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Old 05-22-2020, 10:23 AM   #1
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I'm wanting to buy a cordless electric weed eater. I don't need a gas one as my yard is only medium size and I only have a few area's where I'd use it......

Battery life and power are my main issues....

What have you guys experienced and what brand would you recommend?

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Old 05-22-2020, 10:42 AM   #2
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We have a Ryobi 18V because that’s the brand our drills/saws/etc are. The battery dies pretty quickly, but it is plenty powerful. I’d suggest more than one battery, and of course, there isn’t any reason why you couldn’t just wait for a quick charge assuming your brand does a fast charge.

Most of the time, we just use our gas powered one.
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:59 AM   #3
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I have a WORX that I have had for many years. It works for regular trimming but not made for bushwacking foot tall grass and definately not blackberries. It will do it, just not efficiently. Battery life is ok for small yards, but The latest model I just got for my step father came with 2 batteries. Lowes stocks them still I believe. Last one we ordered form WORX website with no problems. Free line spools with the ol pay for shipping catch. I now wind my old spools with a slight mod to a .80 line. Their .65 factory line works just fine too, I just watch Youtube too much where I got the mod idea haha.

If you have batteries for other cordless tools like Jimh, I would go that route as batteries cost almost as much as the tools.
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Old 05-22-2020, 12:41 PM   #4
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I'm wanting to buy a cordless electric weed eater. I don't need a gas one as my yard is only medium size and I only have a few area's where I'd use it......

Battery life and power are my main issues....

What have you guys experienced and what brand would you recommend?

Thanks

I have a series of the Greenworks 40V Lithium tools. The mrs wanted a weed trimmer...it works fine for grass/weeds. You get a lot of run time from their batteries. In the case of Greenworks, the batteries ARE more expensive than the tools.
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Old 05-22-2020, 02:09 PM   #5
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I've had the Worx for several years and like it as my back can't handle much. A battery will do my yard but always put the extra one in my pocket.


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Ryobi 40v for the big jobs with a disc. Ryobi 18v with the plastic blades for right around the house and stairs.


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Ryobi 40v, been happy for three years.
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:47 AM   #9
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I have been converting from gas powered to battery cordless. Two brands I have are Greenworks and Ryobi. Like both. With the limited battery power, when I am in the market for a new battery powered tool, I make sure the battery needed will match the ones I use for my existing Greenwork or Ryobi tools. That way I have more then one battery for the tool. If the first battery discharges, I have a second in the charger ready to go. When the second one runs dry, I have the first one recharged.

The costs for these cordless tools is in the batteries, so make sure they are interchangeable. Not all will be even with same brand. Also, spend a little more to get the better batteries.
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Old 05-23-2020, 08:08 AM   #10
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Lowe’s Kobalt 80v series. I have the lawnmower, blower, and string trimmer. Great battery life and powerful. Highly recommended. Check the reviews on line
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EGO with carbon fiber shaft and auto load string is awesome. We use ours weekly, you wold throw the Ryobi away after trying the EGO, We did anyway

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Old 05-23-2020, 06:27 PM   #12
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Awhile back I was in OC Home Depot and they had a half dozen Echo 58v trimmers that were normally $271 on close-out for $50. I bought one, but I should have bought two. My mindset has been we have a lot of oil left and by golly, I'll use it till I die! I've had a Husqvarna 2-stroke since 2001 that has given great service, but I left the tank dry all winter and she wouldn't start this spring. I didn't feel like cleaning the carb, so I broke out this Echo. I had tried to sell it here on ifish, on CL, and Nextdoor for $100 without luck and I'm glad I didn't. This thing kicks butt and does a better job than the gas trimmer ever did. I love it.

The Husqvarna could be running fine again with a new carb kit off Amazon for $20 and a half hour to swap them out. If anyone is interested, let me know? 😉
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