11 years ago
poor lately. Does anyone still do metal working?
This is actually a woodworking question. I bet I use a portable
battery power sawsall more than anyone else around. It goes out in the
cold everyday and cuts the limbs too large for limb loppers on apple
trees. I only have one unit and we pass it around all day long.
Its a 24 volt Dewalt with six batteries. With two charge stations,
they all get bumped up each night. The batteries are getting tired,
its time to replace or maybe upgrade. This is NOT a small investment.
I'm wondering if I should go to the new lithium technology? But this
requires a new saw and they don't come in 24 volts. Looks like 18 volt
max. The battery is much smaller. That may or may not mean less usable
amp hours of life. FWIW, the batteries I use claim 3000 units (sorry I
don't know the unit) of charge. They are only this strong for the
first 50 charges or so.
Or, I could rebuild all the battery cases with the best available
batteries. We've done this a couple times already. Is there anything
better than what the local "Batteries Plus" rebuild gives?