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Old 10-17-2013, 09:21 AM   #1
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Drill Batteries

Lucky find at a yard sale. DeWalt 12V. drill with charger and 2 batteries. Looked used but not abused. Guy said it didn't work. Drill? Charger? Batteries? Didn't know which was the problem but offered it for $5.00.
Mine now.
Took it home and found that the charger, one battery and the drill itself were all fine.
One battery is dead.
I've heard that the batteries can be repaired for less than the price of a new one. Worth it, or not? If worthwhile, any suggestions on who does good work at a reasonable price would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-17-2013, 12:17 PM   #2
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Check your local area for Batteries Plus or whatever, and see what they have to say, but find out in advance what a new battery will cost you, because you will most likely buy a new OEM for less than or comparable to having one rebuilt; that has been my experience anyway. Can't say about 12 volt, as I have all 18 now, but the last time that I was going to pick up some new batteries I bought a new drill with two batteries for less than the pack of just two batteries that was right next to it.

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Old 10-17-2013, 01:59 PM   #3
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Thanks, DexterII. I'll check out as you suggest.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:59 PM   #4
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I got a couple from Battery Depot a while back. They don't drop free as easy as OEM, but work fine.
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:00 PM   #5
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I once brought 9 batteries to interstate to have them refurbished. i heard they would put new batteries in the pack and that they would last longer. I ended up only saving about ten bucks per battery and after the first use they didn't hold a charge. So I brought them all back and he said they all checked out fine and wouldn't refund my money. So I got stuck paying 400 bucks for batteries that never worked.. I wish i just bought new ones
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