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  # 1818955 10-Jul-2017 16:11
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I bought the 18v kit with the 5Ah battery. I got this kit so I could also use the battery in the mower I got at the same time.
The lawn is about 15x8m but in an odd shape with obstacles so takes a while to get round it.  After this I get abut 20 minutes of run time using the line trimmer.

 

My initial impressions of both the mower and line trimmer were that they were a bit plastic and felt a delicate due to the lack of weight.
I've given both heaps of crap now and am actually impressed at how well they are holding up.

 

I recently bought replacement line and did see those dual bladed line heads in store.  I almost got them but wasn't entirely convinced at how long they would last with my use as I've got quite a bit of concrete edging and thought it wouldn't take long to wreck one of them. For about the same price you can get a pack with 3 spools of line.

 

Retrospectively if I had a larger garden I would probably go for the 36v garden tools.  This is mainly based on the mower , a bit more power would be better but also they have more features (mulching) and there is a brushless model.  The 36v line trimmer also has the Expand-It range that can be added.  But in reality the 18v line trimmer is fine and I'm quiet happy with it.

 

The line trimmer kit I got came with a 3hr charger.  There is a faster charger you can get but all the extras soon add-up. 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1819240 10-Jul-2017 22:21
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I've had Ryobi gear for years now. Love it.
Chainsaw, grinder, impact gun... Plus the household and garden gear.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1819270 11-Jul-2017 00:17
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smalltrader:

I have learned some time ago (to my surprise) that Li-ion also has a definite life span. The life span is much better than Ni-Cd. However, it is still quite common for older generation Li-ion batteries to died within 3 - 5 years. I have had Li-ion camera and video camera batteries died within 3 - 5 years with only light usage.


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Nobody that's ever owned a mobile phone should be surprised that batteries die.

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  # 1819318 11-Jul-2017 07:44
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Bung:
smalltrader:

 

I have learned some time ago (to my surprise) that Li-ion also has a definite life span. The life span is much better than Ni-Cd. However, it is still quite common for older generation Li-ion batteries to died within 3 - 5 years. I have had Li-ion camera and video camera batteries died within 3 - 5 years with only light usage.

 


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Nobody that's ever owned a mobile phone should be surprised that batteries die.

 

 

 

Agreed. Mobile phone batteries have a hard life in general and logic would suggest that their life span would be short.

 

I am talking about camera and video camera with Li-ion batteries which died with very light usage, like once every couple of months usage. I have had original Sony Li-Ion video camera battery which died in less than 3 years. The latest generation batteries in the last year of two seems to hold up much better.


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  # 1819356 11-Jul-2017 08:43
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I've got a range of these tools, no garden stuff. I'm really impressed with the work and abuse they have survived. Great value in my opinion! Coupled with a 12v charger means I can use them out in the back blocks too!

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  # 1819368 11-Jul-2017 09:06
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Thanks for mentioning the 12v car charger option, I had wondered if it was possible... I have 12 solar panel and batteries in the shed that I could charge from.

 

I have a brushless drill kit with 2.5 and 5.0 Ah batteries, and faster charger, and more recently the circular saw.  Great for home use, the saw is light and easy to use, ok for ply, mdf type sheet material, and decking boards.

 

I bought a cheaper drill kit for dear old Dad a couple of years ago, he managed the kill a battery by leaving it in the box, and not charging it. 

 

Held off on the gardening stuff as it did feel light and flimsy, but I'm used to commercial gear. 

 

 





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