Monthly Archives: May 2015

Take Good Care of Your Power Tools

Proper maintenance of your power tools is essential. Doing so not only helps extend their effective service life but increases your chances of finishing that project with all of your digits. Norm “Ten Fingers” Abram from This Old House magazine … Continue reading

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How to Rebuild a NiMh Tool Battery Pack

Nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery packs are becoming more popular than nickel cadmium (NiCad) battery packs as they are not as susceptible to the commonly referred to term “memory effect.” If a NiCad battery pack is not regularly fully discharged … Continue reading

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How to Troubleshoot Cordless Power Tool Battery Chargers

Battery chargers reduce 110 volts to the voltage necessary to charge your power tool, usually between 9 and 24 volts. A battery charger contains separate internal wire windings, but no moving parts. It’s simply the electricity flowing through the windings … Continue reading

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How to Make a 12-Volt Battery With Two 6-Volt Batteries

You need 12 volts to power electrical appliances that operate using 12 volts, but if you only have two 6 volt batteries, it’s not a problem. Wire the two 6-volt batteries in series and the issue is solved; your equipment … Continue reading

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How to Rebuild a NiCad Dewalt Battery Pack

If you find your current NiCad Dewalt DE0242 battery pack isn’t keeping its charge long after you’ve recharged it, don’t dispose of it. Rebuilding a 14.4-volt nickel cadmium (NiCad) battery pack yourself is less expensive than buying a replacement pack. … Continue reading

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