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A battery-powered future?

Milwaukee has launched its V28 range of power tools, which employs lithium ion technology for longer battery life.

Milwaukee V28 Hammer Drill
Milwaukee V28 Hammer Drill

Milwaukee has launched its V28 range of power tools, which employs lithium ion technology for longer battery life.

According to the company, it means that tools that were previously 'corded' are now able to enter the cordless market.

The 28V lithium ion battery delivers increased power and up to twice the run time of traditional 18V models yet the battery weighs slightly less than its counterpart.

Certified testing by independent test labs showed strong performance for the V28 tools: the new V28 Circular Saw can cut over 111m per charge, or more than twice as much as a standard 18V tool; and the Milwaukee V28 Hammer Drill produces 48 holes (26mm) per charge, while a standard 18V tool produces 28 holes.

"For years professional tradespeople have demanded cordless power that performs like a corded product. Until now, the technology hasn't existed to make that possible," said  Åke Sundby, president, A&M Electric Tools Division in Winnenden, Germany. "With V28 battery technology we are confident in saying that nearly 40 years after the initial development of cordless tools, cordless power is finally beginning to fulfill its original promise."

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