Bought this drill . . . . a lot of years ago, surprised the batteries have lasted this long (one has died as of last week), the drill is still going strong so i don't want to go and spend more money on a Lithium-Ion job, so as long as i can get replacement batteries, (if the drill is still working a few years down the road) you will have a repeat customer for batteries, did i mention i really like the drill. Makita produces good machines.