Recent Topics
Building a solar generator
by BeerCan - 07/05/20 03:22 PM
Used CVT fluid in a power steering application
by mahanddeem - 07/05/20 02:06 PM
New Mobil1 EP HM, API SP label design.
by wemay - 07/05/20 02:00 PM
Generator oil
by Eddie - 07/05/20 01:51 PM
This never ceases to amazing me
by SLO_Town - 07/05/20 01:46 PM
Empty shelves and lack of variety.
by sloinker - 07/05/20 01:17 PM
Mann HU816 (28 month service)
by Barwich - 07/05/20 12:23 PM
Napa Gold 1348 and Mahle OC148 C&P
by BeerCan - 07/05/20 10:38 AM
Dead rechargeable batteries on cordless drill
by 97tbird - 07/05/20 10:35 AM
2018 Silverado 6.0 Idle Stumble
by Phishin - 07/05/20 10:20 AM
U.S. Gasoline Production
by Snagglefoot - 07/05/20 07:39 AM
Trying to save an otherwise junkyard bound car
by agarb - 07/05/20 07:08 AM
Code reader advice
by 53' Stude - 07/04/20 10:05 PM
People driving less / motor oil prices?
by 1978elcamino - 07/04/20 10:02 PM
Fireworks and dogs
by 555 - 07/04/20 07:52 PM
Cannot unscrew oil filter housing cap - BMW E46
by 97tbird - 07/04/20 07:21 PM
Are u a big fireworks person?
by ZZman - 07/04/20 06:53 PM
Honda Accord MAP sensor question
by Kira - 07/04/20 06:28 PM
Newest Members
TacoFergie, electro, SilentC, paolo9fla, SunnyB
71850 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
90 registered members (antonmnster, Arrechera, Atrocious, andy2001, 4WD, 8 invisible), 2,028 guests, and 26 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics307,449
Posts5,311,391
Members71,850
Most Online4,538
Jan 20th, 2020
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Milwaukee drill battery died #5449820 06/09/20 03:46 PM
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 12
F
fixitpete Offline OP
OP Offline
F
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 12
I own a Milwaukee cordless drill and my battery died. It's the only Milwaukee product I own. Any one have experience fixing a battery? Its out of warranty so unless I can fix it, its trash. Any help would be great.

Re: Milwaukee drill battery died [Re: fixitpete] #5449830 06/09/20 03:56 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,387
G
GSCJR Offline
Offline
G
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,387
Subscribed. I bought a Milwaukee 18V 2.4 Ah tool set several years ago and the batteries died recently so I'm not sure what to do next.


07 3.5L VQ35DE NAPA FS 5w-20 ProSelect 21358 158KM
10 3.5L 2GR-FE NAPA FS 5w-20 ProSelect 27047 180KM
Re: Milwaukee drill battery died [Re: fixitpete] #5449831 06/09/20 04:00 PM
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 23,581
T
Trav Offline
Offline
T
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 23,581
Been there got the T shirt, either buy another battery or better still go with a Makita system.


ASE L1, Master. Deutsch Meisterbrief.
Re: Milwaukee drill battery died [Re: fixitpete] #5449837 06/09/20 04:07 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 21,058
C
Chris142 Offline
Offline
C
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 21,058
Take the battery pack to battery mart.They will replace the cells.


02 Wrangler Napa high milage 10w40
87 F250 Valvoline 15w40
07 fjcruiser Car lube plus 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am Maveric edge 5w40
57 case tractor Chevron sae30
Re: Milwaukee drill battery died [Re: fixitpete] #5449842 06/09/20 04:12 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 9,485
I
IndyIan Offline
Offline
I
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 9,485
I had a nice Milwaukee drill too, and the batteries died in about 4 years... I bought an ebay replacement battery which was junk, and then bought a Rigid drill with the lifetime battery warranty for the price of 2.5 new milwaukee batteries. The Rigid ni-cads went maybe 6 years and then the sent me a new pair of L-ion batteries with a new charger 4-5 years ago. The drills work the same as far as I can tell, but I think Rigid had a much smarter charger to keep the batteries happier longer.


06 Focus ZXW, 5spd manual, 220km
18 Outback 2.5 CVT 35km 0W20
Re: Milwaukee drill battery died [Re: fixitpete] #5449845 06/09/20 04:21 PM
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 1,273
JustN89 Offline
Offline
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 1,273
Just bought a new Milwaukee 3/8" cordless ratchet.. this thread leaves me feeling good about my purchase. LOL


You know what they say, cross threads are tighter than locktite!
Re: Milwaukee drill battery died [Re: fixitpete] #5449847 06/09/20 04:24 PM
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 931
K
Kawiguy454 Offline
Offline
K
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 931
I got a Dewalt drill/impact set with 3 batteries/charger for $200 on 4th july sale at ACO. The HF newest cordless series the batteries are DeWalt knockoffs and fit if you use a lot of batteries.

Re: Milwaukee drill battery died [Re: fixitpete] #5449849 06/09/20 04:26 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,056
U
user52165 Offline
Offline
U
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,056
Originally Posted by fixitpete
I own a Milwaukee cordless drill and my battery died. It's the only Milwaukee product I own. Any one have experience fixing a battery? Its out of warranty so unless I can fix it, its trash. Any help would be great.


What type battery. Older Ni Cad, Ni MH, or newer Li Ion?

Last edited by user52165; 06/09/20 04:32 PM.
Re: Milwaukee drill battery died [Re: fixitpete] #5449868 06/09/20 04:49 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 10,446
B
bullwinkle Offline
Offline
B
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 10,446
I actually bought a few aftermarket Ni-Cd 18V ones for a couple Power Plus sets, they were actually from Wal-Mart (.com), they've been a LOT better than the Milwaukee ones were. One of the sets was a complete 18V hammer drill with case that a co-worker gave me with 2 dead batteries, charger, looked brand new. Works like brand new now too!


06 Ram 3500 CTD 4X4(FG Venturi), 89 F-450 7.3, 98 XJ 4.0(XG8A), 05 xB(XG3600), 18 Transit 3.7 (MC), 03 Merc Grand Marquis 4.6 2V(XG2), 11 Express 3500 6.0 (Fram PH10060 for now)
Re: Milwaukee drill battery died [Re: fixitpete] #5449877 06/09/20 04:56 PM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 24,603
D
Donald Offline
Offline
D
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 24,603
Is the Milwaukee a M18 battery? M12?

I have a lot of M18 tools and OPE. I am in the process of trying some aftermarket M18 batteries. Not because the Milwaukee ones are junk (I think they are great) but because of the cost of the Milwaukee OEM batteries.


2015 Ford F-250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Milwaukee drill battery died [Re: fixitpete] #5449989 06/09/20 07:24 PM
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 10,937
E
Eddie Offline
Offline
E
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 10,937
Batteries Plus used to rebuild power tool batteries. I had one rebuilt for about 40% of new cost. Used it for many years after that. Not sure if they still do it though. Worth a phone call. Ed


2014 CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)
Re: Milwaukee drill battery died [Re: fixitpete] #5450024 06/09/20 08:02 PM
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,014
W
walterjay Offline
Offline
W
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,014
I have had poor experiences with Milwaukee batteries. I have switched all of my company tools to DeWalt. a much more reliable battery.

Re: Milwaukee drill battery died [Re: fixitpete] #5450519 06/10/20 12:52 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,387
G
GSCJR Offline
Offline
G
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,387
I just brought one of mine back to life with a 9V battery but the other is unresponsive. Give it a try!


07 3.5L VQ35DE NAPA FS 5w-20 ProSelect 21358 158KM
10 3.5L 2GR-FE NAPA FS 5w-20 ProSelect 27047 180KM
Re: Milwaukee drill battery died [Re: fixitpete] #5450767 06/10/20 06:57 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 559
B
bchannell Offline
Offline
B
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 559
I use Milwaukee M18 tools professionally and can tell you their Lion batteries are some of the best. I've had used, new, several capacities and have yet to have a battery die in over 5 years of daily use. Now, I do wonder if constant use, many charge and discharge cycles is better for a battery than a homeowner who uses a battery occasionally. I dunno? The new Lion batteries are the best I've ever used and almost any of the top manufacturers make really good batteries. I also use Makita 12v tools and they too hold up really well. My son the contractor uses mostly Rigid and Dewalt and he seems to have no real problem with batteries, and he uses far, far more cordless tools than I ever do and I use a lot.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™