I have LOTS of Makita 9000 (NiCd) and 9033 (NiMH)batteries and a toolbox full of Makita 9.6 and 12V tools. Of course, the NiMH (nickel metal hydride) chemistry is better than the NiCd (nickel cadmium) in every way - no memory effect, higher capacity, etc. The Lenmar batteries last longer than the Makita batteries and don't self-discharge as quickly when unused. Many after-market Makita 9033 replacements are junk (think Sunn), but the Lenmars are actually better than the genuine Makita 9033s.
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