Originally Posted by IPT
Ni Cad vs Lithium Ion - do LI actually increase power at all or is iot just that it lasts near full power longer? Is it worth it for a weekend warrior if I have 3 Ni Cads to swap back forth too?
The biggest reason to avoid NiCad is the "memory" effect. That is, if you recharge when it's half-full the then next time it will only charge to 1/2 capacity. More or less. There may be other benefits of LI but that was a deal breaker for any of my power tools.