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Milwaukee 0490-22 4-Volt Lithium-Ion Screwdriver Kit

4.3 out of 5 stars 85 customer reviews

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  • The 21 position clutch has auto-shut off for improved torque control
  • Heavy-duty 2 speed gearbox provides 200/600 RPM
  • Quick-change chuck for one-handed bit changes
  • Number of Batteries: 2 ; 3.0 Ah Lithium-ion battery for superior run-time and long life
  • Battery fuel gauge displays remaining run-time

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Product Description

Product Description

Includes 4V Cordless Screwdriver - 0490-22, (2) 4V Batteries - 48-11-0490, Charger - 48-59-0490

Built for all-around convenience, the Milwaukee 0490-22 Four-Volt Lithium-Ion Screwdriver Kit lets you avoid the strain and hassle of setting screws by hand. Featuring a compact, lightweight design, it's easy to handle in tight places. And with the ability to deliver up to 600 RPM and a long-lasting lithium-ion battery, this affordable Milwaukee tool offers a powerful, reliable solution for driving standard fasteners or drilling small holes.

A versatile, compact body and full feature set make the 0490-22 an easy choice for driving fasteners. View larger.

Lightweight, 3.0-Ah lithium-ion batteries deliver reliable, long-lasting power. View larger.
The Right Tool for the Job
Whether you're a serious craftsperson or a newly-minted do-it-yourselfer who's taking on home improvement projects to save money, you know that not all fastening jobs require a heavy, expensive drill driver. With the Milwaukee 0490-22 cordless screwdriver, you get the power and flexibility you need for quick repairs, cosmetic upgrades, and small-scale construction projects. And since this tool doesn't demand high power, you won't have to wait for extra battery recharges or deal with stripped hardware.

Two-Speed Gearbox and 21-Position Clutch for Versatility
This cordless, four-volt screwdriver features a heavy-duty, two-speed gearbox that delivers 200 or 600 RPM for effective, job-specific performance. Its 21-position clutch features auto shutoff, which stops rotation of the bit once the desired torque setting is met, providing improved control. And a dedicated drill mode makes it easy to drill pilot holes or removed damaged screws.

Quick-Change Chuck and Compact Body for Easy Handling
The screwdriver's quick-change chuck allows for fast, one-handed bit changes while you work, and it's snug bit grip prevents dropped screws when the screwdriver is inverted.

At 11-5/8 inches long with an articulated body that lets you select whether you want to work with a stick-style or pistol-style grip, the 0490-22 is easy to maneuver in small or awkward spaces. The body is well balanced and weighs just 1.2 pounds for reduced operator fatigue. The screwdriver's small size also makes it easy to toss in your work bag and it is a breeze to store between jobs.

Cordless, Lithium-Ion Power for Superior Run Time
With the cordless 0490-22, you won't ever have to deal with a nest of tangled cords. Its lightweight, 3.0-Ah lithium-ion battery delivers superior run time and long battery life. A convenient battery fuel gauge displays remaining run time, so you always know when it's time to recharge.

Like all Milwaukee products, the 0490-22 is backed by a five-year warranty that protects against defects in material and workmanship.

About Milwaukee
Since its founding in 1924, Milwaukee has focused on a single vision: to produce the best heavy-duty electric power tools and accessories available to the professional user. Milwaukee uses state-of-the-art technologies and sophisticated manufacturing techniques to ensure that quality is built into each of its tools, resulting in durable and reliable professional products.

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Technical Details

Part Number 0490-22
Item Weight 3.3 pounds
Product Dimensions 9.8 x 5.8 x 3.6 inches
Item model number 0490-22
Material Plastic, Steel
Voltage 4 volts
Item Package Quantity 1
Batteries Included? Yes
Batteries Required? Yes
Warranty Description 5 Years

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4.3 out of 5 stars 85 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #332,883 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#830 in Home Improvement > Hardware > Nails, Screws & Fasteners > Screws & Bolts > Wood Screws
#16,778 in Home Improvement > Contractor Supply
Shipping Weight 3.3 pounds
Date First Available November 29, 2006

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By Larry D. Foster on November 10, 2009
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I am the proud owner of several Milwaukee tools some that are electric and some that are battery powered and have had nearly 100% satisfaction with all except for a few qualms with this screwdriver. It DOES have much longer battery life and more power than the predecessor 2.5 volt which probably makes it worth buying for the most part. THIS TOOL WILL NOT TOLERATE ANY AMOUNT OF WATER THAT GETS INSIDE, we're talking DRIPS!!! I have had a couple of these get ruined because of using in a partially sheltered area in the rain, and also one got barely dripped on under the edge of a cabinet near a sink while changing a dishwasher supply hose. There is a very small IC in the handle that shorts out when the leads get corroded with mineral deposits, soap, etc and will burn the unit out. (2) the battery keeps falling out. You can't use the unit like a manual screw driver as you could with the older unit as the gear mechanism is NOT a positive lock, and the battery twists locks so it keeps coming unscrewed and falling out. However you can lock the button on the side to use it this way. (3) Milwaukee does not make a case for this model. Regarding cases, it surprises me to no end that Milwaukee still makes a very space wasting slot in their cases for the manual. How many are there of you that are like me and like to keep your tool manuals CLEAN and organized in a file cabinet. How many of you actually look at your manual every time that you use your drill,etc?? Would you like to see some of that space actually used to hold driver bit accessories or something useful?? Please write to Milwaukee and let them know this!!

This screw driver's MFRS price of $250 is way out of range for what this unit is.
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I finally broke down and purchased a cordless screwdriver after years of alternating between a cordless drill with a screwdriver bit and a manual screwdriver.

This is a definite improvement over using the drill. I am now able to reach areas that were inaccessible before.

The drill ships with two batteries and a charger that will return a battery to full charge quickly - long before you will be able to run down the second. The battery charge indicator is a nice touch. Whenever you operate the screwdriver the charge level indicator lights up on the battery.

The power is not impressive, but certainly adequate for almost all jobs. For tougher jobs you will need to use the slower of the two speeds as torque is limited at the higher speed. This is the only issue I have had, and probably comes from using a drill for this task for so long.

Building a deck using screws? This isn't the tool for the job (no, I didn't try that ;). I believe it is up to any other task, as long as you select the appropriate speed.

The ergonomics are ok, but not perfect. The units with more sculpted handles will be more comfortable for a lot of people. I was willing to overlook that in order to get a brand that I trusted to work for years. I would make the same purchase again and recommend the screwdriver to others.
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First let me say I use this Milwaukee Screwdriver everyday, I am happy I chose the Milwaukee over the other brands I was looking at, it was a little more money but their reputation for quality and the higher rpm (600)sold me.

I really enjoy how compact this screwdriver is, it conveniently fits in my tool pouch so I no longer have to carry around my heavy cordless drill for simple tasks like installing lights, switches, or outlets. The easy change bit collar is also a nice touch, you do not have to keep holding back the collar it will click and stay open until you replace the bit. Sounds like a simple thing but it's the little details like this that makes an already great tool a better one.

Battery life last a long time but it's still nice that Milwaukee included two batteries and good charger with this screwdriver. Some other brands I looked at had a permanent internal battery making the screwdriver useless while it was being charged.

My only regret is I should have bought this cordless screwdriver a long time ago, it has been a real time saver. I still carry my old fashion hand screwdrivers but the first tool I usually reach for is my Milwaukee screwdriver!
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Only had it for 5 days. Day 1, as I charged one battery, I ran the other as shipped from 3 LED's lit down to nothing by driving 8 x 3/4 screws into an OLD piece of pressure treated wood (not new an soft) and then backing them out with the drill torqued to 12.
The battery ran down after 30 screws in and out.
I then swapped batteries.
The fresh battery has been in since.
My primary use so far has been for unhanging and rehanging doors. I use it to disassemble, drill pilot holes, reassemble. So far, after 5 days and 6 doors (I'm not working fast) it still shows 4 LED's. On the first charge.
Clutch seems to work well. Weight is ideal.
I'm glad I found it because based on reviews of the previous Milwaukee model I ALMOST bought the yellow competitor which weighs 2.75lb, vs this at 0.9lbs.
Although MADE IN CHINA (how much would it cost if made in Mississippi?) it looks like they have quality control (I hope).
Summary - I'd recommend it.
6 month update - still going strong. I'll lay it down, come back 3 weeks later, battery still good. Just bought 3 more from HD.
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