Milwaukee® Begins Transition from V28™ to M28™

        Over the next several months, Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation will transition all V28™ cordless power tools to the new M28™ LITHIUM-ION battery pack.  While providing an improved battery pack with more advanced electronics, the new M28™ LITHIUM-ION system will be completely compatible with current V28™products, as the tools themselves will not change.

        “The largest high voltage LITHIUM-ION system on the market just got better,” says Christian Coulis, Sr. Product Manager, Cordless for Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation. “One of the largest advantages of the transition is that users are able to instantly upgrade the performance, run-time and durability of the V28™ tools they already own, simply by switching to the improved M28™ battery pack.”

        Milwaukee Electric Tool pioneered Lithium-Ion with the introduction of the V28™ system in 2005. Demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to continual innovation, Milwaukee® has added Digital Power Management (DPM) to the M28™ LITHIUM-ION battery packs to help ensure optimal battery life and run-time, while protecting the battery and tool during the toughest jobsite applications.

        DPM features include a temperature management system to keep batteries at the ideal temperature range and individual cell monitoring to ensure optimal charge and discharge. Combined with a side packed design, integrated weld frame, cell separator and impact/vibration protective rubber, this pack provides maximum life and durability to the user.

        With this introduction, Milwaukee Electric Tool will be releasing a new M28™ LITHIUM-ION battery pack, an M28™ Hammer Drill and new lighting solutions that offer unmatched durability, performance and run-time for the professional tradesman. The first new M28™ product will be available in stores summer, 2010.

About Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation, a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY) is an industry leading manufacturer and marketer of professional, heavy duty power tools and accessories.  Products include the legendary SAWZALL® reciprocating saws, M12™, M18™ & V28™ LITHIUM-ION cordless tools, HOLE-HAWG® drills, portable band saws, circular saws, driver drills, hammer drills, rotary hammers, grinders, sanders and a line of Test & Measurement and Hand Tools.  Accessories include SAWZALL® blades, SWITCHBLADE® self-feed bits, BIG HAWG® hole cutters, THUNDERBOLT® drill bits and SHOCKWAVE Impact Duty™. For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® power tools and accessories, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit