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Renting will cost and you will need to buy a new battery anyway, so: Go down to the hardware store and pick up two alarm batteries, tape them together and link them with wire (so you draw with from both batteries). Wire these to your drill and you're sorted (this may entail opening your drill to get the wires connected). The batteries can be recharged obviously. Hope this helps.
You could use lead acid batteries (and you will need three X 12v) but the drills are not designed to be run off this power source. If your drill is new I suggest sticking to original manufaturer equipment as other batteries will void the warranty. But hey if its an old drill... Otherwise the Mountain club has a new Makita available to members. Would be cheaper to join the cub than buy new batteries!
Oh yeah if you go for alarm batteries get the sealed units with gel rather than water inside as the unsealed units will leak acid into your bag (not cool!)You will need to connect them in series; ie if the batteries are placed together in a row connect the positive of the first to the negative of the second, the + of the 2nd to the - of the 3rd and the spare terminals from the 1st & 2nd to the drill.