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Dewalt Garden Tools - Any Experiences?

I'm in the market to add a couple more tools to the stock, such as a cordless mower, hedge cutter and strimmer and by accident I stumbled across the dewalt range. Has anybody had any experiences with them?

I had considered the Makita range based on cross compatibitly of batteries.

My professional head says I should consider the ego tools but this will be costly. I think the strimmer/hedge tools would get lots of usage but the mower is only going to be for those small gardens where my hayter struggles around obstacles/slopes/getting through customers side access or through the house, as being relatively new to this I seem to have a few through the house jobs!

There is always the Stihl range and also husqvana doing tools too so there are plenty of options but not many real world reviews.

Any advice greatly appreciated

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  • Pay cheap pay twice I'm on my 3rd season with EGO tools and I ve had zero issues with Batteries or tools

  • As Graham says, pay cheap pay twice.  You really do only get what you pay for............. I've never managed to wear out any Stihl equipment to the point  it had to be scapped.... new blades etc but nothing terminal.  Dewalt are not "experts" in this sort of equipment.... stick to those that are.

  • PRO

    dewalt and makita have jumped on the garden tool band wagon,i swear by dewalt for my drills jigsaws / circulars etc etc but i can say that with all the dewalt kit i have regardless to the postion i hold right now that i would not buy any of there garden add on kit (and i say that with a tear in my eye and a heavy heart as i really love dewalt kit).

    dewalt & makita with other brands in the same line are all construction specialist tools, pellenc along with many other brands (few below) are garden tool specialists who know how the tool is used and there for design for that, its no different to if pellenc came out with a combi drill etc this would not match dewalt / makita (with a shudder) / milwakie etc.

    this is not to say there is no place at all in any market for them but more infact to ask is if there is a place in your kit bag, what i mean is if your using these as main tools that you must compleate commercial jobs etc then get the correct commercial kit.

    if your trimming a small hedge twice a year then why not get a cheaper tool to just about do the job, buy to your bussiness direction and if kit is exspensive then create a saving plan and always buy the absalut best you can

  • PRO

    The only Makita tool which is not really fit for purpose is the little 18 volt vacuum cleaner, it wasn’t expensive, but just doesn’t do its job.

    In fact it would be better if it cost twice as much and actually did the job.


  • PRO

    Thanks for all the replies. Like yourself Neal, I've always sworn by dewalt or makita tools within construction and I have accumulated a few batteries now so was thinking I'd never go short on battery power with the garden tools.

    I currently use the makita 4 stroke kit, combi engine with strimmer, hedge cutter and pole saw and its a work horse. I've used the Stihl equivalent before and I don't see much of a difference in performance. However it is a little heavier and using that for the day definitely gets the shoulders working.

    I will keep my sights on Stihl and Ego for the time being then regarding the cordless equipment!

    • I would guess that your battereis you've accumalated for construction work would not have sufficient power/fit for gardening equipment.  My Stihl batteries really are huge and heavy compared to my Bosch cordless professional drill.


      • PRO

        There are a couple of original ones that definitely don't deliver like they used to but I have had good success with aftermarket batteries.


  • PRO

    If you have got a grand to spare in your kitty you can alway buy a Makita backpack battery for your 36 volt cordless kit.


    36V Battery Back Pack and Built in Charger - MAKITA 88381445627 | eBay
    Product Range Makita Batteries. Battery Technology Lithium Ion. Battery protection circuit. Removable harness. Battery Capacity 12Ah.
    • PRO

      Haha that is a fancy bit of kit, slightly overkill though I think.


      36V Battery Back Pack and Built in Charger - MAKITA 88381445627 | eBay
      Product Range Makita Batteries. Battery Technology Lithium Ion. Battery protection circuit. Removable harness. Battery Capacity 12Ah.
    • Whoever would want that monstrisity on their back and pay 1100 for the privelege?Easier and much cheaper to use 3 car batteries in a suitcase with a long lead!


      36V Battery Back Pack and Built in Charger - MAKITA 88381445627 | eBay
      Product Range Makita Batteries. Battery Technology Lithium Ion. Battery protection circuit. Removable harness. Battery Capacity 12Ah.
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