Roughly the same size and weight as an 18-volt nicad pack, Milwaukee's V28 lithium-ion battery pack uses four 7-volt cells and includes an LED fuel gauge that shows the pack's remaining life when a small button is pressed.
Roughly the same size and weight as an 18-volt nicad pack, Milwaukee's V28 lithium-ion battery pack uses four 7-volt cells and includes an LED fuel gauge that shows the pack's remaining life when a small button is pressed.

As a remodeler, I love cordless tools. Not only do they save me set-up time, but I don't have to drag dusty extension cords through somebody's clean house. Plus, the cordless kits allow me to carry three or four tools in a single case.

For those reasons and more, I adopted DeWalt's 18-volt platform a few years back. At the time, DeWalt offered the greatest variety of 18-volt tools, and sticking with one platform meant I could share batteries and chargers. Generally, I've been quite happy with the reliability and performance of my DeWalts. Nevertheless, when Milwaukee came out...

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