Thursday, July 6, 2017
"Hey, That's a Nice Drill..."
Yes it is a nice drill To bad it doesn't work any more! Well, actually it WOULD work, if I could get a battery for it. I have had this drill about five years, and when the battery died after two years, I bought another. Then two years later I bought another battery. Finally, I bought this battery just a year ago, and now it has died, after one year. No problem, I will buy another. Except you can't! There are a few for sale on eBay for ridiculous sums. Then I figured out how to beat the system - I would buy just the cells and replace them. Great idea! The cells only are $38.00. Guess how much a new drill with battery is. You're right - It's $59.00. How much of a waste is that, to have to discard a perfectly good tool, for lack of a battery. Oh, it is a Ryobi. Shame on them!
This shot shows the disassembled battery pack, and the individual cells are under that silver cover made up of attached circles.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 9:05 PM