Milwaukee Tools Boost Their Battery Power
Milwaukee Tools has revamped its entire 12v and 18v cordless line, with the introduction of what the company calls a new generation of lithium batteries: Redlithium.
Boasting more power and longevity, these new batteries will be featured on all new cordless 12v and 18v tools, the M12 and M18 product lines, respectively. But that’s only part of the news. The Redlithium batteries work with the previous generation of M12 and M18 tools, so you can swap out the older lithium batteries with the new ones. You also can get Redlithium batteries with a higher capacity (the XC line), which the company claims adds even more run time. You won’t need a new charger, either, because the new Redlithium batteries are compatible with the older chargers.
Replacement batteries for the M12 line cost $49 ($79 for the XC); batteries for the M18 line cost $79 ($129 for the XC).
If you want even more juice and life, step up to the XC line, available for both 12v and 18v tools.
Redlithium batteries from Milwaukee promise longer run times and more power. These are the standard 12v and 18v batteries.
Milwaukee's 3/8 in. M12 drill-driver is now sold with the new Redlithium batteries. Shown is the compact version.
Milwaukee's 18v right angle drill, with the XC battery installed.