Good tools, obsolete batteries.
I have a 20 year old Makita cordless drill that just won't die - even have one of the original battery packs with it. That said, NiCd is a waste, particularly as they discharge over time and will develop a charge-limiting "memory" over time as the nickel crystallizes in the cells.
You can get batteries and chargers even for very old versions (Sears and Amazon among others), but why not get good stuff to begin with?
Oh, and a flashlight doesn't count as a tool...sorry, Woot, but this is a 2 piece set with a bonus shiny.