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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Cajun View Post
    Kind of disappointed in Mil. Elect., haven't heard back from them about the problem, seems I should have at least got a reply that
    they're looking into it or some type of acknowledgement or even a *bite us OC* .
    Do you have any Milwaukee authorized repair centers near you? If so, it might be worthwhile to call them or even see if you can stop by. The one piece and Quik-Lok trimmers have been out long enough for them to have seen issues if any exist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    Do you have any Milwaukee authorized repair centers near you? If so, it might be worthwhile to call them or even see if you can stop by. The one piece and Quik-Lok trimmers have been out long enough for them to have seen issues if any exist.
    Unfortunately none anywhere near me.

    Like I said, it was a problem easy to fix, totally happy with the performance of both the trimmer and pole saw (especially
    cutting speed of the pole saw).

    Think it definitely could cause problems down the road electrical contact wise and battery wise if left unfixed.
    The idea of power contacts vibrating around at a high speed is not a good thing any way you look at it.
    Eventually that would cause high resistance as contacts loose tension and therefore generate heat and on and on. IMHO.

    Does it happen in all units or just a few, don't know.
    Is it worse in some units, don't know.
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    One thing about a pole saw when you factor in renting one periodically or hiring an arborist occasionally this saw will pay for it self in short time.
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    So how is everyone making out with the Quik-Lok tools? I've been using the pole hedge trimmer more than anything. I will say, I wish Milwaukee could have shaved off a few pounds because it gets HEAVY very quickly. I have used it several times on my shoulder-high hedge and it works as expected. But where I've been using the DICKENS out of it is for trimming weeds at the top of and on the slope of a steep bank that is otherwise hard to access. I stand at the top of the bank and reach down over with the pole. My old B&D pole trimmer never liked cutting tall grass. But man, this thing should also be marketed as a powered scythe as it cuts through tall grass and weeds like a sum-bytch.
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    I only have the trimmer but it has been working great! I’m still on the original string.

    I’ve only needed to run it on low. The battery lasts just long enough for me to do what is needed. I’ve found the battery life is just about right for my endurance any way. Without actually timing it I’d say it lasts 30-40 minutes.

    The only thing has been for me is the string not advancing a couple times. It seems to get on top of each other in the spool - gets so tight it won’t advance. Easy enough to take it off and restring.

    I’ve never seen one like this how you restring. Pretty neat and actually works quite well.

    I’m dying to get some more 18v and 12v tools now.....
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    Used the string trimmer several times on some tall weeds, all things considered, does a better job than my old gasoline Homelite.

    Used the pole saw a lot more, still amazed at its' cutting speed and battery longevity, but it does get a little
    weighty with the extender pole, lots of leverage working against you as is expected.

    Only use the extender when I really need it.
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    It is heavier than any gas powered tool I have used but not bad gas ethanol worries, I'll take it. Used the pole saw mostly, cut a few 8-9" pine branches the other day like butter. Very pleased and still on the original charge. Would like to find a safe way to transport. I know if I carried it perpendicular to the tractor I would get distracted and with all the tight spots and low hanging limbs around here I would turn it into the saw that cuts around corners in no time. I have the back hoe on most of the time so back there is not an option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manomet View Post
    It is heavier than any gas powered tool I have used but not bad gas ethanol worries, I'll take it. Used the pole saw mostly, cut a few 8-9" pine branches the other day like butter. Very pleased and still on the original charge. Would like to find a safe way to transport. I know if I carried it perpendicular to the tractor I would get distracted and with all the tight spots and low hanging limbs around here I would turn it into the saw that cuts around corners in no time. I have the back hoe on most of the time so back there is not an option.
    I carry my pole saw in the hooks of my iMatch hitch - fits perfectly. However as you saw you really have to remember it’s back there as I am sneaking through the trees.

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    I will eventually be getting the pole saw attachment. I currently have the Harbor Freight Lynxx model. Have used that extensively over the past couple years. It has worked very well but is showing it’s age and use. I used it every day for about 1/2 hour cutting up my huge tree a couple years ago.

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    [QUOTE=coaltrain;3340082]I carry my pole saw in the hooks of my iMatch hitch - fits perfectly. However as you saw you really have to remember it’s back there as I am sneaking through the trees.

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    Probably the best weed whacker I've ever owned, without the hassles of yet one more finnicky 2-cycle engine to maintain. Tons of power for both the trimmer and pole saw. I have 5 or 6 other Milwaukee M18 tools, so definitely achieving the economies of scale, and no shortage batteries or chargers around here. Back in the woods, I carry the pole saw like a lance, supported on the loader frame. I can ride the trails through there lopping branches without even leaving the seat.

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