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I buy my batteries on ebay. All have been brand new in the package and I wind up picking them up for $65-70 each. The fuel series is very nice for the most part. I have some fuel and quite a bit of non fuel, they all work great.
 

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Becareful buying the batteries on Ebay. Dewalt had issues with cheap Chinese batteries being sold as "real" ones and they were causing issues with tools. I know that alot of those items are Chinese imposters and they area not made with the same internal parts and can actually hurt your tools. Just food for thought.
 

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IMO not worth buying batteries from Fleabay. Counterfits are too high of a risk.

Cost/Cost, the batteries in a kit when you break it down, is considerably *cheap/cheaper* per component pricing.
 

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The new batteries are nice, but the fuel tools are leaps and bounds above their counterparts. I would definitely go with the fuel option if you have the opportunity.

Can you tell I'm a fan? :)
 

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The batteries on my M18 tools are getting tired after two years. I see the new models are called "red lithium" and they now have the brushless fuel series.

I'm debating getting a combo drill and impact kit or getting new batteries.

Are the batteries from all these model compatible with each other?
The batteries have a three year warranty. Might want to try for a replacement first. I'm fortunate to have a milwaukee center near me. Not an outlet, it's actually owned and staffed by Milwaukee.
 

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My batteries have been ok, but I have been through 2 impacts now. Brushes, not sure if we got 18 months out of them. Thinking of going fuel.
 
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