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Old 10-29-2011, 11:40 PM   #1
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The battery on my 12V Firestorm drill is about shot. Before buying a new 12V battery, I was wondering if it will accept an 18V battery. The base on both appear to be the same.

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its very unlikely.. the only cross compatibility with cordless tools these days are some models will accept the same voltage in both nicad and lithium ion

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It doesn't work. I have the 12v and a coworker has the 18v.
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:36 AM   #4
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Trying to overpower an electric motor, whether with battery or real juice, has to end badly. And if you happen to think you can hold it while you try?

I guess low voltage tools will not hurt you? Plastic might feel a bit hot in a 12v tool stuffed with an 18v thing?

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