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Advantages of Lithium-Ion Batteries for Cordless Tools

By: Allen Lyle

As the demand for cordless tools increases, so does the need for a reliable battery that can provide sufficient power. Lithium-ion batteries are the answer.

I had a chance to test the line of Ryobi Lithium-Ion tools, which are 20% lighter, last twice as long during use, and hold a charge four times longer.

The batteries are also interchangeable with Ryobi’s other cordless tools.
Watch this video to find out more.

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  • Official Comment:


    Thomas Boni Says:
    August 14th, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Hi, James!
    We recommend contacting the manufacturer for product-specific questions.
    Here’s where you can do that: https://www.craftsman.com/customer-care
    Good luck!



  • James Heffernan Says:
    August 12th, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Instruction booklet for my 60V lithium battery string trimmer–CMCST960EI Craftsman– says take battery out if not in use. But a Q&A page on the Lowe’s site has a reply from Craftsman, “leave it in the charger all the time when not in use.” Two different responses! Whom to believe?
    When not in use, do I take battery out or not, and do I keep it in the charger all the time or just til charged? Does the charger have an automatic shutoff?
    Thanks for your help!


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    Thomas Boni Says:
    May 5th, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Hi, Larry! It depends on the charger. Some will turn off the charging mechanism after the battery has fully charged; others won’t.
    Better safe than sorry and remove the battery from that charger.



  • Larry Crain Says:
    April 30th, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Does it hurt the Lithium-ion battery if you leave the battery on the charger after charging completely? I was told by Home Depot that it does not hurt the battery.



  • Judy buck Says:
    April 16th, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    If I charge my battery fully in the evening
    and take it off the charger overnight, will it still have full charge in the morning?


  • Official Comment:


    Thomas Boni Says:
    April 24th, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Hi, Judy!
    How long a battery holds its charge depends on the battery’s age and condition.
    Without knowing these factors, in your case, we wouldn’t want to speculate.
    The good news is, many Lithium-Ion batteries have power level indicators!



  • Judy Buck Says:
    April 16th, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    If I charge the battery fully in the evening
    and then take it off the charger overnight,
    will it still be fully charged in the morning?
    Thank you, judy


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Advantages of Lithium-Ion Batteries for Cordless Tools