Hi all …
I have been away for a couple yrs….I hope to be back with a vengence and it is nice to be back and see all that has been
accomplished in the interim ….Some lovely woodworking all around I see …good work all ….
As my garage shop has been unused for awhile …so have my tools ….last week
I began work on a new gate for my cedar fence…..I noticed the batteries (pod style) for my Makita
18 Volt cordless driver drill model 6343DWA did not seem to hold a charge ….This tool was bought as
a construction set ..I think i got it from Amazon about 5 yrs ago….it came with 6.5in cordless circular saw and
rechargeable flashlight …and i love the whole set …..or at least until i found the batteries (it came with 2 batts and charger) would not hold a charge ..so I began the quest on the internet to find replacement batteries and I did find them at Tool Mart for 64.99…each ….I bought one …to make sure it was the correct battery ..I am waiting for it now
My question is …...How long can one expect these batteries to last ???? This whole set is useless without batteries ….and I think 65- 100 dollars for batteries is outrageous ….I know …NOW that Lithium Ion is the way to go …..but I dont really want to throw this whole set away and have to buy new power tools every 5 yrs ….....
Any one else had this problem ? Should i send all three tools back to Makita ….and tell them I will never buy their tools again or …should i just chalk it up to a sign of the times . and expect this from all BRANDS ..and remember what PT BARNUM said ….”Let the Buyer beware and a sucker is born every day” ......
Thanks for listening …..
-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."