Under limited use...many things will last. I think the DeWalt line of
B&D is still pretty good. I have a 12 yr old DeWalt 9.6 that has the
original batteries functioning. At work, I have the same model and go
thru batteries every threw yrs.
And wil anybody EVER standardize cordless batteries??????????????
With some exceptions such batteries for flash cameras we do have
standard sizes (internationally) for AA, AAA, C, D etc. in both
primary and rechargeable versions.
Also car batteries (usually wet lead acid) are pretty standard if you
find your way through a web of catalog numbers.
Solid state transistors and chips are somewhat standard, as were/are
electronic tubes. An American 6L6 output tube being the same as or
almost identical to a Russian made version or a European one, even
though the Euro. one might be coded differently it can be a direct
Again standardizing there are several different analog TV standards
but with digital standards are appearing or in place.
Cell phones formats are beginning to standardize.
So why not cordless batteries. OR, as has happened in another fields
someone starts to make 'adapters'! the cells inside the couple I've
ventured to repair are identical and a 14 volt drill WILL work on, for
example, 18 volts, no problem.
So why not a cordless battery standard.
PS. Going outside now to put in two screws to mount the holder for the
remote sender of an outside/inside electronic thermometer. But think
I'll use my manual small 'breast' drill. For better control drilling
into the redwood cedar siding!
No, because then they can't charge 10X what they're worth. Duh!
Where's the money in that. BTW, they are standard on the inside. Most of
these battery packs can be rebuilt out of standard cells (usually "Sub-C"
I really like the "12V" Bosch drill, driver, and impact driver for small jobs.
The Impactor will handle some pretty big screws, too. I think I have 8 drills
of different makes, mainly because they were cheaper than the batteries that
came with them.
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