Gardengirl.. Posts: 4,135
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?
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.