Monthly Archives: September 2018

Remove Memory Effect of Power Tool Batteries

You’ve probably heard term “Memory Effect”. “Memory Effect is the phenomenon that makes a battery lose its capacity to deliver a full charge. It happens more with NiCd Paslode batteries much less with NiMh and none whatsoever with Li-ion. In … Continue reading

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How to Drill a Lock

Lock-drilling is a last-resort approach to gaining entry to locks that cannot be opened by other means. Drilling a lock will destroy the locking plug, but should leave the mechanism in working order. If you must do it, you can … Continue reading

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Upgrade Path from 18V Cordless Tools?

Troy has been using Dewalt 18V tools for years, but the tools and batteries are starting to go. He’s in the same situation as others, and wrote in looking for advice. “Like I’m sure a lot of your readers, I … Continue reading

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Lithium-ion Battery Life and Death

Lithium-ion battery packs are expensive, so if you want to make yours to last longer, here are some things to keep in mind: •Lithium ion chemistry prefers partial discharge to deep discharge, so it’s best to avoid taking the Panasonic … Continue reading

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