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Can You Swap Lithium Ion for Nicad Batteries?

A reader recently purchased a DeWalt 18-volt cordless tool with lithium-ion batteries and noticed that the new batteries also fit their old DeWalt tools. Is it okay to use lithium-ion batteries in tools that came with nickel-cadmium (nicad) batteries? More

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Can You Swap Lithium Ion for Nicad Batteries?

If the voltage is the same and the mount is the same, you should be fine. More

18-Volt Impact Drivers

Lightweight and powerful with amazing runtimes, a new generation of lithium-ion–... More

First Test: Milwaukee Cordless Vacuums

At first glance, the two Milwaukee cordless hand-held vacuum models look like tool... More

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Tool Test: Recip Saws

The best models cut fast, vibrate less, and make blade changes easy. More

Nine Cordless Impact Drivers Tested

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You can't flip open a window in a skyscraper, so we usually end up working in... More

Jig Saws

I tested eight saws: the Bosch 1590EVSK, Craftsman 27719, DeWalt DW321K, Hitachi... More

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