Lithium-ion Drills


We test more powerful, less weighty designs that are powered by new battery technology.
By the Popular Woodworking Staff
Pages: 68-72

From the April 2008 issue #168
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In December 2005 (issue #152), Popular Woodworking tested 14.4-volt drills and used the results to determine if moving up from a 12v drill was worth the investment. In that test, each battery was either Nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) or Nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH). Today there’s a change in battery power. Gone from the headlines are the Ni-Cd and Ni-MH batteries – replaced by a Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery. Of course, that meant we had another test to run.


From the April 2008 issue #168
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