Rated 3.7 out of 5Â by 19
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Joetheairdude My sawzall works properly now
I had problems with the original batteries that came with my Milwaukee set. They would always trip the overload when using the sawzall, no matter how light the load was. I finally replaced the batteries. The tools now work the way they always should have, and no overload in the batteries tripping. I would have given a higher rating but Milwaukee should have replaced those defective design batteries for free a long time ago. If you've had the overload tripping problem, the new batteries no longer have that problem. Too bad Milwaukee didn't recall the other batteries instead of making us spend $250.. for new ones. I don't think I'll buy another Milwaukee cordless tool set.
February 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Strum Possibly the worst product Milwaukee ever made
I have a lot of Milwaukee tools. I have come to trust the name. Unfortunately, buying the V18 batteries was a big mistake. I have 6 of them. Since new, they wouldn't run any high demand tools well, like my circular saw , sawzall or 1/2 impact gun. They worked ok for drills and impact drivers for a while, but they barely even do that anymore. From day one, these batteries tripped out the overload anytime I would try to accomplish something with them. If Milwaukee is concerned with keeping it's good name, admitting that these batteries are defective by recalling them would mean a lot. Everyone makes mistakes.
Milwaukee: do the right thing and recall the V18 batteries.
December 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by VaDecker Using w/ Jobsite Radio (49-24-0280)
Using w/ Jobsite Radio (49-24-0280)
Unlike review written on 20 Sept 2011 by Preskitaz I have had NO problem using these V-18 3.0 Ah Li-ion batteries (48-11-1830) in my Job Site Radio - Powered by Rockford Fosgate (49-24-0280). Yes, the V-18s are larger in height - actually by 1/2" rather than the 3/8" that Preskitaz states. But they slide right in without a problem and the door latches. They run the radio longer too. They seem to take as long to charge. However, they run longer in my tools, hold their charge on the shelf longer (meaning slower to self-discharge), are quite a bit lighter (approx 25% - 29 vs 39 ounces) in weight, and I LOVE that they have a "fuel gauge" (charge status) on them!
NOTE: The Milwaukee number I list is right off the bottom of my batteries. I believe the number (48-11-1803) HD put in the Product Title above is a typo. The last four digits should be -1830. They do show the correct number at the bottom of the Specifications Table under the Specs tab. If you have the older 2.4 Ah Milwaukee NiCad batteries (48-11-2230), be sure to replace them with these Li-ion batteries - they are GREAT!
December 6, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Draxind poor life
battery needs constant charging go to use it if has not been used in a while nothing drops its charge completely
July 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by JimB The battery has sufficient power and good run time.
I have used these batteries for a number of years and believe they should last longer than 2 years,,,on the outside.
That's costly when you need two at approximately $100.00 each.
January 29, 2013