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  #2980485 11-Oct-2022 09:58
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personally I stick to tool brands so I can reuse the batteries.  

 

So dewalt and makita are my main ones.

 

 

 

Makita line trimmer/mower.   Dewalt hedge trimmer, blower.  Oh and a ryobi weed sprayer (only buy ryobi if its 18v, so can use the same batteries). 

 

Dewalt is my first pick these days.


 
 
 

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  #2980583 11-Oct-2022 12:51
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Went down this path a few years back. Decided on Makita, so the batteries matched my power-tools. And wanted a steel bodied lawn mower. Mostly it is the 2x18 range.

 

At the time there was a special with added batteries, which made it a good deal, as I got it on special then flicked the extra battery off, which brought the price down. I think others did even better with price matching Bunnings/mitre10.

 

Since then I have added garden baretools from itools mainly.

 

 

 

First battery powerhead (2x18v)- adding attachments line trimmer, pole hedge trimmer and pole chainsaw. It has plenty of cutting power for all three tasks. The line trimmer is excellent. The pole chainsaw is a revelation and makes things feel a lot safer managing high branches. I find the pole hedge trimmer pretty heavy, tiring and tricky for a 3.5 m hedge, and might look at paying someone to do that job! I'm not sure that any alternative brand would make a difference for that.

 

 

 

I also brought the chainsaw (double battery) and regular hedge trimer (single battery). 

 

The chainsaw is great. The hedge trimmer a little underpowered, a double battery one might be better.

 

 


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  #2980585 11-Oct-2022 12:59
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gehenna:

 

I think there's an argument for having different makes for different needs.  i.e. it's not like I'm going to put my 56v Ego battery into a cordless drill, so I can see a place for the more outdoors big equipment/tools being one type, and hand held powertools being another.

 

 

I'm the same.  I had B&D everything.  Moved to Ego for gardening and will move to Makita for construction-type power tools.





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  #2982112 12-Oct-2022 21:41
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I've gone DeWalt mainly because all my power tools are DeWalt, so I already had four 18v batteries and have had no issues with any of my battery power tools over the last 6 years.;

Hammer Drill, Impact driver, Circular Saw, Router, Framing nailer, 16ga nailer, Rip saw.

For gardening I've got the big leaf blower, hedge trimmer and line trimmer - all excellent, but I've said it before on here that my only gripe has been the weight balance of the foldable line trimmer, it puts too much strain on my back after prolonged use.

I've been considering the lawnmower too, but am not convinced any battery system will coup with the state of my lawn as they all have very light build quality.






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  #2983281 16-Oct-2022 10:46
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The Ozito garden sprayer is suprisingly solid and works well.


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  #2983514 16-Oct-2022 20:42
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I've had a really positive experience with the GreenWorks stuff from Trade tested.  Got the 40v mower to replace and 18v mower that was underpowered.  Added the line trimmer and the blower as well.  I don't have much to compare with though.

 

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  #2983615 17-Oct-2022 08:40
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johno1234: For a grunty 52cm self propelled mower I think the only available electric options are EGO and Makita. The Makita runs on two 18v batteries of up to 6.0Ah. The EGO runs on a single 56v battery of up to 10Ah. That made the EGO the single option for me a it seemed impossible for the Makita to match it

 

A little OT, but roughly how long does the EGO mower run on that battery?

 

I'm considering getting an EGO mower when my 2-stroke gives up the ghost (it's getting pretty old now) and already have an EGO blower and a couple of batteries. Living on a 'fiddly to mow' 1/4 acre section, mowing tends to take quite a while :-)

 

 




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Dratsab:

 

johno1234: For a grunty 52cm self propelled mower I think the only available electric options are EGO and Makita. The Makita runs on two 18v batteries of up to 6.0Ah. The EGO runs on a single 56v battery of up to 10Ah. That made the EGO the single option for me a it seemed impossible for the Makita to match it

 

A little OT, but roughly how long does the EGO mower run on that battery?

 

I'm considering getting an EGO mower when my 2-stroke gives up the ghost (it's getting pretty old now) and already have an EGO blower and a couple of batteries. Living on a 'fiddly to mow' 1/4 acre section, mowing tends to take quite a while :-)

 

 

 

 

Our section is just over 1000m2 but not all grass, obviously. I can mow all the grass then put the 7.5Ah battery in the trimmer and do all the edges with a little juice left over. I've never really noticed how long I mow for but it's quite a lot! The downside of the 7.5Ah battery in the trimmer is that it is quite heavy. Wish I had a 2.5Ah for that job.

 

You probably have 2.5Ah batteries for the blower - might be just about enough to do your mow using one then the other but I'd leave them for handheld jobs like the blower and trimmer and get a 5.0Ah or 7.5Ah with the mower. 

 

Edit: forgot to mention that the mower is self propelled and section is sloping and I mow down and up so that would be quite heavy on the battery. 


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