Cordless Drills and Batteries

Discussion in 'ten-forward' started by JerryM, Sep 25, 2005.

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  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

    Aug 31, 2003
    I have a Sears 18 volt cordless drill that is about 8-10 years old. It came with two batteries, and one fails to take a charge. I queried Sears and found that a new battery would cost in excess of $75 with shipping and tax. A new 18 volt drill costs about $74 plus tax.
    I have been through the battery problem before with another brand of drill, and also found the cost of the batteries was excessive.

    I am wondering what brands of rechargeable drills some here have found to be good, and the availability and cost of replacement batteries. I also wonder about the shelf life of extra batteries. Would the life be extended of extra batteries if kept in a freezer?

    I am planning to look at Makita also.


  2. bigbuck

    bigbuck Registered Member

    Jul 7, 2004
    Qld, Aus
    Find it very difficult to go past Makita here in Oz! ;)
  3. snowbound

    snowbound Retired Moderator

    Feb 18, 2003
    The Big Smoke
    Yeah, i heard gettin past Matilda isn't too easy down there either. :D

    Anyway, i've had an old B&D cordless for years and had to buy a battery once but for the life of me i can't remember what i paid for it... Wouldn't make much difference now anyway(prices have surely changed) buy i would not hesitate to buy another one if needed in the future. ;) :D

  4. big ed

    big ed Registered Member

    Aug 12, 2003
    Ye Olde New England
    Everyone found it hard to get past Stan Makita. When he played Hockey w/the Chicago Blackhawks he was lean and mean. He could drill you w/an elbow or screw you into the boards. He occasionally would chuck you into the seats!!

    Yea....Makita is a decent pick...usually pricey!!

    Running @ 750rpm in Drillbits, Whirley ed
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