I have one of the Craftsman Pro LIne of drills and the batteries are
soft. Our local Sears Hardware wants $86 for a replacement battery.
Touring Home Depot I see Ryobi 18 volt batteries that look similar. I
purchased the twin pack for $39. I took it home and it plugged in but
did not match the bottom of the holder on the drill or light that I
have but polarity was right and the drill worked. I remove the
batteries from the Ryobi case and with a little cutting of the straps
and rearanging the batteries I am now back in business. The contact
post and the thermal sensors all stayed intact. It was a decision as
to whether to discard the drill and light or buy new. I know some
Sears stuff the batteries are low amperage. The Ryobi were 2000 ma.
Quite often you can find a new drill and two batteries on sale for less than
the cost of a battery and a half.
Buy this setup and sell the new drill and batteries in the shiny new case
and your battery replacement can be really inexpensive.
I bought batteries for my Craftsman drill a couple of years ago from:
I paid $38 each, but they're running around $47 now. Shop around a little
and you might even find better pricing. They have more power and last
longer than my original batteries.
You probably need a different battery than I did, but equivalents for most
Craftsman batteries are fairly easy to find.
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