2014 - Volume #38, Issue #6, Page #36[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
He Salvaged His 12-Volt Cordless Drill After The Battery Packs Failed
“The drill is now a bit heavier than before, but it has more torque than it did with the original batteries and will run forever. When the battery needs a charge I just hook it up to a 12-volt charger for a few hours, without even having to disconnect the battery from the drill.
“I salvaged an 18-volt flashlight from a drill kit by replacing the 18-volt bulb with a 6-volt bulb from a 4-cell flashlight. Then I hot glued the bulb to a 4-cell ‘D’ battery holder from Radio Shack. These aren’t rechargeable so I just use it as a 4-cell flashlight. It works great. It stays where I put it, and I can rotate the lamp head for the best angle.”
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