Dewalt 18 volt batteries


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Old 07-21-22, 01:27 PM
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Dewalt 18 volt batteries

Hi All, what’s the deal with Dewalt 18 volt batteries, looks now you need an adapter to use the 20 volt LI batteries, not only the adapter but also new charger and batteries , what a way to make money.
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Old 07-21-22, 01:48 PM
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Batteries are indeed the big moneymaker in tools these days. It seems like most tools are cheaper than the required batteries.

That said, have 4, 20 volt Dewalt tools. Previously I had 2, 18 volt Dewalt tools. IMO the 20 volt batteries are a big improvement.
 
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Old 07-21-22, 02:35 PM
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18v used tools are dirt cheap, just picked up a second drill/driver, mint condition, $8 on FB.

Not that I really need but if I see one of those little circular saws for similar $ gonna get one!
 
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Old 07-21-22, 02:51 PM
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Marq, you probably know this but Dewalt has 2 sizes of cordless saws... 5 1/2" is garbage (IMO) because once you use the 6 1/2" saw you would never go back. The 6 1/2" is that much nicer.
 
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Old 07-21-22, 11:33 PM
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I didn't realize there were 2 different sizes, I'll have to look into that!
 
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Old 07-22-22, 04:03 AM
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I used 18 volt DeWalt tools when I built my house over 20 years ago and I got more than a decade of service from them. NiCad batteries are old tech and Lithium batteries have been the standard for about a decade so I wouldn't fault the manufacturer for updating their product line and phasing out the old batteries.
 
 

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