MILWAUKEE BATTERY RECALL

The last time I checked RIGID was offering a lifetime warranty on their tools AND batteries.
dennis in nca
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rigger
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Milwaukee has recall over 1 million 18volt batteries.
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click on the battery, right hand side.
Unforturately my batteries are newer than that, even though that are
all junk, I think I have bought my last milwaukee tool. all three of
my batteries have failed along with the charger. I did fix two of the
batteries my taking them apart and soldering the broken spot weld on a
battery tab.
BTW, Milwaukee is not an American company, owned by the Swiss, and no
part of my 18V hammer drill kit was made in the USA.
Thank You,
Randy
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Randy
If it has a US sounding name, it's in all probability Chinese. Actual US companies tend not to have US related names.
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Pete C.
OOPS, old info
now owned by TTI
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2005 January Acquired Milwaukee®,AEG® and DreBo® electric power tools and accessories brands and businesses.
1990 December Listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (stock code: 669). 1988 January Opened TTI?s first manufacturing facilities in Dongguan, PRC.
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would appear to be Chinese. Thank You, Randy
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Randy
I didn't say anything about the origins. New Chinese brands often use US sounding names, old US brands (US named or not) are often out of business and the name sold to the highest bidder (typically Chinese) by the remains of the company.
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Pete C.
Suckers! What are they going to do with all that beer and that rusty elevated expressway?
Best regards, Spehro Pefhany
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Spehro Pefhany
Humphhhh. The 12 and 18V batteries for my HF drills have worked great for 2-3 years.. The Milwaukee batteries are another example of what happens when you TRY to make them cheap, so they fail soon. Anyone have an HF battery fail? JR Dweller in the cellar buy american....
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JR North
Far as I'm concerned, foreign companies should have "..of (country)" added to their names in any advertisement or packaging. Don't make me hunt for the info in small print written in chinglish on the label, tell me that you're "Milwaukee Tools of China" right on the damn label, and in the catalog.
Been toying with the idea of an all-USA'n made products website but, I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to find enough products to get enough volume.
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Dave Hinz
Only beer still made here, are Miller and Sprecher. Well and some micros. Schlitz, Blatz, gone. Actually I think both of 'em are condos now.
And, rusty elevated expressway? Can't picture it, where do you mean?
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Dave Hinz
Ah, it's been a while since I've been there. Maybe it's gone now.. googling finds the "Park East Freeway", demolished a few years ago, 1950s vintage, near downtown. Does that sound right?
Best regards, Spehro Pefhany
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Spehro Pefhany
Hmm.Techtronic is more of a multinational... started by a German engineer (Ex-VW executive) and a UK-educated Hong Kong Chinese engineer, public on the HK stock exchange, not mainland. Hong Kong design, Chinese grunt work manufacturing. They're also why the Ryobi stuff in Home Depot now says "Made in China". Interesting.
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speff
Ah right, that eyesore. They tore it down about 3 years too early; apparently the idiot mayor at the time (not to be confused with the current idiot mayor) didn't make the connection that taking out one east-west corridor, right before the Marquette Interchange got tore out, would be a bad idea for those of us who work(ed) downtown.
But yeah, that's gone, somewhat replaced with green space. Really opens up the sky in areas you just got used to being dark and crappy looking.
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