Home Depot and my Harbor Freight local store both sell new Mak 9.6V sticks
for less than $30 last time I looked. You pay sales tax,but not
shipping,and don't have to worry if they will arrive or not.
Most larger cities have places that refurb battery packs,I believe.
Check the Yellow Pages.
I went to the B&D factory outlet to get a 14.4 V battery. I asked
them for the cheapest tool they had with a 14.4 battery with it. It
cost half the price of a battery alone, so I took it. Although it is
a useless drill, the case is better than the one I had with my good
drill. So I ended up with a battery, a charger, a case and a drill
that I can throw away with no regrets.
I usually wire in a 120->14v transformer, add a rectifier or two plus
a cord and wall plug. Then I plug it into the wall.
Great thing is that the charge lasts forever and the drill is now
almost as good as a corded one :)
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