While looking for a replacement battery for some older cordless I
stumbled across a person who makes physical adaptors to use the newer
20 volts Li batteries in the older 18volt tools. They are well designed
and very well executed. The plastic is interestingly done by 3D
printing. The kit consists of the plastic and two brass tabs along with
a user supplied old 18 volt. The instructions for your own assembly are
a bit vague and does require some wire and the ability to solder. If
interested go to Craig's list Oshkosh
WI and search for battery adaptor. A bit pricey, but very well satisfied.
Disclaimer: No connection the him other than a satisfied user.
Yes, I was pleasantly surprised to find these last Christmas. I've
replaced most of my Dewalt tools and the few I have aren't used much.
All of my Dewalt NiCd batteries have died, except one (and I'm sure it
won't be long for it), so it's nice to be able to extend the few tools
I have somewhat longer.
On 2/24/2018 8:33 AM, email@example.com wrote:
I have not bought into battery powered anything except drills, so far.
My biggest concern is that I have never worn out a drill but the
batteries became obsolete. I would fear that with the bit battery tool
kits that an obsolete battery would soon make all the tools obsolete
along with them.
A battery adapter to power the tools with a 120 volt receptacle would be
a great remedy. Assuming the adapter had the power out put to meet the
That's certainly happened to me but I think the advantages outweigh
replacement. Now with Li batteries, that problem becomes less
important and frequent.
More green propaganda, huh, Leon? ;-)
Actually, that doesn't interest me much. I assume I'm giving up
something for cordless operation. I wouldn't want to tote a tail
around and still give up performance.
A number of years ago, Dewalt had a 120V adapter, same format as the
Future "batteries" should include a fuel cell, just add hydrogen and
that metal disc grinder will be good to go! 8^)
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