Top critical review
Great idea but will likely stick with the older 18V batteries
November 18, 2017
As described, these smaller & lighter batteries last as long as an 18volt XRP. I bought this kit to try the lithium batteries on my many 18V tools prior to buying more of the larger 20V lithium batteries. I have well over 20 of the older style 18V Dewalt tools and am not yet ready to spend the 4000$ to replace them all with Lithium tools. The main issue I have with the adapter portion is that it is not easily removable from the tool. In colder temperatures, you'll have to leave the adapter in the tool or risk breaking it or hurting yourself. It is easier to remove in warm weather, but still not a smooth process. I like it, but unfortunately, can't use it unless I keep it in only one of the 20 tools I would like to have used it on. I am not going to buy 20 plus adapters! Dewalt should definitely make this adapter more user friendly. As a contractor, I just don't have the time to fiddle with it and will likely just purchase more 18V batteries for now.