eightyseven

Milwaukee 18V or Ego String Trimmer?

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I'm trying to decide which one to get. I already have batteries for both platforms. TIA should do a whacker fight video.

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@eightyseven the Ego trimmers perform very well and are solid options. In general better performance.

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I've never used Milwaukee's trimmer, but my Ego is great. I wouldn't trade it for another trimmer.

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Go for the ego. The Milwaukee ain't the strongest one

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EGO is the smoothest I've ever used. I'm currently using the AEG / Echo unit. It's not as nice to use, but has SO SO much power, it's really a commercial grade unit.

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I'm still not convinced M18 has the juice to deliver stellar results. Ego and FlexVolt are both more appealing to me. 

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On 4/23/2017 at 1:22 PM, Bremon said:

I'm still not convinced M18 has the juice to deliver stellar results. Ego and FlexVolt are both more appealing to me. 

I would just need it to trim around about 100 or so tombstones in the cemetery .... and my house.

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37 minutes ago, KnarlyCarl said:

I would just need it to trim around about 100 or so tombstones in the cemetery .... and my house.

Definitely has enough jam to get that done. 

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A cordless trimmer that meets my needs is still years away. I burn 1-1/2 to 2 tanks of gas each time I mow and 3 or 4 every 3rd time because I do the hill in the front. Tons of brush and vines, etc. Not counting the shit I keep up with for other people. Even growing up I always had a ton of trimming to do. My dad used to joke about getting an electric trimmer to save on gas just to piss me off. As far as I'm concerned the Husqvarna 223L is the best trimmer I've ever used. It's light and nimble enough to use around the yard and powerful enough to throw a blade on and cut some brush. Of the dozens of trimmers I've used over the years, it's the only one I never had any gripes about whatsoever. 

 

That said, the performance all these cordless models are producing is pretty amazing compared to just a few years ago, but I guess the same could be said for pretty much all today's cordless tools. Having no dog in the fight, I like the feel of the Dewalt trimmer the best, but I still think Ego has the most upside at this point when considering the line as a whole. That could certainly change, but I'm not sure Milwaukee will ever be able to seriously appeal to the professional crowd with an 18V lineup. 

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On 4/25/2017 at 0:59 AM, Conductor562 said:

......... but I'm not sure Milwaukee will ever be able to seriously appeal to the professional crowd with an 18V lineup. 

 

This is a good statement because it makes me wonder if they are going to get serious about higher demand tools and OPE by developing a different battery stategy, as the18v 9.0 they are using now can't possibly keep up to the higher voltage tools.

 

Although, maybe they are going this route... who knows!

https://www.protoolreviews.com/news/solid-state-battery-technology/30038/

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