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Forum topic by Steamboat_Willie posted 04-03-2016 12:21 AM 419 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Steamboat_Willie

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04-03-2016 12:21 AM

The other day I happened to notice that DeWalt offers a battery adapter that allows one to use their 20V batteries with their existing 18V tools which they own. I have a few such DW 18V tools which I’ve used for years and can say that I have been happy with their 18V based performance. My usage is only for hobby and home related woodworking and not for pro work.

I’ve read that the DW 20V stuff runs much longer on a battery charge than does an 18V tool. I can’t say that battery charge longevity has been an issue for me with my 18V stuff. I was wondering if anyone has used this DW adapter device to run 18V tools off 20V batteries and found an improvement in performance that was worth the cost to change over to new batteries and chargers.
Thoughts?
Ed


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#1 posted 04-03-2016 01:08 AM

I’ve never stepped up beyond 14.4V! It bugs me to buy a replacement battery for $50-60+ when I can buy the whole kit with tool, 2 batteries and charger for $100. Sooner or later I guess I’ll run out of that option and will have to move up (Dewalt hasn’t been a problem…the Bosch is getting hard to find). They do everything I have ever asked them to do. Btw, I noticed that a lot of stuff on E-bay is the “stripped” stuff (tool only or charger only…guess a lot of people are buying the kits solely for the batteries, then trying to get rid of the other parts at what I think are outrageous prices). I take care of my toys and have never had the tool die but batteries do wear out.

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