Hi Folks! My dad was a Makita Rep for over 15 years before he retired back in 1996. He passed a few years ago and now I have a bunch of older Makita tools with all the various battery systems which are dying/dead… I have some stuff from the 7.2 stick batteries all the way up to the 14.4 Nimh stuff. (I even have a demo model with a clear body 9.6V stick battery drill, and a TON of the Miss Makita posters…)
I’m not interested in buying the newer Makita 18V stuff because I just don’t use it enough to justify the expense compared to the lower cost Ryobi I have decided on (it just fits my use case better I think). Is there a way to make the Ryobi batteries fit the Makita stuff (mostly the 14.4 nimh) or should I just sell it and move on? I have thought about designing an adapter and printing one up from one of the 3-d print companies but I’m not sure if it’s really worth the time.