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Thread: I'm gonna get a new tool...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee

    I'm gonna get a new tool...

    I have a 10 year old Craftsman 14.4V power screw driver/drill... it was part of a multiple piece set that had 2 batteries, the driver, a flashlight and I think another piece... one battery quite years ago... any other pieces I had have long disappeared, but I use the driver almost every day... lately the battery has not been holding a charge for more than a day... I went to Sears to get a new battery. They had one on the wall for about $25, but it turned out to be a redesign, so won't work in my driver... the girl looked up my battery on her computer and the older battery is $55 + shipping... it's cheaper to buy a new driver. It's really a shame too... I like this tool and was hoping to just get a battery and keep on chucking...

    Any suggestions that won't break the bank??
    Tellico Plains, TN
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Some one posted a link one time here, I don't remember the name of the company, but you can have them rebuilt at a reasonable price.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    It is one of our own who rebuilds.
    Memory failing on who for the moment.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    RETIRED(!) in Austintown, Ohio
    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    It is one of our own who rebuilds.
    Memory failing on who for the moment.
    It's Jason Abel, and his website is here.

    I've used his service for my DeWalt 14.4 batteries, and I'm very happy with the results. It's more expensive, but if you can afford it, get the high capacity cells. I have it on two of mine, and it really does increase working time by a lot. I'd guess at least 50% better run time.
    Last edited by Jim DeLaney; 07-15-2010 at 04:09 PM.
    Jim D.
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  5. #5
    I've had two Craftsman and one Makita battery rebuilt at the local Interstate Battery place. I'm very happy with the results.

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