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  # 1704570 17-Jan-2017 11:16
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Quick update - used the trimmer this morning (had to clear space around our water tank access for someone to come and clean the tank) - worked very well, the 1100w motor had no trouble at all chewing through the hedge.  

 

Only trouble is I will need a longer extension cord to do the rest of it, or a petrol/battery power head :P  I'll need that pruner attachment too...

 

 

 

 

Go PETROL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQwYNca4iog

 

I went shindawa...but my hedges are about 2m tall and 2m wide and ring my property.





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ubergeeknz:

 

Quick update - used the trimmer this morning (had to clear space around our water tank access for someone to come and clean the tank) - worked very well, the 1100w motor had no trouble at all chewing through the hedge.  

 

Only trouble is I will need a longer extension cord to do the rest of it, or a petrol/battery power head :P  I'll need that pruner attachment too...

 

 

 

 

Go PETROL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQwYNca4iog

 

I went shindawa...but my hedges are about 2m tall and 2m wide and ring my property.

 

 

Must say I am tempted, but they do tend to break down, whereas electric motors take a licking and keep on kicking


 
 
 
 


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As someone with young children who sleep during the day, an unexpected bonus from an electric weed whacker and cordless mower means I can easily garden while the wee one sleeps. The old petrol mower woke him up rather quickly. 

 

 

 

OP, for what it's worth, I'd take a new Li-ion over Ni-CAD for light work, my Father in law has a high end Ni-CAD which outperformed my B&D Li-ion drill for torque, but his died twice while I still had charge at the end of the planterbox we were making.


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OP, for what it's worth, I'd take a new Li-ion over Ni-CAD for light work, my Father in law has a high end Ni-CAD which outperformed my B&D Li-ion drill for torque, but his died twice while I still had charge at the end of the planterbox we were making.

 

 

That is more a reflection on a B&D drill than liion cells tho. I have one that was a gift from someone who refuses to shop at bunnings because mitre 10 is NZ owned - its an overpriced useless piece of crap compared to my entry level ryobi one, which is still a badly made piece of crap but a massive amount better than the B&D





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  # 1704812 17-Jan-2017 17:00
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As someone with young children who sleep during the day, an unexpected bonus from an electric weed whacker and cordless mower means I can easily garden while the wee one sleeps. The old petrol mower woke him up rather quickly. 

 

 

 

 

your kids need to get use to more noise :)

 

mine will sleep through the vacuuming in the same room, along with Mowing the lawns.

 

 

 

keep them around noise from when they are born and they will sleep through most things


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I have an idea that the 18V gear has been superseded by 40V units. Someone told me that I was better to go with the 40V devices but cannot confirm that. Not even sure who makes the 40V gear





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  # 1704897 17-Jan-2017 20:41
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Ryobi one+ in the US are marketed as 20v and their 36v range as 40v.

 

Ryobi is part of the same company that make AEG and Milwaukee tools... 

 

TechTronic Industries. In fact, AEG multi tool heads will fit on Ryobi equipment. 


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