See All Cordless Drills

Milwaukee 2410-22

*Est. $150
January 2013
by ConsumerSearch
Milwaukee 2410-22

  • Good power and speed
  • Built-in battery meter
  • 5-year warranty on drill, 2 years on batteries
  • Handle may be too large for some users
  • Air vent limits hand position
  • Some complaints about the chuck

Bottom line

Based on objective comparison tests of power, speed and convenience, reviewers recommend the 12-volt Milwaukee 2410-22 for homeowners and professionals (like woodworkers and electricians) who want a lighter cordless drill. It has features like a built-in battery gauge and an all-metal chuck, rare attributes for a 12-volt drill.


Best for light-duty and small jobs. With the 12-volt battery in the handle, Milwaukee's 2410-22 is both compact and lightweight, an ideal combination for homeowners and professionals like cabinet makers, and for overhead jobs. A major consumer organization rates it as one of the best light-use drills, praising its fast charge time, handling and speed. 

Popular Woodworking gives it an Editor's Choice award, saying, "It powered through the 1-inch holes and amassed a whopping 49-1/2 driven lag screws. And there is plenty of torque to do the job." They add that it is "well balanced and comfortable in your hand."

Reviewers at are equally positive, saying, "We really liked the fact that not only does it have a variable speed trigger, but you can shift the speeds on the drill as well." They give the Milwaukee 2410-22 a performance score of 10 out of 10 because it "performed flawlessly on all our tests."

Experts say the 2410-22 is one of the most powerful 12-volts available, but if you need more torque or a longer run time, consider an 18-volt cordless drill like the DeWalt DCD780C2 (*Est. $210).

Battery life

About average. Popular Mechanics tests battery run time by drilling half-inch holes and driving 2-1/2-inch screws until the battery runs out. The 2410-22 performs in the middle of the pack for both, according to their test results.

Recharge time

Batteries ready in half an hour. The kit includes a rapid charger, which charges batteries in 30 minutes. The charger also has an LED display that shows how much time remains before a full charge.


Includes task light and metal chuck. The 2410-22 includes a trigger-activated LED task light , which many users say is very handy for illuminating dark spaces. Reviewers also like the battery gauge on the side of the drill, which shows how much life is left before the next charge. In Popular Woodworking's comparison with five other 12-volt drills, the Milwaukee is the only one with a battery fuel-gauge. It is also the only drill in the group with an all-metal chuck.

Owner complaints include the chuck on some units not running true or gradually loosening its hold on a bit, but the main disadvantage is a relatively large handle that can be cumbersome for some.

DEWALT DCD780C2 20-Volt Max Li-Ion Compact 1.5 Ah Drill/Driver Kit
Buy from
New: $219.00   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  
Where To Buy
Milwaukee 2410-22 M12 12-Volt 3/8-Inch Drill/Driver

Buy new: $275.00 $114.99   16 Used & new from $84.99

In Stock.

Featured StoresStore RatingNotesTotal Price
ZoroZoro rated 4.65 (97 reviews)97 store reviewsIn Stock. Free Shipping on all orders over $25$161.11
CPO MilwaukeeCPO Milwaukee has not yet been reviewed0 store reviewsIn Stock. Full Brand Warranty, 30 Day Money Back Guarantee & Unrivaled Customer Service.$129.99
Tyler ToolTyler Tool rated 4.53 (711 reviews)711 store reviewsIn Stock. Full Brand Warranty, 30 Day Money Back Guarantee & Unrivaled Customer Service.$129.99

Our Sources


Review Credibility: Excellent Editors test 61 cordless drills, including the Milwaukee 2410-22. They judge each drill's speed, power, run time, charge time, handling and noise before picking the best buys.

Review: Cordless Drills and Tool Kits, Editors of, Not dated

2. Popular Woodworking

Review Credibility: Very Good The Milwaukee 2410-22 earns an Editor's Choice award, based on tests of six 12-volt drill/drivers that use regular chucks. The Milwaukee has more power and speed than the other drills, and it is the only model to provide a fuel gauge. The main drawbacks are weight and, for some users, a handle that is too large to grasp comfortably.

Review: Compact 12v Drill-Drivers, Glen D. Huey, Dec. 14, 2009


Review Credibility: Very Good Reviewers test more than a dozen cordless drills in this review, naming the Milwaukee 2410-22 as best overall. The Milwaukee earns praise for its rugged construction and criticism for its slippery battery housing.

Review: 12-Volt Cordless Drills: We Test 13 of the Best, Roy Berendsohn, June 2, 2010


Review Credibility: Good Reviewer Thomas Gaige gives the Milwaukee 2410-22 the highest possible rating for performance, noting that it provides as much power as some 18-volt cordless drills but it is much easier to use. He praises this model as a "stellar performer for drilling pilot holes, sending hinge screws home and drilling holes for cabinet hardware."

Review: Milwaukee 2410-22 M12 Cordless 3/8" Drill/Driver Kit, Thomas Gaige, July 23, 2011


Review Credibility: Good More than 100 owners review the Milwaukee 2410-22 drill/driver here, giving it high ratings, praising its balance of power and weight and its LED light and fuel gauge. A few owners complain about quality-control issues.

Review: Milwaukee 2410-22 M12 12-Volt 3/8-Inch Drill/Driver, Contributors to, As of January 2013


Review Credibility: Good The Milwaukee 2410-22 gets mostly positive reviews from about 40 owners rating it here. Most say it's fine within its limitations of power and speed.

Review: Milwaukee M12 Red Lithium 12-Volt Cordless 3/8 in. Drill/Driver Kit, Contributors to, As of January 2013


Review Credibility: Good The Milwaukee 2410-22 drill/driver earns near-perfect reviews from about 30 owners here, which represent a nice cross section of professional and homeowner users. All owners praise this model for its ease of use and long run time, and the way it gets into tight spaces.

Review: Milwaukee M12 Cordless Drill/Driver -- 12 Volt, 3/8in., Model# 2410-22, Contributors to, As of January 2013

Cordless Drills Runners Up:

Milwaukee 2410-22 *Est. $150

7 picks including:,…

Milwaukee 2450-22 *Est. $140

4 picks including:,…

Porter-Cable PCL212IDC-2 *Est. $120

3 picks including:, Fine Homebuilding…

Milwaukee 2410-22 M12 12-Volt 3/8-Inch Drill/Driver
Buy from
New: $275.00 $114.99   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  
Milwaukee 2450-22 12-volt Impact Driver Kit
Buy from
New: $294.00 $86.50   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  
PORTER-CABLE PCL212IDC-2 12-Volt Max Compact Lithium-Ion 2-Tool Kit
Buy from
New: $230.26 $112.17   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  

Back to top