cd batteries loose their power as the battery runs down.

A huge plus for me is lithium-ion batteries are friendlier to the environment than conventional NiCd batteries.  Lithium-ion batteries contain non-hazardous soft metals that are easier to dispose of than NiCd batteries.  Milwaukee’s Lithium-ion batteries are 65% lighter, 50% smaller and store more than 30% more power than “compact” NiCd batteries

The Milwaukee 2411-22 has a “Fuel Gauge”  at the rear of the tool near the handle.  This guage indicates the power status of the battery.  I like this feature as it will allow the user to anticipate charging and help plan the project and eliminate downtime while waiting for a dead battery to charge.

Milwaukee 2411-22 Specifications:

Max Torque: 275 in-lbs
High Speed: 0-1,500 rpm
Low Speed: 0-400 rpm
BPM: 0- 22,500 BPM
Chuck Capacity: 3/8”
Length: 7-5/8”
Weight: 2.8lbs
(2) M12™ Red Lithium Batteries 30 minute charger, and carrying case

Using the Milwaukee 2411-22:

I used the Milwaukee 2411-22 on several jobs and several applications.   I used it as a drill to pre-drill and counter sink  into pressure treated 4×4 and mahogany as  well as drill holes in a masonry wall.  I also used the 2411-22 as a driver to drive 6″ timber lock structural screws in to pressure treated lumber as well as stainless stel screws into Mahogany.  The 2411-22 performed well in all of these applications and I was super impressed at how powerful and how long the battery lasted.  The hammer function was impressive and made drilling into my 10″ concrete shop wall easy.

Having the battery in the handle makes the tool real comfortable to hold but a pain when you want to sit the tool down temporarily while doing other tasks.  this is not a deal killer for me and a small ding on a tool that rocks!

Overall Impression:

The Milwaukee 2411-22 is an all-in-one tool that is a must for contractors, plumbers, electricians, HVAC installers, maintenance technicians, remodelers and serious do-it-yourselfer’s who demand the performance of a corded tool from their cordless  tools.

This is a well rounded, multi-functioning tool that delivers serious power and performance abilities.  If your a contractor, this tool is a no-brainer purchase.  If your a DIYer and want one tool with flexibility and functionality?

How Much And Where To Buy:

The 2411-22 sells for approximately $160.00 here: Milwaukee-2411-22-12-Volt-8-Inch-Hammer 

This review contains my opinion of a product. I take pride in providing my readers with an honest and objective information as well as a practical approach to using a product. I never accept payment in exchange for a positive review. Many of the tools and products are provided to for free by a manufacturer for review.

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