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Most Helpful Reviews
Bought these batteries to use for construction use framing a barn with 3 1\2 inch screws. Batteries had good power, and we got about an hour to an hour and a half usage out of each battery. After use, the batteries took about an hour to recharge.
good price on sale, this is a replacement for the original which lasted a good 5 years+. Hope this one lasts as long, or until prices come down.
It was somewhat expensive, but I am happy that I finally have a second battery for my drill. The drill always seems to run low on juice toward the end of a job, so this extra battery is awesome.
Good replacement battery. Bought 2 to have a spare ready to go. I also purchased the new lithium with dual charger, so I can charge both types of batteries. Found out my old charger was actually bad, not the batteries. Now I have plenty...so I have to add to the C3 options.
Colorado Springs, CO
I love having extra batteries charging. I know that when the tool I am using starts to lose power, I always have extra batteries charging. Also, when using more than one Craftsman tool at once, or using my Craftsman radio, there are no worries. I'm up to six extra batteries now!
Bought this so I'd have a spare for my drill because let's face it, I am bad about plugging the thing in and its always dead in the middle of using it. Having the second battery is great as i can leave one on the charger and its always ready when I need it.
I have the 19.2 combo pack. One of the batteries will not take a charge and I haven't owned this for very long either. By comparison, I have a 9.6 volt Makita from the 1990's, and 2 generations of 12.0 volt DeWalt cordless drill/drivers and all are still going strong in 2014. I have never had to replace the batteries on any of them and I worked for a contractor! What gives?
Craftsman replacement parts perform as expected. have tried aftermarket batteries before, but they haven't always worked. Will continue to purchase Craftsman replacement parts when required.
I've been trying to decide between lithium and Nicd for years. The lithium batteries being three times the price (on sale) don't last three times as long but lately the Nicd batteries seem to reach the end of their life in 18-20 months. (Hence the 12 month warranty) If I didn't already own all the 19.2 volt it wouldn't be so hard to switch brands.
What can you say about a rechargeable battery? That it works? I have to admit that I was blown away when I was offered an extended guarantee on it, but I never buy those, though it was tempting. This isn't the first replacement I've bought. And it probably won't be the last. While $30 (on sale) is a bit steep for a drill/driver that cost less than twice that amount, I guess Sears has to make money some way. I only wish that the lithium ion batteries that also fit this drill were less expensive. OTOH, the lithium ion batteries for my cochlear implant cost $195 a pop, but they're covered by my health insurance. Now, there's an idea. Maybe I should sign my drill up for Obamacare.
My original set of batteries lasted about 3 years or so which I wasn't happy about b/c I didn't use them much. But it is what it is... So I buy 6 replacement batteries less than 8 months ago, ALL of the batteries do not hold a charge and there is only a 90 day warranty for them. the sad part is, I actually never used the batteries. I charged them and put them on my shelf. They no longer work and sears refuses to help. I will never buy sears battery operated tools, I will stick to what the pro's stick with. Even the gear box/clutch in the fairly new drill blew out today. That is what compelled me to let everyone know the truth of the craftsman battery operated powered tools.
El Cajon, CA