Still using your corded tools if you have the same cordless one?
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(09-23-2022, 12:18 PM)stav Wrote: I like the idea of battery operated lawn tools but I don't see them having the power of the gas ones.  I used to work lawn maintenance (growing up in FL, that is just a thing everyone seems to do). The gas trimmers had power to spare in the worst of conditions.  Guess that one is all up to what you need.  I would have liked to have the power without the noise.

Try the EGO stuff. I don't think power will be a problem.
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#38
I have most of the power tools I ever expect to need.  Most of them are corded.  I do have a couple cordless drills and an impact driver, but I don't see myself going any deeper into cordless shop tools, at my age.  I just don't use them enough that the convenience outweighs the cost of replacing corded tools that I already have and will probably out live me.

Now as for cordless OPE, I've dipped my toe into that market.  I bought a cordless pole saw and a cordless leaf blower.  Both use the same batteries and charger, so that is a plus.  I didn't own either of these before and they don't see everyday use, but I think cordless OPE will be a market that grows exponentially over the next few years.  I don't expect to have to replace my gas string trimmer or chainsaw anytime soon, but I might consider cordless if & when I do.
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(Yesterday, 08:27 AM)messmaker Wrote: Try the EGO stuff. I don't think power will be a problem.

I don't actually own a weed eater now and my edger is corded as I only have the drive way and the front curb to edge. Lawn mower is gas and will remain so until we are no longer allowed to have them. I try to keep the lawn pretty basic so there isn't a lot of fuss.

A friend of mine got the EGO set and was not happy with them.  I never used them so I have nothing to go on other than him saying they were not worth it.
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(09-25-2022, 08:17 AM)Pirate Wrote: Cordless tools in my equipped shop. Drill and driver. Hate buying new batteries, or new tool, because battery died.

I got roped into Ridgid power tools years ago ...  when one of their battery dies, I just call them up and a replacement appears on my door in a few days....free of charge.

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Ridgid's lifetime warranty (subject to conditions) is a selling point.

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#42
For the most part I consider battery tools "toy tools", the ones with the tail will work as hard and as long as you want with no compromises.   Same for weed eaters, chain saws, hedge trimmers,and lawn mowers, gas gets the job done in the least time with the least effort.    I have a small impact driver and a drill driver that get used for screws and small nuts n bolts, thats it.
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