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Old 02-10-2012, 05:50 PM   #16
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Ended up ordering the Craftsman 19.2v lithium drill and impact driver combo w/2 batteries and charger for $169...w/free shipping.
$40 off reg price.

Should arrive in about 10 days.

Guess I'll be selling the bare bones porter cable drill.
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One of the batteries died about 4 years ago, and I replaced it then. And a week ago, the other original battery JUST died.
>So you have some failure rate data so you can predict how many batts you'd need in the future, other things being equal. Parts failures are a hidden cost of ownership.

Instead of just buying another replacement battery (Currently $35 at Sears on sale), I wanted to look into getting a new 18v or 19.2v lithium-ion set and add an impact driver as well.
>So you can predict costs by staying with Sears.

My plan is/was to buy a Porter Cable impact driver set that comes with two lithium-ion batteries and a charger...and then I'd already have the drill and I'd be set. The problem is, I can't find it anywhere.
>They may have closed off this path to consumers. It's not that they are so clever, it's that others have tried this before and the companies want to close these loopholes.

But ideally, if i could find a Porter-Cable impact driver that came with 2 lithium-ion batteries & the charger...that's what I would like to do. But again, buying them individually would run about $175 just for the two lithium-ion batteries and charger.
>Try online surplus parts places for batteries and see if they can change the buying option equation more in your favor.

My rechargeable watch battery just failed and online they want $35 for two. This is half the cost of the watch.
For the foreseeable future I'll be telling time by where the sun is.
Predicting battery life and replacement battery cost when on sale based on my past experience isn't applicable here because I'm switching from nicad to lithium batteries.
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Predicting battery life and replacement battery cost when on sale based on my past experience isn't applicable here because I'm switching from nicad to lithium batteries.
Wikipedia can help you with battery technology comparisons.

The actual sale price is driven by all kinds of factors. If this forum has any MBAs they may be able to help with likely marketing strategies.
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Wikipedia can help you with battery technology comparisons.

The actual sale price is driven by all kinds of factors. If this forum has any MBAs they may be able to help with likely marketing strategies.
Saw the 19.2 Craftsman Lithium batteries on sale for $64 or so. Not bad really.
My NiCad batteries on my old Craftsman 19.2v lasted six years and 10 years respectively.
The lithiums should last significantly longer than that...and by the time I need to replace one, they should be significantly cheaper.

Not worried in the least about battery replacement cost yet. That's way too far off.

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http://www.amazon.com/Porter-Cable-P..._2399141011_15

Instead of 'combo' what you want is under 'kit'

Impact driver, 2 li-ion, a charger.

But looks like I'm too late..
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