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Shoop 11-26-2012 04:13 PM

Cordless Makita Driver battery down
 
Cordless Makita driver 6347DWDE is down one battery now. Older unit, still works good. Question is - should I shell out for a new battery or is it telling me to get a new drill?

Battery runs about 60-70 bucks.

Opinions? Thoughts? :huh:

princelake 11-26-2012 07:54 PM

i say check ebay first. if there isnt much on there then i say its time to upgrade go buy a new drill kit. for decent home use drills at a good price check out ryobis line.

ToolSeeker 11-26-2012 08:24 PM

You can go on the internet under tool batteries and find some pretty decent deals. Just my opinion but I don't think you would be very happy with a Roybi after the having the makita.

woodworkbykirk 11-26-2012 09:16 PM

yup.. couldnt agree more. i just bought my 2nd makita kit on the weekend.. replacing my bosch kit.. ive owned close to a dozen cordless drills/ impacts.. and all will out perform the rybobi. .i work with a guy whos really really cheap.. he bought the ryobi. and it feels like a toy compared to makita, bosch, dewalt or milwaukee

as for older model how old is it. check around online you can sometimes get stuff dirt cheap if its no longer readily available in stores.. they will carry the current batteries because tradesman like having 3 or 4 batteries for one tool so they dont have to worry about downtime from batteries charging

PaliBob 11-26-2012 11:44 PM

That Makita has an 18V Nm-Hydride Battery (listed Charge time of 22 min)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Shoop (Post 1061000)
..... should I shell out for a new battery or is it telling me to get a new drill?......

Depends
Not planning on any new cordless tools in 2013?
  1. Get a new battery from listed sources
  2. Get your weak battery rebuilt (online e.g. Batteries Plus)
Planning for new cordless tools in 2013?
  • Standardize on one brand of 18V tools
  • Try to pick tools that all use the same type battery


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