|Re: What's the deal with expensive battery packs ?|
Message #16 Posted by Martin Pinckney on 24 June 2011, 10:41 p.m.,
in response to message #15 by Gerry Schultz
At first I thought I would cut them with a razor knife, but the plastic proved to be a little thick to do this easily. So I got out my trusty Dremel. I happen to have an older Dremel saw blade that I use for just such jobs*. It has a very thin kerf, and I use it with one of my Dremels that allow reduced speed for better control. I was able to make a very neat cut this way. My intention, after I rectify the thickness problem, is to glue the halves back together with the epoxy just filling in the cut, so it can be opened up again by cutting out the epoxy.
I'm sure you realize it, but just in case, you cut the sides at the ends of the cells.
*Dremel doesn't make it any more, so I take real good care of it. It is 3/4" in diameter, and has its own arbor. Nowadays they make an expensive saw attachment that takes a 1-1/4" blade, with blade guard, etc. Lawyers. But all is not lost, because they also sell an abrasive-type blade that's made for use on plastics; it goes on the EZ Lock arbor.