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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 24, 2013, 09:52 PM

10. First of all, the cordless is lighter than a gas mower.

 

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Batteries ain't like a car battery - buy one with a Lithium-Ion battery - they are tough, and light.

Initial cost may be higher, but ya got no gas/oil to pay for every time you use it.

When ya want to move to a different part of the property/lawn, no restarting - turn the switch off it stops - turn it on - it goes - no "idling" - and no pulling your brains out to start a reluctant gas engine.

Almost no maintenance/breakdowns.

Always buy the extended warranty, usually only 10 - 20 bucks.

The hydro cost to recharge the battery is about 1/10th the cost of gas, and I already mentioned the non-stinking thing. - Heck, ya could store it in the living room!

If you have a large yard, buy an extra battery, when the one you are using dies, put the dead one on charge (Lithium-Ion charge fast) - install the new one (same idea as a cordless drill) - then continue!

Nope, haven't had one or used a cordless lawn-mower yet, but intend to - I can't advise make or model at this point. I have a large yard with remote spots - easier to carry a spare battery back in the bush than a gas can!

I'll point out two things I think important - buy one with a Lithium-Ion battery, and get the extended warranty.

for something like that, buy local - much easier for advice, service or warranty.

You just reminded me- thanks ,

I'd left my cordless weed-eater I bought today out in my van. Just brought it in - most suggest charging the battery before use, and require some (minor) assembly. Took me over 3/4 of an hour to pick one out.

The weakest part of cordless is the battery.

I looked at different ones, almost all had the same power. But in checking the price of replacement batteries, the one I purchased cost 35$ for the 18 volt battery.

By comparison, the replacement battery for a 20 volt battery was 99$.

So it was a no-brainer, I bought the 18 volt system.

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