Mom always said I had a sense for the dramatic! I have the old 18v Ni-Cad multi tool set that I bought from Cummins Tools (remember them) when I bought my BS1400-1 so, that will tell you something of the age and that it was a rebuild. Anyway, I'm on my second set of rebuilt batteries but this rebuild isn't going quite right. These batts haven't seen much use since the re-build 1.5 yrs ago. Now, I'm having trouble with all of the positive poles (the driver as well). It's pretty tenacious stuff being resistant to contact cleaner. I had to scrape and sand back into the contacts before they would even take a charge. I even blew one of the internal fuses in the charger (what does it look like and how do you change it?). Someone said that I have some cells going down but I've never had them do this before. Like Dave (Hey there, Dave) but, in the reverse direction, I'm thinking of going lighter since I won't have any use for the heavy duty stuff any more. So, what's the nature of these batteries? Do you get more life out of them when used hard? Will they corrode again and faster after this cleaning? What do I do with my beloved set that has given me many years of service? OK, I'm ready for the beating
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