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    Mastercraft 20V Li-Ion kit, I own almost every tool, some good, some bad, though few are truly terrible (I'm looking at YOU, multicrafter!) One dead drill, another on the way out. Overall, I was very pleased with the work I got out of those homeowner grade tools, but now as they and the juice boxes/chargers start biting the dust, I'm eyeing up the Milwaukee HD stuff.
    And yet, after nearly 10 years of government by Stephen Harper and his anti-choice army, you can still get an abortion in Canada. At this point, the political rightís agenda is so well hidden Sherlock Holmes couldnít find it with a Huawei P30 powered by a trillion Watsons.

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    Running both 18v and 20v here, older stuff is pretty weak, mixing a concrete bucket with the cheapo brushed drill makes it kinda smoke. Other than that, they've been beaten, left outside for random amount of time... Only problem I ever really had was with an insane amount of grinding dust making its way to the permanent magnet in a brushed grinder, now runs fine after cleaning it thoroughly. Have an old 18V makita drill, the batteries have been dead for a couple of years now, probably got it in the early 2010's, so I'll pass makita. I've not been terribly impressed by their corded grinder either, the cord keep failing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolver View Post
    I only use cordless tools as a last resort. Like when I'm over 33 metres from an electrical outlet.
    Yep! X2 I'm sick of batteries that won't hold a charge and can't be replaced due to their age. I have two drill kits in excellent condition and can't get replacement batteries. I'll use a generator if I need to work where there isn't access to electricity and use corded tools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spider69 View Post
    Yep! X2 I'm sick of batteries that won't hold a charge and can't be replaced due to their age. I have two drill kits in excellent condition and can't get replacement batteries. I'll use a generator if I need to work where there isn't access to electricity and use corded tools.
    Do you still have the old batteries? There is a place( sure there is more) out here that will replace the dead batteries in the battery case. If your handy see below link.

    https://www.instructables.com/id/Cor...g-the-battery/

    One thing I liked about DeWalt is that they made an adapter allowing you to use the new 20V batteries in the older 18V tools.

    I worked with an older journeyman who dislikes cordless tools, two things I noticed is that he things that cordless technology hasn't evolved in 25 years when he first tried them. Also the cordless drill he has only has 2Amp/Hr batteries.

    Are cordless then only solution? absolutely not, I have extension cords and a genny but my first go to is cordless,I can't even remember the last time I used my corded circular saw or hammer drill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spider69 View Post
    Yep! X2 I'm sick of batteries that won't hold a charge and can't be replaced due to their age. I have two drill kits in excellent condition and can't get replacement batteries. I'll use a generator if I need to work where there isn't access to electricity and use corded tools.

    You should upgrade to tools made in the 2000's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ESnel View Post
    Do you still have the old batteries? There is a place( sure there is more) out here that will replace the dead batteries in the battery case. If your handy see below link.

    https://www.instructables.com/id/Cor...g-the-battery/

    One thing I liked about DeWalt is that they made an adapter allowing you to use the new 20V batteries in the older 18V tools.

    I worked with an older journeyman who dislikes cordless tools, two things I noticed is that he things that cordless technology hasn't evolved in 25 years when he first tried them. Also the cordless drill he has only has 2Amp/Hr batteries.

    Are cordless then only solution? absolutely not, I have extension cords and a genny but my first go to is cordless,I can't even remember the last time I used my corded circular saw or hammer drill.
    There's a B&D adapter? I'll check that out. My drill batteries are done.

    Quote Originally Posted by coastal View Post
    You should upgrade to tools made in the 2000's.
    My B&D drill kit isn't that old,less than 6 years,but,it's had a lot of use and charge/discharge cycles. You guys are a riot,aren't you? LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by spider69 View Post
    There's a B&D adapter? I'll check that out. My drill batteries are done.

    I believe this was a Sears unit, the steps will be similar to most battery packs.There is probably a specific one for your battery pack but this instructable steps/concept will work.

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    My B&D drill kit
    These do not hold up as well as a commercial grade tool. The wife had a few B&D tools she used for her art projects, let the batteries sit for too long and they seem to be toast.
    Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.

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    I am still running a Dewalt XRP drill and impact driver - in 14.4V no less. I get replacement batteries every 2-3 years from Amazon or eBay.

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