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Forum topic by Don Butler posted 03-13-2010 04:31 PM 1128 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don Butler

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03-13-2010 04:31 PM

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I have an older B & D cordless drill, CD180S, using 18V battery pack.
After a number of years of relatively satisfactory service I dropped it and the bottom of the clamshell body broke off.
I’m wondering if any of the new cordless drills will be able to run on the batteries I now own.
Scouring the B&D site for tech details was disappointing. I can’t even find chuck sizes for the most part.
I have dropped this drill many times without damage if you discount cosmetic damage. This drill’s appearance tells the story about how hard it has been used.
I’m also wondering if I should just buy the replacement for the plastic body parts that broke?
It would be nice to get a new drill, but I don’t want to discard two useable batteries and the almost new charger I just bought about nine months ago.


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#1 posted 03-13-2010 05:15 PM

I have a friend at work who owns a Dewalt drill and instead of paying $80 a pop when his batteries died he bought a cheaper brand instead and put the guts into the old Dewalt battery cases. He claims it works great but the batteries are a little heavier the the original. I think there was a youtube video on how to do it. If anyone could figure a way to get some more use out of those batteries and the charger my money is on you!

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#2 posted 03-13-2010 06:16 PM

Hey Don. Probably best to just buy a new drill. I just went through this agony. NiCad batteries only have about a 3 year life (you can watch the same thing happen with cell phones). So to spend money to fix the drill in which the batteries are about to expire, does not seem good to me. Batteries by themselves are expensive.

You did not say that you have bought new batteries recently, so I assumed that you did not.

So I just upgraded to a new, lighter Bosch drill and driver combo with Lithium batteries. I love it, now that I am done worrying about what to buy.

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#3 posted 03-13-2010 06:19 PM

I did figure it out.
I found replacement parts for the clamshell case that snapped off.
Shipping and all – fifteen bucks and change.
This drill should be good to go after that.

Before I did this I thought maybe I’d have to get a new drill and scavenge the parts. That little DC motor should be a great little motor for something!


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#4 posted 03-13-2010 10:57 PM

I have 2 DeWalt 18V drills but since I purchased a Bosch PS20-2A 12V Drill Driver I hardly ever use the DeWalt’s any more. The bosch has plenty of power for most anything I choose to do. I’m including a link to a Bosch Site for your information if I read Bosch CPO’s web site right there is a great rebate on it too.
There’s also a model with a chuck too.

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#5 posted 03-14-2010 01:21 PM

Seems like every now and then the B & D drills go on sale locally at a stupid low price… especially around Christmas… I can usually buy a drill, battery and other tools in a kit for the price of a replacement battery. That is why I have currently have three B & D drills, they don’t seem to wear out and if I drop one… shucks, I’m not going to shed a tear.

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#6 posted 03-14-2010 01:40 PM

hi guys.does anyone make a corded convertor to replace the battery pack?

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