Ego's limited pairings (battery/product combos) are stopping me from buying more products.

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I need both a snow blower and a leaf blower, but I already have a 7.5 Ah battery so the existing bundle options don't make any sense for me. I either have to buy 5 Ah batteries, which limit the utility of my existing battery investment with the snowblower, or I have to buy bare tools and spend a fortune on an additional 7.5 Ah battery -- not getting any combo discount -- to match my earlier investment and get maximal runtime.

Ego has provided vague guidance that they will release additional battery combinations for the snow blower, but without any answer as to whether they'll offer a blower + single 7.5 Ah battery kit, I am left in a state of paralysis because I have no idea what my options are. And if they don't offer such a kit, I will be forced to spend hundreds more dollars on a 7.5 Ah battery to accommodate the poor economics of the bundles offered, which probably renders the whole thing a non-starter.

This is frustrating. I am a big fan of Ego, not only their hardware but also their service and attentiveness on these forums. But a result of these limited pairings is that even though they make two tools I very much need, I cannot buy either with confidence right now. I hope in the future Ego will be more clear about upcoming options, and more liberal in letting us pick and choose our battery/tool combinations.
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Posted 3 years ago

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You don't need to buy an additional, expensive 7.5Ah battery unless you have OCD about the batteries in the snow blower being identical.

Buy the bare tool, then pick up a 5.0Ah battery from Amazon for $220. It hits the sweet spot between runtime and affordability.

With a 7.5 and 5.0 you'll get plenty of runtime on the snow blower, have a lighter battery for use on the leaf blower, and save yourself almost $200.

Ego can't be expected to offer every possible combination of tool and batteries, and I certainly don't see them selling the snow blower with only a single battery since it really needs two batteries to run.

There's only so much space on warehouse shelves.