How many SPARE 2-AH batteries would you want on hand for 4 Ego tools?

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I have in my possession the string trimmer, hedge trimmer, blower, and 14" chain saw.  I have the option of having either  0,1, 2, or 3 extra batteries.  I have to decide how many of the "free extra batteries" to return.  Does it sound like having 2 extras for 4 tools is overkill (consider I won't use the CS very often).  I've had the Ego tools for a short time and only once has a battery died-- in the 530 CFM blower.  I have to balance cost vs what's sensible.  I am not saying the lowest cost is what I'm striving for, but I also don't want to waste money and juggle/store more batteries than is practical.  If I don't return any batteries, I'll have a total of 8 2/2.5 AH batteries.

I also own the 21SP mower but I don't feel that is a factor in this decision.

The blower gets far and away the most usage, followed by the hedge trimmer, and then the string trimmer.

Thoughts please.
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Dave, are you able to comfortably cut your whole lawn with the battery that came with your mower?

If so, I would think having only two 2.5Ah batteries would be more than enough combined with your mower's battery.  If you were really planning to do some heavy continuous cutting with the chainsaw I could see possibly wanting three 2.5Ah batteries, but only if your lawnmower battery makes the saw uncomfortably heavy to handle.  With two 2.5's charging and one in use I would think you'd be continuously cutting no problem.

BTW, which battery do you have for the mower?
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I can cut the lawns at least 3 times on one charge.   the mower has the 7.5, which is awesome since I can cut numerous times on one charge.  It takes me less than 15 minutes to mow both front and back lawns.
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Nothing quite like overkill, right?  :-)

If your yard is that small and you have the 7.5Ah to fall back on, I can't see needing any more than 2 2.5Ah batteries.

I have one 4Ah, one 2Ah, and one 2.5Ah, the 15" trimmer, hedge trimmer, 530 blower and 20" mower.

I can mow twice on one charge of the 4Ah, and I lose track of how many trims I can get out of the 15" string trimmer on one charge of the 2.5Ah... I've mowed about 5 times so far this year and I think I've only charged the 2.5 once.

I use the 2Ah in the blower, and I only need about medium speed for about a minute to clear all the debris off the driveway and sidewalk.  I use Turbo for about 15 seconds to blow the dust off the mower and trimmer.

Three batteries is overkill for me, but it is nice to be able to just leave the batteries in the tools between uses and not have to switch them around.  Did I just say that?  How lazy can someone be?  :-)

Now once the Ego snowblower finds its way into my garage, well, I'll have a need for some extra juice then!