POLL String Trimmer

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  • Buy a new B&D 40v battery

    3 15.79%
  • Buy a 20v Dewalt string trimmer

    9 47.37%
  • Buy a 60v Dewalt string trimmer

    3 15.79%
  • Buy _______________ (fill in the blank, must be cordless)

    4 21.05%
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    POLL String Trimmer

    I have a Black & Decker 40v string trimmer. The battery is wearing out. It does not run as long, I get the red error light on the charger (I have to try multiple times to get it to charge) Maybe buy another battery?

    I now have multiple DeWalt 20v tools. Buy a bare 20v DeWalt string trimmer? Will it be lacking power compared to the B&D 40v?

    I do not have any DeWalt 60v tools. If I buy a 60v DeWalt string trimmer, I think the 60v battery will also work on 20v tools, but not the other way around (20v on 60v tool)

    OR buy something else and have another battery platform?

    My string trimmer usage is "light" about 1 hour/week (I used to be able to do this on one charge) mainly grass and driveway edging.

    POLL is for ONLY 7 days
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    IU have the 20 volt Dewalt trimmer. As for the 60 volt ones, besides the extra cost for the batteries, they are HEAVY !!!! While it might not be an issue in the trimmer, those Flexvolt batteries in a hand drill are a no-go for me. Too unbalanced in my opinion.
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    I absolutely LOVE my B&D 40V string trimmer. If it ever dies I will buy another one. It's light weight, the battery lasts forever and a spool of string lasts me two seasons.
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    You got the poll to work!



    I am hoping someone comments on this pairing. Trimmer with a free blower.

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    I have the big gas Stihl FS90 with handlebars. I wanted something smaller, and thought cordless because the Stihl isn't always necessary. I researched as always, and decided on the B&D LST 136 cordless trimmer! I haven't used it yet, but I'm confident I won't be disappointed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by glc View Post
    I have the big gas Stihl FS90 with handlebars. I wanted something smaller, and thought cordless because the Stihl isn't always necessary. I researched as always, and decided on the B&D LST 136 cordless trimmer! I haven't used it yet, but I'm confident I won't be disappointed!
    You will love it. I run mine on the lowest speed 90% of the time. A spool of string lasts me two seasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herminator View Post
    You got the poll to work!



    I am hoping someone comments on this pairing. Trimmer with a free blower.

    Milwaukee 2825-21ST M18 FUEL String Trimmer Kit with QUIK-LOK
    Last year Dewalt had this trimmer and blower, for $199. I got one for myself and one for one of my sons that just bought his first house. Shockingly, its on sale for the same price again.

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    I have the DeWalt 40V string trimmer, chainsaw and leaf blower. Each came with a 6aH battery so I have 3 in the chargers ready for use all the time. Love them. The convenience of the battery setup can't be beat. Plop the battery in and go.
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    Seems that everyone who has the same 40V trimmer really likes them, so what is the cost of a new battery vs a new trimmer?

    A new battery may be the best economical solution ... unless you really want a new string trimmer.

    Just my 2 cents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomfive View Post
    Seems that everyone who has the same 40V trimmer really likes them, so what is the cost of a new battery vs a new trimmer?

    A new battery may be the best economical solution ... unless you really want a new string trimmer.
    Amazon wants $136 for a new trimmer kit which includes trimmer, battery and charger.

    A B&D branded LBX2040 battery is $79. There seem to be a ton of 3rd party compatible 40V batteries on Amazon for around $35-$40.
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