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Are DeWalt and Craftsman 20v batteries interchangeable?

Last Updated: 17th January, 2020

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20V Lithium Ion tools use the same batteries, regardless of 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.

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Also to know is, are Craftsman and Dewalt batteries interchangeable?

Q: Will this battery work on the 20V MAX dewalt drills since B&D makes both of them? Q: Does anyone know if the battery on this drill would fit and work with the Craftsman Bolt-On 20 Volt Max drill? Q: Is it interchangeable with 20 volt Dewalt? No, these are not interchangeable.

Similarly, are craftsman and Porter Cable 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.

Also, are Craftsman 20v batteries interchangeable?

NO, Craftsman V20 and 20V Max cordless power tools, batteries, and chargers, are not cross-platform compatible.

Are 18v and 20v Dewalt batteries interchangeable?

Dewalt's20V Max” cordless power tool line is not at all compatible with their 18V line, except for their multi-port vacuum.

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