I'm curious as to how long your 18 volt batteries hold a charge just sitting un-used after a full charge. I have a 2 yr old Ryobi drill that is just casually used and the batteries which have never been run low drop to an un-useable low (12 to 15 volts) within a week of being charged. I also have a 8 - 10 year old Ryobi 12 volt drill with original batteries that is still quite hot a month or two after being charged. I'm tying to decide if I should shell out $39 for a new pair of 18 volt batteries or throw in the towel. The 18 volt drill has seen very little use as has the 12 volt drill. RM~
PS, The 18 volt batteries show a reading of over 20 volts just after being charged.