On another post, Jerry Evans noticed that I'm using the flashlight battery to power the "cordless" drill...
I'm known as a junk collector....and cheap. I didn't want to trash the drill (actually 3 drills) but to buy new batteries...well, sometimes a new drill will cost less...
So I bought a 6V and 12V "Sealed Lead Acid" battery that they sell for kids toys (cars, motorcycles and alike) and connected the 4.8V drill to the 12V battery...I said to my self "If the motor will burn-out - nothing to lose"...and since than, it works like that already 12 years (first 12V batt. died after 10 years of usage).
I'm using the same 12V batt. also for an originally 18V drill and it still has enough torque to screw a 3/16" dia - 2" long screw into a pine without drilling a pilot hole and, for a 9.6V jig saw that got "extra power" and works even better and stronger.
When I'm screwing small screws - like the ones for the door hinges, I'm using the 6V batt. for lower speed (I don't need so much torque).
If you'll use the "Crocodiles" to connect the drill to the batt., you can connect it even to your car battery...
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