14.4 volt Dewalt battery - replace or rebuild

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Forum topic by greatview posted 12-27-2012 01:01 PM 1371 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-27-2012 01:01 PM

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It is getting time to replace (or rebuild) a couple of my 14.4 volt Dewalt batteries. From what I can find, rebuilding costs somewhere in the $40 to $50 range including shipping. However, I can get new batteries for less than $50.00 delivered: Amazon

Is there any valid reason to have them rebuilt? Of course, there’s the additional hassle of having to ship the old batteries.

-- Tom, New London, NH

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#1 posted 01-01-2013 03:55 PM

Get new ones. I have just replaced mine and it is a hassle free process

-- chris, north wales

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#2 posted 01-01-2013 04:28 PM

The rebuilders may use higher capacity cells than the OEM.
The added run time may not be relevant to the type
of work you do.

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#3 posted 01-01-2013 04:36 PM

I replaced the orig. with the XRP batts. Finally broke down and bought a Makita 18v driver drill. Mush lighter and more powerfull. The L-ion batts. seem to hold a charge a very long time.


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