Power tool battery compatibility


#1

I am wanting to buy a circular saw that is compatible with Worx 20v lithium ion batteries I already use… Do these batteries work with Black & Decker’s 20volt Li-ion saw? Or any other brand?


#2

Unfortunately your pretty much going to have to switch battery platforms to get into a cordless saw. While it is technically possible to modify some tools to work with different batteries I think Worx to X brand would be quite a significant undertaking and probably cost prohibitive.

I have modded very successfully Black and Decker batteries to Porter Cable and vice versa. It’s quite easy to do and they are both made by Stanley Black and Decker.


#3

I think your assessment is absolutely correct.
The only tool battery adapters that I recall having seen are this one from Dewalt "

That helps some older Dewalt tools work with newer Dealt batteries.

and one from a third-party vendor for Makita:

or this one

The veracity of what you say is also supported by the lack (as far as I know) of 3rd party vendors selling adapters to let you plug Brand X batteries into Brand Y tools. I suppose that if it were remotely easy someone would be doing it.

Stuart had a discussion about this last year - and I don’t think much has changed

http://toolguyd.com/reader-question-battery-adapter-for-milwaukee-ridgid-ryobi-power-tools/


#4

Here are some previous discussions:


20v black and Decker charger on a 24v cobalt battery