Stu's new driver and all the discussions on batteries found me looking for new batteries for my Panasonic 15.6v
But after checking out Jims place and Amazon, I guess this drill is going corded alla Nikki style.
New drill with 2 batt = $199 + shipping and our 13% taxes
New replacement two battries = $126 + shipping plus taxes
Replacement batt from Jims AVL = $114 + shipping plus taxes
Its quiet true dont make sense to buy new batteries at this price.
Its not as if the drill is still new its had fair wear. I am thinking of taking battery packs apart looking for a small 12 switching supply to fit into the empty battery case and attach the power cord to the battery case.
But it will all have to wait its not high on the totem pole of priorities now.
But then again checked in with CPO and who can beat this kind of deal for a Makita 18V lithium ion @ $59 with warranty.