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post #16 of 23 Old 11-24-2018, 08:03 AM
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Re: Battery Powered Trimmers

I found several of these sorts of videos on YouTube. I'm having fun with this but you do need to be careful when messing with lithium batts. This isn't for people that hook up their car or lawnmower batts backwards.

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Re: Battery Powered Trimmers

Both the hedge trimmer and the string trimmer come with 20V MAX 5.0Ah Lithium Ion Batteries. I bought the blower without a battery or charger. These batteries are expensive so I hope they last. I bought a Mikita 18v LI drill/driver set about 10 years ago and it still works fine.
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post #18 of 23 Old 11-24-2018, 08:39 PM
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I'll be interested in hearing the longevity of the DeWalt string trimmer.
I'm on 3 platforms for various cordless tools ~ DeWalt, Makita, and Milwaukee.
I have a 20v DeWalt hedge trimmer that I picked up a summer or so back after retiring my old corded trimmer. I like it but I don't love it. It works better than my old corded one for sure, but what I don't like about it is the lack of trigger lock on it. I have a bush in the corner of a fence that I awkwardly have to trim and I quickly realized how sucky it is w/out that trigger lock like my old corded one was equipped with. Had I known that, I would have passed on the DeWalt 20v trimmer. If I find that either of the other 2 have a cordless unit w/a trigger lock (haven't had time to look) the DeWalt will be put up for sale.

At any rate, while a battery powered hedge trimmer is all I need for the hedges I use it for, I'm not sure on a cordless string trimmer. I currently have a Stihl 2-stroke and when I use it, I'm hard on it. I use it for weed whipping and flip it over for edging too. It doesn't usually give me grief other than maybe the string breaking off to where I gotta stop and fix it a bit. Not a huge deal when it happens. I wish I had a buddy/neighbor close enough that had one or three battery powered units to test out around here to see how it would hold up at length though.

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At any rate, while a battery powered hedge trimmer is all I need for the hedges I use it for, I'm not sure on a cordless string trimmer.
I'm not either. I think the string trimmer will receive more use and abuse than the hedge trimmer or blower. I'll try to remember to report on it after next summer.
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My wife just bought me a Kobal 40v hedge trimmer from Lowes. The majority of the reviews are very good, and considering I have just a 1/4 acre lot it should do fine. I do have a lot of shrubs though, so after Christmas Ill try it out. Wife says it has to go under the tree. SMH.
I already have a Kobalt 40v pole saw and plan to use that battery for the hedge trimmer. When I can catch the batteries on sale Ill buy one more.

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post #21 of 23 Old 12-05-2018, 04:03 PM
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I have a 40V Ryobi from Hone Depot and its great!

Battery Lasts a long time and charges up quick

very powerful highly recommend
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At the price for those higher power batteries, I'll be more interested in how long they last before needing replacement.
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Mine is 4 years old still works fine
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