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Harbor Freight Hercules Extreme Performance 8Ah Battery

Harbor Freight has launched new Hercules Extreme Performance batteries for their line of 20V Max cordless power tools.

Hercules Extreme Performance batteries are built with 21700 Li-ion cell technology, for more power and longer runtime.

There are two new batteries – 8Ah and 12Ah.

Harbor Freight says that the new 8Ah battery deliver up to 35% more power compared to their 5Ah battery, 60% longer runtime compared to their 5Ah battery at 15A discharge, and 50% more cuts per charge when cutting 2×6 white pine with a circular saw.

Harbor Freight Hercules Extreme Performance 12Ah Battery

The new 12Ah Extreme Performance battery, is said to deliver up to 90% more power than a 5Ah battery, 145% longer runtime than a 5Ah battery at 15A discharge, and 140% more cuts per charge when cutting 2×6 white pine with a circular saw.

Both batteries have built-in fuel gauges.

Safety features include innovative temperature and overload protection that optimizes the battery and tool during heavy use.

The cases also feature an impact-resistant overmold for increased protection against drops and jobsite debris.

Price: $100 for 8Ah, $140 for 12Ah

The new batteries are coming soon to Harbor Freight stores.

Discussion

This is good news for Hercules cordless power tool users, and I wonder – what kinds of new cordless power tools might be coming out soon that these beefy new batteries were designed to power?

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