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Rehabbing cordless tool batteries…

Rehabbing cordless tool batteries…

Someone posted an illustrated mini-tutorial on Imgur regarding how to revive/repair dead cordless tool batteries.

Maybe not worth it from a financial standpoint, depending on how much you figure your time is worth... but I thought it was just neat seeing inside of one and knowing that they can be worked on somewhat easily.

One of my ongoing goals is to get more "in touch" with my tools, and that includes knowing how and why they work and how to maintain/repair them if needed.

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Hammers

A Beginner’s Guide to Hammers

image via PropAgenda an excellent intro to hammers via BoingBoing:
While they look and work the same, the differences are important. The best shape, weight, and material of head depend on what you're hitting and why. Narrow heads deliver the entire force of the blow into a small area, broad faces spread it around. Longer handles allow more powerful swings, shorter allow more control. Wood handles absorb some of the vibration but can break, steel handles are durable but can be a literal pain to use. Fiberglass and other composite materials are durable and comfortable, but cost more.
Above image via PropAgenda.