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18v DeWalt Battery Rebuild Kit from Spring Grove Battery: Worth it? Yes!

18v DeWalt Rebuild Kits from Spring Grove Battery

Cordless power tools require batteries, and batteries eventually die. Your options at that point are to buy a new 18v tool+battery ($100+), a replacement battery ($50-$60+), or a battery rebuild kit ($46 with Free Shipping). I’m going to share my recent experience with Spring Grove Battery and their rebuild kits. The short answer is I had a great experience with …

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An Introduction to Paints and Painting Tips for the Machine Shop

I’m a hobby machinist with very little knowledge about paints and painting things like restored machines. I’ve painted a few things in the past, like my restored Atlas MFC mill, but I wouldn’t consider myself skilled or knowledgeable in any way. That’s why I was so excited to see a few posts on the forum from Jim (Modela) talking about …

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Shop Tip: Cleaning and Refurbishing a Drill Chuck

by Alexander M. We have all read Blame’s post about cleaning out the dust and old grease, to reduce wear and improve concentricity.  But what about drill chucks, they certainly can benefit from disassembly and cleaning, however the lack of screws make it seem impossible to disassemble. It turns out that by pressing out the sleeve, the whole thing unravels. Here …

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