Yes, Milwaukee and AEG are currently both owned by Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd (TTI). In 2004, Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. announced that it entered into a stock purchase agreement to buy Atlas Copco AB’s electric power tool and accessories business currently conducted through Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. and Atlas Copco Electric Tools GmbH.
After the 2004 purchase by TTI, the manufacturing of Milwaukee tools moved to China, which some customers feel has affected the quality of the tools. Whilst others have stated that Milwaukee still conducts its own research and development, along with quality assurance, to ensure their tools are still of the highest quality.
The AEG tool line-up is a budget-friendly offering, and generally, this brand will not last as long as Milwaukee. The main difference between Milwaukee and AEG is the quality of materials used. The Milwaukee tools are built with superior materials that ensure durability, whereas the AEG tools are engineered for affordability.
Overall, both Milwaukee and AEG offer reliable products at different price points, so customers can choose a tool that fits their needs precisely. Those who need a high-quality tool for heavy-duty work, should opt for Milwaukee and those looking for an affordable alternative should consider AEG.
AEG products have an extended product warranty of 6 years and an extended battery warranty of 3 years for cordless tools when you register online. This product has the longest warranty offered of any similar product in both Australia and New Zealand.
AEG tools purchased before 1st January 2013 have a 3-year standard repair warranty.
Do Milwaukee batteries fit AEG?
No, Milwaukee and AEG batteries are not interchangeable. Each brand has its own range of batteries that are designed specifically for its tools. Therefore, it is impossible to use a Milwaukee battery in an AEG tool or vice versa. It is important to note that when purchasing a Milwaukee or AEG power tool, you will also need the appropriate battery to ensure it is fully functional.
If in doubt, it is always best to check the tool manually or contact the manufacturer directly for advice on which batteries are compatible with a particular power tool model. It is also worth noting that Milwaukee and AEG batteries generally have different charging specifications. That being said, some aftermarket third-party batteries may be compatible with multiple power tool brands.
There are some manufacturers make Milwaukee to AEG battery adapters which retail for around $50. The adapters allow for a Milwaukee battery to fit a standard AEG 18-volt fitting.
In conclusion, Milwaukee and AEG batteries are not interchangeable, so it is essential to ensure you purchase the correct battery for your specific power tool.