Are Porter Cable and Craftsman batteries interchangeable?

Craftsman Bolt On and B&D Matrix are fully interchangeable, batteries and tool heads. Same tools with different branding. IIRC from a post a while ago, porter cable 12v and black and decker 12v are compatible if you remove a small tab from the porter cable battery. It’s how they keep you in brand.

Porter Cable, DeWalt, Craftsman, Black & Decker, & Mac Tools all seem to use the same 20v lithium ion battery system system, as if made by the same parent company.

Subsequently, question is, are Porter Cable and craftsman the same? One, a whole bunch of the top power tool brands — including DeWalt, Black & Decker, Craftsman, PorterCable and more — are all owned by the same company, Stanley Black & Decker. Those 20-volt lithium-ion battery cartridges you stick into your drill, circular saw and weed whacker are all pretty much the same thing.

Also, are Porter Cable Batteries interchangeable?

Answer: It is not the same, but they are interchangeable. The PC18BL is a lithium-ion battery and the PC18B is a NiCad battery. Porter Cable made a fairly large series of tools that will work with all of their batteries of this same physical design.

Are Bauer batteries compatible with Porter Cable?

The Bauer batteries are compatible will all cordless Bauer products. I was trying to see if the Bauer or Hercules batteries would work in my PorterCable 20v max tools.

Are Porter Cable and DeWalt batteries interchangeable?

But you would think are porter cable and dewalt batteries are interchangeable? These both contains the 20Volts are interchangeable. They both make use of the lithium ion cells that helps for the powering of the tool. The modification that is needs as like cutting the notch on either side of the batteries.

Is Porter Cable going away?

Porter Cable Has Not Come Out With Any New Tools Lately. Porter Cable, a still well-known Stanley Black & Decker brand of power tools, air tools, and woodworking tools, hasn’t come out with anything new in quite some time.

Whats better craftsman or Dewalt?

Craftsman has an industrial line and a consumer line. So, while there are exceptions, the Dewalt power tool will be made with a better class of components than the Craftsman tool and will have a longer life if used in the same way, and a three-year warranty period as opposed to 1 year for Craftsman cordless tools.

Is Porter Cable a good brand?

Nowadays, Porter Cable (along with DeWalt) is owned by Stanley. Black and Decker, and Porter Cable tools are kind of regarded as an intermediate between consumer and professional-level. They have very good prices, decent quality, but are not really up to par with the best in the industry.

Which is better Dewalt or Makita?

From experience, DeWalt’s 20-volt drill has a bit more torque than the Makita, although the difference is rather negligible. The DeWalt is also a fair bit heavier/bulkier – with its 3-speed transmission and big 20-volt battery – than the leaner/slimmer 2-speed Makita.

Are Craftsman cordless tools any good?

The Craftsman drill has a good feel to it. All of the new Craftsman V20 cordless drills share the same handle grip design. It also wasn’t lost on me that Craftsman included a standard charger, or what I’m calling a standard charger. They could have supplied this kit with a more basic charger, but they didn’t.

Is craftsman a good brand?

Sears’ tool line, like many of its other product lines, uses a “good, better, best” pricing structure, with the “Craftsman” brand as the middle tier and “Craftsman Professional” or “Craftsman Industrial” as the highest tier. Sears also marketed a “Sears Best” line of hand tools for a time.

Are Worx batteries interchangeable with other brands?

Worx Battery Cross Compatibility It is a 20V battery with 2.0 Ah Lithium that allows quick charging so that you can work faster. This lithium battery is NOT interchangeable with your Ni-Cad battery-based tools.

Does Porter Cable have lifetime warranty?

3 Year Limited Warranty PORTER-CABLE will repair, without charge, any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship for three years from the date of purchase. For further detail of warranty coverage and warranty repair information, visit or call (888) 848-5175.

Will Harbor Freight Hercules batteries fit Dewalt?

So no, you’re Dewalt battery will not work on a Bauer tool nor will it work on a Hercules tool and vice versa. It’s already been tried and they don’t fit.

Who owns Craftsman tools now?

Stanley Black & Decker

Why are Craftsman tools made in China?

People use Craftsman because of their value, and more importantly, being made here in America. Recently, the top brass at Sears had decided to outsource the manufacturing of Craftsman hand tools to places like China and Taiwan. The sockets, ratchets, wrenches and other hand tools you buy are now being made overseas.

Will Craftsman tools be made in USA again?

New Factory Means More Craftsman Hand Tools will be Made in the USA. Stanley Black & Decker has issued an investor press release, saying that they will be opening a new Craftsman factory in Fort Worth, Texas. The new Craftsman tool plant will break ground this summer and is expected to be completed in late 2020.

How do I get a replacement Craftsman tool?

“You have a drive an hour to get a tool replaced,” he said. But the bottom line is if your tool breaks, you may want to call Craftsman customer service first at 888-331-4569, if you don’t have a Sears nearby, because you may not always be able to get a replacement at Lowe’s.