So far so good. I bought it for my man friend and he is a contractor. He had two other batteries that could not keep up with him. So hopefully this can out last him or at least last all day long.
I own a dozen Bosch 18v power tools. (Yes, I know I have a tool addiction problem and no I don't care) I keep some in my house, shop, and truck. I love these tools. But, the batteries are way too expensive for me to have as many as I needed/wanted. All of my batteries were the 2.0 slim packs which seem to power everything for a decent amount of time while still being very compact and light weight. I decided to try this 3.0Ah Masione battery out to see if it were as good as the Bosch factory battery packs. I first tried it in my flashlight, the cheapest of the tools, just to see if it work and not hurt the tool. It did fine and then I tried it out on one of my older drills. Still no problem. It locks onto the tools just like the factory ones and my charger had no problem charging it up. It will probably stay on my handheld vacuum the most because it seems to draw the most power. Overall I am very pleased with the performance that comes at a fraction of the price of a Bosch...
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Summary: Works well, but hard to remove from tool, also, NO FUEL GAUGE.
I'm not sure what the listing meant by fuel gauge, but I assumed that it was referring to the 3-segment LED that is on the OEM batteries that tells you how much juice is left in the pack. This does not have anything like that.
The red and black is nice compared to other 3rd party batteries which are all black, but the major issue I see with this pack is that the effort to get the pack off is very high. I'd say it takes almost twice the force on the release button to get the pack off. On the impacd driver or drill you can get your hand around easily, but certain tools, like the circular saw, make this really tricky, so you can't get your fingers on the far side of the battery. It's definitely trickier to get the pack off. Trying to think whether that dings this pack down to 3 stars, but I suppose it still fits the "I like it" definition...
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