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Old 19-07-2016, 06:09 PM
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had mentioned recently that i had one of these but was seriously dissapointed with it. we also run hydraulic breakers, the big bosch electric road breaker, a small hand held dewalt breaker and the cheapo screwfix titan breaker...

the point im making is after 20 years in construction i have used many concrete breakers and i know whats good and whats not.. the Milwaukee 900k is not..

i had asked my guys why the new 900k wasnt being used, it had sat on the shelf for weeks, "honestly we dont like it, it isnt as powerful as the others" you know its bad when they would rather take the 149 titan breaker instead (after comparing them i now know why!)

we called and milwaukee came to access the tool, got a concrete kerb out and the 950k as a comparison, it chipped the edges but struggled to make a clean break down the center, i got out our little dewalt breaker which is a class below and it popped that kerb in a few seconds! much to the reps embrassment.

i have tried to return it but they claim the tool is as designed and fit for use, i cannot have a refund so i can buy an equivelent tool instead (that is capable)

so its now my job to spend the next 6 months reviewing the tool to warn others about the shitty "fuck the customer" service and the shitty tools they sell. i hope you readers dont get caught out like we have for almost a 1000.

after this sickening news ive have told them that i will keep the tool and try my hardest to ensure no one else falls in to the same trap, if you can copy and paste this to another forum please do. we start youtube videos next as they can get higher hits and views..

please warn your friends
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Old 19-07-2016, 06:56 PM
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had mentioned recently that i had one of these but was seriously dissapointed with it. we also run hydraulic breakers, the big bosch electric road breaker, a small hand held dewalt breaker and the cheapo screwfix titan breaker...

the point im making is after 20 years in construction i have used many concrete breakers and i know whats good and whats not.. the Milwaukee k900 is not..

i had asked my guys why the new k900 wasnt being used, it had sat on the shelf for weeks, "honestly we dont like it, it isnt as powerful as the others" you know its bad when they would rather take the 149 titan breaker instead (after comparing them i now know why!)

we called and milwaukee came to access the tool, got a concrete kerb out and the k950 as a comparison, it chipped the edges but struggled to make a clean break down the center, i got out our little dewalt breaker which is a class below and it popped that kerb in a few seconds! much to the reps embrassment.

i have tried to return it but they claim the tool is as designed and fit for use, i cannot have a refund so i can buy an equivelent tool instead (that is capable)

so its now my job to spend the next 6 months reviewing the tool to warn others about the shitty "fuck the customer" service and the shitty tools they sell. i hope you readers dont get caught out like we have for almost a 1000.

after this sickening news ive have told them that i will keep the tool and try my hardest to ensure no one else falls in to the same trap, if you can copy and paste this to another forum please do. we start youtube videos next as they can get higher hits and views..

please warn your friends
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Old 19-07-2016, 06:58 PM
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Default Re: milwaukee k900 breaker review

Thanks for posting the review. We need a review section, both to praise the good and humiliate the bad.
Real shame their customer service is shit, especially paying top price for the tool in the first place.
Even if you stop one sale it will be worth your time and effort. Hopefully someone from Milwaukee will read your review and reconsider their actions.
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Default Re: milwaukee k900 breaker review

I was thinking of getting one of these as they are on offer in my local hire shop but after hearing about the hammering you've been giving the performance of the Milwaukee K900 I'll give it a miss.
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Worth a post on the Milwaukee Facebook page if they have one!
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I was thinking of getting one of these as they are on offer in my local hire shop but after hearing about the hammering you've been giving the performance of the Milwaukee K900 I'll give it a miss.
you wont regret it.
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Default Re: milwaukee k900 breaker review

Dan .... great post mate ..... I used one of those 'cheapy' Titans a few weeks ago and it was the bollox .... used to have a couple of Makitas ... which were good, but that Titan is in a class of it's own.

I could not believe how bloody good it was

And could buy 6+ Titans for the cost of that Milwaukee .... Tossers !!
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Old 20-07-2016, 08:18 PM
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Default Re: milwaukee k900 breaker review

Everyone I have spoken to about Milwaukee tools has come back with the same answer, and it's not a good answer ether.

I got an old yellow Bosch breaker have had it over 10 years and it's the best breaker I have found on the market( at that time).

I have tried Kango and Dewalt and Mikita and Hitachi, they just don't compare to that old Bosch.

About 20 years a go I worked in a hire shop in the Channel Islands , and they had also rats of tools there up for hire, so you get to know what make of tools is good for what jobs.

You'll have to go a long way to beat Hitachi for electric grinders, Bosch for jigsaws, hammer drills SDS are a toss up between Bosch and Hilti.

The best planer used to be an Elu, but the moden DeWalt ones are shit now.
Old Elu routers where the best, but Trend seem to be the top dogs with that market now.
They took the old Elu machine and improved it even more.
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Old 21-07-2016, 12:26 PM
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Thanks for posting the review. We need a review section, both to praise the good and humiliate the bad.
Real shame their customer service is shit, especially paying top price for the tool in the first place.
Even if you stop one sale it will be worth your time and effort. Hopefully someone from Milwaukee will read your review and reconsider their actions.
Graham
This is a really good idea would it be possible to get this sort of thing up an running on here, it can be hard to find good reviews on tools and with the type of folk on here needing the same type of tools it could be a good place to get some user reviews
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Old 21-07-2016, 01:43 PM
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Default Re: milwaukee k900 breaker review

Real shame that.

We started out with a few Milwaukee tools and now only use Milwaukee throughout both of our depots. On the back of good feedback from our fitters we actually became a dealer for them and have had nothing good reviews on the items we have sold.

Must say that's bad news. In a lot of brand's product ranges you can find a weak product. Some dealers are more than happy in selling them on the back of a strong brand name. We categorically wouldn't sell the product if we know it's not quite at the right standard even if that means losing a sale and letting a competitor in.

I would keep asking the question about getting your money back or at the very least a 'store credit'!
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