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Have You Been Scammed with a Counterfeit Tool Battery?
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932,233 Views • Jun 9, 2024 • Click to toggle off description
Let’s figure out how to identify a counterfeit tool battery for Makita, Dewalt, and Milwaukee. Are counterfeit batteries even safe? Let’s find out!

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5 days ago

It's so annoying searching for batteries on Amazon. 90% of The top results are counterfeit ones.

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5 days ago

Buying batteries online is borderline gambling.

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3 days ago

It was very surprising when you were allowed to register a counterfeit battery on the company website. This is alarming!

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4 days ago

I got scammed by a "reputable" on-line dealer. Both the battery pack and the charger I purchased were fake and potentially lethal. I now only buy direct from the manufacturer websites. This video really reinforces how careful you need to be. Thanks!

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5 days ago

It's one thing to sell aftermarket batteries that are "compatible" with the tools. It's an entirely different thing to sell fake ones as genuine.

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5 days ago

You know what's the worst? Paying for the price of a genuine battery but getting the fake one! ☠️

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3 days ago

Wow, this was a great video. Many years ago, I had a Bosch 7.2V drill. I left the battery on the charger in my garage and it caught on fire. I lost my garage and my house had damage from the fire. The firemen thought the fire started from the gas hot water heater, but the most damaged area was where the charger was. A few years later, I was in my store when I smelled something burning. I also heard a crackling noise and it smelled like melted plastic. I followed the sound and found the battery smoking while it was in the charger. I pulled it off the charger and it melted in my hand (and burned my skin). I pulled the plug from the wall and watched it to make sure the battery didn't catch fire. Needless to say, the entire Bosch kit went into the trash! If I'm not mistaken, it was a NiCad battery - the original was purchased around 1993 and the replacement in 1997. Since that happened, I don't leave my chargers plugged in with a battery. As soon as the charge light is on, I pull the battery pack off. I haven't bought an online battery yet and after watching your video, I won't. Having been though a house fire, it's not worth the small savings to put myself and family at risk. A deepest thank you for doing this video. The shorting of the battery pack was very important and informative!

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4 days ago

I literally had no idea this was even an issue. Thank you sir

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5 days ago

These counterfeits look extremely professional and hard to spot without opening them up… thanks for raising awareness

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5 days ago

Those sellers should be arrested for fraud. OR BETTER YET, make a claim with your credit card company, and not pay a single cent, then the seller loses.

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4 days ago

The thing with genuine batteries is, the big brands rip off the customers. Samsung, Panasonic, LG make 18650 with much bigger capacities but to save a few dollars they choose the 2400mah cells rather than 3600mah cells. So when the packs are done, always rebuild using the higher spec batteries, you'll love it!

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4 hours ago

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5 days ago

Crazy how CLOSE the fake batteries look like the real ones.. A++ Video.

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5 days ago

You are now doing more than the FTC did in years about these problems!

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4 days ago

You can't avoid buying counterfeit batteries even if you wanted to. They sell them in the stores. You wouldn't believe the amount of counterfeit batteries that are returned back to Home Depot, Lowes and Menards as if they were the originals and then put back on the shelf for unsuspecting customers to buy again.

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4 days ago

I'm posting to let you know that I recently bought and applied the Sylvania headlight restoration kit based on your review and just as you depicted, the results were outstanding. We restored the headlights and fog lights on an older Mercedes E350 and they look like they are showroom new. Thanks for everything you do!

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5 days ago

Thanks for not blurring out the seller's name that are selling the counterfeit batteries.

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5 days ago

Todd is out here protecting every average Jo. Thanks sir. And we hope to have many more years of this incredible channel!

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4 days ago

Thank you for this extremely useful information. I especially liked how you pointed out how to spot the counterfeit ones, as I will now double check when purchasing one at the hardware store. As always, great job and keep up the good work!

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4 days ago

@ProjectFarm could you point me to the name of the test rigs you used to do the Watt-Hour test at 14:17?

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