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Forum topic by Bob817 posted 01-23-2013 11:48 AM 1237 views 2 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-23-2013 11:48 AM

Topic tags/keywords: drill-driver resource trick

Here is a situation we will all come into eventually. I happened to come across this article and thought I would pass it on to my fellow LJ’s. Just click on this link for some good info. about rejuvinating your “NiCd Batteries”.,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=4&cntnt01origid=15&cntnt01returnid=39

But Please do be Careful.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#1 posted 01-23-2013 12:27 PM

Great info, thanks for sharing. I kept one of my old NiCd batteries from my last set of “bad” batteries, so I’m gonna give this a go tonight.

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#2 posted 01-23-2013 12:45 PM

Thanks, I have 4 Ryobis, 2 that are completely dead and 2 that are on their way out. I’m saving all the information I can on this topic so that I can try it out eventually.

-- Tristin King -- When in doubt, sand it.

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#3 posted 01-23-2013 12:50 PM

Oh sure. NOW I find this!

I am an admitted packrat. I have things and “STUFF” stored that I’ve been carrying around for YEARS! And it never fails, ,, every time I throw something away, within a couple days I realize I coulda used it on something else.

Sure enough, you KNOW where I’m going with this. Yep, that’s right… I got rid of 4 old NiCads about two weeks ago when I was re-arranging the clutter in my shop. (I dropped ‘em at the recycling center)


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#4 posted 01-23-2013 01:12 PM

thankfully, ridgid’s LSA provides new batteries for free when the old ones wear out. i’m glad i’ll never have to resort to something like this.

-- there's a solution to every just have to be willing to find it.

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#5 posted 01-23-2013 01:16 PM

@ Joein10asee “I am an admitted packrat. I have things and “STUFF” stored that I’ve been carrying around for YEARS!” I know exactly how you feel , I am the same way. Sorry for your loss I was about to can 3 batteries myself.

Your welcome people, glad to help out when I can.
I’m gonna give it a try with a car battery charger myself later today.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#6 posted 01-23-2013 06:16 PM

I’ve had battery packs rebuilt by MTO in York Pa…I couldn’t find any replacement batteries for an old 13.2v Bosch Drill – so MTO rebuilt it for me and it’s better than new.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#7 posted 01-23-2013 06:20 PM

I’ve done it. You can wire 2 good 18 volt batteries
together and zap another 18 v battery back to
a condition where it will take a charge.

It must be said that many batteries I’ve done this
with are too far gone to take or hold much of
a charge after they’ve been revived.

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#8 posted 01-24-2013 04:23 AM

Sounds like flogging a dead horse to me . . .

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