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Old 08-11-2019, 03:09 PM   #1
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Looking at getting a new weed eater. Yard is about 1/3 of an acre not much weed eating, about 45 minutes at best. Thinking about going battery operated . Anyone use one, Or have any experience with them? If so which would you recommend?
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Old 08-11-2019, 03:18 PM   #2
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For small jobs like that, they are great.


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Old 08-11-2019, 03:21 PM   #3
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I use Ego 56v and love it. In fact I mow 3/4 acre with their push mower and have the blower and chainsaw. Doubt I will ever go back to gas.


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Old 08-11-2019, 03:29 PM   #4
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I have the Echo brand. Works great. Just as much power as my old gas one without the noise and headache that comes with keeping a gas trimmer going. Battery last as long as I need it. The blower uses the battery faster. I have the trimmer, blower and chainsaw. Am more than satisfied with all of them.
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Old 08-11-2019, 03:31 PM   #5
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I'm headed that way myself, really looking to go all dewalt. They have a weed eater that will use their 20, 40 or 60 flex volt batteries. The heavy duty one will do most any yard and is strong enough for most deer lease work that you'd use a gas model for.

I'd get their dual 60 volt lawn mower if it was self propelled.

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Old 08-11-2019, 03:38 PM   #6
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Ryobi 18 volt. I have the weedeater, blower, and tree trimmer. They all work pretty good easy to use
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Old 08-11-2019, 03:41 PM   #7
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I have an Echo 58v . The only drawback is the delay to get the head spinning at full RPM. Other than that I love it. I can do my whole yard on 2 charges.
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Old 08-11-2019, 03:46 PM   #8
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I just switched over to the ryobi 40 volt stuff and have loved it all so far. I already had a bunch of attachments for them with the expand it line. I bought the weed eater where you can add these attachments on and the chainsaw. It has all been awesome so far. After getting the chainsaw I now have 2 batteries and chargers which would be my only complaint if I only had one battery. They take a very long time to charge and it’ll last about 45 minutes to an hour of straight use with the weed eater. I’ve noticed other attachments don’t eat up the battery as fast.

I’ve used the weed eater, chain saw, brush cutter, pole saw, and a little tiller attachment.
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Old 08-11-2019, 03:51 PM   #9
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Same here have several dewalt 20v lithium batteries. Like the looks and the reviews on this one

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...CABEgKJKfD_BwE

Just wonder if it will hold up to mostly light but regular yard use.
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Old 08-11-2019, 03:53 PM   #10
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I just started using milwalkie this year. We like it much better than the gas one. Ive got .6ac and my big battery wont quite do it all I have another one to throw on to finish. The line goes in super easy. Don't think you will be disappointed in the switch
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Old 08-11-2019, 04:03 PM   #11
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Got the dewalt 20 weed eater, for Father's Day got 2 bags full of kool tools to boot, those tools and 3 batteries I may be able to take over the world! Just this morning had a brain movement- thinking about putting an impeller on a shaft then hooking up the old dewalt 20v 2 speed drill and seeing what kinda mph I can get a kayak up to....but back to the question, I can do most of my place (2 lots) on 1 battery as long as I don't let the weeds get out of hand.
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Old 08-11-2019, 06:04 PM   #12
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I think you’d be fine with one for the size of your yard. Especially if you can find one that uses your power tool batteries. I have Makita tools and I ended up buying the vacuum, leaf blower and hedge trimmers that all take the batteries for my drills. Work like a champ!
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Old 08-11-2019, 06:45 PM   #13
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I use Ego 56v and love it. In fact I mow 3/4 acre with their push mower and have the blower and chainsaw. Doubt I will ever go back to gas.


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I've got the same string trimmer and it works fine, with a pretty long run time. When we moved to this house about 18 months ago, we misplaced the charger for it. I was working out of state at the time, and my wife decided to go get a light weight string trimmer, she didn't like the physical weight of the Ego. She got the smallest Stihl they made and that thing is gutless. It won't handle much, and the battery might last 20 - 30 minutes. I found the charger for the Ego and it has twice the power and run time of that little Stihl.
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I've got the same string trimmer and it works fine, with a pretty long run time. When we moved to this house about 18 months ago, we misplaced the charger for it. I was working out of state at the time, and my wife decided to go get a light weight string trimmer, she didn't like the physical weight of the Ego. She got the smallest Stihl they made and that thing is gutless. It won't handle much, and the battery might last 20 - 30 minutes. I found the charger for the Ego and it has twice the power and run time of that little Stihl.


I run the 2.5ah battery for my trimming the. Put it on the charger while I mow. Mower runs the 7.5 battery which is too heavy for the carry tools. I get my entire property mowed on one charge then pop that 2.5 back in the blower to finish up. Blower is the loudest tool they make. I can mow and talk on the phone. Mower even has a headlight for hot weather like this!


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Old 08-11-2019, 07:36 PM   #15
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We have an 18 volt Dewalt. It works well

I hate how you have to string the line. Gas weed eaters the head spool comes off so you can string it. On the Dewalt the spool doesn’t come off.

The battery charge is fairly good. We have a lot of weed eating at our house and we can typically get it done in two charges
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:32 PM   #16
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We have an 18 volt Dewalt. It works well

I hate how you have to string the line. Gas weed eaters the head spool comes off so you can string it. On the Dewalt the spool doesn’t come off.

The battery charge is fairly good. We have a lot of weed eating at our house and we can typically get it done in two charges


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Old 08-11-2019, 08:33 PM   #17
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:39 PM   #18
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Absolutely love mine. Had every kind of gas ones ans will never go back.
Kobalt 80v Max. Besides the weed eater, I got the pole saw, chain saw too. Made setting up my tree stand and clearing shooting lanes a breeze.

Best tool I've purchased besides my Honda Foreman ATV.

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Lots of women do.


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Old 08-11-2019, 09:20 PM   #20
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Ha! Actually did tell my wife there is no pull start or fuel mixing no more excuses why she couldn’t weed eat while I operate the riding mower
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:42 PM   #21
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I have a ryobi and it works great 1/3acre lot and it would do everything I needed on a full charge. I’ve been contemplating getting rid of my gad blower too since this works so well
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:46 PM   #22
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Ha! Actually did tell my wife there is no pull start or fuel mixing no more excuses why she couldn’t weed eat while I operate the riding mower


Yep I was just jacking with y’all. I’ve looked at them but haven’t pulled the trigger.


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Old 08-11-2019, 09:56 PM   #23
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Can you buy the head for any battery power brand that you slide precut strings in? It seems like the bump heads have it out for me.

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Old 08-11-2019, 09:59 PM   #24
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Had no idea they made battery powered weed eaters. Just ordered a Milwaukee on Amazon.
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Old 08-11-2019, 10:55 PM   #25
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Makita has this promo going on right now. I have the weed eater and pole chainsaw and many others.

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Old 08-11-2019, 10:57 PM   #26
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I got the Kobalt 40v this year and was surprised at how good it actually was. I have a little over 1/2 acre and one battery will do it.
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Old 08-11-2019, 10:58 PM   #28
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Well heck, anyways they Makita is giving 2 free batteries with purchase if their weedeater
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Old 08-11-2019, 11:02 PM   #29
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Old 08-11-2019, 11:07 PM   #30
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I have the 18v Ryobi because I have a lot of their other tools. I have 1 acre and I use 2 batteries. What I like about it is my son can play stupid and claim that he can get it to run right.

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Old 08-11-2019, 11:52 PM   #31
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Ego is solid
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Holding out for the Rigid stuff, hoping it’ll be along this year. AEG is Rigid in the rest of the world a s they demoed their 18v stuff this year. Already have the full compliment of construction tools and 6 batteries so it makes sense to wait it out.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:28 AM   #33
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I have a Greenworx trimmer, chainsaw, and blower. It is the 60 volt system. It has all the power that you would ever need and good battery life. Much less frustrating than messing with those small gas engines!
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:37 AM   #34
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battery powered stuff is getting to be super popular and very efficient. the only experience I have is with a blackl and decker 20V that my wife bought when I was working overseas, it was crap....but I bet the new ones are awesome....I have used a couple battery operated chansaws and was very impressed. I will look at battery when it comes time to replace
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:51 AM   #35
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I’ve got the 60volt dewalt weed eater and the chainsaw. I’m really impressed with both. The power is great with the 60 volt
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:55 AM   #36
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I have both 18v and 40v Ryobi and love them. Even have the chainsaw and lawn mower.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:56 AM   #37
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We have the 80v Greenworks weed eater and blower from Lowes and we love them, cranks everytime and battery life has been great.
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:38 AM   #38
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:50 AM   #39
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Another vote for the EGo. We have an acre with lots of trees in east Texas. I have no problem doing the whole thing on one battery. They definitely aren't as stout as a gas trimmer but, for 95% of the tasks, they do a great jog. I have some Asian Jasmine that I let get out of control growing over a retaining wall. The EGo could do the job but, the Stihl trimmer will do it a lot faster and neater.
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Same here have several dewalt 20v lithium batteries. Like the looks and the reviews on this one

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...CABEgKJKfD_BwE

Just wonder if it will hold up to mostly light but regular yard use.
It will. I'm running this unit. As mentioned, it takes a second for the head to get to full RPM, but it's fine after that. I have a large yard and use it in the ditches at the road, along the front fence, etc.

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Funny you mention that. My wife does at least 1/2 of the trimming and edging now.
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Milwaukee M18 with 9.0 Amp hr battery. I love it. So much so I just realized I haven't started my stihl in 2.5 years!
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Ha e the Ego mower and weed eater, both have worked great for over a year so far
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Old 08-12-2019, 11:26 AM   #43
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Just picked up the 58v echo. (Has a 5 year consumer warranty) Just finished off the battery charge that was on it from the factory. So far I’m impressed. Ran like a champ on a 1/4 of a battery about 10 minutes
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Old 08-12-2019, 04:06 PM   #44
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Impressed.. been through 2 charges done the whole yard that’s probably 2-3 weed eats behind. Done great! Gonna get the blower too. Thanks for the input fellas!! Green screen does it again!
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Old 08-12-2019, 04:10 PM   #45
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I have an 80v Greenworks weedeater. Works great.
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Old 08-12-2019, 05:19 PM   #46
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Absolutely love mine. Had every kind of gas ones ans will never go back.
Kobalt 80v Max. Besides the weed eater, I got the pole saw, chain saw too. Made setting up my tree stand and clearing shooting lanes a breeze.

Best tool I've purchased besides my Honda Foreman ATV.

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I bought the 80v Kobalt weedeater first. Loved it so much I found the mower on closeout last fall. (They just changed the cowling and I picked it up for $175. Can't buy the batteries for that price!) Love it too.
Just bought the polesaw and it came in last Friday. Haven't used it yet.
Total of 5 batteries and 3 chargers.
When my Stihl goes out, I'll buy the chainsaw next.

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