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Old 01-04-2009, 07:46 PM   #1
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Has anybody tried putting the 18 volt ion batteries on a 18 volt nicad tool? I have been told this can be done but you need to use the ion charger on the ion battery. I have a set of the 18 volt tools and the batteries have all died. Thanks. Scott.

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Old 01-05-2009, 07:32 AM   #2
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My guess would be if the batt fits it should work. Motor does not care where the volts come from. But you definitley need the correct charger.

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Old 01-15-2009, 04:54 PM   #3
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M18 isn't backwards compatible. The now-discontinued V18 line's batteries (which will be sold indefinitely even though the tools won't be) will work on more recent nicad tools IIRC. V18 stuff is a good deal right now. I'd probably get the drill if my fiancee wasn't ready to kill me over the gratuitous tool buys.
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I have a Milwaukee 18V drill and sawzall, that came with the nicd batteries. The L-ion batteries work fine in both tools. The charger is different though.

The L-ion charger will charge the nicd batteries, but the nicd charger won't charge the L-ions.

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Old 01-15-2009, 08:59 PM   #5
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Oh and start with Amazon for Milwaukee stuff. The tend to have the best prices.
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