Rebuilding your own NiCd battery packs

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Forum topic by rookie posted 06-26-2008 04:13 AM 4658 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-26-2008 04:13 AM

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Has anybody rebuilt their own Nicad rechargeable battery packs? I have a porter cable 14.4 hammer drill set, and both battery packs are just about at their end. The prices break down to about 70 bucks each for new ones; Have them rebuilt locally for 35 bucks each; or purchase 24 cells rated better than the factories for 40 bucks, and do the soldering myself. All comments are welcome, and thanks in advance.

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#1 posted 06-26-2008 04:40 AM

I have not rebuilt any but here are two links that might be helpful:


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#2 posted 06-26-2008 03:52 PM


Here’s a thread on that topic from a few months ago

Rebuilding Batteries

I’ve done it and I’ll summarize my input to that discussion—It’s not worth it.

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