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Old 04-26-2018, 07:23 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I use a battery operated one and my better half uses the gas operated one and why because the gas operated one scares the snot out of me for some reason and the battery powered one is easier to use for me . My better half says it is my gas operated anything phobia LOL . My brother had his gas operated one start on fire and no one could figure out why and ever since then I wont touch that gas operated weed whacker . Plus most of the gas ones are really heavy and the battery ones are not so they don't wear you out . My better half is 6ft 5 so easier for him to use as well and my the battery one is the perfect size and again not heavy .
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:38 PM
 
Location: S.W. Florida
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I had a nice Craftsman for seven or eight years and gave it away when I bought a new Honda trimmer a year ago. I expect the Honda will last me at least 10-15 years because I take care of my equipment.
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Old 04-27-2018, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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My $60 Amazon special weed whacker is still just chugging along just fine. I treat it like a $60 POS and it still starts up every time and does what I need it to do reliably. I've made 0 repairs in 4 years of use every other weekend in the summer.


If it were to fail catastrophically I'd just buy another.
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Old 04-27-2018, 10:22 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Do you prefer to get your trimmer repaired or just buy a new one?
How large a property?

I have most of an acre (overall) but I manage with a 20V Lithium battery string trimmer just fine.
The key is in how you set up the edges/borders so you DON'T need to do much trimming.

Me? Set the Lawn Tractor in low and go around the yard carefully.
Anything left uncut becomes part of the mulch bed there.

The trimmer I have now was bought in 2013 along with a hedge trimmer and blower.
I might breakdown and buy some new batteries at some point but not this week.
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Old 12-23-2018, 08:52 AM
 
Location: united states
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I prefer you can buy a new one. I love my TrimmerPlus.
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Old 12-23-2018, 09:01 AM
 
Location: North West Arkansas (zone 6b)
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I purchased a battery operated trimmer roughly 10-15 years ago and it was a terrible heavy low-run time device that died after 2 years. Bought a cheapo 2 cycle that seized after 3 or 4 years and didn't use a string trimmer for the next 10ish years and when I moved into my current house, I got a free string trimmer from a neighbor that was having trouble getting it to run properly that I used for 2 years, then I got another better string trimmer for free (from another neighbor) which works perfectly.

If I have to buy one, I will get a battery oeprated string trimmer since they appear to have advanced to the point where they are worth buying now.

The battery powered blower I got on clearance has been absolutely fantastic!
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Old 12-23-2018, 02:12 PM
 
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Had my Sears for about 2.5 years. Just a simple $90 weed eater. When the batt goes i will buy another sub $100 weed eater.
Mine bit the bullet and i got a EGO. What a diff it makes.
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Old 12-23-2018, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Mine bit the bullet and i got a EGO. What a diff it makes.
How powerful is the EGO and what is the approximate run time?

I have an Echo weed trimmer that 13 years old and still runs well but thinking of replacing it with an EGO at some point. I do own they’re blower and it works well for my needs.
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Old 12-23-2018, 05:23 PM
 
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How powerful is the EGO and what is the approximate run time?

I have an Echo weed trimmer that 13 years old and still runs well but thinking of replacing it with an EGO at some point. I do own they’re blower and it works well for my needs.
It rips and gets. 5 times stronger than what i had. The batt only lasted a few months and had to be replaced under warranty. But they sent me a new one in a flash. Not sure on run time as it takes 7 mins to do my yard. Also have their mower and it has been perfect since i got a year ago in Nov. I am in FL so it sees a lot of use from Apr to Oct.
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Old 12-25-2018, 03:43 AM
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Location: Guangzhou
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I have bought a Trimmer in 2008, and it works until today!

The things you need to know is to maintenance it, and keep it healthy!
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