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Battery operated outdoor yard tools

Melensdad

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I have a Greenworks Pro 60volt battery operated push mower. Also a Greenworks Pro 60volt Snowblower.
I also have a 40volt Ryobi pole saw.

Looking at buy a battery operated leaf blower and also a hedge trimmer. Currently I have Stihl a gas powered blower, Stihl gas powered extended reach hedge trimmer. Looking for something lighter duty than the heavier duty + high quality Stihl gas powered units for just light jobs. Not looking to get rid of my Stihl.

Pretty much married to the Greenworks & the Ryobi brands, simply because I already have the batteries and the chargers.

My thought is that I'll probably go with the Greenworks hedge trimmer at $119 versus the Ryobi at $129. And for the blower I'll probably get this Greenworks at $119 versus the Ryobi at $149. Pretty close to apples to apples comparisons. But since I want lighter weight and more convenient tools, I'm thinking that going with the slightly lower priced products because I still will have high quality and higher capacity gas operated tools for bigger jobs.

Am I missing something? Honestly for a supplemental tool I'm thinking that price is king as long there is enough capacity in the tool. And since I already have the batteries I only need the tool. I don't want to add another brand, with another battery + charger.

----- BLOWERS -----

NOT this BLOWER from Ryobi:

THIS blower from GREENWORKS:

----- TIMMERS -----

THIS TRIMMER from Greenworks:

NOT this one from RYOBI:
 
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mla2ofus

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I have an EGO self propelled push mower that just finished it's second season. I really like the adjustable wheel speed but wish they'd offer 2 speeds for the blade as I would sacrifice some run time for more blade lift. It automatically speeds the blade up when under heavy load but then slows back down when the load decreases.
 

Doc

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I have a battery operated pole saw, shop vac, weed eater and grease gun. All Milwaukee M18 Batteries seem to last a long time. I charge them just to be sure they have a good charge.
But yeah, once invested into any battery bank that is the brand tool to buy if possible. Leaf blower is next on my list.
 

EastTexFrank

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I just started on the battery powered tool kick. I bought an EGO leaf blower with the 56 volt battery and I am quite impressed. I'll be looking for the EGO chain saw for the little jobs around the place. I can't think of what else that I would need but that doesn't mean that I won't find something, perhaps a hedge trimmer.

I have a Stihl pruning saw that is basically a small chain saw with a 6" bar. It works great too so I am really at a crossroads of whether to stick with EGO or start going with Stihl.
 

NorthernRedneck

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I recently purchased my first battery powered tool (other than cordless drills and saws). A ryobi weed eater. So far I'm not overly impressed. I used it twice and now it won't hold a charge. I may return it.

I agree on the whole "stick with one brand" theory so batteries are interchangeable. Somehow that theory didn't work for me as I have a whole slew of different brands, batteries, and chargers in the garage.
 

jpr62902

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I have a Greenworks Pro 60volt battery operated push mower. Also a Greenworks Pro 60volt Snowblower.
I also have a 40volt Ryobi pole saw.

Looking at buy a battery operated leaf blower and also a hedge trimmer. Currently I have Stihl a gas powered blower, Stihl gas powered extended reach hedge trimmer. Looking for something lighter duty than the heavier duty + high quality Stihl gas powered units for just light jobs. Not looking to get rid of my Stihl.

Pretty much married to the Greenworks & the Ryobi brands, simply because I already have the batteries and the chargers.

My thought is that I'll probably go with the Greenworks hedge trimmer at $119 versus the Ryobi at $129. And for the blower I'll probably get this Greenworks at $119 versus the Ryobi at $149. Pretty close to apples to apples comparisons. But since I want lighter weight and more convenient tools, I'm thinking that going with the slightly lower priced products because I still will have high quality and higher capacity gas operated tools for bigger jobs.

Am I missing something? Honestly for a supplemental tool I'm thinking that price is king as long there is enough capacity in the tool. And since I already have the batteries I only need the tool. I don't want to add another brand, with another battery + charger.

----- BLOWERS -----

NOT this BLOWER from Ryobi:

THIS blower from GREENWORKS:

----- TIMMERS -----

THIS TRIMMER from Greenworks:

NOT this one from RYOBI:
I've had a Greenworks line trimmer for 5 seasons and it has been trouble free with plenty of power. I also have that blower and it is a beast. Great leaf blower.
 

Melensdad

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I've had a Greenworks line trimmer for 5 seasons and it has been trouble free with plenty of power. I also have that blower and it is a beast. Great leaf blower.
I can say nothing bad about the little snowblower (3 seasons) and lawn mower (4 seasons). But neither is heavily used. That said, when I use them they do impress me.
 
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