I'm told by Sears those batteries are obsolete, and after searching www.sears.com/parts, they aren't available online, either.
This tool is hardly used, and I hate to part with it, the case, charge, and two dead batteries.
Batteries, by the way, are 12 v , Model number 315.111010. Drill motor is Model Number 973.27492.
Any input on where to get replacement batteries? Sears has other 12 v batteries similar to this, but they include a slight ridge or "spline" along the round plastic shaft that slips up into the body of the drill motor.
If I attempted to remove this ridge/spline, would it work? These batteries aren't cheap, so I don't want to get involved in something that won't work.
Any ideas? Hacks? Are there batteries out there that I can cross-reference to this one and match it up?
Help! I hate to throw this thing out.