Chervon/EGO/Skil

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Chervon owns skil, skil now releasing 40v line with "battery cooling" technology. Maybe this line will be a more affordable EGO alternative from the same company in a round about way.

https://www.skil.com/lawn-garden-tools/
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Posted 2 months ago

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Interesting. And hopefully Skil will have a better repair and part distribution infrastructure than the EGO/Home Depot partnership turned out to be.
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This.  I HATE Home Depot.  You can tell it is run by Walmart.  LOL
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Frank all they have to do is make parts available directly to their consumer like Toro did with their 60v tools. Still not sure why EGO hasn't.
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100% agree Erik. I could be wrong here but I believe that the Toro battery equipment  shares a lot of parts in common with their gas line. Toro didn't have to completely invent the battery part distribution supply chain like EGO did.

I can still easily buy every part for my '80s vintage gas SP mower and repair almost anything myself. Very easy to work on. The EGO experience is vastly different than that.
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Yes the Toro just put a electric on GAS motor chasis. I get EGO designed their platform and doesn't have decades of models with readily available parts stock. But they're also not b on their 1st Gen models anymore and they should be offering parts by now.
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I have a couple Skil hand tools and they are pretty nice.  Very interesting that they are expanding to OPE.  
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Smart and probably will perform very well!  Nobody wants to put out junk that ends up failing in the end.  With the new global reality, inexpensive is the way to go.
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SCDC this is why I haven't bought any more EGO tools besides the edge/weed whip, back pack blower (which I'm still boggled there isn't an attachment to carry 2 batteries) and the snowblower. I just don't feel like paying their prices. Lol
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Very interesting. I notice they aren't even offering a side discharge chute for the mowers. Skil has always been a very good quality name so I imagine these new tools will be very good.
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Chervon has a 5 year warranty on these tools and 2 year on the battery and charger.
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The hardest part in acquiring a tool line is the start up and appears that most of the cost is in the batteries and chargers. I am going to pick my spots for which to buy and what is required of the tool in order to complete tasks. I like the Ego products, having said that - they come with a price.    
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Can we assume that Chervon also purchased the separate SkilSaw division.  Much higher end and better tools in this division.  I own a few.  Basically commercial vs. residential.
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