Milwaukee M12 Cordless Multi-Tool

By Robert Robillard on Tool Reviews

Milwaukee M12 Multi-Tool Kit Review 2426-22


Milwaukee recently sent me their Milwaukee M12 Cordless Multi-Tool 2426-22 to evaluate and review.

Multi-tools are nothing new as many other companies have been making them recently but I was curious to see what Milwaukee did with theirs.
Milwaukee has a great reputation for making quality contractor grade tools.

First Impression:

I immediately liked how the Milwaukee M12 Cordless Multi-Tool felt in my hand. The tool is 11 inches long and is super light at 2.1 pounds, which is probably due to the fact that Milwaukee uses their M12 lithium-ion batteries in the tool.

The M12™ Cordless Multi-Tool is a versatile job-site tool that allows it’s user a variety of applications: flush or plunge cuts, removing grout or grinding thin set, sanding or scraping.
Some nice features include a rubberized hand grip and a built-in battery gauge to keep the using abreast of the remaining battery run time. A 12-speed dial allows a user to dial the tool speed from 5,000 and 20,000 oscillations per minute.


  • Voltage 12V
  • Variable Speed 12 Settings
  • OPM 5,000 – 20,000
  • Accessory Adapter Included Yes
  • On Board Fuel Gauge Yes
  • Battery REDLITHIUM™
  • No of Batteries
  • Included (2) M12™ REDLITHIUM™ Batteries
  • Charge Time 30 Min
  • Length 10-7/8 in
  • Tool Weight 2.1 lbs

What’s In The Box:

• 2426 M12 Multi-tool
• Adapter
• Wood Cutting Blade
• Sanding Pad
• (5) Assorted Sanding Sheets
• (2) M12 REDLITHIUM™ Batteries
• 30-Minute Charger
• Contractor Bag

Using the M12™ Cordless Multi-Tool:

This tool came with two batteries which I liked. The batteries take approx. 30 minutes to charge.
I found the M12™ Cordless Multi-Tool easy to use. It was not as powerful as a corded multi-tool but still had enough power to get a job done. It cut quickly and accurately in drywall, plastic and wood, and sanded extremely well.

The battery lasted approximately 22 minutes on continual use which is a ton of time for a cordless multi-tool. If you palm on working longer than that I suggest using a corded tool. Convenience is key here.

Overall Impression:

I liked that the M12™ Cordless Multi-Tool has a metal interface with 8 cogs that allowed me to rotate the cutting, scraping and sanding accessories 360 degrees for complete application access and versatility.I found this tool light and easy to use. I reach for it often!

I’m not a fan of the wrench required to change the accessories.  It seems that every multi-tool with the exception of Fein uses a tool to change their accessories.  My guess that that the Fein tool free accessory change system is patented.

This Milwaukee 12V cordless oscillating tool is ideal for remodelers, flooring contractors, maintenance repair technicians, and electricians that tackle awkward applications on job-sites.  It sells for $149.00 online here:  Milwaukee-2426-22-12V-Cordless-Multi-Tool

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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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor

Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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