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Re: Rebuilt cordless batteries

Postby danovercash » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:19 am

City Electric says they can get my DeWalt drill repaired and swap out old batteries for reman ones. Have not tried them yet. I have a 4 piece kit won fron Video Doc's fest. Bought two additional batteries. All batteries are numbered and rotated. First to flashlight,then to tool of choice, then back to flashlight unless discharged. If so, then fresh charge to flashlight. That way they all get regular use.
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Re: Rebuilt cordless batteries

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:55 am

I have found that Amazon.com is a great place to get Dewalt batteries as well as most other Dewalt items including tools. If you have several batteries you can buy bare tools for a surprisingly low price.
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Re: Rebuilt cordless batteries

Postby Buzzard Wing » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:32 am

Yes John, Amazon has some great deals. Tool King handles a lot of 'factory refurbished' stuff, essentially if the tool has been out of the package (like a return) it cannot be sold as new, so it gets checked out and sold as 'factory refurbished'. A few years back I got a cutoff tool (angle grinder) with 2 XRP batteries, case, charger and some wheels for $159. Cheaper than the batteries! Everything has the factory warranty and the only time I ever had an issue was the switch on a Bosch angle grinder broke the first time I used it, sent it off to get fixed (cost me the postage).
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Re: Rebuilt cordless batteries

Postby Bus Driver » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:39 pm

I have a couple of Milwaukee 14.4 volt tools. Their battery recall was in 2007 and I got 4 new ones-- happy day! One of those has now died. 2.4 Ah, or 2400 mAh. Some of the offerings on eBay are only 1.5 Ah. Would not run as long between recharges. Some are 2000 mAh, same problem. One seller claims 3000 mAh with one year warranty. Feedback must be posted within 90 days (?) so a bad experience a few months later would not and could not be posted.
Lots of unsatisfactory experiences posted here. And Amazon sells the new for $75.00- which is not very satisfactory for me.
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Re: Rebuilt cordless batteries

Postby Bus Driver » Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:30 am

Discovered that all but one of my batteries has died. They are 5 years old. Mine are NiCd. Milwaukee as mentioned above.
A seller on eBay offers NiMH replacements with 3.0Ah (mine are 2.4Ah) for a much better price than the genuine replacement units.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/160767761285?ss ... 1423.l2649

Anyone with experience with these batteries or this seller?
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Re: Rebuilt cordless batteries

Postby Bus Driver » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:01 pm

Looks as if the NiMH might not be good for cordless tools. The amp required for heavy loads can be quite high. This article suggests that NiMH is not well suited for that.

http://www.servocity.com/html/nicad_vs_ ... eries.html
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