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Sol


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12V Drill


I was  on another forum (MySwag.org) the other day and a guy was going to throw out his rechargeable drill as the batteries were stuffed and it was going to cost more for the batteries than what the drill cost. So what he did, he simply soldered two wires   to the positive and negative in the bottom of drill where battery went and fitted a set of alligator clips to other ends and he had a handy tool to wind up stabiliser legs, drilling jobs etc.

I tried it myself last weekend and worked perfect for me toowink

       blankstare Sol



-- Edited by Sol on Saturday 4th of May 2013 06:22:14 AM

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Great idea if it's a 12 volt .Most of my battery operated tools are now 18 volts. Your right the batteries are more costly than the entire tool Why?

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Most are probably aware of this, but if you get the polarity wrong when soldering the cables to the drill, the first time you turn the drill on it will burn out the variable speed electronics and you then need to rewire the drill so the switch goes straight to the drill motor. I've burnt out two of them doing this, but there are always more at the dump.

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Sol


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Mine was an 18v, but still worked on 12v. Just a little slower.

Cheers Sol

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I just bought one from supercheap online , called a Rockwell 12v cordless ,for $35.99 , free postage .It works well and has a 1 hour charge. When the battery wears out , you put wires to the terminals and connect it to a 12v battery. Bill

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bill12 wrote:

I just bought one from supercheap online , called a Rockwell 12v cordless ,for $35.99 , free postage .It works well and has a 1 hour charge. When the battery wears out , you put wires to the terminals and connect it to a 12v battery. Bill


 Exactly. That's what I did matewink



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