Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 45
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by scovartwo Quality DeWalt batteries as expected
I bought these 3 amp hour batteries and was surprised to find that these batteries do have a fuel gauge, before I made this purchase, I had thought that only the 4 and 5 amp hour batteries had the fuel gauge.
I bought these 3 amp hour batteries along with a DeWalt combo that does come with the 4 amp hour batteries. Upon lifting the package including two of the 3 amp hour batteries, it was so heavy that I figured, these 3 amp hour batteries could not be much lighter than the 4 amp hour batteries.
I have a digital scale that I use to weigh out part A and part B of epoxies, so I pulled it out and I weighed both batteries. I was completely surprised to find that there is not much of a weight difference.
On my digital scale, the 4 amp hour battery weighs 22.32 ounces, and the 3 amp hour battery weighs 21.87 ounces. The 3 amp hour battery weighs only .45 ounces less than the 4 amp hour battery.
This is not much of a weight difference at all, less than a half of an ounce. This is good to know, because I am sure that many DeWalt uses have probably bought the 3 amp hour battery over the 4 amp battery thinking that they would be carrying around less weight, and if it were known that the 3 amp hour battery weighs almost the same as the 4 amp hour, then most people might choose the 4 amp hour battery knowing this.
Who would want to carry around almost the same weight and have an entire amp hour less of capacity?
This having been said, I am sure that DeWalt has more than one manufacturer that makes their batteries for them, and there is most likely a fluctuation in the weight of batteries from one manufacturer to the next, and because of this, different batches of batteries might have a greater weight difference between the 3 amp and 4 amp hour batteries.
Aside from the weight situation, these are quality DeWalt batteries as is expected.
I had read a previous review that said these batteries are only so so and are fragile, I wonder how anyone would say such a thing with no further explanation of how, because these batteries are made from the usual DeWalt plastics which are impact resistant, and these DeWalt batteries are made with plenty thick of plastic, because of this it seems like that review which claimed these batteries are fragile, might have been a false review created by a competitor.
December 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JSMD Good Buy
Batteries worked as expected, and the 3 AH last longer than the standard ones you normally find.
April 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rufus These batteries make a big difference
Compared to the smaller batteries these last a lot longer,in store they are $99 for one and online you get 2 for the same price
March 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gggraphx Extra batteries keep you saw cutting longer and 2 batteries for $99 is a killer deal.
Extra batteries are key to keeping your Dewalt tools running longer. We use the reciprocating saws to cut brush on mountain bike trails in our local mountains. With three batteries we can often be cutting all morning.
I buy from Home Depot in case I have to take something back. I was really glad I did. This order I got a pack of batteries with one that was dead and wouldn't charge. Taking it back to my local store for a refund was painless and I ordered another pack online that was here in a couple days and worked fine. Other online retailers are much more of a hassle.
2 batteries for $99 is a killer deal.
January 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Digger33 Nice batteries
Installed in my Dewalt tools like they were made to fit.Oh yeh,they were . Nice color scheme matches my Dewalt tools perfectly,No getting these mixed up with my Milwaukee s!unless of course I had too many Old Milwaukee s.Fit perfectly in the charger and the tool,can't go wrong here !
December 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by vbob You cannot have toooo many of these!
I have 7 De Walt tool now and it is nice to be able, for work continuity, to have a battery for each tool and one in the charger. Lithium is by far the best way to go in batteries as they charge quickly and last long.
September 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NeverendingRemodel Works
I had the cheap batteries that came with the "set" when purchased. They stopped working within 12 months. While buying a pair of these was expensive (almost as much as buying a new drill with two cheap batteries on sale), they work great. Lots of power and they last a long time.
February 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Great Battery
I have used many batteries from competitors and Dewalt batteries blow the competition away. I can charge them and not use them for weeks and I can always rely on them to be ready to do the job.
August 26, 2014