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Project by Steely posted 1460 days ago 2960 views 15 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I saw this as I was scrolling through the projects last night and I have been meaning to make one so I went to scrap bin and found some peices of a countertop and old KD bookcase I had and did it today.

-- Steely, Lakeland ,FL





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Eric_Somerville

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#1 posted 1460 days ago

is that a timer?

-- EDS

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 1460 days ago

I noticed that timer as well. Wasn’t sure I needed one, can you explain why your using this. I’m not being sarcastic, its a honest question. Figured maybe I missed something in the reading of charging these batteries. Thx

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Steely

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#3 posted 1460 days ago

I saw this online and it had a timer, I’m always leaving a battery on the charger not sure if that will hurt the battery or the charger but I thought it was a good idea to have a timer when working in the shop i just set it for an hour and don’t have to worry about it.

-- Steely, Lakeland ,FL

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 1460 days ago

Cool makes sense, maybe it will help lower my 200-300 dollar electric bill here in So California. Depending if the air is on every little bit will help. Thx

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Monty Queen

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#5 posted 1460 days ago

Nice job on your battery charger stand, I have not used my batery drilled in a coons age i still have it in the carring case. I have about five or six drills with cords and a drill press. So i have not used it unless i go somewhere there is no electricity. I might make me one. Thanks for the posting.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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Raymond

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#6 posted 1459 days ago

Great idea, I wish all my cordless tools used the same battery, Ridgid, Skill, B&D, Craftsman.

-- Ray

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BTKS

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#7 posted 1459 days ago

I like the timer idea. My chargers say they will convert to trickle but I hate leaving them on in the shop with a chemical pack sitting on top. Would hate to see the flames coming out of the barn. Thanks for the post, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Jim K

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#8 posted 1459 days ago

I think the timer is great. I looked into this one time I called and talked a factory rep. if it only takes an hour to charge your battery or whenever the light stops blinking. Take the battery off the charger. By doing this you prolong the life of the battery and also the charger as well. The heat generated from the charger can burn up the charger over time. I try to never overcharge my cordless tool batteries.

Jim.

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Budgie

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#9 posted 1455 days ago

Nice job. I gotta get around to building one of these.

-- Bud, Central Square, NY, http://thepostnbeam.blogspot.com/

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Siegel_KenEvil

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#10 posted 1421 days ago

My brother in law is an insurance agent and said a high percent of home fires are caused by battery chargers. The timer is a great solution to the concern.

-- Scott

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BIGRAY

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#11 posted 1346 days ago

Great idea,for my shop , I think I will build one . I have limited space ,THANKS FOR THE IDEA.

-- Bigray's experiments

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