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April 23, 2021

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Lithium-Ion Battery Maintenance

Lithium-Ion Battery Maintenance Tips

Having already covered battery charging tips, we also wanted to cover lithium-ion battery maintenance tips. Lithium-ion batteries are expensive. You want to do all you can to extend the life of the fuel that powers your cordless tools. Of the top 5 killers, we have the most control over heat, but having good charging habits […]

21700 vs 18650: Behind the Lithium-Ion Battery Battles

21700 vs 18650: Behind the Lithium-Ion Battery Cell Battles

21700 vs 18650 Choice Fuels Cordless Advancement Around here, we primarily focus on the tools and gear surrounding the construction industry. That makes the 21700 vs 18650 lithium-ion battery cell conversations incredibly relevant to us. After all, these lithium-ion power sources reach far beyond the latest cordless tools. They’re driving innovation in Teslas, hoverboards, the […]

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 […]

Ridgid Octane 18V batteries

Are Loose Lithium-ion Battery Cells Dangerous?

The question comes up on the heels of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s warnings to avoid buying or using loose 18650 lithium-ion battery cells. The CPSC tells us that these cells are manufactured as industrial component parts of battery packs, and are not intended (at least by the original manufacturer) to be sold off […]

Lithium-Ion Battery Maintenance

Lithium-ion Battery Charging Tips | 5 Run-time Killers

I like to test the limits of tools—and that means understanding how long my batteries should last. With some manufacturers stating one year and others three, here are some lithium-ion battery charging tips to help keep your packs in the best shape possible. We’re talking about Lithium-ion battery maintenance and storage as well as what […]

Milwaukee One-Key technology

Milwaukee One-Key Tool Technology – All You Need to Know

We first saw Milwaukee One-Key tool technology demonstrated in 2015. Since then, the Bluetooth-based system has continued to improve and mature. It offers several integrated technologies that take brushless tools to their logical conclusion. In particular, Milwaukee One-Key offers three things: Advanced tool control, jobsite reporting, and power tool inventory control (including a form of […]

Milwaukee RedLithium USB Hard Hat Headlamp | 21700 vs 18650

21700 vs 18650 Lithium-Ion Batteries Video Review

Lithium-Ion Cell Size Fuels Cordless Advancement Around here, we primarily focus on the tools and gear surrounding the construction industry. That makes the 21700 vs 18650 conversation incredibly relevant to us, but these lithium-ion power sources reach far beyond the latest cordless tools. They’re driving innovation in Teslas, hoverboards, the vaping community, and so much […]

Makita XGT 40V battery exploded view

How Long Do Lithium-ion Batteries Last?

Battery-powered tools have come a long way in the last decade. Moving to lithium-ion as an energy storage medium, instead of the older nickel-cadmium batteries, improves performance and runtimes. It does so to a point that “cutting the cord” has become a viable option for many professional applications. Pros can now do away with lugging […]

original manufacturer power tool batteries

Why You Should Use Original Manufacturer Power Tool Batteries

We know it’s tempting to grab a third-party replacement battery online. We hear stories from people who let us know they’re just as good as the original at a much lower cost. But are they really? We’re teaming up with Power Tool Institute (PTI) and its Take Charge of Your Battery campaign to take a […]

DeWalt 12-Amp Fast Charger and 6A Charger DCB1112

DeWalt 12-amp Fast Charger and 6A Charger | DCB1112

DeWalt Debuts Two New Chargers To Minimize Downtime Two of the latest DeWalt battery chargers let Pros quickly charge dead batteries in record time. Debuting in Spring 2020, the DCB1112 12-amp Fast Charger and DCB1106 6-amp Charger are billed as fast and efficient, keeping you and your team as productive as possible. DeWalt DCB112 12-Amp […]