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Ego Commercial Hedgetrimmer

Hi,

I have some of the normal range of Ego battery tools which have been pretty good for the past couple of years. The hedgetrimmer is getting a bit worse for wear so i'm looking at the possibility of uprgrading to the commercial version which presumably is more robust etc. I was wondering if any one else had any experience with the commercail range yet? Stihl and Husqvarna both have some good looking pro battery tools now but I have a few batteries so would be a massive invesment to change brand. Do the differences in stroke rates make a big difference in finish quality?

Thanks 

James

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    In my opinion yes, still do 2 versions of their petrol ones a T version and an R version. One  is a wee bit slower with a bigger gap in the teeth for thicker stuff and the other has a faster gearbox and a smaller gap for a better finish on say regularly trimmed box yew or privet. I have the larger gap slower version and my battery hedge cutter leaves a much better finish.

  • In my opinion, the stroke rate is not crucial for finish quality, more so is blade sharpness and gap (between blades). Some of the best topiary finishes are achieved using hand shears, what’s the stroke rate on them!

    I have and EGO hedge trimmer and use it for ‘general’ cutting, but I tend not to use it on topiary as I find the blades aren’t as good as those on my Honda. I too have looked at the commercial cutter, but was put off by the fact you can only use it with a backpack and cable, with the non-commercial version at least you have the choice. 

    EGO’s website didn’t make clear if the internals were more robust and unique to the commercial range, local dealer didn’t seem to know either. Might be worth an email to EGO to verify this.

    Having tried Stihl and Husky battery trimmers too, I have to say the overall quality of EGO is lagging a bit, still perfectly good though. I did like the variable speed trigger of the Stihl compared to the on/off trigger on the EGO. But I know what you mean about having all the batteries already!

    Good luck with your search, let us know what happens.

  • PRO

    Hi,

    Thanks for the replies. After much thinking I have decided to try the commercial EGO even though i'm not sure about the backpack. I emailed EGO and they did state the internals were more robust although the blade is practically the same as the domestic version. The cost of investing in new batteries of a different system at the moment worked out a bit too much. I'll report back with how I get on with it.

    Thanks

    James

  • PRO

     Just a small update for anyone interested, the cable form the backpack to the trimmer body has already started developing splits in the rubber after only three uses so it is now at the dealers! Apparently a similar thing happened to a demo machine they had and EGO want to inspect it to see why its split.

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