Model#: MILN2453-22

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Milwaukee 2453-22 M12 FUEL 12V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver

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Milwaukee's 2453-22 12V Cordless Lithium-Ion M12 FUEL 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver 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 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. RedLithium-Ion 2.0 Compact Battery Pack 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.
  • Powerstate Brushless Motor delivers up to 1,200 in-lbs. of peak torque with maximum sustained torque to complete a variety of applications.
  • Redlink Plus Intelligence is the most advanced system of cordless power tool electronicsl. Provides optimized performance and overload protection using total system communication between tool, battery and charger
  • RedLithium Battery Technology has superior pack construction, electronics and performance delivers more work per change and more work over pack life than any battery on the market
  • Drive Control two fastening modes provide variable power and speed for precision work and heavy duty applications
  • M12 FUEL 12V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver - 2453-22
  • (2) M12 RedLithium 2.0 Battery Packs
  • M12 30-Minute Charger
  • Belt Clip
  • Carrying Case


Series: FUEL
Cordless: Yes
Length: 6 in.
Weight: 2.2 lbs.
Batteries Included: 2
Battery Amp Hours: 2.0 Ah
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Drive Size: 1/4 in.
Drive Type: Hex
Handle Style: Pistol Grip
Maximum Torque: 1,200 in-lbs.
No-Load Speeds (IPM): 0 - 3,550
No-Load Speeds (RPM): 0 - 2,650
Power Settings: 2
Voltage: 12V

More Versions Of This Item

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MILN2453-20 Milwaukee M12 FUEL 12V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver (Bare Tool)
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4.9 / 5.0
70 Reviews
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (67)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend (1)
Powerful (49)
Easy To Use (46)
Lightweight (4)
Ergonomic Design (1)
Loud (1)
Best Uses
Home Repair (32)
Small Projects (1)
Jobsite (1)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Not exactly as advertised...
I'll start off by saying the impact gun itself is great!

The reconditioned unit that I received was in good shape physically, however it was not reconditioned to 100% overall. Mechanically it's 100% so far, however there's one small gripe and annoyance that I noticed right out of the box; the LED light for Mode 1 (low-speed mode) is out!

On top of the unit being reconditioned and having a burnt out LED, BOTH of the batteries were reconditioned (not mentioned anywhere in the product listing, and completely unexpected), and ONE OF THE TWO is only a RedLithium standard battery, NOT a RedLithium 2.0 (16 Wh vs 22 Wh).

The only thing that came mostly as expected was the charger. It's the newer model with the M12 label as it should be, however it's ALSO A RECONDITIONED ITEM.

My advice would be to spend the little bit extra and get what you pay for. If I had known up front everything in the kit would be reconditioned (and not just the 2453-20 impact unit), I wouldn't have picked up this kit, I'd have gone for the new one.
February 6, 2014
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great Tool!
This driver has more torque than most other brands 18v impacts! It is so much smaller than the 18v version and it fits nicely in my tool belt. I can use it all day long without tiring my arm and shoulder. It is compact enough to get in anywhere but still has the power to drive anything! I just snapped a philips bit driver while sinking 2" wood screws! This tool works nicely for my electrical work. I use it to drive tap-cons and sink lags while attaching panels. If I would have know how powerful this 12v version is I probably would have never bought the 18v Fuel Impact.
May 3, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
worthwhile upgrade over m12 impact drive
Mostly residential remoldeling. The light wieght and compact size with plenty of power and battery live. This is now the first driver I grab. 18v tool doesnt see much action anymore. Drives 3 3 1/2 in screws with ease. Just a very comforterable light power tool. A joy to use. Much easer on my elbow tendinitios thats its starting to go away
March 31, 2014
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best drill ever made!
I absolutely love this drill. It's the only drill you'll ever need. I'm a electrician and use this drill for everything like: install light fixtures, set appliances, rough in houses... This impact has as much power as any 18 volt, and you can switch the speed drive to #1. And it works like a screwdriver drill, also you can use drill bit with it. Absolutely love it, and recomend it to everyone.
February 12, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Holy cow
I am a journeyman licensed electrician and I favor this gun for tightening screws on devices and a quick switch will bury a 2-3" deck screw. First time I used the driver to install a 2" deck screw and almost immediately the screw was buried. I was truly amazed. The power to weight ratio is amazing even Compared to my old favorite the older milwaukee m12 impact. I carry this tool everyday in my hip bags and appreciate it being lighter than the previous. Everyone that has used this fine tool is instantly jealous. It's a must buy
April 25, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
This impact tool is amazing... plenty of torque, amazingly long battery life. I have been for using a similar 'brand B' tool for several years and while it gets the job done it pales in comparison to this new Milwaukee.
August 15, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
great little tool
I use it every day in the hvac field and it is very comfortable on the hands
September 20, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Power House!
The new fuel 12v units have a vastly improved grip profile. The old 12v drills were thicker in hand than the 18v drills! They just never felt "right" in your (my)hand. The fuel 12v does.It's perfect. Running lags into studs with Noooo problems. Love it! Comes with a sweet belt clip. Good stuff.
September 20, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Better then expected
I do HVAC work, was a little concerned about size and power, but this little drill holds up to what my 18 volt drill could do and a lot lighter and easy to handle while working on ladders and batteries last as long as larger ones.
January 17, 2014
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
A little costly but worth it
Drives 1/2" Zip Screws like nothing I have ever owned. I look forward to running in 3" deck screws once the weather breaks. Little things like the belt clip make this more user friendly
January 20, 2014

Questions & Answers

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Does this model come with the belt clip. It's pictured that way but need to know for sure. Thanks
Brosh on Aug 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Milwaukee model 2453-22 does include a belt clip.
Do m12 brushless and m12 brushed use the same batteries?
buckets on Apr 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: You can use the same battery on brushless and tools with brushes.
Does the 1/4 in refer to the size of the shank ?
jp on Sep 24, 2013
BEST ANSWER: It refers to the drive size.
I have the 12v red hamer drill I love it.
I am looking at the 12v fuel impact. Will the batteries and charger
work on one another?
Lee on Apr 25, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the batteries are interchangeable.

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 120 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: M12 FUEL 12V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver - 2453-22,
(2) M12 RedLithium 2.0 Battery Packs,
M12 30-Minute Charger,
Belt Clip,
Carrying Case
M12 FUEL 12V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver - 2453-82,
(2) M12 RedLithium 2.0 Ah Battery Packs,
M12 30-Minute Charger,
Belt Clip,
Carrying Case
Availability: In Stock In Stock
Warranty: 5 Year Limited 1 Year Limited
Price: $149.99 $119.00
You Save: N/A $30.99 (21%)


The Milwaukee Warranty Every MILWAUKEE power tool is tested before leaving the factory and is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship. MILWAUKEE will repair or replace (at MILWAUKEE's discretion), without charge, any tool (including battery chargers) which examination proves to be defective in material or workmanship from five (5) years after the date of purchase. Return the tool and a copy of the purchase receipt or other proof of purchase to a MILWAUKEE factory Service/Sales Support Branch location or MILWAUKEE Authorized Service Station, freight prepaid and insured. This warranty does not cover damage from repairs made or attempted by other than MILWAUKEE authorized personnel, abuse, normal wear and tear, lack of maintenance, or accidents.

The warranty period for V28, M12 and M18 Li-Ion Battery Packs is two (2) years from the date of purchase. XC M18 Battery packs carry a (3) year warranty. The warranty period for Ni-Cd Battery Packs, Flashlights, Radios, and Professional Hoists (lever, chain, and electric) is one (1) year from the date of purchase.

*The warranty period for Portable Generators is two (2) years from the date of purchase.



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