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I would like to see some more combination packages with price breaks over individual purchase prices.   Especially a Hedge Trimmer, String Trimmer, Blower combination with two batteries and a charger.  Maybe at 2.5 and 5Ah options.  Or other options with the new multi tool platform.   Looking for a little more bang for the buck at the $500 to $600 price point.
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Ego did indicate they would be putting out some bundles, but so far the only one I've seen is a single battery kit with the trimmer and blower.

Hopefully they're working on some more options?
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A little birdie told me that we'll have a few combo sets this spring. More info to come.
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I am trying really hard to switch from a gas trimmer to a battery trimmer. I have owned a echo and a kobalt. I returned both. I really want to try the Ego 15 inch trimmer with a 7.5ah battery. But I can't justify the cost. Maybe a package deal with the 7.5ah battery would convince me! Pretty please!!
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I would get the backpack blower, the 2.5 ah trimmer and the 16" chainsaw. Puts you at 414 + 219 + 300. That gives you a 7.5 ah, 5ah, and 2.5ah.
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I like that idea! Might just alter it a bit though. Blower 414 7.5ah, chainsaw 300 5ah,
Trimmer 320 5ah. Now we're around 1100 bucks. So roughly 200 bucks a piece for 3 tools and 3 batteries. Hmm.....
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I like that idea! Might just alter it a bit though. Blower 414 7.5ah, chainsaw 300 5ah,
Trimmer 320 5ah. Now we're around 1100 bucks. So roughly 200 bucks a piece for 3 tools and 3 batteries. Hmm.....
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Sounds like your set lol. Lots of juice there.

This isnt ryobi junk. It's told stuff.

Keep in mind the issues reported here for these tools and in general. There is a issue with the report network. Read about that too before you make up your mind. I just want to give you all of the information up front.

Also buy them with a home depot credit card. It will give you a year to be satisfied with your tools.
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I use the 15" trimmer and the blower. Both work great. My batteries are the 2.5 and a backup 2.0. Weed whacking a 20,000 foot hillside with thigh high weeds took 9 battery charges. Not a problem with multiple batteries.

We use the blower at work with the 4.0 battery. The area is about 10,000 feet. Sometimes I have to recharge the 4.0.

The area being blown is a Home Depot garden center. The blower kicks butt.
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Looks like I'm going to have to really take a look at how to end up with everything the most cost effective way. There is a backpack blower that has 7.5ah battery for 400. Well Blue Angel needs to chime in here and give me some info as well. Like maybe a date on when the combo packages will be available.
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Blue doesn't have access to that information. None of us do. Only Jennifer knows.
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A: 3500ft @ 10ft/min. Job will take 6 hours.
B: 180" of line at 1"/min. Line will last 3 hours.
1.: 2.5A. battery lasts 40 min on very heavy conditions.   (from a customer review on HD website)
      So: 2.5A on normal, about 1 hour. 5A=2 hours and 7.5A =3 hours.
      My opinion? I'm olde so I'd rather have two 5s as the 7.5 is heavy.
2A.: Don't Know
2B.: Much less vibration that a gas engine.
3A.: String head: Several types, some have great review and others have terrible reviews.
3B.: No shutdown, these batteries run and charge cool.
4.: 0.95"
5.: At HD: model ST1504F $319 and a spare 5A battery: model BA2800 $219. Trimmer strap is $20 if you need it. So $319+$219=$538 plus tax.
Follow up questions:
Yes, both charger type have a cooling fan.
Run time: See #1 above.
Run up time: from zero to full 700ms, from half to full 300ms
Line length: 15 feet of line. (from a downloaded manual)
Least expensive 7.5A: Hmmm..... Gray market on eBay is $220 to $265 and may have warranty issues. Alternatively you may find one on your local Craig's list. 
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Tom how generous of you to supply all that info! A big THANK YOU
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Regarding the trimmer motor location, is trimming wet grass going to increase the likelihood of motor issues?
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Highly unlikely. It's not sealed in there at all. No gasket so the motor must be able to get wet. Anyways, if it does go bad.. exchange it or warranty it .
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Troy, I think you've gotten some solid advice so far!

Just to add a few tidbits, the 15" trimmer takes .090" line but the included line is only OK, most prefer a good aftermarket line. The head holds 16 ft if I remember right. The aftermarket line will usually increase the sound level slightly, but it's still MUCH quieter than any gas trimmer I've seen.

The trigger only has a delay when starting from a dead stop, and it's not hard to get used to as it's only a split second. Once going the throttle is very responsive.

The 15" trimmer has tons of power, so much that some consider it a handful for use as an edger. I can't remember mine slowing down at all using it on anything approaching "normal" weeds.

Many find that the balance is fine with the 4/5Ah batteries. The 7.5 might make it a little tail heavy, but that will be personal preference.

Under really heavy use the 15" will drain a 2Ah battery in 20 minutes, but that's steady heavy cutting. Most people find they get 30 min and up depending on the load. With a 5Ah battery it would be reasonable to think you'd get an hour or more of steady trimming unless you were working it hard.

If you have a second 5Ah battery and a Rapid Charger you can trim continuously until your arms fall off... you'll never kill one battery before the next one is ready to go again. The same could probably be said for having two 2.5Ah batteries as well, but the 5Ah batteries will halve the number of trips back to the charger for a swap.

Ego has done a fantastic job managing heat in their batteries. If you search "Ego vs Echo" on YouTube you'll find a few videos comparing the two batteries. One of the videos shows their continuous use in the blowers and the Ego battery charges every time right away off the tool, the Echo needs considerable cool-down time before it will recharge.

If you're still set on getting the 7.5Ah battery, for sure get it in the backpack blower kit! It's overpriced on its own.
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Oh, and it bears repeating what Jacob said about the multi-tool. It will have a string trimmer attachment and has a 2000W power head. If the other tools in the kit are of interest (pole hedge trimmer, brush cutter, pole chainsaw, edger) you might want to give that some thought too.
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I can confirm that we have no plans to offer any of the hand tools with a 7.5Ah battery in a kit. Because of the heavy weight, we don't anticipate bundling these types of products with that heavy battery.
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After watching several you-tube videos I have made a decision....... Going to start off with the big blower that has the 7.5ah battery and the trimmer that comes with the 5.0ah battery. Really like the chainsaw as well but I'll get that later this summer. Now a question...... I think I read something about battery storage. I'm thinking that I can't store these batteries in my unheated, non-airconditioned shop. Am I correct?
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Not in the winter. That's ALL lithium ion batteries. Not just ego. They shouldn't go below 32 F
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Troy, be sure to let us know how it works out!

One question I have is whether the 7.5Ah blower kit comes with the standard charger or the Rapid charger? You'll definitely want the Rapid charger for use with the larger batteries.
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Blower comes with the rapid charger.
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Thanks for clarifying!

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