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Old 02-02-2009, 02:11 PM   #1
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Milwaukee V18 Vs M18


As the title states. What are the differences between both batteries, all things being equal in terms of voltage and AmpHr. What differentiates both lines or cordless tools/batteries. Will one sustain longer run times than the other?

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Old 02-02-2009, 02:16 PM   #2
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Re: Milwaukee V18 Vs M18


I have the M18 set, and I like it a lot.

I dont believe the V18 is available with an impact driver, which was a huge seller for me.

The M18 also has a lot more power, if you look through the specs of them, the M18 even has a considerable more amount of power than the V28

I believe they are both Lithium-Ion batteries, but I think the M18 is kind of the "new technology" of the V18, meaning longer lasting batteries

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Old 02-02-2009, 02:20 PM   #3
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Re: Milwaukee V18 Vs M18


oh ok. that makes sense.. Just seen in a local tool shop and v18 set with hamer drill driver and impact driver. I never new they had an 18 volt impact in that model line...
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:25 PM   #4
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Re: Milwaukee V18 Vs M18


I believe the V18 impact driver is really an impact "gun" with a square end that you would fit onto a socket, instead of the hex like the M18, where you hook it up to a screwdriver bit or something like that.

You could use that for a screwdriver if you wanted But it has a bit too much power, and I would assume it would be too heavy to be efficient at all.

My M18 impact is lightweight, and has enough power to do about anything I can think of, just dont use it for finish work or cabinet assembly (obviously) because you are just going to over screw everything without even trying

The drill, or hammer drill, have the variable clutch if you are doing something more precise, so you can set that so you dont over tighten your screws

All in all, I think the M18 has a better selection of tools in its set, and is basically just the new version, I feel like the V18 is going to be obsolete pretty soon, so Id go with the M18 if you have a choice

If you are only doing finish work or something where you dont need more power, Id look into the M12, or even the smaller bosch screwguns (like 10 volt ones or something around that size), we have 4 in our shop, and are constantly using them, best out there in my opinion

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hitch, thanks for the great feedback.. Ya i dont know if i wanna being dragging a cement block with me everywhere I go either.lol...

Milwaukee def has some nice tools coming out..
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Re: Milwaukee V18 Vs M18


Skip the V18 and the V28.
I think they have the issues worked thru on the M18.

FWIW, we've had maybe 4-6 V18's, have 4 V28's, and have 1 M18...
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Re: Milwaukee V18 Vs M18


I have the V18 impact and its a hex end impact driver, alot like the m18 impact but only faster and more powerful but bigger. The M18 kinda looks cheap to me...
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As I understand it, the M18 is more compact than the V18.
The M18 is NOT more powerful than the V28. Visit the Milwaukee site and compare the specs.
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got the new m18 hammerdrill and impact gun and wow they are powerfull; the only complaints are that they dont make a moulded plastic carry case to hold the pair like they did with the v18 series. and there made in china...although they say they are "professionaly made in china" which makes me feel a little better
The new jobsite radio will accept v18 and m18 batteries which is pretty considerate of them. there are just 2 different slots on the top.
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The M18 is the newer LI battery technology.
I've seen they have an M18 "Red" battery coming out next. This is a further improvement in battery technology.

They are also coming out with M28 batteries for the existing V28 tools.

The M18 tools are NOT more powerful than the V28.
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Amazon and others have the V18 impact in 1/4" QD , bare tool, about $55, but it is a heavy tool, well made ,has a lot of torque. Same tool as the older Ridgid, that is model is made in China but works well. I have the Ridgid and w. their 18v LiI compact batt the weight is OK. Use that all the time now. . 1440"/lbs. Milwaukee also did make a V18 1/2" impact which is he same as CP sold. Excellent tool, Made in USA, can remove lugs off my f350.a real beast of a tool, will out live me,, but heavy for non truck/auto use. Got it for free w. the kit. The new tools are made in China. I have saws, drills.., in the German and USA made models, which I will go to LiI V18 batts.[needs a different charger] when my 6 NiCd's die. Can not match the quality of the tools themselves. Never had 1 failure with the tools.
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I feel the m18 are more for DIY projects and if you something that can do some real work then the v28 is were its at i've never had any problems with mine
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I feel the m18 are more for DIY projects and if you something that can do some real work then the v28 is were its at i've never had any problems with mine
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i have a m18 kit with the sawsall, circ saw, hammer drill,and flash light. i also have a m18 hammer drill separate. i had just the drill first and i use the crap out of it. the hammer drill is the nicest of any cordless drill i have used (i havent used any bosh 18v yet). i used it to drill a bunch of 1/2" anchors into concrete under a deck. did it very well and all on a single battery.
the battery indicator i like a lot. i know it seems gimmicky, but i can hit the button and see if a battery is full or not, or is close to being dead and will need charged right away. much better than the rubber band on the dead batteries. i do want to get the impact driver, someday.
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I feel the m18 are more for DIY projects
i disagree. i use mine daily, and heavily. did a whole kitchen install today using just my main m18. and it only used half a battery.
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I have the same setup as chris and use the crap out of it for 6+ months and have had no failures. It has power and will hold up to anything. I will only purchase Milwukee m18 tools from now on!

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