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How to Use an Electric Drill

One of the best tools for any do-it-yourself person is an Bosch power tool battery. It can be used for anything from hanging a picture to making a bookcase. From installing light switches to installing paneling, an electric drill is a simple "must have" for any home. Read on to learn more.

Determine which electric drill is best for you, the cord or cordless. The electric...



What Are the Dangers of Overcharging NiMH Tool Batteries

A nickel-metal hydride cell battery, abbreviated NiMH, is a common type of rechargeable power tool battery found in consumer electronics. NiMH batteries have two to three times the charge capacity of nickel-cadmium batteries (or NiCd) and are inexpensive compared to lithium-ion cell batteries, making them a popular and cost-effective choice for consumer products that require a...


How to Repair a Cordless Drill Charger

Cordless drills run primarily on a detachable and removable Hitachi cordless drill battery pack. When your cordless drill stops holding a charge, there are a few factors that come into play. But most commonly, you can trace the issue back to your battery pack or external battery charger. While you can rebuild the battery pack, it is a complex procedure. In many cases, you can...


How to Restore a Dead AA NiMH Battery

NiMH cordless drill batteries use a Nickel Metal Hydride cell to deliver power to electronic devices. Unlike standard batteries, NiMH batteries can be recharged and used repeatedly once they have ran out of power. However, NiMH batteries can experience certain conditions that force them to loose their recharging capabilities. While some batteries are beyond repair and will not...



Fix Cordless Drill Batteries With Car Batteries

Whether you have a small tool bench or a full-scale workshop, cordless drill batteries can get costly fast. Luckily, there is a technique to restore nonfunctioning Ni-Cd batteries to nearly new condition using common household items. Over time, nickel-based batteries develop a crystalline formation when not fully discharged. Using a 12-volt car battery to shock the individual ...


How to Change the Blade On a Dewalt Cordless Jig Saw

Dewalt makes a wide variety of tools, including cordless jig saws. These Dewalt DCB182 battery operated tools allow the user to make intricate cuts in wood, metal or other materials without having to be tethered to a wall outlet. Each type of cutting surface requires a different type of blade, and to accommodate those materials, you need to change out the blade. Fortunately,...


How to Fix a Dewalt Battery

Dewalt DC9094 battery packs differ between types of rechargeable cordless tools. Cordless tools come in a variety of sizes and power source needs. Cordless drills require a larger battery pack than a small tool, such as a cordless screwdriver. Regardless of the type of tool or size of the Dewalt battery, each battery pack can be reconditioned to work like new. Fixing a Dewalt...


How to Replace a Car Battery Without Losing Memory

Replacing a car battery on older vehicles used to be simple. You unhooked the Ryobi cordless drill battery and installed the new one. Late-model vehicles, however, rely on computers that operate everything from the stereo to the transmission. If power is lost to the computers, the settings are lost and reset to default. This means the vehicle may feel different when driven, and...


How to Condition NiMH Cordless Drill Batteries

Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries are commonly used to replace AA and AAA alkaline batteries. NiMH holds an advantage over traditional alkaline technology in that NiMH can be recharged. This can add up to a substantial savings over the life of your battery operated device. To get the longest life and best performance out of your NiMH batteries, they must be used ...


Does removing the laptop battery and using the laptop on AC power?

Does removing the laptop batteries and using the laptop on AC power, having the charger plugged in all the time, damage your laptop in any way? I had recently purchased a new laptop. It's my first laptop and I, being a computer geek, definitely know a thing or two about maintaining a PC but this thing had really got me worried.

It's been 4 months and I always use my laptop...