18 & 20 volt yard tools?

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    18 & 20 volt yard tools?

    Anybody have any?

    Weed eater? Tree Pruner? Chainsaw?

    Worth a damn?

    I have the STIHL Kombi System with the 131 head but some of the attachments are almost as much as some of the Milwaukee or DeWalt units.
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    #2
    Just got 2 Makita weebtrimmers for work, they seem pretty slick from the first couple days we have used them. The reverse function is nice. Also have the leaf blower, it blows?

    Chainsaws seem okay but are not gas unit, reviews seem all over the place on them though. I have a short bar Makita for trail clearing and it's okay, very compact but not geared as much as the dewalt.
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      #3
      I have a Milwaukee M18 chainsaw. It is OK but I wish it was a pruning style saw. I have a shit ton of M18 so it didn't make sense to buy another battery platform. FWIW I think Makita has the better idea of using 2 batteries for its high powered tools rather than a gigantic battery as does Milwaukee.

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        #4
        I have the Milwaukee m18 weed wacker and leaf blower. They both kick ass and it is a joy to use ery time. The leaf blower kicks so much ass for keeping my cement diveway and window wells leaf free.

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          #5
          I needed a pole saw, not something I see myself using it that frequently, so I didn't want to spend a lot. I looked for a used gas burner for a while, everything on marketplace was junk or near-junk priced as new. New Stihl gas pole saws are all junk according to the interwebs and $600 for a Husqvarna seemed silly for infrequent use.

          I bought a $200 Dewalt 20V pole saw on Amazon.
          https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...91812054244-20

          What little I've used it, it's been more than enough, for typical homeowner stuff. I'd prefer it to be telescoping, it's not as balanced as I'd like at its full length and is a little cumbersome for Jewels to use, she's short and petite, but can "womanhandle" it with some effort, and you've got to have the trigger pulled with the chain at full tilt before touching the wood or it will stall.

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            #6
            I got the 56V Ego string trimmer Runs great, don't have to fight the mixed gas, put the battery on and squeeze the go button.

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              #7
              I've got 20v dewalt stuff. String trimmer, leaf blower, hedge trimmer. All have been working great but I don't use them a ton because I'm slowly eliminating yard.

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                #8
                I bought the ryobi 18v trimmer blower combo for the rental house. I have some cheaper tools stashed there including other ryobi 18v tools so I figured Id give em a shot. They actually work really well. I can trim the house garage and sidewalks and still have enough juice to use the blower.

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                  #9
                  I just bought the Ryobi 18v pole saw, it has an 8" bar. I did a ton of liming at my moms and I was amazed at how the battery lasted and it cut great. It extends to 9.5' and is a bit awkward to handle that high up but does cut great. (Just gotta remember the bar oil) I am contemplating buying the weed trimmer now.

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                    #10
                    I have the Milwaukee blower and weed whacker, they are great. Their new weed whacker has a quick change accessory feature on the shaft for quite a few options including a pole saw.

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                      #11
                      I had the Makita duel battery string trimmer, it worked great but polished off a lot of older batteries I had. I gave all my Makita stuff to my kid and bought Milwaukee, the batteries are way better. I have the quikloc string trimmer with pole saw, hedge trimmer and one 3' extension. With 9ah batteries I can get all my weed wacking done with plenty of juice to spare, (two 5ah batteries in the makita didn't finish the job) Trimming out shooting lanes for deer blinds is way easier. The hedge trimmer works great for pruning the tops of apple trees.

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                        #12
                        I have changed out my blower trimmer and edger for 56 volt ez go from home depot. I have 2 batteries they last about just under an hour each with continuous use. Still debating on the mower. but would probably go with the 80 volt not that I think it means more power or torq just more time to cut the yard without stopping to charge up a battery to continue cutting the yard itself.

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                          #13
                          I got the Milwaukee pole saw a few weeks ago and it kicks ass. The 9ah battery definitely lasts longer than I do. I cut about 100 good sized cedar limbs and it still showed 75% charge. Would recommend.

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                            #14
                            I have a few different things. Ryobi 18V weed eater my wife bought before we were married, it did better than I thought it would in the small courtyard of our old townhouse. Dewalt 20V in-line blower I bought primarily for sawdust in my tool trailer, but it does a fine job blowing dry leaves and pine needles off concrete. You can do a reasonable sized driveway with it, but it’s not going to push piles of leaves. I just bought the Dewalt 20V chainsaw, I’d been wanting one to keep in my vehicle when running trails in the forest. So far I’ve only done some limbing with it, my biggest complaint is that it’s fairly grabby and seems to chew up what you’re cutting if it has any flex. I assume this is because the RPM/chain speed is so much slower.

                            I’ve also got pro grade Stihl versions of all those tools and there is zero comparison obviously if you actually need the power.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by YROC FAB View Post
                              I have the Milwaukee m18 weed wacker and leaf blower. They both kick ass and it is a joy to use ery time. The leaf blower kicks so much ass for keeping my cement diveway and window wells leaf free.
                              Thanks for the input. I've been researching Milwaukee trimmers, that sealed the deal on real use.
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