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Replacing old cells with new ones.

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Replacing old cells with new ones.

I have some cordless power tools that the old man left me. He said they were very expensive when it was introduced but time killed the batteries.
Considering it is a snap on can I just easily replace the nickel cadium with fresh ones?
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cristianosham wrote: I have some cordless power tools that the old man left me. He said they were very expensive when it was introduced but time killed the batteries.
Considering it is a snap on can I just easily replace the nickel cadium with fresh ones?
If you can find replacement ni-cad battery packs. Or did you mean Snap-On brand?
the plastic packs disassemble the cells might be available.
Nicads in some cases can have a remarkably long lifespan, surpassing one, two and even 3 decades.
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So much depends on how old these expensive devices are. Often it is better to stay up to date and even then the manufacturers will create newer, bigger, better devices. When the 9 volt drills came out I was thrilled to get away from extension cords on job sites, look where we are today and it is amazing.
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fergy wrote: If you can find replacement ni-cad battery packs. Or did you mean Snap-On brand?
the plastic packs disassemble the cells might be available.
Nicads in some cases can have a remarkably long lifespan, surpassing one, two and even 3 decades.
Snap on doesn't make these packs anymore. These packs are glued together so cutting the casing is involved. 8 cells is about 21 bucks on amazon so might be worth a shot.

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