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Old 07-20-2007, 09:58 AM  
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I am considering getting a battery operated weed wacker over the conventional gas/oil models. Anyone have any + or - advice?



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Old 07-21-2007, 09:25 AM  
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It would realy depend on what you wacking and how long its going to take .



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Old 07-21-2007, 01:01 PM  
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Well, I currently don't have one so I'm not sure how long it will take. I would say no more than 20 minutes or so. Its about 6,000 sq ft of yard, but I would only be trimming around my edging.

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I would then go for it just make sure the battery is at least 18vt. I have a hedge trimmer and I like it alot (NO CORDS AND NO GAS).

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Daryl,

What kind of hedge trimmer? I have been wanting to get one and want to not get a corded one, but don't figure I need a commercial sized gas powered unit either.

Cordless battery powered seems the way to go, just don't want to wase $$ on a unit that can't do the job.

As far as weed wackers, I have a gas powered one that is great. Had a corded one and hated it. I like that this one has power to hack into some pretty thick weeds. Of course if I got to them earlier, they wouldn't be so tall and thick to begin with.

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Daryl,

What kind of hedge trimmer? I have been wanting to get one and want to not get a corded one, but don't figure I need a commercial sized gas powered unit either.

Cordless battery powered seems the way to go, just don't want to wase $$ on a unit that can't do the job.
I have a 18VT Yardworks but I only use it for light duty stuff thats no more than 1/4 stock.. I get about a 1/2 hour straight use out of it but suits my needs for the light duty sections.
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Old 07-26-2007, 02:58 PM  
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Just used my 18V trimmer for the first time. I got it at Lowe's. It was the off brand, I think task force or something. It is compatible with the brand's other yard tools so I figured I could get a hedge trimmer too.

The trimmer worked great. It only took about 30 minutes to charge. Obviously not quite as powerful as a gas trimmer, but unless I let my yard go for a couple of months I shouldn't have any trouble.

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Well let me tell yah, I have a gas trimmer and the line is always getting stuck or Jambed and now it needs repair and is just not worth the bucks. All my wacking is just grass so after what you just said I to am going to get a cordless. I have been using my old trusty corded and it took longer to put the cords out than it did to do the job.

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Yeah, and the best part I forgot to mention. The string automatically feeds. So, no bumping or stopping and pulling the string. Saves lots of time and hassle.

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Yeah, and the best part I forgot to mention. The string automatically feeds. So, no bumping or stopping and pulling the string. Saves lots of time and hassle.
Could you tell me the exact make and model, sounds like a great unit.


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