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Offline murphy

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Festool 5.2 ah battery
« on: September 14, 2021, 11:06 AM »
Hi, I have a Festool DRG18/4 cordless drill, the batteries don't seem to charge/ hold the charge anymore, I have had it for over six years, and use it on a daily basis, so it  has done well,  I want to know if I should buy new batteries, or buy a completely new drill, batteries, and charger

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Offline Packard

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Re: Festool 5.2 ah battery
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2021, 11:15 AM »
Do you buy a new flashlight when your battery goes dead in yours?

I don't have that device, but if it works, then a new battery.  When it dies, you have an extra battery for the next one. 

Offline squall_line

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Re: Festool 5.2 ah battery
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2021, 11:29 AM »
I agree with Packard; unless you need an excuse to buy a new tool, just get the batteries and/or charger, depending on the testing results.  If you get a new tool, don't get a new DRC/PDC, get something different but also with batteries that you can share.

If it's your only Festool cordless tool, it would be worth taking the batteries and charger to a local dealer to see if they have batteries and/or a charger that you can test, just to be sure.

If the charger itself has gone bad, buying new batteries won't fix the problem.


Offline murphy

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Re: Festool 5.2 ah battery
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2021, 03:00 AM »
Thank you both for the replies, I thought the drill body might be knackered as well, I think I will buy 1 new battery first, that way I can test the drill body and also the charger, if both are okay then I will get a second battery

Offline mrB

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Re: Festool 5.2 ah battery
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2021, 09:00 AM »
Batteries are so expensive on their own though. Might it be an excuse to buy a new battery operated tool that comes with two new batteries and another charger 👍

And if you’re money’s tight you can just sell the actual tool and keep the batteries, charger, systainer etc. .
there's nothing like the right tool for the job

Offline squall_line

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Re: Festool 5.2 ah battery
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2021, 09:44 AM »
Batteries are so expensive on their own though. Might it be an excuse to buy a new battery operated tool that comes with two new batteries and another charger 👍

And if you’re money’s tight you can just sell the actual tool and keep the batteries, charger, systainer etc. .

If this is the tack to take, the T-18 E (Easy) with the fixed chuck is the winner in terms of value for the set version over the bare tool (USD 299 vs USD 199).  Not sure what the differential is across the pond.

Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: Festool 5.2 ah battery
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2021, 11:52 AM »
Why not have the battery reconditioned? Over here in the Low Countries there are plenty of shops that will rebuild any type of battery for reasonable prices — maybe they have 'm where you live.
Cheers, Bert Vanderveen

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Offline frahengeo

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Re: Festool 5.2 ah battery
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2021, 03:15 PM »
There is also the newer/lighter 4.0 ah batteries that I like to use with my T18 and PDC 18/4.

Offline Paul_HKI

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Re: Festool 5.2 ah battery
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2021, 01:53 PM »
If this is the tack to take, the T-18 E (Easy) with the fixed chuck is the winner in terms of value for the set version over the bare tool (USD 299 vs USD 199).  Not sure what the differential is across the pond.


T-18 E isn't available here.  NAONA, you might say.  Pity, as they'd sell like hot cakes I reckon.
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