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Milwaukee 6021-21 Random Orbit Sander Review
Doing better costs twice as much
by Lorenz Prem on 09-01-2014 2:26 pm

In the next couple of months I am going to workmy way through a number of 5" random orbit sanders in preparationfor an upcoming "Best Of" article. This week it is the Milwaukee6021-21 random orbit sander's turn in the Hingmy workshop. Itsspecs and online reviews promise it to be a lot of sander for themoney. Let's take a look, if the the 6021 deservers its reputation,or if it is just an

Milwaukee 2401 Cordless Driver Review
Quality for small jobs
by Lorenz Prem on 06-29-2014 7:50 pm

This week we'll take a look at the Milwaukee2401, a compact drill/driver in the M12 line. Positioning a highquality tool with the matching price tag in the lower end of thetorque range is always risky. Let's take a look, if the engineersat Milwaukee managed to deliver a useful tool, or if the 2401 issimply too weak for what it is going for.

The Milwaukee 2401 Cordless Driver

The 2401 is a cordless drill/driver with a 1/2" hex chuck fromMilwaukee. It has been designed for low to medium torqueapplications that re

Milwaukee 2457 Cordless Ratchet Review
Simple and good
by Lorenz Prem on 06-02-2014 10:38 pm

Ratchets don't find their way onto my test benchvery often. This makes this week's test of the Milwaukee 2457cordless ratchet a special occasion. I was so excited I removed andreinstalled every bolt I could find in my workshop with thisratchet. Let's take a look at what the 2457 can do, and how itstacks up against air powered ratchets.

The Milwaukee 2457 Ratchet

The 2457 is a cordless 3/8" ratchet in Milwaukee's M12 line. Itis the larger brother of the 2456 ratchet, a nearly identical modelwith a 1/4" squar

Milwaukee 2426 Cordless Oscillating Tool Review
A Lot to Handle
by Lorenz Prem on 05-24-2014 8:47 pm

This week the Milwaukee 2426 oscillating toolfound its way onto my workbench. It is one of the first cordlessoscillating tools ever made, and a best seller. Let's take a lookhow the 2426 measures up today.

The Milwaukee 2426 Cordless Oscillating Tool

The 2426 is a no-thrills professional grade oscillating toolfrom Milwaukee. First introduced several years ago, it is behindthe times in terms of power and features. These days it sells at areduced price, but it's still a competent entry level oscillatingtool.

Milwaukee 6020-21 Palm Sander Review
by Lorenz Prem on 07-28-2013 6:13 pm

This week we finally made time to review theMilwaukee 6020 palm sander as part of our quest to review allimportant palm sanders on the market. This particular model has thedistinction of sitting at the top of the power charts. Selling atonly a slight premium we had to get it into our shop. Let's take alook, if the Milwaukee 6020 palm sander can turn its lead in thepower department into a win in the sanding performance test.

The Milwaukee 6020-21 Palm Sander

The 6020 is a 1/4 sheet palm sander from Milwaukee thatfollow

Milwaukee 5615-24 Plunge Router Review
by Lorenz Prem on 07-01-2013 1:23 pm

The second part of our Milwaukee 5615 routerreview concentrates on the plunge base. Like the fixed base wetested last week, the plunge base is heavy and very well built. Thesame innovative depth adjustment feature that caused some stirs inthe fixed base review makes an appearance. So far so good. Letstake a look at what we will find upon closer inspection, shallwe?

The Fixed Base

The fixed base is part of all kit versions of the 5615. Wetested it as part of the 5615-20 Router Review. It manages toimpress with its

Milwaukee Router Kit 5615-21 Review
by Lorenz Prem on 06-23-2013 6:23 pm

Working our way through all full-sized routerswe got our hands on the 5615-21, a member of Milwaukee's premierline of routers. Judging from the size of the box it arrived in weknew we were dealing with a serious tool. The 5615-21 even comeswith a strap to keep your hand in place. Let's take a look if theBodyGrip the line is known for is worth getting excited over, or ifit is just another gimmick.

The Milwaukee 5615-21 Router

Everything about the 5615 series is heavy duty. There is metaleverywhere; sometimes too much o

Milwaukee M12 2450-22 Cordless Driver Review
by Lorenz Prem on 06-03-2013 4:59 pm

The Milwaukee 2450 impact driver found its wayinto our shop as part of a kit that included a far more interestingtool. It's specs are equally unimpressive. The dollar amount at thebottom is what made us take note.

The 2450 is a bargain price driver from one of the big four toolmanufacturers. Always the curious kind we had to figure out whatthat actually meant. Let's take a closer look, shall we?

The 2450 Impact Driver

The 2450 is a medium duty impact driver that uses the Milwaukee12V battery syste

Millwaukee 2420-20 Cordless Reciprocating Saw Review
by Lorenz Prem on 05-28-2013 2:58 pm

We always wanted to get a small-size cordlessreciprocating saw into our shop to find out why everyone was ravingabout this new style of tool. The Milwaukee 2420 fit the blend ofquality, performance, and value we want to see in every tool. Itwas time to get the saw into our shop. Let's take a look at whatthe Milwaukee 2420 recip saw is all about.

The Milwaukee 2420 Hackzall Reciprocating Saw

The Milwaukee 2420 is a small form factor recip saw made for useon the job site by plumbers and electricians. In a scenariowhere

Milwaukee 2453-22 Impact Driver Review
by Lorenz Prem on 04-23-2013 9:21 pm

We have been trying to get our hands on aMilwaukee Tool 2453-22 cordless impact driver for some time now. Inour opinion it is the most exciting new impact driver that iscoming out this year. Instead of going big, Milwaukee created asmaller, full-featured impact driver. Let's see what brushlessmotor technology can do for driving screws.

The Milwaukee Tool 2453-22 Cordless Impact Driver

The 2453-22 is part of Milwaukee's next generation of powertools. It is equipped with a brushless motor, a digital controlunit, and an

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Recent Reviews
"Drill/driver OK, reciprocating and circular saws are junk. No torque, circular saw won't cut thru a 2x4, reciprocating won't cut a 4x4 without bogging."
"Indeed, this one is the best 12V driver. Get it. You will not be disappointed."
"I use this one for heavy work. It can do it all. None better."
"Love this Router"
"Great driver with only minor issues. App is limited. The last gen is almost as good, yet a lot cheaper."
"This saw replaced a Delta Unisaw in my shop. It's rock solid, powerful, and well made. Fence rivals Biesemeyer or Unifence. Worth the price, IMHO."
"Excellent performance but tough to use at high speed with soft wood, tends to drive too deep before impact kicks in."
"This is my only true drill. The key-less chuck works flawlessly as does the power/speed switch which is handy for drilling various density material."
"A quality sander that performs well day in and day out. Not the best dust bag, that's minor for me. Fits well in my hand and no fatigue with prolonged use."
"A good option for those looking for their first saw, or those looking to upgrade from a "portable" job site saw. Buy a decent blade and you'll be happy."