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Hello all looking at getting another stimmer for the allotment plot as my one does not last long now and no spare battery for it  - not sure what one to go for

Any help welcome

What sort of battery strimmers do you have?
Do they have strimmer line or blades?
How long do they last running time?
Are they quick to charge up?
Are they Light to lift?
How easy are they to use?
Hampshire Gardener

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  • KT53KT53 Posts: 6,418
    Hello all looking at getting another stimmer for the allotment plot as my one does not last long now and no spare battery for it  - not sure what one to go for

    Any help welcome

    What sort of battery strimmers do you have?

    Ryobi

    Do they have strimmer line or blades?

    Line

    How long do they last running time?

    About 30 to 40 minutes per battery and I have 2 batteries.

    Are they quick to charge up?

    Sorry, never noticed as I've never got through both batteries on one job.

    Are they Light to lift?

    Yes

    How easy are they to use?

    Yes.  The head on mine can be rotated and the handle length can be adjusted.


  • Gardengirl..Gardengirl.. Posts: 4,134
    Thanks KT53  few other questions - what size ah is your second battery? did you buy it with the strimmer?, where did you get it from?
    Hampshire Gardener
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 6,418
    Battery is only 2.0ah.  I think I got the 2nd battery off Amazon.  I am planning to get a more powerful battery as it does run down quickly on the hedge trimmer.
  • pinutpinut Posts: 48
    I use a Makita DUR365UZ 36V  (brushless motor, uses 2 x 18V lithium ion batteries) strimmer.

    Part of the reason why I bought it was because I already had 6 x 4.0A DeWalt batteries and knew that DeWalt-to-Makita battery adaptors existed. Other brand conversion adaptors also exist.

    Why didn't I just buy a DeWalt strimmer instead? Well, their 18V strimmers are not as good as Makita's and I didn't want to go to the extra expense of buying the 54V flexvolt version for more power. The Makita running on my existing DeWalt batteries represented the best compromise between power and a small budget.

    To get the Makita strimmer to run from DeWalt batteries, you will need to grind off the lip of the battery support cover in order to accomodate the extra height of the adaptor.

    The Makita/DeWalt combination works perfectly. Run time is about 40 minutes on the low setting and about 25-30 minutes on the high setting when cutting overgrown grass and weeds.

    The Makita strimmer line head is the conventional bump type and is the only poorly designed part. Other brands feature a bump head which can be easily loaded without taking it apart.

    Charge time is about 40 minutes per DeWalt battery. As I have multiple chargers that came with my power tools, I can charge all of them in one session.

  • Gardengirl..Gardengirl.. Posts: 4,134
    KT53 said:
    Battery is only 2.0ah.  I think I got the 2nd battery off Amazon.  I am planning to get a more powerful battery as it does run down quickly on the hedge trimmer.

    Do you have this one

    or this one


    Hampshire Gardener
  • Gardengirl..Gardengirl.. Posts: 4,134
    @KT53 is it any of those strimmers

    anyone tried them?
    Hampshire Gardener
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