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EGO

My old strimmer and blower are about ready for the knackers yard and i'd like to replace them with something that doesn't have me breathing fumes in.. Has anybody bought any of the EGO range and can give any thoughts on the kit.? Pellenc would be ideal but is out of my bracket having taken a year off with a spot of leukaemia and therefore having to start again somewhat. 

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  • Hi Jason, I bought the chainsaw last year and have used it on and off for 6 months or so. It doesn't get huge amounts of use but i've been very pleased with it. So much so that i'm going to be replacing my smaller, second pair of hedgecutters with the EGO ones in Spring. I think a small number on here have a reasonable bit of EGO kit so hopefully you'll get some more replies soon. All the best.

    • Cheers Jonathan, what size battery have you got?

      • Just the 2Ah one that came with it and it lasts plenty long enough for a chainsaw. I would imagine you'd need more than that though if you were using several tools on a daily basis, maybe a couple of the 4Ah ones or so.

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          The lower Ah batteries will be less weight i.e less tiring on hedgetrimmer use for example, however I find it quite irritatingly difficult to find out about weight specs of different batteries.

          And even more so to find out the dB ratings, many manufacturers fail to mention it on their websites, and the dealers don't have a clue.

          e.g. 96dB is louder than 93dB, that's clear, but by how much 3dB, yep, what does that mean.  Every 3dB is a 100% more, or twice as loud

          If I buy a mower and it says, 20% quieter,, that really means nothing, compared to what?

          So people, if your machine is rated at 80dB to you should be wearing ear defenders, at 85dB it is dangerous, every 3dB increase, half's the amount time you should be exposed to the noise.

          I often see battery powered machines demonstrated use without ear defenders, implying that is okay, but is it?

           

          EDIT BTW I'm totally deaf in one ear from very young, therefor I have always been very keen to continue with good hearing.

          Annoying then, to develop tinnitus, from an ear infection, which reminds me every second of every day, since 2008.

          STAY PROTECTED

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    Hi Jason

    I bought the st1300e last year along with the rapid charger and 4.0ah battery. I wanted something with lower vibration levels then my stihl fs40.

    If i can remember rightly when i bought it i timed the trigger time during use for the battery and it lasted about 1hr 20, it was used just for light strimming around flower beds and borders.It's great when you come to start it and you have to just press the trigger and away you go.

    But the big problem with the st1300e it's not a variable speed which is not good when strimming around delicate flower beds. The one i should have bought was the st1500e-f which is variable speed. I'm thinking of buying a cordless hedgecutter this season but i might go for a stihl one as the battery lasts upto 3hrs. 

     

     

     

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  • I have more or less the full range of EGO tools and I'll never go back to two stroke ! Brilliant kit !

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    i have the EGO multi tool with the strimmer, trimmer, pole saw, plus the blower. Blower drains even the big battery quickly when used on max (and why would you use it on anything but max). Strimmer and trimmer last a long time

    Last year I had 2 x 2amp and 1 x 5 amp battery, I recently bought a 7.5 amp battery. I'm now set with batteries, though will prob use a big petrol blower in autumn. Love the EGO battery kit. Currently deciding whether to buy the edger or to get a Mantis for the edger and tiller

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      I have had the ego multitool for nearly a year,using mostly the lawn edger attachment on a daily basis.5amp battery lasts around 70 mins of actual trigger time. Also have 2amp battreries but find the 5amp makes the machine more balanced with the edger attachment. So far have been impressed with the build quality and performance. The t handle tightening bit is still fine unlike the ones on the stihl kombi tools i have had in the past which only lasted about 2 weeks before the thread went.

      Also have an EGO hedgecutter. Very nice to use. I like the long blade and rotating handle. 2amp battery lasts around 1 hour. 

      I really appreciate the lack of noise (as do most of my clients) and not having to start a 2 stoke engine multiple times in a day.

       

       

       

       

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