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Flexvolt with 20v blower?


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I have a 20v Dewalt blower (DCBL720P1) that works great.  I just bought a trimmer that came with a 9Ah Flexvolt battery.  I assumed I would be able to use this in my blower as well.  However the FV battery does not fit inside the battery housing on the blower.  There are two small (1-2mm) rails on the bottom of the battery guard / tool rest that get in the way (see picture).  My question - is there a reason for this, or was it just a design oversight?  Could I trim down those rails a bit to allow the battery to fit, or am I asking for trouble if I do that?  The only potential issue I can think of is that the battery would extend beyond the "foot" a couple of millimeters so when you set down the tool it would rest on the battery.  I have not been able to find a compatibility chart that addresses this.

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I had your exact same situation.  What I found is the 9ah will actually fit in the blower although it's tight and takes a little flexing but it does go.  I think it's just a design oversight and I've never had any issues running the blower with the 9ah.  Then again I'm just a homeowner that uses the blower to clean up my driveway, sidewalk and patio so I'm not draining a battery in a single use.

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