Category Archives: drill battery care

Convert Cordless Drills to Lithium-Ion Power

So…lets say you happen to get you hands on a beautiful old-school BOSCH cordless drill. But it came with a couple of drawbacks: A) The Ni-Cd battery pack is useless (makes sense after all those years). B)  It didn’t come with … Continue reading

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Jump Starting Car With Cordless Drill Battery

3 years ago, I published an Instructables where I demonstrated a way to jump start a car using a drill battery from a drill. Some people were not sure if it will work on bigger cars as the car I … Continue reading

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How to Charge a Cordless Drill Battery Without a Charger

Your drill runs out of juice, it is annoying, but not the end of the world. You whip out your charger; stick the power tool battery in and the charging begins. Except it does not charge. You play around with … Continue reading

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Hot Rodding a Power Drill Battery

So, your Bosch power drill battery dies. What now? Fork over 85 bucks for a new one? I don’t think so. After searching high and low on the internet for a good price for a replacment battery I found the … Continue reading

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Convert Old Cordless Tools to Lithium Power

I have several old cordless power tools and they’re all in good working condition. The trouble is the batteries all need to be replaced and the batteries are obscenely expensive. I have a really hard time paying for Ryobi power … Continue reading

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How to Take Good Care of Your Cordless 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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Reconditioning Drill Battery To Remove Crystallisation

NiMh power tool batteries are less prone to the memory effect. In fact many tool manufactures will tell you that their cordless drill is completely free from this effect. This is somewhat true. Memory effect is more common in low … Continue reading

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How to Tell if Your Drill Battery Is Bad

Having battery troubles? Yeah, we hear you. Almost everyday, we receive calls and comments about Makita cordless drill batteries that “won’t hold a charge” any more. Maybe you’ve been in that boat before. To clear up a misconception: a battery … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Power Tools

If you grow up around a small engineering business you are likely to gain something of an appreciation for power tools. You’ll see them of all ages, sizes, manufacturers, and technologies. When thinking of the power tools constantly on hand … Continue reading

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Buying Cordless Power Tools Guide

What the best cordless drill has Adequate power. Professional tests show that larger 18-volt drill battery deliver more speed and torque than smaller 12-volt models. However, experts consider compact models more than adequate for most DIY jobs around the house – … Continue reading

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