Actually, most batteries are in the range of $50 - $85. In my book,
that's not inexpensive. When a battery rebuild costs $50 and new one
costs the same, with shipping, I'll buy the new one. AAMOF, I recently
did just that for an 18V Makita Ni-Cad.
I think Swingman was pointing out that it wasn't just a rebuild. For
about the cost or less then a new battery you could have a battery
rebuilt that had higher amp hour cells, and sometimes higher
performance as in being able to deliver more amps at stated voltage
for longer. This is important to people doing production work in the
You're correct. In most situations experience makes for much better advice
than just doing math. It's fuzzy thinking when folks only look at dollar
signs and don't take all the factors into account. Anyone who has had a
factory 18v XRP upgraded by primecell.com would never buy a new battery from
DeWalt even if it were cheaper.
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