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How to keep 18 volt dewalt batteries fresher, longer

granted I don't use them as much as I used to, but I hate spending 120$ on 2 when they won't hold a charge

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Buy a Ryobi....was a DeWalt customer for decades....till price went up and quality went down. Using Ryobi for 10 years now and have went through one set of batteries....bought the Lithium ones and even I am happy with them. Don't use them as much now, but was a framing/trim carpenter for 30 years and put both through a workout.....Ryobi worth the investment.....sold all my Dewalt stuff and had enough to buy all new Ryobi.

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Wish I got that advice. 20 years ago, do love my impact & finish nailer though
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I know what you mean...lol. Granted, I am just telling of my experience with DeWalt.....I still have and use a DeWalt 71/4" skill saw....but it is not the quality of my first DeWalt skill saw....only about 10 years difference too.
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Can't run a company if your stuff last forever, I guess
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most people say to keep them in the fridge so try that first

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Love Ryobi but even with them I take the battery out when storing.

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DeWalt and Black and Decker are the same company. Both used to be reputable products but have decided that cheaper quality was more profitable than customer satisfaction. Some "businessmen" are very short-sighted and eventually cut their own throat, so to speak.

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With everything these days it seems
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I know, it stinks....
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My DeWalt impact drill and reciprocating saw use 18v. Had to replace the batteries after 3, maybe 4, years. Was told that is about the max life for them. But both tools working OK. Now have about 2 1/2 years on two new batteries (think they cost $80 for two at DeWalt store). I suggest not leaving them in the charger, run them down almost totally when using, and don't recharge while they are hot.

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Wish I could find 2 for 80, there 120 at stores out here(ca) rehabs cost me 45 apiece and they last a lot longer.
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