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  #1473758 18-Jan-2016 13:33
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There is a hybrid Ryobi One+ line trimmer, that takes the 18v One+ batteries and you can also plug it directly in to a mains lead if your battery dies just before hacking off that last blade of grass.




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  #1473783 18-Jan-2016 13:42
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Its the same useless end as the non hybrid, and only comes in a kit with a charger and a battery. I asked why and they said it was to discourage people from buying them to only use corded.




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  #1473788 18-Jan-2016 13:45
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Which means no sales to people like us who already have enough batteries and chargers. I didn't buy one either.




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  #1473792 18-Jan-2016 13:46
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If they do one like the mower that is 36v but takes 2 18v then I will probably go for it, if it has the bump end. Get sick of winding out all the extensions and having to put them back again etc.




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  #1473799 18-Jan-2016 13:53
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Might make for a heavy unit, but nothing worse than a petrol trimmer.

Currently looking at a Stihl battery trimmer. Waiting for the next model upgrade sale (pay for lower model, get the better one).




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  #1473800 18-Jan-2016 13:54
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The weight is all on the neck strap anyway so not a big deal. Would be even better if it was the type that took the pole chainsaw end that I bought for the plug in one and have used once.




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  #1473936 18-Jan-2016 15:58
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A one+ line trimmer that took 2x 18v batteries and was part of the expand it range would be ideal

 
 
 
 


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  #1473952 18-Jan-2016 16:11
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Benoire:
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networkn: If a trimmer is battery powered, what does the difference between 18v and 36v make (and if someone suggests it's 18v I'll slap you).    
My understanding is the 36v engine has a lot more grunt (higher spin speed and higher torque).    
  Thanks. I'd thought that may have been the case.  I presume then, that 36v runs at a higher rate, but for less time? Someone mentioned 30+ minutes of run time, wondering if that was a 36v or 18v? 
Run time will depend on the amp hour of the battery attached, a higher amp hour batter will drive a certain voltage for longer than a lower amp hour one.

 

Run time depends on batt AND MOTOR. An inefficient motor will chew through batt life, as will an overloaded motor.

 

voltage is not necessarily what dictates revs or power, the motor choice does . Voltage as the only spec means very little.

 

 



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  #1474357 19-Jan-2016 09:57
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Stu: Which means no sales to people like us who already have enough batteries and chargers. I didn't buy one either.

 

 

 

Well for me that probably doesn't matter too much. Do you think it's likely this 18v is more powerful than my 6 year old B&D 18v model?

 

If it meant I could use the battery for drills and the like, that would actually be pretty useful to me.

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  #1474361 19-Jan-2016 10:03
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I've not used the line trimmer, but I do have a number of the One+ tools, and they're pretty good quality and battery life is good with the larger batteries. Not sure what comes with the above line trimmer though. I'm sure your local Bunnings store could throw a battery in a display model to have a test/look at?




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  #1474363 19-Jan-2016 10:06
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Stu: I've not used the line trimmer, but I do have a number of the One+ tools, and they're pretty good quality and battery life is good with the larger batteries. Not sure what comes with the above line trimmer though. I'm sure your local Bunnings store could throw a battery in a display model to have a test/look at?

 

 

 

They are building a bunnings right next to my office, but sadly I am told it won't be finished till December!

 

 

 

I'll go and see a store closer to home. Unfortunately I find there is a real poor knowledge base in the guys in the power tools areas.



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  #1474366 19-Jan-2016 10:09
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I know there was a thread about it but how are Ozito as a brand compared to Ryobi?

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networkn: I know there was a thread about it but how are Ozito as a brand compared to Ryobi?

 

 

 

Cheaper, in both senses of the word. I think generally they're fine if you're using them lightly and occasionally. Bunnings are good with the warranty on them too, so if they do fail in an unreasonable time-frame, you can get them replaced.

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  #1474410 19-Jan-2016 10:56
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only problem is in 2 years time when they (Ozito) change their battery design what do you do when you want a replacement? Ryobi has had the same battery design for about 10 years



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  #1474425 19-Jan-2016 11:16
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Jase2985: only problem is in 2 years time when they (Ozito) change their battery design what do you do when you want a replacement? Ryobi has had the same battery design for about 10 years

 

 

 

Right, that's an important factor. Having said that, who is more likely to redesign their battery, a company with a 2 year old design, or one with a 10 year old design?

 

 

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