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My Rigid 18v drill has lost power even after full charges. There also seems to be a dead spot when I pull the trigger. In other words, at a certain point when the trigger is pulled the drill shuts off so I have to float the trigger back and forth to get it to work. Could this be a symptom of the batteries.

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The trigger mechanism is either worn or dirty, this wouldnt be a battery issue. the batteries in the pack depending on how old the drill is are probably nicad batteries. they will loose their pep after repeated cycleing over time. ive seen people replace the batteries in the packs if your handy with a soldering iron if not new packs are the answer, for the switch, if you dont want to dis assemble and clean, try blowing it out with air hose around the trigger area

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