I just wanted to know how long you would expect NiCad batteries to
last in a drill that is used maybe 2-3 times per week requiring maybe
1 to 2 charges per week.
The drill has 2 battery packs and both would only last a short time
recantly after I owned the drill about a year. I remember reading
NiCad batteries should be able to be recharged about 1000 times (which
at recharging each pack only once a week is 20 years on my useage)
The drill is a =A335 job from Argos and I'm guessing the batteries are
poor quality. luckily they have replaced the drill so i now have a new
drill and another years guarantee but i'm wondering if in 1 year the
batteries will be shot again (probably).
Should I take it back and get the =A3100 Matika drill + 3 batteries?
(not a hammer drill though)
Other than this I am happy with the drill - 2 speed, brake, hammer
function (good in everything except concrete) 13mm keyless chuck
(difficult to tighten enough sometimes though)
The batteries are chinese made and state 1.5Ah which is quite good
- posted 12 years ago