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If there's a thread on this, I didn't see it. That could be due to old age though.
I wanted to get your guys thoughts on the Milwaukee 2453 impact. It seems like it would be a really good tool The specs are great (some are barely below some 18v impacts).

How is real world performance?
 

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Moze said:
If there's a thread on this, I didn't see it. That could be due to old age though. I wanted to get your guys thoughts on the Milwaukee 2453 impact. It seems like it would be a really good tool The specs are great (some are barely below some 18v impacts). How is real world performance?
i just bought this bad boy last week and I LOVE IT!!!! Super powerful I carry it around in my bags all the time. I've been running 3" deck screwed for blocking and it doesn't hesitate. I got and oscillating saw for free through cpo and that's sweet for the occasionally small cuts.
 

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The Specs are pretty damm good.

I've been hemming and hawing at this choice myself.
Given the 2, if a 18 or 12 was laying around, I'll grab the 18.

Want to add a 12 just for overhead work, etc. Can't justify the costs for the kit....at almost $300 for the kit bundle. I suppose bare tool is a option...but I want those XC batteries if I'm going 12V
 

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very soon, my m18 will be old technology.....so I won't have to worry about anyone stealing it..... :D
 

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It looks nice but sub compact drills and impacts fall into a category that doesn't interest me. I'd rather just carry one mid sized cordless drill/impact kit and use it for everything.
 

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I have the Bosch 12v Impact, and find it very useful. Great for tight spaces! The first time I used it was to replace drawers and drawer slides in an existing kitchen. Starting the small screws with a drill was hopeless. My 18v M18 impact didn't fit real well, and was more power than I needed. The little Impactor was perfect! I use it all the time for installing hardware now. I wouldn't mind picking up the Milwaukee version, as I have a lot of their 12V line.
 

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It's a little power house. We have 3 of them. Our 18 volt fuels get used way more but those little 12's are handy devils. I carry one in my pouch when framing for those odd instances I just have to use a screw.
 

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Thanks for all of the responses.

I ordered the 2453 impact kit (impact, two 2.0 batteries, charger and case) off Home Depot's website and opted for the free 2408 hammer drill. Came to about $179 or so with tax. Really looking forward to trying it out.

I have a slew of DeWalt 20v stuff but am putting together a separate toolbox (the DeWalt Tough Box & cart) that will hold 95% of all of the tools I need on most jobs. So instead of going through my truck and the Veto Pro Pac, etc. and picking out each individual tool I need, I can just grab this and go. Should have done it sooner. Anyway, with such good specs and being smaller than the 20v stuff, figured it would be a good fit since space will be at a premium.
 

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I you buy the 4.0 batteries for it you will even like it more. I have some of the M12 drills and have been very happy with them.
 

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Report back on what medium you're driving into...

I've held those teeny tiny drills.
Just can't justify the cost when I've got 6 brushless drills in the mix and don't necessarily need more...
 

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I you buy the 4.0 batteries for it you will even like it more. I have some of the M12 drills and have been very happy with them.
Most of what I do is fairly light duty work. Due to space being at a premium, I'll likely stay with the smaller batteries.

Report back on what medium you're driving into...

I've held those teeny tiny drills.
Just can't justify the cost when I've got 6 brushless drills in the mix and don't necessarily need more...
I generally use them for drywall, driving self-tapping screws, etc.
 

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ive had mine for almost a year and love it.. tons of power, tons of run time compared to the makita 10.8 and much faster

the only issue ive had with mine was the belt hook coming off,, the screw backed out and i lost the screw
 
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