BCA 1200 brush cutter attachment

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EGO....when will this be available in US market?  If we were able to purchase from Aussie would it work on US power head?
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My uneducated opinion about this:   

Convert a string trimmer attachment portion of the power head system, but do not use the 3 blade cutter blade, get an 8" diamond reinforced saw blade such as this one:
https://www.amazon.com/Oregon-41-927-Brush-Cutter-Blade/dp/B0018U067I/

Seems to me, the 3 blade will 'knock' and shock the power head gears when it hits a hard object such as a limb too thick for the cutter blade to cut through.  

I'm thinking this solution would be better for me, cutting brush and vines at the edge of the woods than a pole saw, and a lot less maintenance! (oiling, chain replacement, sharpening, etc.) and would protect the gears/mechanisms of the power head from shock.

How to convert the string trimmer attachment:
VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M4hGO-snQs
Link (closed except for comments) - https://community.egopowerplus.com/ego/topics/how-to-brush-cutter-blade-for-the-multi-tool-sta1500-attachment

Materials needed:Hex tools - come with string trimmer attachment

Adapter parts:
Blade Nut
Rider Plate
Wide Washer
Locking Nut
*https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N7RKO4P/

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I will be very interested in what our distinguished EGO Champions have to say about this.
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I have no distinguishment but I say whatever works for you to get the job done. As long as you realize you likely have voided your warranty then go for it.
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Good point about the warranty being voided.

Why do you suppose the 'warranted' 3 blade brush cutter attachment has not been introduced into the USA?    Because of US safety/liability laws?
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Probably
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Sibyl, I bought the string trimmer attachment for the purpose of converting to a brush cutter except I used a 10"carbide brush cutter blade. Works great and don't care if it voids the warranty.
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So, with the 10" blade, you did not use the string trimmer safety guard on it?
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There's a lot of safety certification (UL, etc.) to go through to release a product like the brush cutter in the U.S., and I know from friends who work in manufacturing that UL at least can take awhile.

I thought I read a rumor earlier this year that the brush cutter attachment was coming this year, but that was either wrong or it's been delayed to next year. (Ego tends to release new summer-weather tools in the spring.)
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Sibyl, the 10" blade still leaves sufficient clearance to leave the safety guard on, but works best without because vines or small trees get caught between the blade and guard. I don't operate it by swinging wildly and cut 1 thing per pass going right to left as the direction of the blade rotation. It easily cuts small trees 3-4" as if warm butter. I also used it to cut back overgrown crape myrtles; works better than my EGO pole saw attachment and leaves a clean cut. I know there's some calling this procedure "crape murder", but I want to keep them a certain size and it's done well for me.
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Thanks for the reply and tips.   I'm sure this rig would be my best bet.  I'm reticent to get involved with any type of chain saw.

Do you wear safety glasses and kevlar gloves?   Do you clean the blade?  If so, how?  Also, how long does a carbide saw blade last?
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Sibyl, yes I wear safety gear; forestry helmet with face guard. Kevlar gloves or chaps is an overkill in my opinion. Carbide is very tough and should lass a long time; these are inexpensive anyway. I may run it 30 minutes couple times a year to do what I need.
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Yes, it would work but better to remove blade from head for easy shipping and customs clearance.
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Yes, it would work but better to remove blade from head for easy shipping and customs clearance.
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I bought the brush cutter attachment in the UK for only a little more than the attachments cost here in the US. Be forewarned that ego will NOT cover it under warranty since it is not "approved" for sale in the US. Their rep claimed this was because they have a different electrical system than the US among other things..The batteries are the same but  they need to follow corporate script so I let them ramble what they want. 56V is 56V.  Will be buying the saw blade for conversion also but have no problems with the brush blade.
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Hi Richard, you had the brushcutter attachment shipped from UK to US? Source?
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/E-G-O-Ego-Bca1200-Multi-tool-Brush-Cutter-Attachment-/292493057947?_trksid=...       I just looked it up and says sold out right now... I used it a few weeks ago and it is a beast. took down a whole yard that had grown to weeds last year in a matter of minutes...am definitely glad I bought it, warranty be damned..
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not sure of mowermagic, I got my from ebay, but most dealers will ship anywhere. I have had a few items shipped from the UK with no problems
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Why mess with that when for a few dollars, use almost any 10" circular brush cutter blade available on Amazon with the adapter kit. I bought the string trimmer attachment specifically to convert.
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