09:10AM | 10/21/02
Member Since: 10/15/02
359 lifetime posts
Portar Cable makes some really good tools. I purchased a 14.4V drill and it came with 2 packs. Each pack gets me going a very long time and they take about an hour to recharge. The drill is very powerful to the point I can drive lag bolts into 4x4's with ease. The balanceis nice and has a comfortable grip. They also have a nice combo pack with sawzall, drill, and circular saw, that was a little less expensive than the dewault.


04:19AM | 10/23/02
Member Since: 08/26/02
8 lifetime posts
The Porter Cable combo sounds like a good option. I've got 2 older Makita 9.6 drills that I like but power is poor and being older the batteries have changes and packs are weak. That's why several years ago I bought the Craftsman Pro series thinking the product had improved and that ***** would stand behind parts and service ... including battery packs. (not any easier and definitely not cheaper to by replacement battery packs.) I'm concluding that rechargable tools need to be looked at as disposable in 5 - 10 years?


04:21AM | 10/23/02
Member Since: 08/26/02
8 lifetime posts
Oh now that's funny! In writing the word S E A R S ... the board blanks it out with ***s!


10:40AM | 10/23/02
Member Since: 10/15/02
359 lifetime posts
yah found that out the first time I posted. try seers or Sear's.


08:04PM | 11/22/02
Member Since: 11/22/02
10 lifetime posts
dont toss out your old power tools

also try freezing your batteries for 48 hours letting them thaw for a day then try to recharge them --- if that doesnt work then you probably just have a few bad cells
in the batt housing

if you take it to a specialty batt store
they can replace the bad cells with good ones and at half the price of new batts and i find that rebuilt batts are better than new ones anyway

now if you just are itching for a new one with more volts then go ahead heheh hard to resist the new 18v / 24 volt stuff out now

but please give those tools to someone in need and explain to them how to get the batteries recelled IT is christmas time anyway hehe


12:57PM | 03/27/04
Member Since: 03/26/04
1 lifetime posts
does anyone know if you can interchange a 13.2v battery with a 13.2v of a different part #?(s***s c**fts*an brand)


04:20PM | 03/27/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
Go on e-bay they have alot of batteries brand new for really cheap,I think I picked one up for $12.50 included shipping and has lasted 2 years now.

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