One time, I turned a cordless screw driver into a corded model. For a guy
who does factory work. The power supply plug came from www.sciplus.com
American Science and Surplus. I had to open the case, and then wire the
power supply to the wires inside the case.
It sure is a good idea. I bought 12 volt drills from HF so I could power
them off a car battery after the nicads went dead.
I too had four (4) worn out B&D 14.4V packs and replacements are no longer
available. For $40 I sent one to a place in PA that rebuilt it with fresh
batts of higher capacity and it easily powers all my devices with more
power than before. If I needed another I wouldn't hesitate to use this
service. I wish I could find my bookmark of this place but I am sure
someone here will remind you.
Just my $1,98 worth (not $200 worth)
Battery packs are easy and cheap to rebuild, and contrary to what
people say, YES you can solder to NiCd cells. As long as you use a
good heavy high-wattage soldering IRON, not a "soldering gun."
That's because you fall for the scam, and buy garbage tools. They see
you coming. Buy something halfway decent like Ryobi One+. Replacement
batteries are cheap, two for $50 at Home Depot, and even less on eBay.
The nice thing about Ryobi is that the battery design hasn't changed
Normally they don't last 1/3 that long. You did well. What are you
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