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What is the best "Yard tool" battery ecosystem to get into?

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What is the best "Yard tool" battery ecosystem to get into?

Hello,

I'm an avid Ridgid tool user but sadly Ridgid doesn't seem to get into the yard tools at all.

I'm looking to power a blower, hedge trimmer and possibly a string trimmer.

What is the most reliable and "best" tool ecosystem to start up with?

Thanks! :)
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I am not into battery tools, but heard very good things about Ego... search the forums
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DoorCrasher wrote: I am not into battery tools, but heard very good things about Ego... search the forums
Depends on budget. I went 40v Ryobi - if I needed a battery snowblower it'd be ego, but for average Joe I find Ryobi is insane value. 40v, not 18v.
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barqers wrote: Depends on budget. I went 40v Ryobi - if I needed a battery snowblower it'd be ego, but for average Joe I find Ryobi is insane value. 40v, not 18v.
Ive tried most of them (not the Dewalt stuff) and value for money is Ryobi 40v. Best of the best is Stihl, but be prepared to take out a second mortgage for their stuff.
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Jerico wrote: Ive tried most of them (not the Dewalt stuff) and value for money is Ryobi 40v. Best of the best is Stihl, but be prepared to take out a second mortgage for their stuff.
How does Ryobi 40v compare to Ego products?
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changetomorrowtoday wrote: How does Ryobi 40v compare to Ego products?
Ego and Echo are more money and have less overall tools last I checked. I haven’t driven a modern Ego, but the Echo was outstanding but not for cost vs value for me on a standard city lot. I do have a 56v Echo chainsaw though. Longer bar than the 16” Ryobi 40volt and nearly indistinguishable from gas.
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Ego's tools are the best battery options, but if you don't care about a mower or snowblower then their hand tools are likely overkill. Ryobi 40v is likely the best value for light use.
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changetomorrowtoday wrote: How does Ryobi 40v compare to Ego products?
not even close, we use Ego exclusively and have most of their line up, Ego tools are comparable or better than most mid to high end gas tools with less hassle and maintenance sand they start every time. They are also launching a battery-powered quad battery ride on mower in late 2021. If you want to play with power you can try EGO's commercial line. Once you have a few decent batteries the most tools are inexpensive. Not sure the size of your yard or needs are Ego might be over kill.
They also hold value well and easy to resell & can't beat that 5 year warranty.
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I have a Toro blower
56v EGO lawn mower
80v Kobalt snow blower
black and decker string trimmer
ryobi hedge trimmer

i'm eyeing greenworks to round out my battery collection
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Neovingian wrote: not even close, we use Ego exclusively and have most of their line up, Ego tools are comparable or better than most mid to high end gas tools with less hassle and maintenance sand they start every time. They are also launching a battery-powered quad battery ride on mower in late 2021. If you want to play with power you can try EGO's commercial line. Once you have a few decent batteries the most tools are inexpensive. Not sure the size of your yard or needs are Ego might be over kill.
They also hold value well and easy to resell & can't beat that 5 year warranty.
That's good to hear. It sounds like even their standard lines are almost commercial grade, which is a huge plus. My biggest concern is battery life and long-term durability, so it seems like Ego would be much better for that than most other brands simply based on the reputation they have here.

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