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From: Beaufort, SC
Registered: Jun 2000

posted 04-01-2002 06:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a craftsman cordless drill with the VersaPak batteries. I think its the same system black&decker uses.

Its about 4 1/2 years old now, and the drill no longer spins worth a damn with the batteries charged fully. Anybody else have this problem? I'm wondering if its the rechargable batteries that are shot or the drill itself. At $11 each for the batteries (mine takes 2), I'm thinking I might as well just buy a new corded drill.

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From: Fort Madison, Iowa USA - United We Stand
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posted 04-01-2002 10:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can't really help you other than give an opinion on what I have. I got a B&D Firestorm 18 volt a few years ago and it's been great. Lots of power and seems to last pretty well. I've used Makitas, DeWalt's, Craftsman, Milwaukee(pretty good too), and Ryobi. This is my favorite though. Nice balance, two speed with a brake(stops immediately when you let go of the trigger). And plenty of power.

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From: Charlevoix, mi, USA
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posted 04-02-2002 08:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gttorinofan   Click Here to Email gttorinofan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the 18volt DeWalt rechargeable. Tons of power. Batteries last about 3 hours, but they cost about $90 to replace. This came with the 5 1/4" cordless saw. I love that thing.

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posted 05-22-2002 11:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I?m sure that Black & Decker makes or made them for Sears as they always have someone else make tools for them. I can?t help you on the drill because mine still spins after 5+ years but I do notice that the older battries will not last as long as the newer ones I have.

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