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1,200 Recharges My Eye!
on April 20, 2002
I bought two of these 14.4 volt NiCad batteries with my DeWalt DW991 3/8" drill August 20, 1999. As of today, April 20, 2002, neither of the two batteries will take or hold a charge. DeWalt says these batteries can take 1,200 charges. Not a chance. I have not abused them in any way. I have used only the original DeWalt charger. I have used them in a DeWalt flashlight, but never let them discharge excessively, or repeatedly "topped" them off.
I am now faced with a [item cost] cost (with tax) to get my drill going again. Bummer.
Seriously considering the Makita 6233DWBLE 3/8" 14.4-Volt Drill/Driver Kit with Flashlight that uses NiMH batteries--much better technology. Only [item cost] for the kit.