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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-05-2017, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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I have four tools that use the 18V battery. I was actually happy to see the higher voltage tools introduced. I thought the old 18v battery would get cheaper. Not. For the same price of a new battery, I can get a drill, charger, case, and battery. Why?
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About the same with cell phone batteries. I got a new phone for $10.00 more than the new battery for a 4 year old phone.


I would take the battery's for cordless tools and have them rebuilt of buy the stuff and rebuild them your self.


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My brother has a boat load of 18V "stuff"... Then the lith-ion 20V came out and it's pretty nice, he bought a few of those tools.

Anyway, he likes those 20V lith-ion batts so much, he made an adapter to use the new 20V batts in all of his 18V tools! IT works perfectly!

If you didn't already know, the 20V batts/tools run on 18V, so it a no brainer to run those batts on the 18V tools!

BTW, I think NOW, Dewalt makes/sells just an adapter to do this...

Lastly, "I" LOVE my Dewalt 20V tools too!

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The DeWalt 20V Li-O drill batteries are an exact match for the Black & Decker batteries except for one little thing, The connectors are larger on the B & D than the DeWalt. I wonder if this done so people can't replace their DeWalt batteries with the cheaper B &Ds when they need a new battery.
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There are companies that can replace bad cells in old tool batterys
I remember sending out some very old bulb like Skil cordless drill batteries and they used a special tool to open the cartridge and they use premium battery cells.
And another was a discontinued Milwaukee cordless drill, sent in both battries and the charger to get repaired.
Costs to send the battries out for repair can add up to the sale costof a big box store tool.
The tool companies will use economy cells in thier tools, to keep production costs down.

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The DeWalt 20V Li-O drill batteries are an exact match for the Black & Decker batteries except for one little thing, The connectors are larger on the B & D than the DeWalt. I wonder if this done so people can't replace their DeWalt batteries with the cheaper B &Ds when they need a new battery.
Black & Decker is/was the parent company of DeWalt. Both were sold to Stanley Bostitch a couple of years ago, when the batteries went from 18v to 20v.

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The best place i've found to get Dewalt 18 volt batteries has been ebay
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I had Batteries Plus replace battery packs for 3 Ryobi and two Rigid units, ended up costing approx. 50 per unit.

Good thing is I also took in three Leica camera batteries for redo; one came out fine 25 bucks, buying rebuilt on Ebut are 100 dollars no warranty.
The other two would not hold a charge, no charge to me to find that out.
I found out there is another item in there that can go bad which also must be replaced when it goes bad.

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Hoffa batteries will rebuild. Google them. I send one to them about 4 years ago and was pleased. Think they may be in Mississippi.
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