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Drill batteries 20:46 - May 26 with 809 viewsjeera

My old 'indoor' drill's battery has packed up but the drill works fine and it seems daft to just throw it, but the batteries seem so expensive in relation to how cheap some replacement drills are.

I hate this throw-away system we seem to have so used to.

I wonder if anyone who sees this post may have used this site before, or maybe be able to recommend another if not: https://www.drill-battery.co.uk/cordless/abatteries.php/6+Black%20&%20Decker+KC9

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Drill batteries on 21:09 - May 26 with 771 viewsJ2BLUE

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Drill batteries on 21:15 - May 26 with 755 viewsjeera

Drill batteries on 21:09 - May 26 by J2BLUE

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I saw that as it goes.

I did wonder if John actually owns the firm.

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Drill batteries on 21:21 - May 26 with 746 viewsfabian_illness

If it's only indoor diy use, screwfix do a corded drill for about £30.
Unless you're looking at genuine replacement batteries for your drill I wouldn't entertain it.
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Drill batteries on 21:45 - May 26 with 706 viewsjeera

Drill batteries on 21:21 - May 26 by fabian_illness

If it's only indoor diy use, screwfix do a corded drill for about £30.
Unless you're looking at genuine replacement batteries for your drill I wouldn't entertain it.


No, I know what you mean.

Just seems madness to throw the thing because of a dead battery.

Yep, I have another drill which I wouldn't dare use inside this place as it would rip chunks out of these crappy 'walls'.

The cordless I'm talking about is ideal for minor jobs indoors.

I'm going to have to go own that route aren't I. What a waste.

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Drill batteries on 21:49 - May 26 with 698 viewswellhungphil

A lot of these cordless devices (drills, screwdrivers, etc) batteries contain a bunch of connected regular batteries (size C, quite often) so if you or someone you know is handy with a soldering iron you might be able to open it up and replace the individual batteries inside. If even one battery is dodgy it will affect the whole pack, so ideally you'd be able to test the ones in the drill, find the dodgy one (or two) and just replace that.

Hopefully the battery has screws on it because if you had to drill it open you'd be stuck in an infinite loop!

Have a gander here for more info...

https://www.batteriesplus.co.uk/acatalog/1.2V_NiCd_Sub_C_Rechargeable_Tagged_Bat

cheers, Phil
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Drill batteries on 21:54 - May 26 with 687 viewsjeera

Drill batteries on 21:49 - May 26 by wellhungphil

A lot of these cordless devices (drills, screwdrivers, etc) batteries contain a bunch of connected regular batteries (size C, quite often) so if you or someone you know is handy with a soldering iron you might be able to open it up and replace the individual batteries inside. If even one battery is dodgy it will affect the whole pack, so ideally you'd be able to test the ones in the drill, find the dodgy one (or two) and just replace that.

Hopefully the battery has screws on it because if you had to drill it open you'd be stuck in an infinite loop!

Have a gander here for more info...

https://www.batteriesplus.co.uk/acatalog/1.2V_NiCd_Sub_C_Rechargeable_Tagged_Bat

cheers, Phil


How interesting.

I'll take a look at that tomorrow. I think I've got a soldering iron somewhere.

Cheers.

Now, where's my electric screwdriver...

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Drill batteries on 21:55 - May 26 with 685 viewsLord_Lucan

Have a look online at Cash Converters. You can login and search for anything you want and every item in the country on cash converters system will come up.

I recently bought a Makita drill with two batteries and a complete set of drill bits, cutters and drivers in a nice case - delivered and with a guarantee for about £60

There is sometimes a make offer button - just start lower than the advertised price and keep adding £1 until it accepts it.

Had a very quick look and saw this

https://www.cashconverters.co.uk/shop/product/drill-makita-8391d-drill-set/54271
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Drill batteries on 22:04 - May 26 with 663 viewsnorfsufblue

Drill batteries on 21:49 - May 26 by wellhungphil

A lot of these cordless devices (drills, screwdrivers, etc) batteries contain a bunch of connected regular batteries (size C, quite often) so if you or someone you know is handy with a soldering iron you might be able to open it up and replace the individual batteries inside. If even one battery is dodgy it will affect the whole pack, so ideally you'd be able to test the ones in the drill, find the dodgy one (or two) and just replace that.

Hopefully the battery has screws on it because if you had to drill it open you'd be stuck in an infinite loop!

Have a gander here for more info...

https://www.batteriesplus.co.uk/acatalog/1.2V_NiCd_Sub_C_Rechargeable_Tagged_Bat

cheers, Phil


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Talking of infinite loops...
My old Dad used to love this on family favourites.
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Drill batteries on 01:00 - May 27 with 572 viewsjeera

Drill batteries on 21:55 - May 26 by Lord_Lucan

Have a look online at Cash Converters. You can login and search for anything you want and every item in the country on cash converters system will come up.

I recently bought a Makita drill with two batteries and a complete set of drill bits, cutters and drivers in a nice case - delivered and with a guarantee for about £60

There is sometimes a make offer button - just start lower than the advertised price and keep adding £1 until it accepts it.

Had a very quick look and saw this

https://www.cashconverters.co.uk/shop/product/drill-makita-8391d-drill-set/54271
[Post edited 26 May 22:12]


I shall do that too.

Thanks.

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Drill batteries on 14:18 - May 27 with 477 viewsLeaky

Try ebay if its popular make. However if its a cheap make they may not be available
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Drill batteries on 14:23 - May 27 with 471 viewsLeaky

Drill batteries on 21:49 - May 26 by wellhungphil

A lot of these cordless devices (drills, screwdrivers, etc) batteries contain a bunch of connected regular batteries (size C, quite often) so if you or someone you know is handy with a soldering iron you might be able to open it up and replace the individual batteries inside. If even one battery is dodgy it will affect the whole pack, so ideally you'd be able to test the ones in the drill, find the dodgy one (or two) and just replace that.

Hopefully the battery has screws on it because if you had to drill it open you'd be stuck in an infinite loop!

Have a gander here for more info...

https://www.batteriesplus.co.uk/acatalog/1.2V_NiCd_Sub_C_Rechargeable_Tagged_Bat

cheers, Phil


I would be careful about messing around with batteries they can easily catch fire if over charged
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Drill batteries on 15:35 - May 27 with 413 viewsfooters

Drill batteries on 21:55 - May 26 by Lord_Lucan

Have a look online at Cash Converters. You can login and search for anything you want and every item in the country on cash converters system will come up.

I recently bought a Makita drill with two batteries and a complete set of drill bits, cutters and drivers in a nice case - delivered and with a guarantee for about £60

There is sometimes a make offer button - just start lower than the advertised price and keep adding £1 until it accepts it.

Had a very quick look and saw this

https://www.cashconverters.co.uk/shop/product/drill-makita-8391d-drill-set/54271
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You bought a Makita drill WITH the power pack? Ashamed of you, LL.

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Drill batteries on 15:38 - May 27 with 410 viewswellhungphil

Drill batteries on 14:23 - May 27 by Leaky

I would be careful about messing around with batteries they can easily catch fire if over charged


Any modern charger worth its weight in cheap Chinese plastic should be able to handle a "full" battery by reducing the voltage to a trickle once it detects that charging is complete.

I do remember in the old days (25-30 years ago) chargers tended to warm up the batteries to a sometimes worrying degree, and while such chargers are still handy for charging a completely dead rechargeable battery (which can otherwise remain undetected by an "intelligent" charger) anything more recent should "know" when to cut off the charge completely (or reduce it to a trickle voltage as mentioned).

There are probably EU norms and regulations around all of this...so you might have Nigel F. to thank if your house burns down next year when all you were trying to do is hang some shelves...yikes!
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Drill batteries on 16:37 - May 27 with 393 viewsjeera

Drill batteries on 15:38 - May 27 by wellhungphil

Any modern charger worth its weight in cheap Chinese plastic should be able to handle a "full" battery by reducing the voltage to a trickle once it detects that charging is complete.

I do remember in the old days (25-30 years ago) chargers tended to warm up the batteries to a sometimes worrying degree, and while such chargers are still handy for charging a completely dead rechargeable battery (which can otherwise remain undetected by an "intelligent" charger) anything more recent should "know" when to cut off the charge completely (or reduce it to a trickle voltage as mentioned).

There are probably EU norms and regulations around all of this...so you might have Nigel F. to thank if your house burns down next year when all you were trying to do is hang some shelves...yikes!


I've taken the back off as you suggested and the thing all looks too neat and tidy and well- packaged for me to go charging [!] in there tearing it all apart!

I was intrigued to see what you mean about it just being a few regular batteries strapped together though. I suppose it isn't that fascinating but it had never occured to me what magic was hiding inside that unit before.

Bit too delicate for my unsteady, impatient, thug-like approach to these things though Phil.

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Drill batteries on 16:41 - May 27 with 389 viewsjeera

Drill batteries on 21:55 - May 26 by Lord_Lucan

Have a look online at Cash Converters. You can login and search for anything you want and every item in the country on cash converters system will come up.

I recently bought a Makita drill with two batteries and a complete set of drill bits, cutters and drivers in a nice case - delivered and with a guarantee for about £60

There is sometimes a make offer button - just start lower than the advertised price and keep adding £1 until it accepts it.

Had a very quick look and saw this

https://www.cashconverters.co.uk/shop/product/drill-makita-8391d-drill-set/54271
[Post edited 26 May 22:12]


Nice for the money I must say - thanks for the pointer; handy site to know of.

Bit too similar to the one I already have; i.e. I've got a blokey type one for bigger jobs and just want a girly one for small bits indoors kinda thing.

I'm gonna have to ditch the old favourite and replace it I guess.

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