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#1 posted 05-24-2007 04:32 PM

You can re-build the batteries. Dewalt 18V uses 15 sub-C batteries. They are actually pretty common, Radio Controlled cars use them a lot. I looked into this a while back and unless you’re willing to buy enough cells to rebuild your battery and the batteries of every other Lumberjock member it’s not cost effective (this may have changed). If you pull the battery apart you may be able to find the bad cell and replace that but there is some truth in keeping all the cells the same.

Interstate battery sells replacement batteries at a good price, but I haven’t tried them. For the last 2 years Dewalt has run a battery sale around Christmas time (Lowes, Home Depot etc.). Two 18V XRP batteries for about $100 US. Not a bad price. I’ve also picked up a second drill with 2 batteries (not the XRP but I don’t really need that much run time) for less than two new XRP batteries. It’s always nice to have 2 drills. Keep one loaded with the drill bit and the second withe the screw driver.

-- Che.

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