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When I decided to buy this Milwaukee tool (PLH 32 XE) I was convinced that I was getting the “top of the art” heavy duty tool. Boy was I WRONG. The drill soon showed its true origin and broke down after a few months. Maybe a long time ago Milwaukee made some good and long lasting tools but now days, when it has been sold to some profit loving Chinese company “TECHTRONIC INDUSTRIES”, they lost their quality for professionalists. It is true that they look nicer… fancier to be precise but when it comes to hard working tools that pay off every penny you paid for they don’t stand a chance compared to Metabo, Festool, Blue Bosch …. When I dissembled my new AEG BS 12 X (12 V cordless drill), because of some strange noise coming from inside, I discovered that it has motor made in China , besides that one of the butteries died after a few months, so what more proof do you want to realize that behind these once famous tool makers now stands no quality, but only one big money hungry machinery. I would advise everyone not to buy neither Milwaukee nor AEG tools (they are the same and bought are owned by tti industries). If you like that fancy looking semi professional tools than don’t waste money on AEG or MILWAUKKEE simply buy Black & Decker tools that are equal in quality but much cheaper than these two previously mentioned “brands”

Note: I just found this thread and if I had seen it when it was posted I would of deleted it. We do not allow slamming of products as this post clearly is. This person only joined the forums to slander a company; no profile and no further posts. I see no value in this opinion.

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How very sad, until about six years ago, when I gave it away, I had a 7 1/4" AEG circular saw made in Germany. I gave it a very hard life, including cutting openings in brick walls where the dust was so thick that I couldn't see more than a couple of inches in front of me. Never a single breakdown. The only reason I gave it away was that the Triton saw was designed for the Triton table, making adjustments a breeze.


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If I recall the AEG tool line is one that's at the bottom of the tool barrel ... I once had a drill that was a AEG and it would make a better hammer than a drill...I once sold used tools and the AEG tools was the one I would stack up on the table ,,, "any item on this table for 5.oo dollars "and most just didn't sell at any price...


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hmmmmm...own a 6390-21 circular saw and 10.4 L-ion driver, very impressed. Looking at a new SCMS and from what I have seen the Milwaukee SCMS is # 1 in my books.

Numerous tools reviews and comparisons rate Milwaukee first or near the top, in all categories.

If you got a bad tool should have returned it, Milwaukee has one of the best warranty's in the business.

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Greetings (your name here) and welcome to the forum. thanks for giving us some feed back on your experience, sorry it was not a good experience. I always thought the Milwaukee was a good line, perhaps someone has had a similar or different experience with the line and would like to share their experience.

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Yeah, this is old but I ran into it on a search. Full disclosure: I am Milwaukee fan. I have to check myself before auto-choosing Milwaukee when considering any new tool. There is a reason for this. I haven't been disappointed yet. That said, I fought my instincts and got the Bosch jigsaw and for now I'm quite happy with the Hitachi M12V (older model).

Like most tool companies, Milwaukee isn't 100% what it used to be but the claim that AEG is 'exactly the same' as Milwaukee from a guy who is shocked to discover that a cordless tool is being made in China and whose immediate fallback is Black and Decker is laughable.

Yes there are obviously some similarities in the body types and I'm sure that has plenty to do with TTI owning both companies. But at the end of the day, it's quality control and the internal components that count.

While most manufacturing is now overseas, Milwaukee conducts its own R&D and QA and doesn't take hand-me-downs from TTI. 2nd, after the conversion I know Brits and I'm sure most Europeans at large pay at least twice as much on average for tools than I do so why does AEG charge less in pounds for similar products what I pay in US dollars for Milwaukee products? If they were exactly the same every contractor in England must be using AEG. No? didn't think so.

And by the way, that's "state of the art."

You get what you pay for. Don't buy junk and then start comparing Milwaukee to Black & Decker because you thought you were smarter than everybody else for paying a quarter of the price just because you don't understand the difference between a brand established for the cheap bastard/impulse buy market vs. a brand that relies on its reputation with professionals to maintain its market niche.

TTI will sell you junk through its AEG brand because they know you're dumb and self-entitled enough to buy it and expect quality. What really makes my blood boil is that you're the reason all manufacturing is getting shipped over to China in the first place and you're the first to whine about it.

Did you get one use out of that drill? Congratulations that's all it was made for and that's all most people who buy it will ever need it for. To hang a stupid picture frame or put a hole in a soon-to-be-permanently abandoned craft project. Cripes, just look at AEG's web site. They're not exactly putting a lot of effort forward because they know they're only going to sell to impulse buyers and people who don't know better than to buy the cheapest tool they can find.
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Do the research and buy the very best tool for YOUR use. Spare no expense to get the tool YOU want. Then, if it doesn't meet your needs or expectations you have no one to blame but yourself.
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B&D makes Dewalt, and the fabulous Firestorm line that looks like they have re-labeled and are now calling it Porter Cable, taking yet another quality tool name down the crapper.

I have been a loyal Milwaukee user for many years and though I'm not happy about the recent move of some of there tools to China, they are the only tool manufacturer still making any tools in the US.

Everyone else is 100% China\Mexico\Indonesia etc.

I wonder how many of these posts are from Black and Decker employees (haha!)
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