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Battery Reviews & Chargers

Our charger and battery reviews for cordless tools evaluate battery packs, battery chargers, and other technologies and accessories. We tackle cordless batteries, chargers, and accessories for everything from 3.6V to 120V systems. A few years ago we would have said from 3.6V to 36V. Recently, however, advances in outdoor power equipment have yielded battery packs with much higher voltages. Add new products like DeWalt FlexVolt technology, and you can see there is a lot of room for adept battery reviews. Even the new Milwaukee 9.0 Ah High Demand battery shook up the market with power reserves never before seen in cordless power tools. Chargers and Battery Reviews for Tradesmen For the average tradesmen, they want a battery that will last. A lot of times that goes along with the tool being used. Other times, however, a superior battery platform can also bring the best out of a cordless tool. Better batteries bring longer run-times and more power (thanks to higher power densities in lithium-ion batteries). When new battery technology and products come out, we let you know with our battery reviews and break down the facts.

Milwaukee battery warranty

Milwaukee Battery Warranty Period – Every Model and Pack Listed

We thought the Milwaukee battery warranty policy was fairly straightforward—until we looked into it. As it turns out, the company has different warranties for different batteries. How long the Milwaukee battery warranty is for each pack depends on the model(s) you purchased. The good news: Every Milwaukee battery pack sold comes with a warranty. This […]

DeWalt PowerStack lithium-polymer pouches

DeWalt PowerStack Batteries and Technology

Designed with stacked pouch battery cells instead of cylindrical cells, DeWalt PowerStack 20V Max batteries make some huge changes. DeWalt claims PowerStack batteries and technology provide more power with less weight and size. They give the case in point with their debut model, the DeWalt DCBP034 PowerStack 1.7Ah battery. This might be the biggest announcement […]

DeWalt Portable USB Battery Charging Kit | DCB094K

DeWalt to Debut Portable USB Battery Charger at NECA DeWalt announced that they’ve got plans to showcase a few new releases at the 2021 National Electrical Contractor’s Association Convention and Trade Show. One of those new releases, the DeWalt Portable USB Battery Charging Kit, looks like the next evolution of the portable charger with a […]

Dewalt FlexVolt vs Metabo HPT MultiVolt Battery

DeWalt FlexVolt Vs Metabo HPT MultiVolt Battery

While the Advanced Battery Landscape is Expanding, Only Two Have Voltage-Switching Packs Most of the major professional power tool manufacturers now have some sort of advanced battery system on the market. Of those, only two take on the concept of switching voltages. We’re taking a look at the DeWalt FlexVolt vs Metabo HPT MultiVolt battery […]

20V Max vs 18V Battery

20V Max vs 18V Batteries: Setting the Record Straight

When it Comes to 20V Max vs 18V Batteries, Which is More Powerful? “There was a major difference in power when I switched from an 18V system to a 20V system.” Ah, if I only had a quarter for every time I heard that one… The 18V vs 20V Max debate will continue to go […]

LokiThor Jump Starter Feature

LokiThor Jump Starter and Tire Inflator | JA301

LokiThor Handles Automotive Troubles with the Force of Thunder At this point, portable jump starters fall into that category that we consider “no-brainers” for anyone that spends any time at all in an automobile. They’re light, effective, and inexpensive enough that it just makes sense to have one in your vehicle in case of emergency. […]

Shell Jump Starter Feature

Shell 1200A 12V Portable Jump Starter | SH916WC

Shell Portable Jump Starter Keeps Emergency Automotive Situations Safe We get the opportunity to use jump starters from time to time around here—and we love them. One of the things we’ve learned along the way is that it’s better to have one and not need it than to need one and not have it. After […]

Dewalt FlexVolt 60V Max Circular Saw

What is DeWalt FlexVolt Technology?

On June 21st, 2016 at 8:30 A.M in Baltimore, Maryland, we witnessed the unveiling of DeWalt FlexVolt technology. It brought never before seen hybrid-voltage battery technology to the table and opened up even more tools to the cordless world. We’ve heard a lot of confusion about FlexVolt, so this article goes over the key details […]

Milwaukee RedLithium Batteries

Milwaukee RedLithium Battery Technology Explained

When Milwaukee originally announced RedLithium batteries back in 2010, they replaced the original line of M12 and M18 lithium-ion packs. Not content to simply accept a fancy name without understanding the technology behind it, we began our research. In a nutshell, Milwaukee RedLithium battery technology combines advanced electronics and temperature resilience and control to generate […]

48 Tools battery holder technology

Latest Lithium-ion Battery Technology Advancements

Back in 2010, we wrote about better batteries using graphene nanotech. That was a collaboration between the Department of Energy and Vorbeck Materials. Scientists used graphene to enable lithium-ion batteries to recharge in minutes rather than hours. It’s been quite some time. While graphene has yet to materialize, we’re back with some more of the latest lithium-ion battery […]