Dewalt Batteries

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  1. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    I was looking at Dewalt Batteries online. Two NiCd batteries at Lowe’s, $149 o_O
    Same exact brand name item on Amazon
    $98 + free shipping.
     
  2. Magnethead

    Magnethead Admin & Resident Techie Staff Member

    NiCd are old technology. I'd look for a NiMh or Li direct replacement. Or get a set of Sub-C cells and solder them into the old batery case.
     
  3. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Yeah all of the new stuff is Li. I think I’ll get a whole new drill when these batteries die. I have my trusty pneumatic for the car stuff.
     
  4. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    I bought a Dewalt 20v impact drill last year, and I love it. I could kick myself for going cheap years prior.
    It is one of my favorite toys. I look for a bolt to drill, or something to put together with the thing.
     
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  5. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    I use two batteries. With one drilling and the other charging I have never come close to being without power.
    I have never exhausted a fully charged(single) battery in a single day.
     
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  6. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    I have the new DeWalt 20V, also(not the impact, tho). Still have the old 18V heavyweight, too. Some of those batteries are 10 years old and still hold a charge --- get enough
    time to do the things I want to do. The old one seems to have more torque, so I use it to pull out really rusted screws.
     
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  7. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Luv my DeWalt! Favorite tool in the drawer, right next to YouTube how-to videos. Those two tools together will cause you to spend a whole lotta money. Oh, and the batteries are awesome.
     
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  8. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    I must be ancient, I still use a Versapak drill.
     
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  9. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    It comes down to needs verses expense.
    If you do just a few jobs here and there, using an old or inexpensive tool is logical.
    If you use one often buying a better more expensive tool is logical.

    I probably use mine less than 8 hours a month, but it is well worth it to me.
    It just makes most everything easier.
    It is small too, and allows me to mount something or at least secure whatever it is a lot easier. A lot less fatigue on the tough jobs.
    I also prefer drilling over hammering.
     
  10. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    I generally prefer a cord over batteries but the battery powered stuff does come in handy when I don't want to mess with an extension cord. I've got the 18V Ryobi system and I recently got a couple 12V Makita tools which I like for their smaller size & weight.
     
  11. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    I was given a new cordless drill when we bought this house. Seemed like every (*&^#[email protected] time I needed a (*&^%$# drill the *&^%$# batteries were dead. Back then there were warnings about leaving them on the charger all the time.
    I never had any problems with my corded drill and if need be an extension cord.:)
     
  12. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Cordless drills have come a long way in a short period of time. I remember those days that you describe. They're a thing of the past. A DeWalt cordless, two batteries & charger will keep you running 24/7. Sure, a traditional will too, but not having to worry about dragging around an extension cord is a huge plus. Especially if you're doing roof work, decks or other large projects.
     
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  13. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    Used my cordless to build a backyard ice rink. Worked like a charm even in the cold Ohio weather
     
  14. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    That's what we call a swimming pool here. :D
     
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  15. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    One difference between corded and cordless tools is that a corded tool has a more powerful motor and generally at a lower price. But convenience is worth something.
     
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  16. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    I love a pneumatic drill
     
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  17. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    This is the only drill that I own and I absolutely love it.


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  18. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    Cordless Drill
    I used this way before battery powered drills. It is awkward to use. The top part of the wooden handle unscrews revealing a chamber for bits (the threads are cut into the wood). It resides on my peg board as industrial art.

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  19. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    YUP, I have an original cordless drill too. Handy when you have a boat and want to mount a bracket for a thingamadoohicky.
    btw the real old ''egg beaters''go for some serious money
     

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