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rookie

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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 2249 days ago

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

http://www.kichline.com/chuck/fixit/makita/default.htm

http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Rodding-a-Power-Drill-Battery/

Lew

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coloradoclimber

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#2 posted 2248 days ago

Rookie,

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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