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    Cordless string trimmer recommendations wanted

    Talked a little about this in "OFF TOPIC" I decided to start a new thread. I don't want to mess with a gas trimmer or dragging an extension cord around, so recommend a cordless string trimmer/weed wacker/weedeater. All I plan to "wack" is the grass near the house that the tractor doesn't mow. Like along edging, That 1/2" strip the tractor mowing deck doesn't cut. No heavy weeds/brush/etc

    Maybe Black & Decker 40V currently on sale for $139 at Menards.
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    Well I haven't used one but my buddy and I bought the ryobi cordless drill and inpact driver kit Home Depot had on sale for $99. Love them light and they work great. My buddy also bought their weed eater that will accept the same battery and he said it works great. His wife wanted something light to use around his house while he mows and it works good, also keeps same batteries for everything instead of having different batteries and chargers for all his cordless tools. He has a gas trimmer that he uses for the heaver work.
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    Stihl make a cordless string trimmer, but it's a lot more expensive than the ones being mentioned here.
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    I bought the model prior to this one and have had good luck with it for the three years I've owned it.

    The battery will last at least three of my trimmings.

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    I bought a "Core" ( recently bought out by MTD ) trimmer a couple years ago & like it for grass trimming. If I were buying one now, it would be Oregon, using the same battery as my 14" chainsaw.
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    I don't know which one I'd buy if I were buying one but everyone I talk with that has one, likes them.
    I have notice pricing on some units does not include the battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    I don't know which one I'd buy if I were buying one but everyone I talk with that has one, likes them.
    I have notice pricing on some units does not include the battery.
    The better ones are expensive, as usual! My Core lasts an hour or more on two batteries at low speed (two speed). That's as long as I want to run one anyway! The 4ah batteries on my Oregon chainsaw last a couple hours of intermittent cutting (cutting small trees with time to treat the stumps & pile the brush). Again, this is all I want of that kind of work in one day!

    The Oregon batteries will fit the Oregon chainsaw, trimmer, pole saw, hedge trimmer & blower. Smaller batteries are available, but I prefer the 4ah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebrafive View Post
    Talked a little about this in "OFF TOPIC" I decided to start a new thread. I don't want to mess with a gas trimmer or dragging an extension cord around, so recommend a cordless string trimmer/weed wacker/weedeater. All I plan to "wack" is the grass near the house that the tractor doesn't mow. Like along edging, That 1/2" strip the tractor mowing deck doesn't cut. No heavy weeds/brush/etc

    Maybe Black & Decker 40V currently on sale for $139 at Menards.
    After having various gas powered trimmers for the past 30 years I finally ditched them all and bought one of the B&D 40V trimmers. I've been using it all this summer and couldn't be happier. It is very light and I can trim my entire property and still have 1 of 4 bars remaining on the battery gauge. The telescoping main section is great for adjusting the length for comfort. I was worried that the small string spools wouldn't last long but so far I am on my original spool.

    I assumed the variable speed feature advertised by B&D would turn out to be another gimmick but not so. I can turn the speed down to 1 or 2 for delicate trimming and then crank it up to 5 or so for thick weeds. This all helps to conserve the battery. I have a B&D 40V cordless hedge trimmer which helped with the initial decision.

    If mine burned up tomorrow I would buy another one. I've since given away all my old gas trimmers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    I have notice pricing on some units does not include the battery.
    That's to save you money if you already own another tool with the same battery. The B&D unit is $140 w/ battery and $97 without.
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    I bought a B&D 20 volt trimmer and blower and am very happy with them. At least I was until I just found out they have a 40 volt one available.
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