7.5Ah battery now in stock!

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Take our lineup to the next level with the mother of all Lithium-Ion batteries, the new 7.5 Amp Hour EGO Power+ battery. Now available at The Home Depot. http://bit.ly/1dsWpoL

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Ego is coming out with a new 7.5Ah battery? Cool! ;-)
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On a serious note, might I suggest a "cleanup" of the reviews for the 7.5? I'm not sure even one review is useful or has anything to do with this actual battery pack!
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NOOOOO!!!!
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Thanks Jennifer/Blue Angel - the link you provided works.  It's now listed on the Home depot site, and the link on the EGO product page works (must have updated in the last 24 hours).  But I've noticed that now the 5.0 amp one is no longer on their site and the product link for that doesn't work in the EGO product page.  At $560 + tax, this may be way too big of a price jump for me to justify.  It is odd though that they told me in store the 7.5amp was not available in Canada.  There must just be some miscommunication going on and/or a problem with the site since the 5.0 is now missing.
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Hi Trevor, homedepot.ca sometimes removes products from their site when they are out of stock instead of just marking them as "out of stock".  It's something we keep chastising them about because it causes the confusion you're having.  It's a work in progress. :(
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I noticed that. When doing a search for ego, often a limited number of active items comes up. Why are products so much more expensive in Canada? Exchange rate that bad?
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There was a very brief dip down to about 0.68, and it seems HD Canada has used that as a basis for cranking prices up by about 50% compared to US prices.


As of right now, the exchange is high enough that buying Ego products in the US is justified, especially if you're across long enough to not pay Canadian sales tax when bringing it across the border:


The 2.5Ah 530 CFM blower, 2.5Ah string trimmer and 2Ah hedge trimmer kits are all priced at $297.00!!!
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What's the advertised run time?
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Just so you Guys at Ego know...I just checked HomeDepot.com and neither the 5ah nor the 7.5ah batteries are there for sale.
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I have no problem finding the 5.0Ah battery (nor the 2.5Ah) when searching "ego battery" but I don't see the 7.5Ah battery anywhere in the search results either.
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I found it through the link posted but not by searching the site.
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I found it by searching "ego battery", it was at the bottom of the page.
$379.00 /each.  I want one though, just so I can say I have every version . . .  my other four packs (2.0, 2.5. 4.0, and 5.0Ah) are more than enough at this time, but my OCD keeps telling me I'm missing one - the most baddest one.  
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I was hoping that this new battery would mean a snow blower would be coming. I'd hate to buy this to have one be included with a blower.
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Piece of advice.  Don't buy the battery in hopes that there will be a snow blower available this winter. 
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They already posted that the Snow Blower for Ego will be released 2016.
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DJ, yes, but that information was posted several months after the posts you're replying to.
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Thanks for relying to that because I wasn't going to.
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Oh yeah, I'm holding out. My real dream would be that my two 4's would do the job fine.
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Haha, yeah, the price would have me considering just paying the little bit more for a second mower instead. (Not really, but that battery is expensive which is why I'd only get it as part of a bundle).
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In my opinion, two 4Ah batteries gives you FAR more flexibility than a single 7.5Ah, with the same or more total run time for only a few dollars more. To me it's a no-brainer.

Now if the 7.5Ah pack was priced at $299, like I was hoping, then the recommendation takes a little more thought. Zoro has it for ~$330 which is better but still a little rich.
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Very good point. With the size of the 7.5 I know probably would want to put it on the trimmer or any other of the hand held tools. Those that do, more power to you.
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Yeah, I can see the 7.5 being excessive for the blower and hedge trimmer.

I could see using it on the chainsaw since you're pushing down on it anyway while cutting. The string trimmer would probably be manageable with the 7.5, but only just. I find the 4Ah adds noticeable weight to the string trimmer. Now if it had a shoulder strap... :-)
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I currently have the 20" mower, string trimmer, hedge trimmer and 14" chain saw.With those, a 2.5, 4 and 5 batteries. Considering I'm a small woman, I can feel the difference in ease of use in the hand tools using the 2.5 vs the 4 or 5. The larger capacity is nice but much heavier.

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