Craftsman 19.2 Batteries
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With Craftsman apparently moving to the 20V platform in the wake of the sale to Stanley/B&D, actual Craftsman 19.2 Li-Ion batteries appear to be out of production--or at least getting harder to find. 

Is there a particular after-market brand that people have found to be reliable?  When I look on Amazon I see a bunch of virtually indistinguishable Chinese brands. I know I can go the re-build route at MTO, but I'm just curious if there's a consensus on off-brands.

Thanks.
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  Re: Craftsman 19.2 Batteries by law_kid (With Craftsman appar...)
I bought a bunch of the Craftsman batteries when I bought my 19.2 set of tools. The price was just too good. That being said... I still own a lot of Ryobi tools. Some of them I just prefer the larger Ah batteries on... Circular saw, Weedeater, Hammerdrill. I went with a brand called Energup from Amazon. They have been flawless... last a good long time as well.
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This Powilling brand get good reviews as well They are 5Ah



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  Re: Craftsman 19.2 Batteries by law_kid (With Craftsman appar...)
(01-03-2020, 04:03 PM)law_kid Wrote: With Craftsman apparently moving to the 20V platform in the wake of the sale to Stanley/B&D, actual Craftsman 19.2 Li-Ion batteries appear to be out of production--or at least getting harder to find. 

Is there a particular after-market brand that people have found to be reliable?  When I look on Amazon I see a bunch of virtually indistinguishable Chinese brands. I know I can go the re-build route at MTO, but I'm just curious if there's a consensus on off-brands.

Thanks.

I tried  to buy my 19.2 batteries at Lowes since they carry the Craftsman brand, they only carried 20 volt. Went online and bought the best battery for my drill, double the power and length of working time for about $32.00. Very pleased with these batteries. Write down the numbers on the original battery. Lots of choices but the numbers will get you the correct battery  I found that I could buy the heavy duty single battery or two batteries like the original for the same price. Heavy duty battery is deeper but still fits the original charger.
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  Re: RE: Craftsman 19.2 Batteries by mike4244 ([quote='law_kid' pid...)
(01-06-2020, 03:18 AM)mike4244 Wrote: I tried  to buy my 19.2 batteries at Lowes since they carry the Craftsman brand, they only carried 20 volt. Went online and bought the best battery for my drill, double the power and length of working time for about $32.00. Very pleased with these batteries. Write down the numbers on the original battery. Lots of choices but the numbers will get you the correct battery  I found that I could buy the heavy duty single battery or two batteries like the original for the same price. Heavy duty battery is deeper but still fits the original charger.
mike

Was there a particular brand you selected?  Thanks.
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  Re: RE: Craftsman 19.2 Batteries by law_kid ([quote='mike4244' pi...)
(01-06-2020, 04:04 PM)law_kid Wrote: Was there a particular brand you selected?  Thanks.
I bought it on Amazon. 19.2 Lithium battery, 6 amps which is an upgrade from original battery. 
C3XCP 315.PP2011   $34.99
UNSPSC  code#  26111711
You can also buy a 2 pack of the same upgraded batteries for $65.99
As long as your original battery is Lithium the charger will work.  I think ,but not positive the store is Gatoenergy. Not really important if you buy the number given.
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  Re: RE: Craftsman 19.2 Batteries by mike4244 ([quote='law_kid' pid...)
(01-06-2020, 04:35 PM)mike4244 Wrote: I bought it on Amazon. 19.2 Lithium battery, 6 amps which is an upgrade from original battery. 
C3XCP 315.PP2011   $34.99
UNSPSC  code#  26111711
You can also buy a 2 pack of the same upgraded batteries for $65.99
As long as your original battery is Lithium the charger will work.  I think ,but not positive the store is Gatoenergy. Not really important if you buy the number given.
mike

Check EBAY. No shortage there.
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  Re: RE: Craftsman 19.2 Batteries by messmaker ([quote='mike4244' pi...)
(01-07-2020, 08:42 AM)messmaker Wrote: Check EBAY. No shortage there.

Just to clarify, I know there are dozens of different options I can buy on eBay and Amazon for the requisite model/platform/form factor of battery. However, since most of these are no-name brands that I have never heard of, my question is whether there was a specific brand that people have experience with and would recommend. Or, if no one has experience with this particular battery format/platform, whether there is a specific brand of aftermarket batteries generally that is considered reliable, so that a purchase of this type of battery from that brand has high chance of being reliable.

Thanks.
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  Re: RE: Craftsman 19.2 Batteries by mike4244 ([quote='law_kid' pid...)
(01-06-2020, 04:35 PM)mike4244 Wrote: I bought it on Amazon. 19.2 Lithium battery, 6 amps which is an upgrade from original battery. 
C3XCP 315.PP2011   $34.99
UNSPSC  code#  26111711
You can also buy a 2 pack of the same upgraded batteries for $65.99
As long as your original battery is Lithium the charger will work.  I think ,but not positive the store is Gatoenergy. Not really important if you buy the number given.
mike

Yes, Amazon is showing a lot of aftermarket batteries:  https://www.amazon.com/s?k=craftsman+19...._ss_i_1_11
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  Re: Craftsman 19.2 Batteries by law_kid (With Craftsman appar...)
Go to Batteries Plus and have the originals rebuilt when they die.
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