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  • R884 Reciprocating Saw: Can it Use 18v Li-Ion?

    Just picked up an R884 18 v/24 v MaxSelect Reciprocating Saw. Looks like HD is closing them out.

    In the Manual it says on page 17: "This tool will accept 24 V lithium-ion batteries or 18V nickel-cadmium batteries."

    I was planning to get a drill with 18v lithium-ion battereies to also use in the saw.

    So does this mean the saw will not work with 18v lithium-ion batteries?

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    Re: R884 Reciprocating Saw: Can it Use 18v Li-Ion?


    "Works with both 24 volt and 18 volt battery systems"

    My Ridgid 18V Lithium or Ni-cad batteries are compatible in all Max Select tools

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    • #3
      Re: R884 Reciprocating Saw: Can it Use 18v Li-Ion?

      Originally posted by reConx View Post

      "Works with both 24 volt and 18 volt battery systems"

      My Ridgid 18V Lithium or Ni-cad batteries are compatible in all Max Select tools
      I can't think of any reason why 18v Li-ion wouldn't work, I just didn't know why they didn't specifically say both 18v NiCad AND Li-ion would work, just saying the 18v NiCad would work, with no mention about 18v Li-ion.

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      • #4
        Re: R884 Reciprocating Saw: Can it Use 18v Li-Ion?

        Originally posted by petec View Post
        I can't think of any reason why 18v Li-ion wouldn't work, I just didn't know why they didn't specifically say both 18v NiCad AND Li-ion would work, just saying the 18v NiCad would work, with no mention about 18v Li-ion.
        Because when the manual was written there were no 18 volt lithium.
        I'm on "The List" and I love it!!

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        • #5
          Re: R884 Reciprocating Saw: Can it Use 18v Li-Ion?

          Originally posted by tinmack View Post
          Because when the manual was written there were no 18 volt lithium.
          Didn't think about that. Makes sense. Now I need to be on the lookout for an 18v Li-ion system deal to get additional batteries to power the saw. Or maybe I need to be looking for a 24v system, which gives better performance for the saw.

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          • #6
            Re: R884 Reciprocating Saw: Can it Use 18v Li-Ion?

            Originally posted by petec View Post
            Just picked up an R884 18 v/24 v MaxSelect Reciprocating Saw. Looks like HD is closing them out.

            In the Manual it says on page 17: "This tool will accept 24 V lithium-ion batteries or 18V nickel-cadmium batteries."

            I was planning to get a drill with 18v lithium-ion battereies to also use in the saw.

            So does this mean the saw will not work with 18v lithium-ion batteries?
            It will work fine with them. A great tool - nothing but a great bringer of mass destruction!!!

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            • #7
              Re: R884 Reciprocating Saw: Can it Use 18v Li-Ion?

              Just noticed this review:

              http://www.toolsofthetrade.net/indus...78706&artnum=1

              The Ridgid was the lowest rated. I haven't used it yet but I can see that bulkiness of the front grip might be bothersome.

              Good thing I got a good deal on it.

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