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How to Maintain a Vacuum Cleaner

Your vacuum cleaner doesn’t need very much attention, but some simple maintenance can prevent it from breaking down and needing costly a Dyson DC72 battery. By cleaning your vacuum regularly, you’ll keep your vacuum running smoothly for years. Before performing … Continue reading

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Ideal Charging Strategy for Lithium Cordless Drill Battery

The manual of my Black & Decker cordless drill battery says to charge after every use to maximize the battery’s life. This would essentially keep it fully charged, for me that is, because I tend to use it very briefly. … Continue reading

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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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How to Replace NiCad Batteries With Lithium Batteries

Replacing NiCad batteries with lithium batteries can be as simple as popping out the old ones and putting in the new ones or as complicated as having a battery pack custom made for the job, depending on the type of … Continue reading

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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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