As with most Battery pack tools, they are great when they are new, then the battery goes to crap and you have to buy a new one. And these battery packs are expensive and generally proprietary so each tool manufacturer needs a different battery type. The batteries also have a short life span and end up in the land fill. I have a couple ways to service these tools making your battery costs very low and the battery tools much more versatile. Not only is this a GREEN project, but it also keeps GREEN in your wallet.
The best parts of this are,
-The dead packs are modified, not the tool, so I can pop out My Modified pack and put in a regular battery if I need to get to a tight area where the cabled battery would be tough to work with.
-This battery has a much higher amperage than the standard battery packs. I find it lasts more than 5 times longer than the standard packs on a single charge.
- The actual life of this battery is longer than the regular battery packs.
-Cheaper and universal. One battery, several tools.
Step 1: SAFETY NOTE!
Always work safely with safety eyeglasses and gloves when working with these packs. A slip of a tool while prying could hurt you.