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Old 10-20-2019, 03:24 PM   #1
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Question Dewalt replacement batteries

Both my 18v dewalt batteries have bitten the dust . part # dc 9098
I found some replacements on amazon, But ( Big but ) the reviews are mixed
Some say total junk others say fantastic
Anyone have any opinions about buying the replacements over the oem
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Old 10-20-2019, 03:27 PM   #2
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I bought some knock-offs of of eBay. I had great luck out of them.
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Old 10-20-2019, 03:39 PM   #3
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Do you own a 20v Tool?? I've replaced 90% with the 20v line & recommend going that way...having said that, I still have a couple 18v's I like & bought an adapter to use with my 20v Batts.

The 18's were great but these 20v Li Batts / tools are superior. I have about 2 or 3 original 18'v's batts still kicking. Does Dewalt not offer them in the big box stores any longer?? I never purchased an aftermarket.
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Old 10-20-2019, 03:50 PM   #4
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Be sure and get the 18xrp's. The are much better than the standard 18's.
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Most the time a new tool with batteries are cheaper then a battery.
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Old 10-20-2019, 04:03 PM   #6
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I am in need of some as well, mine died on me at the deer lease last hitch.
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Old 10-20-2019, 04:09 PM   #7
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I bought some off Amazon for my dewalt and roybi and I haven't had any issues with them.
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Old 10-20-2019, 04:21 PM   #8
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Most the time a new tool with batteries are cheaper then a battery.
The tool is practically brand new, just not used very much so the batteries need 1 a rebuild or 2 to be replaced
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Old 10-20-2019, 04:52 PM   #9
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I’ve had good luck with the replacements.
I think I paid 24 dollars a piece for them a year ago and they are still going strong.
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Old 10-20-2019, 05:04 PM   #10
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I'm in the same boat, have more than a dozen 18v DeWalt tools and about 15 dead batteries and the couple I have that are good aren't very good anymore. Home Depot now wants 129.00 for 2 batteries....is it time to switch to all 20v tools??? Not sure.
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Old 10-20-2019, 05:08 PM   #11
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Just buy Milwaukee and be done with it
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Old 10-20-2019, 05:09 PM   #12
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Whatever you do go lithium. Charge faster, more life, and won’t discharge just sitting in your truck. I can’t remember where I bought mine but it came with a charger.
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Old 10-20-2019, 05:54 PM   #13
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I think you can get your old batteries rebuilt at Interstate battery. Not sure what the cost is like though.
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Old 10-20-2019, 06:39 PM   #14
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I'm in the same boat, have more than a dozen 18v DeWalt tools and about 15 dead batteries and the couple I have that are good aren't very good anymore. Home Depot now wants 129.00 for 2 batteries....is it time to switch to all 20v tools??? Not sure.
Do it...you will be SO much happier. The 20v's are lighter stronger superior in every way. Easy decision.

The reason the 18v are so expensive is because volume is dropping as everyone is going lithium ion & leaving nicad.

Buying the kits of tools you need is the best way to go, but if you want to piece meal it...buy the 20v tool you need most & use 18/20 the adaptor to run your 18's till you want to upgrade.

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Old 10-20-2019, 06:54 PM   #15
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Most the time a new tool with batteries are cheaper then a battery.
This. I bought replacement batteries and they didn't last. I woulda been money ahead had I bought my new Rigid cordless set then!

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Old 10-20-2019, 06:59 PM   #16
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I am heavily invested in the 18 vot system and can't tell the difference between my xrp 18 and the regular 20 volt. Dewalt tools are built well and I think they did the 20 to sell more tools. I see lots of 18 volt tools still kicking with rebuilt or no-name batteries.
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I am heavily invested in the 18 vot system and can't tell the difference between my xrp 18 and the regular 20 volt. Dewalt tools are built well and I think they did the 20 to sell more tools. I see lots of 18 volt tools still kicking with rebuilt or no-name batteries.
Same here, have several of the 18v tools and couldnít imagine having to start over with new ones. Iím probably in the need for some more batteries soon. I will just buy some new Dewalt batteries and keep going. May even try the 20v conversion to see if it works good.
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Has anybody ever tried this to revive "dead" batteries?

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Old 10-20-2019, 07:24 PM   #19
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I'm intimate with the 18v line & made many of the wire harnesses & electronic sub-assemblies for their line up & other Black & Decker / Porter Cable products...got to watch them go from design to production. I even spot welded the copper stampings on the 18v Circ saw because it was more robust than going with even the most high end cable. Good tools & you should have seen their destruction tests trying to find the weak links to improve.

Most of my tools were given to me from the engineering & manufacturing sample lots before approved production because they could not be sold or s/n...also got a lot fro being a supplier & able to go to employee sales at the warehouse. Used to buy Batts for $5 because they were dated over a year.

These new 20's (regardless of brand) are way better & I started slowly loosing the biz as they were introduced because the Li batts used are more advanced & sort of an interface & almost kinda like the batt talks to the tool & knows the application as it was explained to me. Li holds their charge where nicad leaks. Just do what I did and run the 18's into the ground & replace when they get tired. The expensive 18v batts is exactly why I'm loaded with 20's, but I had this problem starting about 3-5 years ago.
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I sale drills and batteries every time I need batteries. I then buy a big bundle with paying much less than battery replacements.
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:03 PM   #21
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Default Dewalt replacement batteries

Youíd be better off getting the conversion kit and 20V Lithium batteries. Thatís the way everything is going and in as will be a thing of the past.

DEWALT 18v to 20v Adapter - Bare (DCA1820) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016K1UD0E..._AmqRDb9VWK7SC

I have both the old 18V and the 20V kits and the 20V is a much stronger kit. And battery life is 3-4 times better.


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Has anybody ever tried this to revive "dead" batteries?

How to revive a dead rechargeable power tool battery easily - YouTube
Numerous times. It helps to get them out of the dead state to were you will be able to charge them. But they donít last long and will quickly enter the dead state again. Didnít work out every time I tried it.
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Old 10-22-2019, 04:00 PM   #23
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Youíd be better off getting the conversion kit and 20V Lithium batteries. Thatís the way everything is going and in as will be a thing of the past.

DEWALT 18v to 20v Adapter - Bare (DCA1820) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016K1UD0E..._AmqRDb9VWK7SC

I have both the old 18V and the 20V kits and the 20V is a much stronger kit. And battery life is 3-4 times better.

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I reckon that would be the route I would want to go if I used the tools all the time, however I am just a lowly weekend warrior/ hobbyists And was hoping for a cheaper fix
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Numerous times. It helps to get them out of the dead state to were you will be able to charge them. But they donít last long and will quickly enter the dead state again. Didnít work out every time I tried it.
Thanks for the info. I have a couple of "dead" ones and need to try it.
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Old 10-23-2019, 11:58 AM   #25
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Batteries plus will rebuild them for about $30 or $35. They have a bunch of AA size batteries in them.
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Old 10-23-2019, 07:04 PM   #26
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Batteries plus will rebuild them for about $30 or $35. They have a bunch of AA size batteries in them.
Heard the same thing?
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