The Milwaukee automotive tool kit, 2463-21RS, is on sale again, for $149. This is Black Friday pricing and a very good buy for what you get.
This kit comes with a Milwaukee M12 cordless air inflator, M12 3/8″ impact wrench, an M12 charger, 1.5Ah battery, carrying bag, and a compact 3/8″ metric mechanics tool set with swivel-head ratchet, deep sockets, and an extension.
Here are the best current prices I could find at authorized dealers:
- M12 3/8″ impact wrench (1200 in-lbs max torque): $119 (tool-only, 2463-20)
- M12 tire inflator: $119 (kit with charger & 2Ah battery, 2475-21CP)
- 3/8″ metric tool set: $70 (48-22-9001)
The inflator is $99 by itself, but there’s a special buy promo kit which bundles it with a charger and 2.0Ah battery for $119. While not quite the same as the bundle kit discussed here, which comes with a 1.5Ah battery, it’s the fairest comparison I could find.
So, when you add all that up, it comes out to $308.
When this was a Black Friday promo back in 2020, the best total price I could find for the separate tools was $277.
Participating retailers are listing the special Milwaukee tool bundle as being regularly priced at $279.
Is this a good deal? Here’s how I see it – if you can use at least two of the three main components (tire inflator, impact wrench, hand tool kit), then yes it’s a great deal.
If you were thinking of buying the tire inflator at its regular price of $99, or promo kit price of $119, then it might be worth upping your budget to accommodate the impact wrench and hand tool kit.
The impact wrench has a brushed motor and delivers 1200 in-lbs of max torque, which is in impact driver territory. You also shouldn’t use the included chrome sockets with it, as they’re not impact rated.
Overall this looks to be a decent beginner or enthusiast-level auto maintenance tool kit, or at least that’s what it looks like to me given the tool selection.
Or, maybe it’s intended as a general purpose tool kit. The inflator can be used for tire inflation as well as sports balls and bike tires, and the impact is suitable for a variety of tasks. The same goes for the compact tool kit, which is a great way to sample Milwaukee’s mechanics hand tools.
Deal Price: $149