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  • FredM13 commented on Honus's instructable Convert old cordless tools to Lithium power2 years ago
    Convert old cordless tools to Lithium power

    Great idea for the 9.6v hack. Much less choreography????

    My "discomfort" is based with the effort/reward and all the hoops. As previously stated OEM batteries are the most expensive component in a tool and highly engineered. I've owned cordless tools since before the 9.6v (stick as you call it) & currently enjoy 12v,18v Bosch, & 28v Milwaukee Li-on tools. My too use is extensive so I don't have the patience or the time to play with a lipo substitution as you suggest . I totally understand if your limiting the use of the tool with battery limitations in mind it will work, just not for me. The aftermarket availability of the batteries your replacing are a much better solution IMO. If you Magiver a way to hack a modern Bosch or Milwaukee Lion cell I'll be more receptive as the list on a M28 is $180.

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  • FredM13 commented on Honus's instructable Convert old cordless tools to Lithium power2 years ago
    Convert old cordless tools to Lithium power

    Wow, with all the know how you posess, I cannot believe you suggest this as a solution to a failed tool battery. Tool engineers go to great lengths to offer the best batteries to do the work. There is more involved than voltage. Yes,your idea will work the tool, but I seriously doubt the performance of your fix (i.e. Power,Runtime,SAFTEY,) Not to mention time spent and costs ,battery & charger. Fact is, the most expensive component of a high end cordless tool kit are the batteries. Once expired, there are after market choices, rebuilders, & in your case instructions and replacement cells available to use the expired case to make a relplacement battery better than the original! You already have the tools & skill set and you can use the original charger. I commend your ingenu...

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    Wow, with all the know how you posess, I cannot believe you suggest this as a solution to a failed tool battery. Tool engineers go to great lengths to offer the best batteries to do the work. There is more involved than voltage. Yes,your idea will work the tool, but I seriously doubt the performance of your fix (i.e. Power,Runtime,SAFTEY,) Not to mention time spent and costs ,battery & charger. Fact is, the most expensive component of a high end cordless tool kit are the batteries. Once expired, there are after market choices, rebuilders, & in your case instructions and replacement cells available to use the expired case to make a relplacement battery better than the original! You already have the tools & skill set and you can use the original charger. I commend your ingenuity, but with all the time tested options out there I wouldn't go there.

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