Monthly Archives: May 2018

Power Tool Brands Don’t Make Their Own Batteries

Power tool brands might make their own battery packs, but they don’t make their own batteries. Panasonic might be the only exception. I spent the past two hours or so disassembling 18V 3.0Ah and 4.0Ah Ryobi cordless drill battery packs … Continue reading

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Best Practices for Drill Battery Life

1. IS IT BETTER FOR TOOL BATTERIES TO BE COMPLETELY DISCHARGED BEFORE CHARGING? No. Just the opposite. You should stop using a battery as soon as you feel a substantial decrease in power from the tool. Completely running down a Hitachi … Continue reading

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General Care of Cordless Drill Batteries

It may sound obvious to keep your Ryobi power tool battery charged, but unless the drill is being used regularly, then most people forget about it until the next time they need to use it. That is not a good … Continue reading

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