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    Replacement drill batteries

    I need to replace the battery in my Dewalt drill. Last ones I bought on e-bay....worked out fine. I don't do much heavy work so my drill is only a 9.6v drill. Its been plenty for my needs. Looking again on e-bay I can get 2 (2000AH) Ni-CD batteries for about $35 or 1 (3000AH) NiMH for about $20. I've always bought Ni-cd batteries before. Which battery type do you prefer? Ni-Cd or NiMh?
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    Tom, I know nothing, but I did search and wonder if this would help you.

    https://www.servocity.com/html/nicad...l#.Vq_7DlmAmT8
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    Tom your charger may not work if your switch battery types I would stick with what you got.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    Tom your charger may not work if your switch battery types I would stick with what you got.
    Oops....never thought about that. Yup better stick with the Ni-Cd then. Thanks for the heads up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Douglass View Post
    Tom, I know nothing, but I did search and wonder if this would help you.

    https://www.servocity.com/html/nicad...l#.Vq_7DlmAmT8
    Thanks Paul, I read that and it also confirms that I should stick with the Ni-Cd batteries.


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    I had my battery rebuilt by [URL="http://www.mtobattery.com"] . They rebuild NiCAD and NiMH. I've had mine for over four years with regular use and still going strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Rose View Post
    I had my battery rebuilt by [URL="http://www.mtobattery.com"] . They rebuild NiCAD and NiMH. I've had mine for over four years with regular use and still going strong.
    Yes, I have thought of that. We have a "Battery Plus" store here in town but I guess I just assumed they would be more expensive. Maybe I'll just stop by tomorrow and ask.
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    I replaced my Dewalt Ni-Cads with NiMh. True enough, the charger may not fully charge the NiMh batteries, but it didnt' seem to matter to mine (this was the 12V model). I got more run time and a good life out of the NiMh, longer than any of the NiCads until the drill died. What finally did in that drill was a fall from an 8' step ladder, I wound up giving the batteries and charger away on a woodworking forum.

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    I've not used these folks but you might take a look at their web site.

    http://www.voltmanbatteries.com/
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    My experience with NiMH batteries was not good---- stay with NiCad-----Someday move to lithium powered tool--You will be amazed.

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