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Old 10-16-2020, 06:27 AM
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Default After market power tool batteries

I have a Li-ion battery that is slowly dyeing. I can buy a new tool/battery/charger for not a lot more than just the battery.
The one's on Ebay any good? About 1/3rd the cost of an OE.
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I would recommend www.batteriesplus.com if you have one in the area.
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I got new non OEM batteries from Amazon. The quality paralleled the low price. After having purchased a second drill motor set because as you say, the price was not much more than just the OEM batteries.

I have no good answers to your question. Wish that I did.
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I bought the batteries off ebay and they work great
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i bought a craftsman compatible one last year. Used it to build a pole barn. It worked fine. A few months after, one of the cells was bad. Not sure why. So it worked fine but didn't last. That is what I expected.
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On eBay even the OEM ones are often fakes. I bought two alleged OEM Samsung cell phone batteries and they both sucked. Bought another off brand which was only slightly better. Ended up buying two more genuine ones from a legitimate seller and they have been excellent. You never know what you'll get off eBay but I suppose there's a reason that a $30 battery is only $7 or $8 on eBay.
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the cells that are passed up by the quality manufacturers are put into the aftermarket ones.
internal resistance being different does not let them charge and discharge at the same rate, so some cells go bad quicker
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I recently purchased a RIGID cordless drill to combat this issue. They carry a lifetime warranty INCLUDING the batteries. I have no idea how that will play out when it comes time for new batteries, but we shall see. I jumped through all the hoops and registered everything according to their rules so there could be no excuse when the time comes.
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Generic Li-ions can be iffy. Short circuits can occur and thermal runaway can also be a risk. You don't know what corners were cut in order to achieve that lower price point. You-get-what-you-pay-for may be applicable for Ni-Cads. But Li-ions could cost you a way lot more than you paid for them if the garage catches on fire. Check the safety certifications before you buy (Intertek_Regulatory-Maze-WP.pdf)
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Ya never know what You get..2 Guys in the Shop have Milwalkee stuff. Both bought aftermarket Batteries for their Tools...One Guy ,His Batteries are a bit too tight in the housing..Charge lights on Tool never show Full Charge.But He says the Battery works fine and lasts...Guy #2...His Batteries will not stay in the Tool. They fall out. and He seems to think they don't last as long.
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Originally Posted by flcatcher1 View Post
Generic Li-ions can be iffy. Short circuits can occur and thermal runaway can also be a risk. You don't know what corners were cut in order to achieve that lower price point. You-get-what-you-pay-for may be applicable for Ni-Cads. But Li-ions could cost you a way lot more than you paid for them if the garage catches on fire. Check the safety certifications before you buy (Attachment 1119931)
Li-ions thermal runaway at 1:04am on a Saturday night August 5th, 2018.....lucky we got out in time.

All of my Li-ions are now stored in special bags made for Li-ion and those bags are stored in 50cal ammo cans.

I wouldn't even consider aftermarket batteries.




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I bought an aftermarket Roomba battery (vacuum) off amazon- worked fine , but still not cheap they post reviews. ebay would scare me-might get an old one
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Almost every "genuine" battery that I know of that was bought on eBay has been shit, most will not last for even half the time of the original, batteries are very much a case of "you get what you pay for"
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i use pasload cordless framers and trim guns, i easly run 10k nails thru these guns monthly, the pasload battery is the biggest POS made, and there like 70 bucks, cant find aftermarket, anything has to be better than OEM pasload..
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Originally Posted by cappy tan View Post
i use pasload cordless framers and trim guns, i easly run 10k nails thru these guns monthly, the pasload battery is the biggest POS made, and there like 70 bucks, cant find aftermarket, anything has to be better than OEM pasload..
I used a couple of knockoffs for my paslode. Lasted longer than the oem one. Worth it. I think I got them from Amazon
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I bought batteries from ebay and after a year the charge didn't last very long, but hey the price was right.
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Originally Posted by WaterEnjoyer View Post
I used a couple of knockoffs for my paslode. Lasted longer than the oem one. Worth it. I think I got them from Amazon
Are you guys using the older (larger) batteries or the newer, smaller, Lithium ion batteries? Agree on the older (nicad, I think) batteries, they were junk. I have had one of newer guns for well over a year, and no battery issues. I get a couple days of framing (maybe1500 nails for the two days) without having to recharge.
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Are you guys using the older (larger) batteries or the newer, smaller, Lithium ion batteries? Agree on the older (nicad, I think) batteries, they were junk. I have had one of newer guns for well over a year, and no battery issues. I get a couple days of framing (maybe1500 nails for the two days) without having to recharge.
i have the older nicad ones
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I would recommend www.batteriesplus.com if you have one in the area.
This. Had several batteries done. One had a solder connection fail..Batteries plus fixed it free.

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