I bought a makita 14.4 Ni-MH combo kit (impact/driver) about 4 years ago and I knew it would eventually happen. The batteries have begun to give up the ghost. Well one started not holding a charge for very long awhile ago, now the second battery is on the decline.
I really like the impact driver. I use it about 90 percent of the time. It's nice to have the drill for when I'm predrilling and can have a drill bit in one and driver in the impact however.
Ah! the immortal question. Should I replace the batteries, have them rebuilt, or look for a deal on just a new impact?