I bought the Hitachi at Lowes for $99. I see it has the Ni-Cad batteries
which I guess is the worst of the battery technologies. My question is that
when new batteries are needed or the old ones are re built, can the
batteries be rebuilt with a different type of batteries or is it necessary
to stay with the Nicads? Thanks.
Probably depends more on the charger that came with it. It probably
isn't meant to recharge Lithium Ion batteries, so if you changed, you'd
have to get a new charger too. Unlikely to be cost effective.
You got a good drill, and those batteries will last a good while.
I think your tongue was poking through your cheek on that one, but I did just
what you said.. lol
Years ago, My wife bought me the Craftsman 19V drill driver and light set..
One charger, 2 tools, 2 batteries..
I picked up an identical drill with battery on Ebay for about $30 because they
had broken up one of those 5 or 6 piece kits and the drill was offered with
battery but no charger..
I'm so used to having the 2 of them on the bench that if one died I'd replace it
with the same thing..
It's handy for the stuff I do to have one DD set on "low" with a hex holder for
screws and the other one set on "high" for drilling..
I know it's lazy, but it sure is nice when I'm doing something that involves a
lot of screws and pilot holes..
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