Life Battery tools NICD VS NIMH

Bosch Blu GSB 12 VE2 NIMH 2AH 4/5SC inside Panasonic after three years Death
Metabo 9,6V NICD 1,2 Ah Battery Life eight years! Your experience?? Regards
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Most NiHm last longer than most NiCads. Exceptions abound. My Panasonics are great still after three years, my Ryobi barely made one.
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Edwin Pawlowski wrote:

How true. My DeWalts die in about three years like clockwork: but after hard use so many other things are wrong with the drills that I pitch them if they make 3. I feel like I got plenty of miles out of a cordelss drill at 3.
But I have Sears "professional" 14.4 that I got off Ebay really cheap from Sears as an "open box". ( I mean really cheap...) After 3 years it works like it was brand new. Go figure. Outside of the fact that it is a little uncomfortable to hold, it may be the longest lasting and hardest working drill I have ever owned.
I had a Makita drill, a "high power" or some such baloney as that that had batteries that wouldn't hold a charge for more than a day or two when it was brand new. It was such a piece of crap I hated it.
I think about the only two that really seem to have the whole battery useful life down solid are Panasonic and Milwaukee (which I understand uses Panansonic batteries).
I really don't know of anyone that uses them day in and day out that gets much more than three years out of the batteries, though.
Robert
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

It took nine years for me to wear out the first set of Makita 9.6v NiCad batteries. Still have the drill too, just used it tonight, got it for Christmas 1995.
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