Introduction: Repair and Improve a Paslode Battery

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After multiple drops from the slot in my finishing and framing nail guns, one of my batteries cracked open, exposing the cells inside. With a few household materials, it's easy to repair the damage and correct the problem.

Step 1: Gather Materials

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You're going to need:
-Scissors
-Something spongy that you can cut into a little piece
-Hot Glue(Liquid Nail or epoxy is better if you have it and will keep the battery secure if you drop it again)

Step 2: Cut the Foam

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Cut a small section of foam from whatever you decided to use, about 1"x1/2"x1/2".

Step 3: Reassemble the Battery

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Put all of the internal pieces back inside the battery and insert the foam into the tab cavity.

Step 4: Add the End Cap

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Insert the tab into its respective slot, leaving some room for gluing. The foam will push this tab outwards to better secure it in the nail gun.

Step 5: Glue

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Inject some glue/epoxy/Liquid Nail into the crevice and along the fracture. Squeeze it all together and wipe away the excess. Wow those are terrible pictures.

Step 6: That's It!

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You just saved thirty bucks! Now you can complete that project or shoot at stuff in the backyard. Or you could have recycled it.

Comments

scavanger (author)2009-04-09

Thanks I'll keep this fix in mind.

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