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How to Fix a Dead Makita 14.4 Volt Battery

Makita batteries are used to power their range of cordless tools. The voltage output from each battery depends on the number of cells it contains and the voltage requirements of the power tool. Makita battery packs made from nickel cadmium (NiCad) or nickel metal hydride (NiMH) cells each produce 1.2 volts wired in series so, for example, a 14.4 volt Makita 1422 battery has...



How to Take a Bit Tip Out of a Cordless Screwdriver

Cordless screwdrivers have quite a few advantages over their plug-in counterparts; they're lighter, for one thing, and can also literally be taken far beyond where a long, easily tangled power cord can reach. Because of these features, cordless screwdrivers are perfect for use in indoor and outdoor home repair for the experienced and beginner handy person. Whether your cordless...


How to Use Keyless Chuck Drill

A drill is a must-have item for any home owner or construction professional. Drill batteries are available in a variety of sizes and weights, and are run on a battery or an electrical cord. Older drills required the use of a special key, called a chuck, to change out the drill bit. Most newer models of drills are called keyless chuck drills and do not require this specialized...


How to Fix an 18V Ridgid Drill Battery

The Ridgid Tool Co., founded in 1923, produces professional tools, including power drills, many powered by 18-volt lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery packs. Li-ion battery packs have gradually replaced nickel-based cordless drill battery packs because Li-ion is more powerful, weighs about 40 percent less and holds a charge longer. If you find your Ridgid 18-volt battery pack begins to...



How to Repair a Cordless Tool Charger

Cordless drills run primarily on a detachable and removable 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 power tool charger. While you can rebuild the battery pack, it is a complex procedure. In many cases, you can solve the problem by ...


How to Revive a Makita 18V Lithium-Ion Battery

Makita tools with an 18-volt Makita 1833 battery pack may include lithium-ion batteries inside. This battery pack contains 12 batteries, 1.5 volts each, wired together to create 18 volts of power. When you are working on a project and your drill begins to turn slowly and not penetrate wood or drive a screw, the battery pack most likely needs charging. Using a Makita fast charger...


How to Reset the Memory on NICAD DeWALT Batteries

Resetting the memory in a NICAD Dewalt DC9096 battery will revive dead rechargeable NICAD batteries. The resetting process will not only revive the NICAD battery but also enable the battery to hold a charge for a longer period of time. As NICAD rechargeable batteries are used and recharged, crystals build up within the battery, blocking the ability of the battery to hold a...


How to Freeze NiCad Batteries

Nickel-cadmium Metabo power tool batteries, also referred to as NiCad or NiCd batteries, are a type of rechargeable battery made using nickel oxide hydroxide and metallic cadmium. They are commonly used in household electric products, such as laptops, camcorders, cameras and power tools. Over time, rechargeable batteries lose efficiency, meaning the amount of time they can...


The Ways to Remove a NiCad Battery Memory

Nickel cadmium, or NiCad, batteries are rechargeable Milwaukee power tool batteries the same size and shape as regular AA batteries. NiCad batteries are a terrific invention, as you simply recharge them for an hour or so and they're ready to use again. The downside to a NiCad battery is that after a while, you find the battery doesn't last long and it needs recharging ...


What Are the Dangers of Overcharging NiMH Batteries?

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