Milwaukee® Introduces New M12™ XC High Capacity LITHIUM-ION Battery

            Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation expands its LITHIUM-ION system with the new M12™ XC High Capacity LITHIUM-ION Battery. Improving run-time, power and speed; the new high capacity LITHIUM-ION battery can provide up to 2X the performance in M12™ tools.

            “Each tool can benefit from the additional performance the XC battery offers,” says Paul Fry, Director of M12™ for Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation.  “While more demanding tools like the Hackzall® and 3/8” Drill will see obvious benefits in performance, electronic tools such as the M12™ Radio and M-Spector™ will have double the run-time.”

            At only 2-1/2” wide and 3-1/2” long, the M12™ XC High Capacity LITHIUM-ION Battery provides a durable and stable base for tools to stand upright. Rubber over-mold was also added for shock absorption and to protect finished surfaces from marring when tools are placed on them.

            With the introduction of the new XC high performance LITHIUM-ION battery and plans to grow the M12™ cordless platform in the future, MILWAUKEE® continues to expand its leadership position in the sub-compact category.  The M12™ platform will include over 20 tools by the end of 2009 that offer innovative solutions in power, productivity, and portability.


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 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