When the time comes to replace your current gas powered tools (string trimmer, chain saw, etc.) will you stick with gas/2 stroke or switch to battery powered?
Been told by 2 different ,Toro and Stihl dealers, that within 5-10 yrs ,it will be hard to fine a gas powered push mower, trimmer, or blower , made for residential use.Hard to say, my first thought is gas. By the time I wear them out, batteries will probably be a stronger choice.
Have you used in newer brushless tools and batteries? I have a DeWalt cordless sawzall that is brushless with 20V 5aH battery and use it to demo a dock cutting a mix of pressure treated wood and metal. The single battery outlasted me. I have a cordless weed whacker using the same battery that I use to basically brush hog a trail to the water that is about 300 feet long, it lasts long enough to get that trail done. Much much better than dealing with my old gas weed whacker. Other nice benefit is I can set it down to deal with something else and not have it running constantly or having to deal with hoping the little **** starts up again (bad luck with gas weed whackers).GAS. About the biggest battery powered tool I'd care to own is my cordless sawzall and even that tool doesn't run all that long on a fresh pack.
Batteries are for drills and such, and golf carts. And Tesla cars, which are also golf carts in my book.
As an older feller myself, I resemble that remark. Gas engines are too hard to start. The only manual start gas engine I have left is my pressure washer. I do have a 30 inch Toro push mower that gets used a couple times a year, but it is electric start, which is why I bought it 6 years ago. My chain saw, trimmer and blower are all Milwaukee and they work great. That 12 amp battery is stronger than I am. I also have a 9 amp, two 5 amp and two 4 amp batteries. I still have some DeWalt 18V tools that I use the Milwaukee batteries on, but all new tools will be Milwaukee. The best tool of all is the impact wrench.Your question is about 4 years to late. The only gas powered stuff I have left is the riding mower, log splitter and a chainsaw.
I really feel like people who make this type of comment have not used a modern battery powered tool. Sure gas still has its uses but the newer battery tech is pretty damn impressive. Sure you wont use a battery chainsaw for an 8 hour job. Weeding for an hour yes a battery one will do it, 3 hours probably not.This group isn't going battery powered anytime soon. Batteries are for people trimming a few branches or weed eating a quarter acre. When I weed eat it takes me three hours.
It's already happened. My only remaining ICE equipment is my diesel tractor and riding mower. I got rid of my gas push mower altogether and my weed wacker, leaf blower, chainsaw, pole saw and hedge trimmer are all battery powered. There's no looking back. I don't miss the gas tools at all.When the time comes to replace your current gas powered tools (string trimmer, chain saw, etc.) will you stick with gas/2 stroke or switch to battery powered?
That's what I like about the battery chainsaw. When limbing it is always off unless I'm actually cutting.I bought a battery powered pole saw 2 years ago and I will never go back to a gas model. It will run at least 3 hours (run time) and is safer, quieter and even cuts better than my gas pole saw. Full recharge is only 1 hour and back to full charge. I have 1 extension and can reach 10 ft away to cut high branches, The best thing is about safety, start and stop are instant and when moving from 1 place to another, it is always OFF. No rope pulling to restart and it is quiet operating, doesn't disturb the neighbors. I don't have to worry about stale gas either.