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Old 05-10-2021, 07:59 PM   #1
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Default Anybody tried the no-name Milwaukee M18 batteries

The price is right...but are they junk? Good reviews...but I feel like most reviews are from Chinese bots are something.

Any real life input?

Milwaukee brand batteries are higher than giraffe genitals.

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Old 05-10-2021, 08:05 PM   #2
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I have bought something very similar for porter cable batteries. No difference that I can tell
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Old 05-10-2021, 08:18 PM   #3
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I use the Rybobi nock offs and they are as good. I hope that helps.
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Old 05-10-2021, 08:27 PM   #4
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I use the Rybobi nock offs and they are as good. I hope that helps.
Where do you get the Ryobi knock offs?
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Old 05-10-2021, 08:46 PM   #5
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Just got my Makita knock offs lastweek, so far so good
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Old 05-10-2021, 08:48 PM   #6
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I just bought one more Milwaukee battery & charger on Saturday. Iím still walking funny...


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Old 05-10-2021, 08:48 PM   #7
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I bought dewalt knockoffs after a buddy made the comment they're probably all coming from the same factory in China anyways..

The knock offs don't last as long but for the price I can have 2x the amount of batteries.
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Old 05-10-2021, 08:52 PM   #8
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Have some at work, they last about half the time from what I’ve been told. I’ve bought several 5.0 Milwaukee’s on FB market place brand new in the package for $60 or less. Home Depot will have a sale soon enough on the 3.0 high outputs again, I have several of those and they do well.
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Old 05-10-2021, 09:25 PM   #9
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Where do you get the Ryobi knock offs?
Amazon. $29
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Old 05-10-2021, 10:46 PM   #10
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I bought a couple for the 1” impact and their not nearly as strong, maybe on a standard drill but they don’t work good at all on the bigger impact.
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Old 05-11-2021, 05:23 AM   #11
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I can’t find it now but there is a man on YouTube that runs comparison tests on items such as these, he works them and disassembles them and these knock offs are exactly that! They are assembled with extremely cheap components and have failed in every test I have watched! Personally it’s not worth my time to have to purchase More of these knock-offs and have to charge them twice as much. IMHO...
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Old 05-11-2021, 06:19 AM   #12
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I canít find it now but there is a man on YouTube that runs comparison tests on items such as these, he works them and disassembles them and these knock offs are exactly that! They are assembled with extremely cheap components and have failed in every test I have watched! Personally itís not worth my time to have to purchase More of these knock-offs and have to charge them twice as much. IMHO...
I believe that is Project Farm.
He does some neat comparison testing.

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Old 05-11-2021, 06:21 AM   #13
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I have 4 “for real” Milwaukee batteries and they run forever, except on their leaf blower. That thing gobbles up power.
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Old 05-11-2021, 06:23 AM   #14
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I believe that is Project Farm.
He does some neat comparison testing.

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Old 05-11-2021, 06:49 AM   #15
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Amaz and Ebay got Knock offs galore... Tried lots most seem to work OK and need charge more often and life is shorter..Watch for sales on originals just be sure ya watch amp ratings..In my exp drills ,saber saws,can get away with low amp battery but sklii saw and angle grinders and impact need higher amp ones..
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Old 05-11-2021, 07:33 AM   #16
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I canít find it now but there is a man on YouTube that runs comparison tests on items such as these, he works them and disassembles them and these knock offs are exactly that! They are assembled with extremely cheap components and have failed in every test I have watched! Personally itís not worth my time to have to purchase More of these knock-offs and have to charge them twice as much. IMHO...
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I believe that is Project Farm.
He does some neat comparison testing.

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YES- thatís it! Thank you!
AvE is another good one on YouTube. FWIW
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Old 05-11-2021, 08:00 AM   #17
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Project Farm is really a great one gota check out AvE or FWIW not sure which...prob typO
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Old 05-11-2021, 08:17 AM   #18
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no but the 24V are poorly made, they don't slide on all the way and when you get them on, you'll have to hammer it off. Not sure if it charges that well yet, we just got this new one. I believe we purchased from Interstate.
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Old 05-11-2021, 08:23 AM   #19
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Had real good luck with Dewalts 18Vs knockoffs on Ebay and Amazon. Went to Milwaukee tools and loaded down with 4 and 5 amp Milwaukee batteries in 2019 during their Christmas sale...... I am looking to do the same as you for some lower amped batteries for my smaller tools ....so I'll be following. At $23 a pop for a 2 amp, its worth a shot. If they do as good as the Dewalt knocks offs I'll be happy.
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Old 05-11-2021, 08:27 AM   #20
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Where do you get the Ryobi knock offs?
I bought a 4 pack from Vanon batteries for my Ryobi 18V tools. They are Litium and half the price of Ryobi. They don't have the rubber foot to protect the tools when you set them down but so far they are working well after 2 years.
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Old 05-11-2021, 08:38 AM   #21
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No input but interested in the findings. Plus, I hate to miss anymore references to giraffe genitals 😂😂
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Old 05-11-2021, 11:07 AM   #22
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Northern has a 2 pac for $99 with a coupon. Just got the flyer today.
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Old 05-11-2021, 11:53 AM   #23
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Thanks guys. May be buying a set soon and reporting back to y'all.
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Old 05-11-2021, 01:15 PM   #24
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ACE had some on a 50% off table. I may go buy one at lease to use as a Jump starter. Several videos on you tube with a couple wires and alligator clips. Much easier that jumper cables
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Old 05-11-2021, 04:00 PM   #25
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I have some for the V18 Milwaukee. It was the LI before M18. They work fine for me. Also have some for Dewalt 18V. The same, they work fine.
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Old 05-11-2021, 04:38 PM   #26
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I have DeWalt and Craftsman knockoffs. Other than the price I can't tell the difference.
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Old 05-11-2021, 05:04 PM   #27
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We had some knockoff Makita batteries at work and they didn't do near the job the originals do. They don't last near as long and had less then half the life of the Makitas.

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Old 05-11-2021, 08:59 PM   #28
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Do The ryobi and dewalts work ok with the factory chargers?
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Old 05-11-2021, 09:02 PM   #29
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Do The ryobi and dewalts work ok with the factory chargers?



My 18V Dewalts K/Os worked fine with the factory chargers
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Old 05-11-2021, 09:03 PM   #30
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Do The ryobi and dewalts work ok with the factory chargers?

Dewalt do.
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Old 05-12-2021, 07:18 AM   #31
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Does Milwaukee make theirs in America or do they have communist make them?
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