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Needed this battery to replace one of the original NiCad batteries that came with my Milwaukee cordless tools. The original batteries lasted nine years, so yes, these are durable, and yes, the extra battery is just what I needed to continue using these nine year old tools!
This product shipped in a very timely manner, and so far seems to be a fine product. I have only charged it and used it once (it replaced one of two original batteries which came with a tool set), but if it holds a charge for an accepatable length of time and performs as expected, I'll be pleased.