Do you have electric lawn tool OCD?

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I guess I do?  I'm sure many more of you have interesting ones to share, I would like to see them. In this picture EVERYTHING gets used.  Let's see your parking lot!  Only electric please!

  • EGO 21" mower on the left is my newest SP.  
  • EGO 20" with a bent shaft that vibrates badly.  I use it for fall or after storm mowing to get sticks and leaves.  Not good for much else.  Still running strong, 3 years.
  • EGO 20" mower behind it is the one I used most last year.
  • Greenworx tiller next to it.
  • EGO New and Old Blower (Most used tool I have)
  • EGO Hedge Trimmer
  • EGO 14" Chain Saw.  (I'm kind of leaning towards the 16", I have a lot of trees).
  • Black and Decker Hedge Trimmer (worn out but a good little tool)
  • EGO 21" string trimmer.
This is the back end of my back yard.  No making fun of the grass  (cough, Blue).

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Well, three motors and two blowers! I only have one of each... And here they are.

Have...
»» 21" Self-Propelled Ego lawn mower
»» 15" Ego string trimmer
»» 480 CFM Ego blower
»» 3/8" Craftsman drill, Lithium-Ion ( may not count as OPE)

Want...
»» 16" or newer 14" Ego chainsaw ( not sure if I want to get this with a 5 amp hour battery, as I already have a 7.5 amp hour battery from the mower. But it would be nice to have an extra high capacity battery as my other two are the smaller 2.0 amp hour batteries.)

Comment...
»» the two newer chainsaws are both better than the older 14 inch Ego chainsaw. The two newer chainsaws have a revised lower her or motor controller that allows it to draw more current when it senses a higher-capacity battery attached. Higher-capacity batteries generally give you longer run times of course. But in this case they also give you more cutting power. I've seen it referenced in several reviews... even reviews officially posted on Ego website... Go to 'about ago,' then go to 'Ego in the news,' and you'll see one of the reviews there that mentions this as well.
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Your points about the chainsaw are completely correct.  I am struggling a bit with the old 14" I have.  Really struggles with power on some things.  But as long as I keep a newer chain on it (sharp), it's ok.

I can get about 2 medium trees cut with a 4ah battery, medium hardness wood.  That includes cutting the limbs into 24" pieces.

I may have excess and sometimes excess isn't good.  it's a waste of resources, but the fact that each thing I have serves a purpose, makes me feel a bit better.
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Good points! For me, if I want a newer version of a product I already have... I give my old one away. That way I don't have to hassle with selling it and I'm doing a good deed and my purchase does not go to waste. For me, I hate having things that aren't used much. Not saying that's you. :-)
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I gave my neighbor my 12" string trimmer and I'm going to give him my black and decker trimmer (I just got the ego) and probably the blower.  I never sell stuff.  I try to find people who will use the tools.  Since my neighbor is in his 60's and cares for his very sick sister, he can't afford much.  We hand down our stuff that is in good shape to them, it's very appreciated.  Doesn't hurt that he's my neighbor and wants to keep his lawn nice  :)
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Geez, I think you might have more stock than some of the Home Depots I've been in. You could hire a couple of students and have a lawn care business!
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Currently only have an Ego 21" mower (non-SP), 530 CFM blower, and a Ryobi 40V string trimmer. I want to upgrade to an Ego 15" string trimmer at some point but the Ryobi works well for me. What I really want is an Ego shop vac, keeping my fingers crossed that they make one in the near future.
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Nice setup.  Glen.
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I'll have to wait until the weekend to post my pic... my bat-mower is still sleeping:

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Nice...try that with a gas mower! LOL
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Now that my mower has come down from its winter hibernation spot on the ceiling of the garage, here's my Ego Army:


20" Mower
15" String Trimmer
530 CFM Blower
24" Hedge Trimmer

Absent from the picture is the 480 CFM blower.

Not quite as formidable as the tour de force lineup SCDC is sporting, but good enough to maintain my little postage stamp lawn! :-)
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Blue. If I only had a garage. Those eclectic snow shovels are very unique indeed. Battery in the handles?
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Those handles are so you can push with both hands in a somewhat ergonomic fashion. No batteries, but heated grips might be a cool idea!

The yellow/blue shovel is a recent Frankenstein creation. The original blue blade was worn out and cracked from years of abuse, and they are not sold anymore with the curved ergo shaft. I saw a yellow bladed/handled version for sale that had a metal leading edge riveted to the plastic blade (fantastic!) but it had a straight wooden shaft (bummer!).

I bought it and swapped in the curved blue ergo shaft from my old shovel, so now I have a superior version of my old shovel since it now has a metal edge, which is GREAT for keeping the driveway scraped clean right down to the asphalt... this IS the OCD thread, right? :-)

As an added bonus, I was able to put the blue double handed handle from my old shovel onto my ice scraper! The ordinary handle on that scraper really beat up my hands if I tried to use both hands pushing and scraping, now it works like a dream and I can throw my whole body weight into it without hurting my hands.

Just add one Ego snowblower and winter won't stand a chance!!!
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Add that snow blower and yoir snow shovels won't be only envious ones
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Yessir, that's the plan! :-)