Question about Skil 2566 02 120V 14.4V Cordless Drill Usa
Have a Skil 14.4 V Lithium drill. 1st few times used, worked OK. Then was "dead". Bought a new battery. Again worked a few times then "dead" again. Charger was bad -- bought a new one. Still no luck -- charger blinks a few times then green light steady indicating battery charged. but drill does not work. Did the bad charger damage the batteries???? MJ
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: how to change drill bit
Grab the end of the chuck in one hand, and the outer ring of the chuck nearer the motor, and twist the chuck end. try both directions until it loosens.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
I have the same problem. The guys at Batterries Plus told me that 7.2 volt battereis are not easily replaced and definately not through them. If you left it charging for to long (ie over a week when you were gone like me) then the battery is never gonna charge again. You might as well find the same model of dril at skil's reconditioned site for around $40 or buy a brand new one for $60 or $70
Posted on May 09, 2009
You are the thrid person in the last couple of days with this same problem and i check who was posting the problems all differant people all RYOBI 18V lithium-ion batterys and they all got them for christmas. SOMETHING is not right there is now warranty on the batterys but there is one on faulty workmenship there must be a problem with this type of battery good luck
Posted on Jan 16, 2011
SOURCE: Two brand new Hitachi BSL1815X
These batteries have big problems that Hitachi doesn't address very well. Unlike NiCad batteries, Lith-Ion ones must be periodically used and recharged to retain their battery functions, i.e. if they have been sitting on the shelf at a store for an extended period of time, chances are they will be dead when bought and will not accept a charge. If they go dead i.e. no little red light on the charger when you plug the battery unit in...it's basically junk.
If you can return them or exercise the warranty do so. If / when you get new ones DO NOT completely discharge them like you would NiCads. Lith-Ion batteries do not have the "battery memory" issues that NiCads have which means you don't lose running time if you don't fully discharge the battery unit prior to recharge. Completely discharging before recharge will ultimately kill them. Use the 1815X till almost dead and then charge it. It is also recommended Lith-Ion batteries not be stored fully charged i.e. charge the 1815X fully, drive a couple bolts or screws, remove the battery unit and then put it away. Do not leave battery unit plugged into the tool when you put the tool away. This will discharge and kill the battery unit.
There are non-Hitachi substitute batteries now on the market. I'm guessing the same precautions apply but I don't own one of the replacements so I don't truly know.
The actual batteries in the Hitachi BSL 1815X are Sanyo UR18650SAX lithium ion batteries. Lithium Ion cells aren't all that easy to get commercially because of handling & safety requirements. Not certain if you can take apart the 1815X and swap out the bad Sanyo cells.
Posted on May 26, 2011
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