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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-29-2016, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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I am going to replace all my pull start tools(bad shoulders) with battery powered tools.
Right now I want a chainsaw and whip; may want other add on tools in the future IE: small tiller and ???.
Anyone have experience with these tools? Biggest questions are battery power, run time and replacement.
Any input is appreciated.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-29-2016, 10:28 PM
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An older gentleman here could no longer pull start his tools and replaced them with Ryobi stuff. A tiller, trimmer, a couple saws and so on. From what I saw he didn't gain much. The tools are all rather unwieldy and awkward so even though he didn't have to worry about starting them they were still nearly impossible for him to operate comfortably but they did operate reasonably well for me.


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Lithium ion batteries and the biggest available. Buy plenty of them, because you'll need them if you have any work to do whatsoever.

My neighbor has a corded chainsaw which honestly is better than I ever expected. It's still no stihl, (see what I did there ). As to a tiller, I know they make electric starts that use 110v like a snowblower, you might check into that.


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We have the weed wacker with both a solid and mono line cutter. The unit is about as heavy as a gasoline motor type but of course much quieter. We use the solid wheel and it works great. Run time is adequate and recharging the 40 volt battery doesn't take that long.

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Really like my sears and throwback battery stuff, if I had it to do over I would go Ryobi as I hear they have not changed there battery styles to obsolete their old ones.

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I ruptured my right bicep tendon last year. It's healed up but pulling on a weed wacker hurt. Chainsaw , tiller, generator don't seem to bother me. The weed wacker was just to jerky. So I went with a Dewalt 20V trimmer. I love it. It's light , strong enough, easy to use. The wife uses it too. I ve got a big yard with lots of trimming. Plus a big long ditch that I weed wack. One battery almost gets it done. Wish I would bought it yrs ago. Batteries have come a long way. Next purchase is recipricating saw for pruning the apple trees.
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Borrowed a battery operated tiller and did not like it. It was a 32V Black and Decker I think. It was very top heavy and difficult to turn around in tight corners. Went back to two stroke tiller and love the one I have now which is made by Earthquake. Probably from China but it starts, is light, and has tons of power.
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I have the 40V Kobalt pole saw and string trimmer. I got the pole saw first and love it. It run a decent amount of time on a charge and the battery charges fairly quickly. I bought the trimmer next and it does a pretty good job. I can do around my house and a good amount on the ditches and bank. It's not a gas trimmer for sure especially on the heavy stuff like areas that don't get trimmed as often. The heavy/thick stuff also drains the battery noticeably faster. Since I have both that means I now have two batteries so one can be on charge while I use the other.

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