Category: String Trimmer

Black & Decker Lawn Tools

I am not sure what you think of when you hear the name Black & Decker.  For me two things come to mind.  First is a company that has a long history of making products.  Second is the Dust Buster.  I remember those old Dust Busters. While they were a cool invention and meant you didn’t have to break out the vacuum, it would last for about two minutes.   Just enough time to pick up those 8 Cheerios.  Good thing battery technology has changed because now they are night and day.  Speaking of that, we will be having...

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Milwaukee Blower, Milwaukee String Trimmer & Milwaukee Hedger – Milwaukee OPE

Well the day is finally here, the new line of Milwaukee OPE.  Pretty soon you can buy a Milwaukee Blower, Milwaukee String Trimmer and a Milwaukee Hedger.  However we still can’t tell you much about them (watch the videos and you will get this joke).  As you know Milwaukee Tools are designed for the professionals, so naturally these are going after the Dewalt line, Stihl Line of OPE and others.  While they will be available in The Home Depot, they are not really competing against EGO and some of the other newer brands to market.  So as much as...

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Makita XRU07 String Trimmer

We have done a couple Makita outdoor power equipment (OPE) in the past, but nothing like the XRU07 trimmer.  Now if you were like me and thought battery powered OPE was for the chumps, you’re wrong and once you get your hand on this trimmer you will see why.  There are other battery powered string trimmers, but I have yet to see anything that compares to this Makita for run time, options and power.  First, I should say this is a 36V trimmer that uses 2-18V Makita batteries.  Unlike previous versions of OPE, you don’t need any special adapters for...

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WORX 56V MaxLithium Cordless String Trimmer & Wheeled Edger

A couple of weeks ago we did the WORX WG771 56V MaxLithium Cordless 19″ Lawn Mower.  Today we are doing the WORX 56V MaxLithium Cordless String Trimmer & Wheeled Edger.  Both of these tools work off the same battery platform, the 56V Worx.  While I like the fact this trimmer has an edger, I was a little skeptical.  I have never owned a battery powered edger, I have always done my yard by hand, so this was the first thing I tried.  As you can see by the video below, it does a great job.  I like how easy this tool converter...

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EGO 56V Lithium-Ion Cordless 15″ String Trimmer ST1501-S

I know I am going to sound like a broken record, but when I first heard about battery powered outdoor equipment, I thought to myself someone is putting on a good joke.  How could battery power get the job done?  At least with today’s battery technology.  Well as most of you know, I was wrong, very wrong.  I ended up with the whole line of the Ego products and haven’t looked back.  They are powerful, reliable, start up right away and are easy to use.  Plus they produce a great final result. Ego now brought out a new trimmer...

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