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Old 06-13-2015, 04:25 AM   #1
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What took them so long to come out with lawn tools. Just saw add for weed eater and blower. I've been waiting for years.

Go figure they are for 20v........................I have a dozen 18v batteries and about every tool they've ever made.............18v


And if any of you remember, I bought a Black & Decker 18v weed eater a couple yrs ago. That little sucker still works. But really doesn't have the balls of a gasser. And the batteries are slowly dying out.

Been tossing 20v vs. gas back and forth for a few weeks. My wife will have to take care of the lawn for the rest of this yr and want to make sure she has a dependable tool.
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Old 06-13-2015, 08:56 AM   #2
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Have you seen the 40v version? I've been tempted, esp when they had a free battery rebate offer. My weed eating usually lasts an hour or two though, so I figured I'd stick with the noisy gassed.

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I was thinking about getting into a Ryobi system for lawn stuff but it seems like everybody is jumping in. Maybe Milwaukee will introduce a line where you can plug in multiple M18 batteries (Dear Santa...).
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What took them so long to come out with lawn tools. Just saw add for weed eater and blower. I've been waiting for years.

Go figure they are for 20v........................I have a dozen 18v batteries and about every tool they've ever made.............18v


And if any of you remember, I bought a Black & Decker 18v weed eater a couple yrs ago. That little sucker still works. But really doesn't have the balls of a gasser. And the batteries are slowly dying out.

Been tossing 20v vs. gas back and forth for a few weeks. My wife will have to take care of the lawn for the rest of this yr and want to make sure she has a dependable tool.
Yeah, what has taken DeWalt so long?

Friend got one of those 18v B&D whackers in the early 2000s just to do my yard. Amazed me then. Still around, and the original batteries still hold a charge.

If I hadn't used it myself, I never would have believed you could do any useful work with it.
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Yeah, what has taken DeWalt so long?

Friend got one of those 18v B&D whackers in the early 2000s just to do my yard. Amazed me then. Still around, and the original batteries still hold a charge.

If I hadn't used it myself, I never would have believed you could do any useful work with it.
Same here. Just used it yesterday.......One battery still holds a lot of juice. Got it for Fathers Day 2-3 yrs ago.

I'm going to pick up a new battery one. Going to look at reviews again. May stick with B&D.
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I picked up the 20v string trimmer to go after a bunch of weeds and it works great.

To the guy that still has the 18v dewalt line... the 20v is worth the upgrade.
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I might have to get this 20v trimmer that way the wife can use it. I always have to start up the stihl gas trimmer.
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I see the B&D 40v is $139 at the Depot

Robert..........Yes, I'm sure the 20v line is the new way to go. Just can't take that plunge at this time.
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I have the eGO mower and trimmer, 40v. It's nice to not have a cord or tennis elbow from starting a gas motor.

Just saw yesterday the mower went down $100! Arrgh.
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Ended up going back to gas. Stihl. $250 Figured since I had the gas mix for my Stihl edger and blower I may as well go with their string trimmer too. Been very happy with their product line and love the service I get at the lawn shop I deal with.

After seeing the cost of replacement batteries.......... I Somewhat figured cost over a ten year period between gas and batteries and thought the gas would be cheaper in the long run.

However, I still think the battery powered lawn tools have come a long way and are very cool.
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Loving my blower .......easy peasy cleanups and I don't smell like gasoline when I'm done. I use it ALOT more than I would have it I was using a gasser...
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I'm contemplating the Echo 58V myself. I won't give up the gas powered, but for a quick trim or blowing off the breezeway or carport, it would be nice not dealing with the gas. Fall cleanup after the 5 large oaks and numerous other trees she's their leaves is no task for a battery powered blower!

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