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Edge Trimmer Cordless/Non gas

I am back in the market for a trimmer. Sold my Stihl FS 38 after only 5/6 runs over the 2 yrs. it was heavy on my shoulder (specially the jerks). 30 mins run would ruin my 7 days with shoulder pain. also the mixing of gas was a PITA. my lot (106x70) has many jig jags but i don't do the trimming everywhere. my requirements are:

a. lightweight
b. does not jerk or create shoulder 'rattling' i have frozen shoulder!
c. battery operated
d. for a 5'9" tall person
e. better if stays around 100$ (not rigid)
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May 11, 2004
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I am fond of Ryobi One+ tools:

$78 http://www.homedepot.ca/product/one-lit ... 18v/830330
$99 with a more adjustable handle and hi-capacity battery http://www.homedepot.ca/product/one-lit ... 18v/916026
$119 with the option to plug in a cord http://www.homedepot.ca/product/one-lit ... 18v/830335

The $99 one has in the past come with a free leaf blower as well.

Edit: that's its own combo now at $139 http://www.homedepot.ca/product/one-lit ... 18v/950771

i don't know that I'd pay $40 for the blower but the trimmer works well. Not as powerful as a gas trimmer so it takes longer but much easier to handle.
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How many years have you guys been using the cordless for? I'm worried it'll die after cutting for 10 minutes after 4-5 year.
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foodyforlife wrote: How many years have you guys been using the cordless for? I'm worried it'll die after cutting for 10 minutes after 4-5 year.
I'm at my 3rd year 18V Ryobi, but like most lithium ion batteries if you take care of them they should last many years. Some tips I've learned, never store lithium ion batts fully charged or fully discharged, 50% storage charged in a cool place is recommended (during winter they are in the basement at 1/2 charge 3.8V per cell). Have a spare batt so that you can cycle them, when I'm trimming I have the spare batt fast charging ready for use when my main batt runs out.
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I just purchased a ryobi one and it did fine considering it was the first trim of the year that I had left over grow . Since I have other ryobi tools it just made sense for me because I could grab any battery I find.
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foodyforlife wrote: How many years have you guys been using the cordless for? I'm worried it'll die after cutting for 10 minutes after 4-5 year.
my canadian tire greenworks? nicad one has done exactly this. Battery was done after 4 years, but still had enough juice to get it done if I took it off the charger and worked quickly (previously I only needed to charge it once a month at most, with weekly use).
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anything good right now in market?

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