As far as I know, Honda are pulling the plug on their cordless ‘range’ ( only hedge cutter, strimmer and blower ), consequently there are some good deals to be had - namely a free 4.0ah battery and charger with each tool. So you can pick up a blower or hedge cutter + battery + charger for about £165. “I prefer the big battery brands” I hear you cry, but, wait for it... Honda cordless kit is just rebranded EGO stuff, exactly the same! The only slight difference is a tiny bit of moulding on the top of Honda batteries so you cannot fit them in EGO gear, but this is very easy to fix with a multi-tool or chisel in about 2 mins!
Hopefully this may be of some use to some of you. I decided this was the year to try cordless gear, so I picked up a blower, hedge cutter, 2 x 4.0ah batteries and 2 x chargers for £300, bargain! And now I have the batteries to start adding more EGO gear in the future.