Both of mine died after 2 years of steady use.
I am really happy with the tools but figure the batteries could have
Has anyone here rebuilt theirs.
Anyone have any suggestions for a novice.
( Other than just buy new replacements or another set of tools.)
I figure tech has to have passed by the 15 in line cells in the
plastic case by now. Perhaps fewer cells of higher/Longer?? capacity,
foaming in any surplus space in the case?
Any help is appreciated.
My local Home Depot must be the country cousin. I checked for
replacements last week and they were about $70.00 per.
I'll have to check again with these numbers and have them ordered in.
Thanks everyone who replyed.
I have replaced cells in a battery with the old slow recharge systems (14
hour recharge). However, the fast charge systems now in general use seem to
need cells of very uniform characteristics. Replacing individual cells may
not work too well.
In worst case scenario, you can connect the original battery connectors to
hot-wired, new leads and run off a standard 12v auto lead-acid battery.
I've done this with 2 portable electric tools (drill and skillsaw).
Guaranteed to run most of the day before needing a recharge, but a bit hefty
to lug around at the job site. better than buying overpriced nicads, and
avoids tossing away a perfectly good DC-powered tool. A good 12v lead-acid
will run a small 18v motor without any noticeable drop in power.
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