Specifications & Dimensions
|Type:||Lithium ion Battery|
|Charge Time (Hrs.):||0.5|
|Number of Batteries Included:||1|
|Dimensions and Weight:|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||0.4 lbs.|
|Overall Dimensions:||3 x 4 x 3 in.|
Ratings & Reviews
Get High Performance from Your Nextec Tools with the 12 Volt Compact Battery from Craftsman
The Craftsman Nextec Compact Lithium-Ion battery is lightweight and compact to make operating your power tools a breeze. Besides it's compact design, the battery provides a powerful performance that is better than most NiCad batteries. This lithium-ion battery offers unparalleled run time to increase your work efficiency.
Featuring a soft-grip release and anti-skid base, the 12 Volt Compact battery comes fully assembled. Ergonomically designed, this battery provides enhanced grip while protecting itself and the work surface. This high-performance battery is compatible with the Craftsman NEXTEC 12.0V Lithium-Ion Circular Saw, Craftsman 17438 Nextec 12-volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Multi-Tool, Craftsman NEXTEC 12.0 Volt G2 Hammerhead and Nextec 12-volt Cordless Drill/Driver. It's easy to care for your Nextec tools and enhance their performance with this extra-strength battery.
- With the Craftsman Nextec Compact Lithium-Ion battery, it's easy to give a power boost to your Nextec tools
- The kit includes the 12 Volt battery and comes fully assembled
- Features an anti-skid base and soft-grip battery release for ease of use
- Reduces work fatigue with its lightweight and compact design
- Weight :0.4 lbs.
- One year limited warranty
- Available for Gift Wrap
Added on May 13, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
WOW!!! I am not a big fan of “cordless” tools because the batteries constantly need recharging in the middle of a job. Knowing this about me, my wife bought an extra battery to keep in the charger while the other one was in use. I spent the afternoon in my shop, first getting used to the Craftsman 12 Volt Nextec Lithium-Ion Hammerhead and then using it on several little projects requiring small nails. Before I realized it, the afternoon was gone and I was still using the first battery without a noticeable decrease in the power of the Hammerhead. I was amazed and may be a convert to more cordless tools if it continues to work this well in my cordless tools; all two of them. :-)
Of my three Nextec 12v lithium-ion battery packs, two failed within 4 months after only very light use. The third battery pack has worked fine for over a year. Inside the battery packs are three 4 volt batteries and all three must charge to deliver the 12 volts required to run my drill. In my two battery packs that failed, all three of the 4 volt batteries were not charging properly. In one case, only one battery was charging giving me 4 volts output and in the other, two of them were charging for 8 volts when using the Nextec charger that was supplied with my drill. When I charged the Nextec battery packs with a variable voltage electronic power supply set to a maximum voltage of 12.6 volts, a maximum current of 500 ma, and a maximum charge duration of 2 hours, the "failed" battery packs charged to the full 12 volts and would again run my drill. Since my Nextec charger works fine with my 3rd Nextec battery pack, I have concluded that the charger that came with my drill is O.K,, but that there are defects in the safe charging circuitry that is built into my two defective battery packs. I do not recommend that others try my technic for charging their Nextec batteries because lithium ion batteries can explode if you do not know how to properly charge them. I am an electrical engineer with expertise in this field. I do recommend that Craftsman investigate and fix the defect in their Nextec batteries, especially in view of so many complaints about them.
Have 5 of these for over a year with my various nextec tools. They are awesome, small, lightweight, but powerful. The key is not to leave on charger, only charge as needed excessive time on charger builds heat, and heat is a killer of lithium-ion batteries.Have the right-angle impact driver and used it for 30 minutes on a stuck screw on car, it finally broke it free, and still had 1/2 charge left in battery.
The battery is not suited for use in the Nextec Multi-Tool. The tool's high vibration prematurely wears out the battery's plastic latches and the battery will not stay in the unit. Before coming up with a fix, I had to duct tape the battery onto the Multi-Tool to keep it from coming off. My fix was to stick small pieces of velcro under each plastic latch to force the latch to maintain contact and keep the battery locked in place. I've had this battery for less than six months and have replaced it under warranty. The original battery lasted longer but would not stay inside the tool shortly after the warranty period expired.
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