Category Archives: drill battery care

Reliability Key To Space-Qualified Li-Ion Batteries

Space station crews are set to replace aging nickel-hydrogen  Worx drill battery packs with new lithium-ion units in 2017. They are not particularly worried about the fire hazard from the technology that has grounded the Boeing 787. NASA plans to … Continue reading

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How to Disinfect a Vacuum Cleaner

Just because a vacuum helps create a clean home doesn’t mean it doesn’t need cleaning, too. Your vacuum removes dirt, debris and other stain-causing substances from floors and furniture on a regular basis. Vacuumed debris may contain bacteria or mold, … Continue reading

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Replacement Power Tool Batteries from Third Party

The time has come to replace your lithium-ion battery or perhaps you just realize that it’s handy to have a spare or two. So you load up in the pickup and head to the local hardware store where you bought … Continue reading

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How to Repair a Jacobs Drill Chuck

The Jacobs chuck is the mechanical device on the tip of the drill that fastens all drill bits and extensions in place. Jacobs drill chucks are commonly used in high-powered electric drills. When your Jacobs chuck breaks, repairing the chuck … Continue reading

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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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Choosing Between Corded And Cordless Power Tools

If you have a need or requirement for a power tool in your workshop you are going to have to decide whether to buy a corded power tool or a cordless that runs off batteries. A corded tool obviously needs … Continue reading

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How to Change Drill Batteries on a Cordless Black & Decker

One of the conveniences of cordless power tools is that you can use them where there is no power. Cordless tools operate using rechargeable batteries. Black & Decker manufactures a full line of cordless products including power tools and lawn … Continue reading

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Reanimate Old Drill Batteries

I was in dire need for a Dewalt battery for powered drill, but my good one was at my local Makerspace and I could not be bothered to drive over there at 0100 in the morning. I remembered that I … Continue reading

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