The M12™ Cordless 3/8" LITHIUM-ION Ratchet is the most compact and powerful ratchet in its class. At only 10-3/4" long and 1.9 lbs, this lightweight tool is the ideal fastening solution for automotive mechanics and maintenance & repair professionals desiring maximum performance, portability and productivity. The compact 3/4" low profile head design allows users to work in the tightest of spaces or engine bays. The M12™ Cordless 3/8" Ratchet utilizes a powerful 12V motor to produce up to 35 ft-lbs of torque and 250 RPM, giving users the power and speed of a pneumatic ratchet with freedom from the air hose. The variable speed metal trigger and reinforced steel housing provide maximum control and durability with any application. The 2457-21 delivers best in class power, speed, and durability in an extremely compact form, maximizing productivity for the end user.
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Milwaukee 2457-21 Features:
Includes: 2457 M12™ 3/8" Ratchet, (1) M12 RED LITHIUM™ Battery, 3/8” to 1/4” Adapter, 30-Minute Charger, Carrying Case
Compact Low-Profile Head Design: 3/4" head for extremely tight spaces
Powerful 12V Motor: Delivers up to 35 ft-lbs. of torque
Superior Fastening Speed: 250 RPM
Variable Speed Metal Trigger: Greater control and durability
On Board Fuel Gauge: Displays remaining run-time
Built-in LED Light: Illuminates work area and tight dark spaces
reinforced steel housing for added durability and strong cranking forces
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Milwaukee 2457-21 N/A
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Milwaukee 2457-21 Reviews
Rated 5 out of
Works GreatWorks great and saves time too. Battery is long lasting.
Date published: 2014-02-06
Rated 4 out of
Good little toolThis little unit works really well and seems to have decent battery life. The 1 downfall it is not very powerful compared to the others I have had before, but so far has worked nicely.
Date published: 2013-08-27
Rated 4 out of
Great toolI am an auto mechanic and have used air ratchets for some time. I purchased this because I was tired of fighting with air hoses. I do not always work in the same bay in the shop, so moving around with tools is easy. I even have to do some repairs outside and cordless tools are great for this. Also, sometimes I do repairs on the side for extra $$$, and don't have access to big air at my home. In fact I have several cordless tools (all but one is Milwaukee) and think they are great. I use this tool to speed up repairs and it probably saves me a huge amount of time over a given week. Because it is shorter overall than a 3/8" air ratchet (with an air coupling), it allows me to take out bolts in tight places quickly and easily. Without a hose I find it will fit in tight places, and don't have to worry about dragging an air hose or coupling over someones fender. I use it every day and on almost every job. I left it in a customers car once and had to do without it for a week or so and I REALLY missed it. I love this tool. However, it is not perfect. First, the pros: The quality of the tool is excellent. The head of the tool is very compact and will fit into tight places. The light is great, as is the led battery life iindicator. The battery charge seems to last forever. It can be used as a normal ratchet to break loose bolt and turn them out without power (more on this later). The cons are: The body is a little bulky, but not uncomfortably so. I find the direction switch a little stiff, and sometimes it hangs up enough that I have to use pliers to change direction. I took the head apart thinking it was dirty and found that the pin that puts pressure on the ratchet mechanism is pointed rather than rounded and has worn a small indent into the pawl. This is after only a couple of months use. I believe if this were rounded or tipped with a ball bearing this problem would not exist. Another solution would be a direction switch on the body rather than the head. The ratchet is not powerful by any means, especially compared to an air tool, but this overcome by the ability to break nuts loose like a normal ratchet and then power them out. On the other hand, it is not overpowered or too quick (like many air tools are now) so can be used to reassemble also, without fear of over tightening or breaking stuff. Overall, this is an excellent tool and I would buy another if this were taken away tomorrow.
Date published: 2013-01-12
Rated 4 out of
very handyim a professional mechanic, i have a 1/4 drive snap on cordless ratchet i use alot, i wanted a 3/8 drive version but snapon replaced theres with this. i figured its rated at 35 ft/lbs so it should be more powerfull ........ but its not... it is lighter, more compact , has a higher free spin speed, and the battery charges faster/ lasts longer
Date published: 2012-09-11
Rated 4 out of
Very Handy ToolThe M12 cordless ratchet makes quick work of removing and installing long fasteners. The drive end mechanism is a little wobbly as though it was a bit off-center, but this does not detract from its utility. It works okay as a manual ratchet, however a bit unwieldy due to the large handle. The spot light does a nice job of illuminating the fastener. The compact Li-Ion battery charges quickly and seems to have good endurance.
Date published: 2012-09-01
Rated 5 out of
750KVA UPS Tech from
Works Great!Works great! I have been beating this thing up, it has not let me down yet.
Date published: 2012-08-18
Rated 4 out of
Replaces an air tool, but bigI use this for basic, low torque bolts you come across with car maint. I wish it was as compact as the air ratchet I use. The battery life and power makes it convenient, but not as versatile as a compact air ratchet.
Date published: 2012-02-22
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