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Old 03-21-2009, 12:38 PM   #16
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300mAh? Did you mean 3000mAh? Also curious, did the batteries packs originally have NiMh installed? or were they NiCd?
Yes 300mAh was a typo. I corrected it.
The batts are all Ni-Cads. I had my first 18V tool set stolen, so when right away I got replacements I ended up with three DeWalt Ni-Cad chargers. When NiMH came out around 2002 I didn't think of changing since I had so many chargers.

Broke, You made a great find on the 2200 batteries. At that price you can't go wrong. Good for you for doing it yourself.
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Old 03-22-2009, 06:16 AM   #17
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I haven't been able to find any 3000mAh NiCd batteries on line. The highest capacity I was able to find is 2600mAh. That is why I thought maybe you had changed to the NiMh chemistry.

When I checked with batteries plus when I first started to rebuild my own packs, I thought they said they used 2400mAh batteries in their rebuilds. I was not aware they made 3000mAh batteries in the NiCd chemistry.

I do know that my local batteries plus store will not just sell the sub c batteries to build your own packs. They first told me I couldn't do it without a 5K spot welder. When I told him I could send him a number of sites on the Internet explaining how to do it; he said it would void the warranty. I told him that would be fine as I could understand that. He then finally told me he considered me "competition" and would not sell me the batteries.

I then told him I would just order the batteries off the Internet.

It is really a shame since I strongly believe in trying to support your local economy when possible.
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:39 PM   #18
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.....The highest capacity I was able to find is 2600mAh.........
I couldn't find one either. It looks like I was lied to about 3000mAh.

When I was there I did see that cool spot welder ar work
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Old 03-22-2009, 02:45 PM   #19
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It is nice, but at 5 thousand bucks it is a little hard to justify to the wife.

I did find one online for about three grand. Still don't think I could justify that.
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I have the Craftsman Pro Series 20 amp Li-Ion. Its been great so far. The drill has plenty of torque (500 in lbs). The speed however leaves a little to be desired. The Circ Saw is about as good as any other cordless i've used. The batteries themselves though have been great. They last forever and go full speed until they die. The indicator lights are nice too.
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:55 AM   #21
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I haven't been able to find any 3000mAh NiCd batteries on line. The highest capacity I was able to find is 2600mAh. That is why I thought maybe you had changed to the NiMh chemistry.

When I checked with batteries plus when I first started to rebuild my own packs, I thought they said they used 2400mAh batteries in their rebuilds. I was not aware they made 3000mAh batteries in the NiCd chemistry.

I do know that my local batteries plus store will not just sell the sub c batteries to build your own packs. They first told me I couldn't do it without a 5K spot welder. When I told him I could send him a number of sites on the Internet explaining how to do it; he said it would void the warranty. I told him that would be fine as I could understand that. He then finally told me he considered me "competition" and would not sell me the batteries.

I then told him I would just order the batteries off the Internet.

It is really a shame since I strongly believe in trying to support your local economy when possible.
For any sub C battery needs, check out the R/C (radio controlled) side of the universe. There are tons of shops online that sell Sub-C NiCd cells with or without tabs. BTW, the highest capacity of NiCd Sub-C I could find, from a quick search, was 2400 mAh. That does coincide with the transition from NiCd to NiMh, from what I remember...and it's been a while!

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DO NOT try to charge NiMh batteries with a charger designed for NiCd. You'll over charge them in a hurry.
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:38 PM   #22
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For any sub C battery needs, check out the R/C (radio controlled) side of the universe. There are tons of shops online that sell Sub-C NiCd cells with or without tabs. BTW, the highest capacity of NiCd Sub-C I could find, from a quick search, was 2400 mAh. That does coincide with the transition from NiCd to NiMh, from what I remember...and it's been a while!

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DO NOT try to charge NiMh batteries with a charger designed for NiCd. You'll over charge them in a hurry.

You are correct on mAh rating; I was thinking about the 2600 NiMh AAs I use in my flashlight. 2400 mAh was the highest I was able to find also.
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I do not have own the Craftsman 19.2 but a friend does. She is a very casual user and I'm sure it does what she needs it to do. However, I do own the following combo pack:

http://www.dewalt.com/us/products/to...roductID=17802

I paid $199 on sale at Home Depot. This has been a very good deal. The reciprocating saw is very powerful and has cut any tree/branch I have attempted. I've also used it to cut concrete board. I have also used the drill for everything around the house. It is also very powerful for such a small drill. So my recommendation is you would be extremely happy with the Dewalt combo pack if you can still one available. They are on clearance so you'd better check before it's too late. I saw one today.

I also have a Ryobi 18v lithium drill P202. It is good but not quite on the same level as the Dewalt. Hope this review helps.
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Thanks for the review. DeWalt makes good tools. I have a ten year old DeWalt 18V combo where the Recip saw blade change needs a HEX key.
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Hey guys, just wanted to add some of my experience with the 19.2V line, so an 8 month bump

When the system just came out I've bought the 3 piece kit including 1/2 Drill/Driver, Fluorescent Light, Stapler. Included was the bag, charger and 2 batteries. At the time it was only $120 (holiday sale) Through the course of all 3 tools I've put the drill though so much abuse and it still runs hard just like the first day I had it. The stapler however was used in the first month and ended up braking due to poor design, they wrapped the staple holder around with plastic and with all the vibration, shattered the casing, rendering it useless. Worst experence with any part, they have since revised the stapler. The light, well it lights up and comes in handy working on cars, instead of getting a wired light.


After my heavy use of using the drill for countless reasons, dropping off several 1 story roofs, throwing it out of the way, covered in dust, powdered glue, industrial jobs I've been at, I decided to add on to the lineup with:

Pad Sander - Works great on any project I've encountered, I also buy the harbor freight sanding pads which are cheaper
1/2 Drill/Driver with Lasertrac - High and low setting come in handy, the low setting is a monster though and you could hurt yourself if you're not holding it right, I still use the older drill, since I got this one for $30 at sears
Radio
- Signal is average, can plug into the laptop, only downside is the mono speaker
5 1/2 Circular Saw - Now this is the only tool I barely use on thicker woods, usually on plys1/4 to 5/8, it does the job but feels like it lacks the power a bit. It could just be the type of blade since it has the least amount of teeth on it
Orbital Buffer
- Haven't tried it yet since my wife got it
Blower/Vac - This is amazing, does exactly what they say it does. You can do light blowing of leaves and it's a small vac for the shop (sawdust etc.) As long as what you're vacuuming whatever can fit thought the screens it can suck it up

Batteries - I've been though the 2 original batteries so far, I don't remember when I bought the kit but it was when the lineup just came out. They were used a lot, stored in my enclosed back porch, survived a year in the desert when I moved and decided to die around the same time. I would estimate a bit over 5 years use

Now at several jobs I've been at the dewalt and crafstman set are present. The Dewalt's are usually a must to have it in any shop. But since higher prices cause budgeting they do turn to the craftsman 19.2 lineup and end up being the second choice. Now I've never seen people fight over either drill when it comes down to using either but they both get the job done and hold respect evenly.

I'm probably missing more info but I just wanted to add to the 19.2 line since I hear "just buy dewalt, they're the best" when most people don't even try anything else.

If anyone has any questions about the ones I have let me know, I could provide more info on the 19.2 side.
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Are craftsman 19.2 Volt power tools any good? has anyone owned these? how do they compare to dewalt 18 volt?
(19.2/18)^2 = 1.14 = 14% more power from the 19.2v, other things being equal.
If you know the battery capacities and drill motor prices & specs, you can figure out the watts/$, in-lbs/$, rpm/$ and watt-hours/$ for each.
Reliability is a state secret, but a drill motor that runs cooler should last longer.

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