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#1 LilysDad ONLINE  


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Posted July 04, 2014 - 07:40 PM

Several years ago, I bought a DeWalt  cordless 18v drill. It was a Christmas special for $98. One of the two batteries just died and I don't think the other will last much longer. Now, when I checked at Lowes, a two pack of new NiCad batteries is $95!


Does any one know of a cheaper option?

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Posted July 04, 2014 - 08:52 PM

Online,,google them they will be cheaper somewhere. I have a 18 volt Dewalt drill, 3/8 impact, circular saw and saws all so I have plenty of batteries and chargers that interchange.

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Posted July 04, 2014 - 08:58 PM

Why don't you just buy another drill the same, on sale of course, and then you will have the same run time out of the new batteries. And if the new batteries fit the old drill, then you could use both of them.
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Posted July 04, 2014 - 09:27 PM

Check the date code on the batteries. They have a 2 year warranty. If they are over 2 years old just pick up another drill kit for the $98. I am in the same boat with my Dewalt 18 volt. I am going to buy another 18 volt drill kit. My 14 volt Dewalt batteries died and I did not think about it and paid $99 for new batteries. It was a mistake! JMHO






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Posted July 04, 2014 - 09:45 PM

Here is what I done several years ago & it has worked well for me. My Porter Cable was the 19.2 v. I don't remember the exact cost or the web site I got the cells but if you Google this you should find several suppliers. Do a Youtube search for the Dewalt 18v to help you with your own drill. Sometimes the entire battery is not bad just a few cells. Mine was going to cost me $98. for one battery.


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Posted July 04, 2014 - 10:32 PM


They rebuild them. Might be worth a call if you have one near you.

Those 18 volt dewalt cordless drills can be used to anchor the queen Mary they are so heavy. One reason I never bought them.
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Posted July 05, 2014 - 11:53 AM


They rebuild them. Might be worth a call if you have one near you.

Those 18 volt dewalt cordless drills can be used to anchor the queen Mary they are so heavy. One reason I never bought them.

:iagree: I've used a somewhat local branch to rebuild an obsolete uniden scanner battery a few years ago,it worked as good as new and they rebuilt it for 1/2 the cost as the last new one I had purchased.

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Posted July 05, 2014 - 10:25 PM

You said NiCad batteries?

Don't put another dollar into that drill setup.  Time to upgrade to Lithium Ion.

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Posted July 11, 2014 - 03:46 PM

A couple things. I really dislike the cordless anything, I'm over 60 and can wear any one of them out in just a few short uses. They're good for remote locations for a short run doing small stuff but 99 % of the time I end up using a hand tool and dragging that dead plastic  "toy" home swearing never to buy another. (Haven't bought another for over 5 years).  Extra battery packs. chargers and waiting for the red light to stop flashing, it must have been invented by a union leader to keep guys from having to do a full days work.

The battery packs are just 1.5 volt cadmium batteries wired in series, usually one goes bad and the rest are soon to follow.

Lastly lithium batteries can be very dangerous under the wrong circumstances. My kid has (had) a R/C car that got too wet, bye bye car.

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Posted July 11, 2014 - 04:09 PM

Call your local dewalt dealer. I did because I had a 18v li-on battery that stopped working on me, and even though I was well out of the warranty, the dealer gave me another battery for free.

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Posted July 11, 2014 - 05:00 PM

Buy Ridgid brand.....LIFETIME WARRANTY on tool and BATTERIES (long as you remember to register within 90 days)!   I couldn't get by without mine!

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Posted July 11, 2014 - 07:39 PM

I got a Hitachi as it had more torque than DeWalt and a bunch cheaper!

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Posted July 11, 2014 - 08:14 PM

If you want replacement batteries, look at ebay.  There will be DeWalt batteries and probably knock off batteries.  


I bought knock off lithium batteries for my old Canon Elph camera and saved a ton of money.   They work like the original Canon batteries. 


Good luck.  If you have to lay out lots of cash for replacements, upgrade to lithium.

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Posted July 11, 2014 - 09:17 PM

I bought a DeWalt 18 volt drill the year they were introduced, it lasted one complete home remodel over the course of 13 years. Dropped from an 8' step ladder numerous times. Used it with a mud paddle to mix sacrete. It died when it sat for a year when I moved, it got hot using it. I was given my dad's after he passed, it works like new. I have the light, 4" grinder, and the sawzall also. I just bought batteries #9 and 10 a few months ago.
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Posted July 11, 2014 - 09:39 PM

If you end up getting new batteries you can sell the dead ones on Ebay.  Just looking now, a pair will bring $25-$35.  People rebuild them or try the "shock treatment" to bring them back to life.  I've had some success with the "shock treatment."  Probably not the safest thing in the world so I'll let you search it out if you want to give it a try.

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