......suck a big hairy pole....there I said it !!!!! I know that this is now no secret and I should be ashamed of myself for even having the mongrel things in my house but there was a time when they WERE the best but that is long gone. Over the past five years I have lost more gear to these bloody things than I care to think about, at least two C Cell Maglites, one AA, two LED Lensers and a few damaged remotes. We had so many of their damned batteries they just kept winding up in things. Even unopened packs, batteries melting down in the blister packaging with YEARS left on their "good till" dates. I like to think I have learned this lesson but on my last trip bush it was hammered home again. I was showing a mate my Zebralight AA and noticed it was a little dull, I said hold on I will stick a new battery in it (almost all rechargeable now) and opened the endcap. To my horror it had a failed Duracell in it that the base had ruptured on and was stuck fast in the body. A stuck cell is normally the end of a tube body torch. I was freaking seething......at myself mostly as I would have only placed it in that light as a expediency but had clearly forgotten it and with my lack of travel the past couple of years (this lives in my hunting pack).....here we are. While I was away the only bulk lubricant we had was a spray bottle of Lanoguard so I gave it a douse in sheep scent sealed it up and tried to ignore it. Fast forward nearly six weeks and I was looking at it sitting on the bench in the shop an thought I need to have a go at it and just throw it out if I fail. Though I had no home of it being salvageable. Added a bracket and long course threaded screw and bugger me if it didn't break the hold and allow me to drag it out far enough to grab with some vice grips.... On inspection there didn't seem too much internal damage and none down at the positive end near the circuitry. Mongrel thing out, interesting the Lanoguard had penetrated all the way down and coated the body of the battery.... Some work with a little steel wool and WD40 and the gunk was cleaned off and I gave it a light buff with a soft head on a Dremel. Ver happy when it lit up.... And all beck together and clean with the SC62 I bought while cranky about the other being "stuffed up".... Even just today I found six AAs in a case in my truck, best date of 2022 and two were already leaking. Buy lithium or rechargeables and don't be a idiot like me...!!!