Replacement Power Drill Batteries
September 24, 2014
I had a 7.2 volt Craftsman power drill that came in a kit of bits, etc. After a year or so, it wouldn't take a charge. I left it that way for several years until I decided to fix it. I ordered 6 new batteries with tabs because I can't weld them like they do at factory. I did solder the tabs to each other in various fashions to make the required voltage and terminals. They took a charge and were done in about one hour. So far so good.
Pros:Inexpensive method to fix power drill batteries. I spent about $13.00 for a 7.2 volt drill battery.
Cons:The tabs on the batteries were wider than the female terminals in the battery compartment, but diagonal cutters were a quick remedy to make the tabs fit. I soldered them together to make sure they didn't disconnect. The tabs face each other so you have to bend one side over backwards on a couple of batteries to cross over to the next rank of batteries.