Milwaukee 2753-20 M18 Fuel 1/4 Hex Impact Driver Review

If you ever find yourself wanting to get home projects done on your own, then you had better invest in a decent and reliable tool that will help you get the job done. A good option that could definitely bring the power and speed that you need to finish your general home tasks is the Milwaukee 2753-20. It can deliver up to 1,800 in. lbs. of torque and no-load speeds of 0-3,000 RPM, and 0-3,700 IPM. All these features you can get at a really good value for a little over $100.

This impact driver has a four-mode drive, which might need a little getting used to for those who cannot gauge how much power to use in every application. However, with a little practice, you will see that more mode options give you more control.

This product comes as a bare tool, so you will have to purchase separate batteries and charger. If you already own other tools from Milwaukee’s 18V RedLithium line, you can use those.

Pros:

  • Boasts 1,800 in. lbs. of maximum torque
  • Has no-load speeds of 0-3,000 RPM and 0-3,700 IPM
  • Powered by a RedLithium 18V battery
  • Very compact at 2.1 lbs. in weight and 5.25-inches in length
  • Brushes and cordless for more runtime and efficiency
  • Has a four-drive mode

Cons:

  • Four-drive mode needs to get a little getting used to
  • Limited to general light to medium tasks only
  • Only comes as a bare tool

Our Opinion

Power and Performance

This impact driver can produce a maximum of 1,800 in. lbs. of torque. This is easily the most powerful in its class and can deliver up to 0-3,000 revolutions per minute. This tool can let you drive screws faster with constant power output.

The Milwaukee 2753-20 can also offer you 3,700 impacts per minute. It gives smooth fastening results and can definitely handle the general workload you use it for.

Technologically Advanced with the RedLithium Protection

Milwaukee seems to be always coming up with innovations to make their power tools better. They take the extra step to make their tools stand out from the rest. This impact driver is powered by the 18V RedLithium battery technology that is exclusive to its line. As the company says, not all lithium ion batteries mean more runtime.

The RedLithium batteries give you more work per charge and less downtime each day. You have more torque and power so you can get more work done on one charge. Not only does the battery hold more charge but it also has a longer lifespan than NiCad batteries or other standard lithium ion batteries.

You can also get your work done faster because the 18V battery that powers the 2753-20 can give more power, more run-time, and longer battery life. Using power tools with this kind of technologically advanced battery packs is more cost-efficient and is undoubtedly more advantageous than its competitors.

Four-Mode Drive

A tool that gives you a lot of control over how much power to deliver is really something that is worth spending your money on.

This impact driver has four-mode drive control that gives you more versatility when completing your tasks. You can choose from either of these available settings:

  • Mode 1 – 0-850 RPM
  • Mode 2 – 0-2,100 RPM
  • Mode 3 – 0-3,000 RPM
  • Mode 4 – 0-3,000 RPM

If you are confused about modes 3 and 4, the last is a Self-Tapping Screw mode that reduces waking, overdriving, breaking, and stripping out screws. The tool uses the full-speed of 3,000 RPM to prevent the fastener from waking. It continuously uses that speed until the fastener is fully in the surface area. When the tool senses that it has been fully driven in, it will reduce its speed to 750 RPM for a smooth and tight finish.

Other Important Features

The 2753-20 is a compact and lightweight tool that is only 5.25-inches in length and 2.1 lbs. in weight. The dimensions of this tool make it easy to use for small, tight spaces and overhead applications without straining your hands too much. You will be able to work longer without taking long breaks in between.

This impact driver is also very handy as it uses batteries and eliminates the need for wires and outlets. This is very convenient, especially for tasks that need to be done outside homes or buildings without the need for a nearby power source or extension cords. The handiness of this tool also reduces accidents that can be caused by tripping or getting entangled in long wires.

It also features an LED work light for extra illumination in dark work areas. It also features an onboard battery fuel gauge, so you know when to recharge your batteries.

The bit holder and the ¼-inch hex also make for easy bit changes.

Comparison with Milwaukee 2462-20 M12

The 2462 is another high profile impact driver of Milwaukee’s M12 line. It uses a 12V battery which means it has a lower battery life than the 2753-20. It can deliver a maximum 1,000 in. lbs. of torque and 0-2,500 revolutions per minute of speed and features an onboard battery fuel gauge.

The contender is also more affordable at less than $60 compared to more than $100. However, the cheaper 2462 is not as powerful and efficient as the other. It delivers less power and speed which means it is more suitable for lighter applications. The 2753-20, however, is more suited for the use of more experienced and professional contractors for their daily workload.

Conclusion

This impact driver is the tool for you if you need something that can handle your daily general applications. Contractors can also benefit from the 2753-20 because it can deliver the necessary power and speed that will get their tasks done. This high-performing tool is easy to use and is rather durable and versatile. It gives you a variety of speed options for better control. This tool also uses advanced battery technology that Milwaukee specially designed to give you a better performing tool that is worth the money you spend on.

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