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    Default Weekend Project! Makita battery adapter for a Ryobi drill.

    My wife was kind enough to get me a Makita drill. Early Bday present which is only on Monday. It came with 2 LXT LiIon batteries. My Ryobi drill's Nicads are finished.
    The Ryobi served me well. It's a bit beat up but it still works well and will be shame to just chuck it..

    If you have an old Nicad ryobi and you dont want to invest any further in it. You can buy a Makita battery and convert it, Later on when you have the cash for a Makita you can re-use the battery!

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    Question. I have a sheet of soft alumenium will it suffice as battery contacts ? Will alu conduct well enough ?

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    Default Re: Weekend Project! Makita battery adapter for a Ryobi drill.

    Why not just get the battery repacked with higher A batteries.
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    Default Re: Weekend Project! Makita battery adapter for a Ryobi drill.

    We just connected ours to a 12 volt car battery using a lead and croc clamps.
    Make sure its a 12 volt drill.

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    Default Re: Weekend Project! Makita battery adapter for a Ryobi drill.

    Why on earth would you want to rescue an old Ryobi drill ...

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    Default Re: Weekend Project! Makita battery adapter for a Ryobi drill.

    Quote Originally Posted by Makaira View Post
    Why on earth would you want to rescue an old Ryobi drill ...
    Fair But why throw it a way if it can be rescued for practically free.

    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    Why not just get the battery repacked with higher A batteries.
    Again with Nicads ? The Ryobi charger sticker states it puts out 23V, but according to my multimeter it puts out 30V. It also does not have a smart charger that will stop charging when the batteries are full. It's supposed to charge the batteries for 8 hours. If you forget about them they will be over charged , over heated and die. The Makita 1.5Ah only takes 15mins to charge.

    If I repack them with LiIon ,where will I get a charger ? how much will repacking/charger cost? all of these 3d printed components probably cost around R10.00

    Quote Originally Posted by Spliffcat View Post
    We just connected ours to a 12 volt car battery using a lead and croc clamps.
    Make sure its a 12 volt drill.
    It's an 18V drill , I tried using my 12v bench PSU to drill stuff before. It worked but didnt have much power.
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    Default Re: Weekend Project! Makita battery adapter for a Ryobi drill.

    Quote Originally Posted by SBSP View Post
    Fair But why throw it a way if it can be rescued for practically free.



    Again with Nicads ? The Ryobi charger sticker states it puts out 23V, but according to my multimeter it puts out 30V. It also does not have a smart charger that will stop charging when the batteries are full. It's supposed to charge the batteries for 8 hours. If you forget about them they will be over charged , over heated and die. The Makita 1.5Ah only takes 15mins to charge.

    If I repack them with LiIon ,where will I get a charger ? how much will repacking/charger cost? all of these 3d printed components probably cost around R10.00

    It's an 18V drill , I tried using my 12v bench PSU to drill stuff before. It worked but didnt have much power.

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    Default Re: Weekend Project! Makita battery adapter for a Ryobi drill.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockert123 View Post
    SBSP, vat jou battery pakke na SP Power bo in Voortrekker weg tussen die twee verkeersligte waar jy oor die nek gaan. Hulle doen sulke verpakkings. As jy LiIon batterye inpas, hulle sal die laaier ook voorsien. Nie duur nie en dit is hulle lewe.
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    This

    My brother took my ancient black and decker drill's 14.4v nicad battey to them and they put new whatever inside for couple 100 R's and works with original charger.

    The original nicad batteries in my B&D lasted more than 12 years
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    Default Re: Weekend Project! Makita battery adapter for a Ryobi drill.

    My son packed a few of my old drills, AEG, Bosch x2, DE Walt with li ion batteries.

    They have barrel plugs fitted in the batteries now and he gave me a charger to match. all higher power and work like a bomb

    so nice to have a different drill/driver ready with different type or size bit available.
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    Default Re: Weekend Project! Makita battery adapter for a Ryobi drill.

    So much for a weekend project 8) Its done. And works great! The battery just slides in and sits snug.
    The guy who designed this is a genius when it comes to drawing stuff,

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1811192




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    Default Re: Weekend Project! Makita battery adapter for a Ryobi drill.

    I put this on the Tool Drool thread. A commercially available adapter to use a Makita Li battery in an old Nicad drill (Makita)
    It would be nice to be able to print one's own as you have

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    Default Re: Weekend Project! Makita battery adapter for a Ryobi drill.

    how much would a 3D printer and 3D s/w cost?
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    Default Re: Weekend Project! Makita battery adapter for a Ryobi drill.

    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    how much would a 3D printer and 3D s/w cost?
    Software is free depending what you use. To slice I just use Cura (The old version , don't like the new one) and I use Fusion 360 to draw stuff also free.
    Printer prices vary very much, entry level printers will be an anet A6/A8 and a better entry level will be an ender 3 if you can get a creality CR10 even better.

    My printer is home made and based on the Prusa MK2S. I printed all of the plastic parts on my Anet A6.

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    Default Re: Weekend Project! Makita battery adapter for a Ryobi drill.

    So R4k - R10k outlay instead of R500 to have the battery pack converted to LiIon?
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    Default Re: Weekend Project! Makita battery adapter for a Ryobi drill.

    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    So R4k - R10k outlay instead of R500 to have the battery pack converted to LiIon?
    You just dont get it do you jelo.?Its the journey that counts

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