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Portable drill conversion
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Clod    Posted 07-23-2003 at 18:16:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Many people throw away portable battery power drills.Most often because they fail to operate and the most often reason for that is batteries are distroyed or charger is bad.I like people who throw things away.My pal brought me a rechargeable drill.The batteries were bad,They are wired inside but like the plugin batts,They are not cheap enough for me. So I wired a cig lighter plug wire in the place of the batteries.Now I can drill from my van.I can add extension wire which is extension wire for cig lighter circuit.The great thing is.When you pick the drill up.You dont have to worry that you forgot to charge batteries the night before.It is ready if the truck will start.But you can buy the 60 dollar rechargeable battery packs if you like.I dont have a slush fund.This was a 12 Volt drill.Im sure a 6 volt will do as well.I used to use 6 volt starters on 12 volt cars.Back when they didnt cut copper cost.

markct    Posted 07-24-2003 at 11:25:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
yep i got a 7.2 volt makita sitting on my desk here at work that i have been planning to do that to for a while now,the battery went bad and they want 30 bucks for a new one, i think the drill was only like 50 bucks 10 years ago when we got it

Clod    Posted 07-24-2003 at 16:06:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Take you screwdriver bits out and open it up.Plug the two wires where you disconnect the batteries,Tell me if the 7 volt drill works on 12 volts long.I think it will unless it gets abused by locking it up.

Charles(Mo)    Posted 07-23-2003 at 18:47:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Clod, a guy at work done the same thing to a drill that he had. It is an old 12 volt that the battery wemt bad in. He carries it in his truck or tractor on his farm. He has had this thing for several years and uses it all the time.

I like the old saying;
use it up
wear it out.
make it do
or do without.


Clod    Posted 07-23-2003 at 18:58:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree Charles!

Clod    Posted 07-23-2003 at 21:32:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh yes.. If you buy a rechargeable drill with batteries.Walk out of the store then walk back in.Ask how much are the batteries.Compare this to the price you paid for both.

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