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String trimmer/edger and blower combo kit

I'm looking to buy a string trimmer and a blower and came across two deals this weekend and wondering how should I proceed to decide on them. Yardworks 20V Grass Trimmer & Blower/Sweeper Combo Kit at CT for $98.99, no reviews in CT website. And second one at HD for $98 ONE+ 18-Volt Lithium-Ion String Trimmer/Edger and Blower Combo Kit, good reviews, but online only. Both kit includes battery and charger. Any feedback from RFD users?

Link to the Ryobi One+ combo kit and Yardworks combo kit
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I've had the ryobi trimmer and blower for a number of years now - been great. Can do all the trimming at my place on one charge. Blower is very handy, and use it more and more. Look for a combo that has 2 batteries, and can always add on other tools (ie., i have the hedge trimmer which is great).
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I have the trimmer and it's never failed me yet. It's all plastic and kinda flimsy feeling, but it does the job.
Great price for the combo. Would jump on but not sure what to do with the extra trimmer.
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My suggestion (I have these):

1) Trimmer: get the corded version, it is lighter and cheaper. Get the cheapest model, I got a Black & Decker one for <$100, works just fine. The shape of a trimmer is already not ergonomic, you are extending your arm out while holding a heavy object. So the lighter the better. Battery and gas ones are heavy.

2) Leaf blower: DON"T get this, get ones that does both BLOW and SUCK. You blow them in a pile, then turn it into a vacuum and it sucks it up, mulches it 70-80% reduction in volume, then unzip right into the little brown bags. DONE. No stooping up and down and dropping half of it back on the lawn when you drop it into the brown bags.

I have a huge yard and this saved me 60% of the time. I kid you not.

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I was looking into this version as it's on sale until this Sunday I believe:

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/yardw ... p.html#srp

Not sure how it compares to the Ryobi version. I have a corded trimmer and hate it having to constantly maneuver the cord wherever I go and having to wind it back up.
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They both look like great deals but I'm just a bit concerned with battery run times. Does anyone know if I can use a Dewalt 20v battery in the Yardworks trimmer / blower? Or are these batteries proprietary?
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boonjaca wrote:
May 17th, 2018 4:06 pm
I was looking into this version as it's on sale until this Sunday I believe:

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/yardw ... p.html#srp

Not sure how it compares to the Ryobi version. I have a corded trimmer and hate it having to constantly maneuver the cord wherever I go and having to wind it back up.
Good price. But the leaf blower doesn't vacuum
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NellyNellyNelly wrote:
May 17th, 2018 11:32 pm
They both look like great deals but I'm just a bit concerned with battery run times. Does anyone know if I can use a Dewalt 20v battery in the Yardworks trimmer / blower? Or are these batteries proprietary?
Dewalt batteries only work in Dewalt products, AFAIK. If you want to re-use your batteries, wait for the Dewalt combo to go on sale. Amazon has it regularly.

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