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    AEG is a brand belonging to TTI. The tool line looks very similar to the RIDGID tool line don't ya think? Was this ever mentioned here before I missed it, sorry for repeating if it has.

    http://www.aeg-powertools.eu/product...g/wood-working
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    I like some of those tools, wish they were in the Ridgid line up, like the 24v Demolition hammer and corded hammer version.... I still dont get why Ridgid hasnt hit these types of tools here in the US. If they seriously want to compete with Bosch, Hitachi, Dewalt, Milwaukee, and the other big boys, they needs to offer a FULL line of tools....

    http://www.aeg-powertools.eu/product...r/bbh-24-bbh24

    http://www.aeg-powertools.eu/product...rs/mh-5-e-mh5e

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    • #3
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      My morning coffee hasn't kicked in yet so I may be all wet here but wasn't AEG the company that originally purchased the Milwaukee Tool line and then sold out to TTI? If that's the case then it would make sense that some of the newer Ridgid tools may well be just rebadged AEG tools OR vice versa.
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      • #4
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        Yes, Atlas Copco bought Milwaukee Electric in 1995.

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        • #5
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          I visited their website. Similarity is amazing..but have you
          noticed they do not distribute in the USA.

          Even their "orange color" and tool highlights are just like
          Ridgid's tools!

          Cactus Man

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          • #6
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            Interesting that there are no stationary power tools listed on the site. Could that be an indicator of future direction in the US?

            On a similar note, has anyone else noticed that the HD website no longer lists ANY of the Ridgid table saws (even the portable models)?

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            • #7
              Re: Aeg ?

              Originally posted by Alphacowboy View Post
              I like some of those tools, wish they were in the Ridgid line up, like the 24v Demolition hammer and corded hammer version.... I still dont get why Ridgid hasnt hit these types of tools here in the US. If they seriously want to compete with Bosch, Hitachi, Dewalt, Milwaukee, and the other big boys, they needs to offer a FULL line of tools....

              http://www.aeg-powertools.eu/product...r/bbh-24-bbh24

              http://www.aeg-powertools.eu/product...rs/mh-5-e-mh5e
              Those look like Milwaukee tools w/ Ridgid colors/batteries.

              http://www.milwaukeetool.com/Product...Spline+Hammers

              http://www.milwaukeetool.com/Product...Rotary+Hammers

              I suspect that they (TTI) reserves these for their flagship (Milwaukee) brand.

              In the UK, even Ryobi gets a cordless rotary hammer:
              http://www.ryobidirect.co.uk/tools/R...l_Drivers.html
              Last edited by erngum; 04-27-2010, 01:07 AM. Reason: Added Content

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              • #8
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                Just as a point of interest! Around about 1995,in Europe and Scandinavia, the Professional Line of AEG tools suddenly had "Atlas-Copco" logo's on them.
                I have an angle grinder "Atlas Copco", identicall to its predecessor, which was AEG. They're both made at the same factory in Germany!

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                • #9
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                  Some time ago Atlas-Copco owned Milwaukee and AEG before TTI grabbed them up. I'm not sure if over in Germany you can still purchase "real thing" German made AEG power tools or not. Here in the USA it's been quite awhile since I've seen any real AEG power tools at any tool dealers or industrial suppliers.

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