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Alternate Source For Replacing Ryobi 18Volt Lithium Ion Batteries

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Blog entry by sonnyr posted 04-29-2014 03:48 PM 925 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been searching for a lower cost way to replace the 18Volt Ni-Cad batteries originally used on my Ryobi tools. I purchased the Ryobi 18-Volt One Plus Lithium-Ion Upgrade Kit for $59.97, but that only gave me one 24Wh battery with charger. I recently received an email advertisement from Northern Tools and it had a sale on their Klutch Cordless Impact Driver – 18Volt , Lithium-Ion, Hex 1/4in, Item 29845 $69 with free shipping, total + tax = $74.36. Taking a chance, I ordered it to see if it’s batteries would fit my Ryobi tools.
I compared the batteries and found that they were almost exactly the same except for the “tab” on the “D” shaft that inserts into the tool. I filed off the “tab” on the Klutch and Ryobi batteries and now all are interchangeable.
The Klutch Impact Driver came with a 24Wh and a 48Kw battery, along with charger and carrying kit.
I don’t know if there are any other/better “interchangeable” brands out there, but compared with the prices for other Ryobi batteries at the Big Orange Box, this seemed like a good deal to me.

Thanks for viewing, hope this is helpful.

(Photo 1 – Battery Comparison)

(Photo 2 – “Tab” Comparison)

(Photo 3 – “Tabs” removed)

(Photo 4 – Tools are ready for use)

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PeteyRay86

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#1 posted 04-30-2014 01:29 AM

Awesome info. My Ryobi one plus batteries are in need of replacing and been looking for a cordless impact. WIN-WIN!

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sonnyr

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#2 posted 04-30-2014 03:23 AM

It appears that Northern Tool no longer sells the Klutch Cordless Impact Driver – 18Volt , Lithium-Ion, Hex 1/4in, Item 29845. If anyone finds another source, will you please post it.

-- I may be slow, but I'm easy to stop!!!

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NormG

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#3 posted 04-30-2014 07:14 PM

Darn, it was a great solution though. Check Ebay and ktonic.com

-- Norman

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