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I went to buy a 2602 Hammer drill today, and because there was so many versions/packaging, I payed attention to what was in the box. The biggest thing was the low range rpm went from 450 to 550 and the torque is now 525 where it used to be 550. I confirmed this with the website, called Milwaukee myself to ask why, and the techs were not working until after New Years to answer my question….funny, I thought Chinese New Years was not for a while! (LOL) The biggest dissappointment was that I testsed out a few of them in store, and all of them had from very bad to slightly a little chuck wobble! (I also posted on amazon.com about this)

Does anyone else have this chuck wobble prob, or know why the spec change?


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#1 posted 963 days ago

BTW, when I say versions, you could get from what type of battery (old battery to red lithium), to case size, to what other tool may be bundled with it (like you could get the 2625 Hackzall bundled with it), or with or without the handle attatchment, to the new spec one. There was no less than 5 different options for the 2602 alone from 1 store! I’m asssuming alot of it was older inventory they didnt rotate out before putting the new stuff on the shelf.

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#2 posted 963 days ago

Milwaukee Power Tools sold to another company at the end of 2010. The only thing that remains the same as the old “Milwaukee-made” tools is the color and logo.

The quality definately has taken a hit.

I will not buy another Milwaukee tool, unless I find one made before 2010.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#3 posted 963 days ago

I thought Milwaukee sold out years ago to TTI, the same parent company now of Ryobi, Bosch, Rigid, skil, dremel, RotoZip, CST/berger, Vermont American, Nelson, Gilmour, hoover, homelite, Aeg….etc? Well alot of those are under Bosch owenership, and Bosch’s company is so damn confusing in what they own. But I believe Bosch (at least tool part of it) is under the same parent company as Milwaukee??? Or I think AEG, which is under Milwaukee makes alot of Bosch products….Sooooo confusing.

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#4 posted 963 days ago

Milwaukee & Rigid sold again in 2010. Lowe’s start removing Milwaukee from their shelves right after. Previously the Milwaukee & Rigid names were licensed to Bosch tools. The Rigid name is owned by Home Depot.

Bosch no longer makes Rigid or Milwaukee tools. Home Depot had something to do with the purchase. Don’t think HD bought them, but may be some type of joint venture deal.

Hoover and Homelite are Firigidaire brands. Their power tools are made by Bosch. Skil/Bosch/Dremel is still all one company (RotoZip is a Dremel owned name).

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#5 posted 963 days ago

Hmmm…I just went to the Milwaukee Site, and it says :

http://www.milwaukeetool.com/About/MilwaukeeStory/HistoryOfMilwaukee.aspx

”Milwaukee Electric Tool was acquired by Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) in 2005, ttigroup.com.

Founded in 1985, TTI is a leading marketer, manufacturer and supplier of home improvement and floor care products, employing over 20,000 people worldwide. TTI’s global brand portfolio includes Ryobi®, Milwaukee Electric Tool® and AEG® power tools, DreBo® carbide drill bits, Homelite® and Ryobi® outdoor power equipment and Royal®, Dirt Devil®, Regina® and VAX® floor care appliances. The acquisition takes advantage of TTI and Milwaukee’s marketing and distribution networks and enhances Milwaukee’s ability to expand its markets and product portfolio worldwide.”

Now the Bosch group is a bit harder to decipher. They are into everything. ”Bosch caters to the areas of consumer goods and building technology with its power tool, thermotechnology, and security systems, as well as with its household appliances business within the BSH Bosch and Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH joint venture. In the US, power tools are provided by the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation based in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. With its brands Bosch, Hawera, Skil, Dremel, RotoZip, Freud, Vermont American, and many more, Bosch is one of the largest manufacturer of portable power tools worldwide.” There is some kind of relationship between bosch and TTI without a doubt, as there are way too many similarites between milwaukee tools and bosch tools, maybe a common parts supply? I could not find any direct relationship after a short investigation online. But Bosch has companys like Philips to Blapunkt to Automotive parts to medical stuff…etc etc…

I do know for sure that Black & Decker is the parent company for Stanley, Bostitch, Dewalt, PC, Pfister, Mac Tools, Kwikset and Delta, amongst a crapload of other companies….almost as diverse as Bosch.

I can see why Lowes pulled the stuff, more less it was almost like putting Rigid products on there shelves! But obviously Bosch does not have that connection to TTI, as bosch is a big product in Lowes!

If anyone really wants to find the connection, here is Bosch Group 2010 annual report, where you can see all there ownings…..maybe someone with time will figure it out :)

http://www.bosch.com/worldsitestartpage/flashbook/GB2010EN.pdf

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#6 posted 962 days ago

I forgot to mention above (as I cant edit my post for some reason), that what i can see about Rigid is that TTI is licensed to make Rigid products. Rigid’s parent company is Emerson. Along with that note, if you look at AEG products for outside the U.S., most are identical in looks, specs, and COLOR to rigid line of power tools, with the exception it says AEG.

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