Hey Folks I have an old Makita 12v drill, about 20 years old bought by the previous shop teacher. It takes the 1220 style batteries( the red-orange ones), they still hold a charge but not for very long. I can find generic replacement batteries for around $30-$40. Real ones are at least $60 apiece, which is not worth buying for this old drill when a new Dewalt 12v with 2 batteries is $99.
Are those generic batteries going to be any good or do I just dump this thing?
I like it on my teacher bench for installing hinges and hardware because its small, light with limited speed. Also the kids never take it because its old.
Have tons of new Dewalt 20v drills in the shop so don’t worry about recommending another new drill.
Thanks for your insights. Only 10 school days and I get kids back to school.