Model#: MILN2457-20
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Milwaukee 2457-20 M12 12V Cordless Lithium-Ion 3/8 in. Ratchet (Bare Tool)

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The Milwaukee 3/8 in. Cordless M12 Lithium-Ion Ratchet features best in class power, speed, and durability in a small yet powerful package. Its durable motor provides 35 ft-lbs. of torque at 250 RPM to handle most jobs with ease, and its compact design gives the user better maneuverability in smaller, tighter work spaces. A metal variable speed trigger gives the user precise speed control for any application, and since it's powered by Milwaukee's REDLITHIUM technology, it also runs with a longer lifespan for more use and less charging. The ratchet is built with reinforced housing for extra durability, and also comes equipped with a built-ion LED to light dimly lit work areas and a built-in battery fuel gauge that displays the remaining run time.
Features:
  • Compact yet powerful design delivers 35 ft-lbs. of torque at 250 RPM
  • Lightweight for easy maneuverability
  • 3/4 in. low profile head allows for easier use in tight spaces
  • Reinforced housing for maximum durability
  • Variable speed metal trigger gives the user precise speed control
  • On-board fuel gauge displays remaining run time
  • Built-in LED light allows for work in dimly lit areas
Includes:
  • M12 3/8 in. Cordless Lithium-Ion Ratchet (Bare Tool) - 2457-20
  • Bare Tool - Battery and Charger Sold Separately
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Specifications

Series: M12
Cordless: Yes
Anvil Size: 3/8 in.
Batteries Included: Bare Tool
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Drive Size: 3/4 in.
Operating Speed (RPM): 0 - 250
Switch Type: Variable
Torque: 35 ft-lbs.
Voltage: 12V

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Recommendations

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (75)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend (2)
Pros
Easy To Use (70)
Powerful (53)
Lightweight (9)
Ergonomic Design (8)
Cons
Uncomfortable to Use (1)
Best Uses
Home Repair (41)
Small Projects (10)
Frequent Use (9)
Large Projects (6)
The "Clark Kent" of Milwaukee tools
If you're looking for a high-RPM tool move on. With other M12 tools turning at up to 3,000 RPM, you'll immediately notice what "max 250 RPM unloaded" means.

It gets in tight places, is very controllable and makes you want to skip using manual ratchets from now on. Keep it, and the 1/4" adapter ready for ANY/ALL home projects.
November 26, 2017
Originally posted at
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Value
Battery Longevity (if applicable)
Lightweight
Best Uses
Heavy Duty Requirements
Large Projects
Jobsite
excellent piece
long lasting battery and fast charge, good power and easy to use.
October 7, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
GREAT TOOL
VERY HAPPY WITH PURCHASE THE M12 PROVIDES PLENTY OF POWER FOR THE SMALLER JOBS BUT YOU CAN USE ON LARGE JOBS AND WILL EXCELL
May 19, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Battery Longevity (if applicable)
Lightweight
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Small Projects
Great
The tool works great. I use it on a daily basis. The battery last forever it seems like. It was a great addition to my Milwaukee collection.
May 6, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Value
Battery Longevity (if applicable)
Lightweight
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
A boon to those tired of banged and skinned knuckles
Recently I put together a portable saw stand that used "Nylock" nuts. Even though I liked the fact that the fasteners would reach a certain set tightness and wouldn't come loose, there was still a lot of "wrenching" to reach that goal. I'm well into my seventies and given that my skin and hands are definitely not what they used to be, tools like this make it so much easier to do things that in the past I wouldn't have been too concerned about. The tool is advertised at 35 foot pounds of maximum torque, no doubt achieved by the built in impactor mechanism, which is more than adequate for most tasks, if more is required traditional methods of torque requirements can be applied. The head is actually smaller in size than a typical 3/8" ratchet drive, has a variable speed range with a large 3" lock out lever trigger control, and with the bright LED light it's a huge plus for small dark corners. Even if my hands were back the way they once were, this would still be a "go to tool" for my shop!
March 27, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Small Projects
12v ratchet
Good power,seems to have good run time. Have not used it alot. Changing the 16 spark plugs in my truck. That is going to be a good test. One of the reasons i bought it is just for this job. Should be great for the tigjt space in the engine compartment.
March 26, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
This is one of my top 5 tools.
I have been a mechanic for over 30 years. The cordless tools are the best things to come along in a long time. When I started to look for a cordless ratchet, price and respectable name brand where the 2 most important factors. I tried the Snap On and Mac cordless ratchets. The physical size of both are twice the size of the Milwaukee and 4 times the price. I wanted a cordless ratchet to get into small places and this one I feel is the best on the market. The only draw back about this tool is the kind of low power. I say this because I am comparing it to the Snap On and Mac. Both are 18 ish volts and this is 12 volt. If you are going to buy this ratchet, you need to compare it to using a 6-7 inch long hand ratchet. The Snap On and Mac are like using a 14 inch long hand ratchet. This one gets into much smaller places and is vary easy to control. If the bolt is to tight, I just brake it loose by hand and get it the rest of the way with this ratchet. I have been using this ratchet for over a year now and have had no trouble with it. I love this tool and I use it almost every day. Being able to get into tight areas is the best thing about this tool. It makes up for the little less power than the other brands.
I just bought the Milwaukee 3/8" drive M18 impact. Had to buy the 12/18 volt charger. So if you think you will ever buy another Milwaukee cordless tool you need to get the 12/18 volt charger so you can have a charger for both batteries.
March 5, 2017
Originally posted at
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Value
Battery Longevity (if applicable)
Lightweight
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
Great tool for the price !
I use it for many projects around my home. Battery life is exceptional. Works as well as other tools costing double the price.
January 14, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Value
Battery Longevity (if applicable)
Lightweight
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Heavy Duty Requirements
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
Jobsite
Just Plain Handy
Milwaukee keeps adding to the M12 and M18 lines, and I buy anything I can use. Often at a bargain price and/or Recon at CPO, so most are No-brainers. I never owned a powered ratchet, and now I wouldn't want to be without this one. Saves a lot of arm work, and as you know, it common to be in the most uncomfortable positions when getting at a bolt/nut. Not having to also manage to pump my arm (if there's room) and having it done in a third the time saves me a lot of grief. As is my experience, the Milwaukee has plenty of power and run-time. I may be biased, but none of the other brands feel as solid and well built, and tool tests seem to bare this out. That's the long answer.

Short answer: Handy and a pleasure to use. My highest recommendation.
January 11, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Value
Battery Longevity (if applicable)
Lightweight
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
Jobsite
Awesome ratchet
We have 2 in our automotive shop that are used every day. They get dropped a lot, & they are still working great & the battery life in the batteries is still good. These are awesome for the price, & with the small batteries they fit where a long handle ratchet fits. I bought a 3rd because they were on sale & figure as hard as we use these at some point 1 will give up. I have great luck with all Milwaukee tools & don't buy anything else.
December 14, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional

Questions & Answers

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when I take a bolt off and I need to turn it harder than 35 foot lbs how hard can I turn it , using like a breaker bar in foot lbs before breaking M12 ratchet
Thomas Balch on Sep 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Milwaukee 2457-20 is rated to 35 ft/lbs of torque
After you hit the maximum torque when tightening a bolt or nut can you then use the tool manually to tighten it further?
Can you use the tool manually to break bolts free?
T&D Electric on Apr 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can. I use this ratchet on a daily basis. And I tighten the bolts like any other ratchet. Still going strong. I love Milwaukee.
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I have purchased the 3/8s version of this tool but need the 1/4 in can i but a new head and remove the c clip and change heads?
John P on May 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There are 1/4" adapters to fit 3/8' heads at most Auto Parts and Hardware stores. Can easily be used in a pinch!
It says build your own combo kit under free items but when I go to order there's no free item
CarLin on May 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Please call our sales department at 1-866-577-3014 and we can place the order for you over the phone.

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.
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  • 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 3/8 in. Cordless Lithium-Ion Ratchet (Bare Tool) - 2457-20,
Bare Tool - Battery and Charger Sold Separately
M12 3/8 in. Cordless Lithium-Ion Ratchet (Bare Tool) - 2457-80,
Bare Tool - Battery and Charger Sold Separately
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Warranty: 5 Year Limited 1 Year Limited

Warranty

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.

THE REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT REMEDIES DESCRIBED HEREIN ARE EXCLUSIVE. IN NO EVENT SHALL MILWAUKEE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS.

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Please call Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation for warranty questions at 800-729-3878