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Thread: Cordless whipper snippers

  1. #11
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    I recently bought the Milwaukee power head primarily for the pole saw. Only an extra $80 for the brushcutter head as a kit. I use the Stihl around the farm for bigger jobs but the Milwaukee cuts just as well.
    Had to mow a small lawn at our place in town, and the lawn mower wouldn't start. Used the Milwaukee . Did the whole lot on less than a full battery charge. I was impressed. Not having the noise is a bonus as well.
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    I will have to buy a whipper snipper soon, so the cordless one has me thinking it might be better than a petrol one.

    My old ryobi was a bit hard to start some days and more times I gave up than used it.

    So whats the general consensus on the better cordless whipper snippers and what to look for (battery).

    TIA

    DG

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    Quote Originally Posted by disco gazza View Post
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    So whats the general consensus on the better cordless whipper snippers and what to look for (battery).

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    Budget?
    If you can go with about $600, I highly recommend the AEG(it's 58v) at Bunnings.
    If you don't like it, take it back too!
    I'm sure you'll like the way it works tho.

    I also had a Ryobi petrol(also got for dad) with electric start .. useless.
    Useless for dad on his property, also couldn't cut the weeds that I get here at my place
    my place is just a regular suburban home, but rarely maintained garden, other than roundup on almost everything!
    Ryobi petrol went on the annual council collection, lasted less than about 2 years.

    I also have a Ryobi one 18v (bro gave to me) .. don't really use it, but comes in handy for a couple of nooks.
    Cheers,
    Arthur.

    '99 D1 300 Tdi Auto

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    Happy with my 54v Dewalt, battery lasts longer than me but found the dewalt cord is crap and the 2mm stihl cord a better option

    AM

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    Think about what other tools you might want to buy later that can share a battery.

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    I have a Ryobi 18v single line one - I love it compared to my petrol Stihl, which was a POS. The issue with the Stihl was that I could never get it started, plus there was the mixing of oil and petrol and that 2 stroke noise and heat - with electric you drop in a battery and away you go. In the time it used to take me to get the Stihl going (and there were times when I just gave up) the Ryobi will have completed the trimming I need to do. But the Ryobi does get defeated by heavier grass etc. I did try cutter heads, but for the heavier stuff I now use a Honda ICE which is orders of magnitude better than the Stihl, but even compared to a really good ICE trimmer the electric ones are just that much less hassle and I’d guess that in a decade or so they’ll largely replace the smaller ICE trimmers. There’s a new brushless Ryobi 18v which is twice the price and which runs two lines and may be more effective, or maybe check out the 36v ones.
    Arapiles
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    Anyone used the metabo whipper snipper?

    Only reason I ask is that I use metabo cordless drills(18v), it will save me buying extra batteries/power supply.

    DG

    2003 Range Rover TD6
    92 disco tdi manual going to be sold
    95 disco tdi auto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancient Mariner View Post
    Happy with my 54v Dewalt, battery lasts longer than me but found the dewalt cord is crap and the 2mm stihl cord a better option

    AM
    The cord is very important, regardless of i.c.e. or electro.

    Couple of years ago I posted in a similar thread how much better the square section cord is, especially for woody weeds.

    Aldi sometimes have square section cord .................. with a difference: it has a twist in it and is even better again.

    DL

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