I am looking for an electric corded trimmer/cutter to cut down blackberries. I want one that has a blade. What have you got?

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I need an electric corded weed eater trimmer that uses a blade. I have blackberries to cut
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Unfortunately, EGO has no stuff that is corded, only cordless.  As far as good corded trimmers go, Ryobi makes a 7.5 amp dual line trimmer that bump feeds, if I were to buy a corded trimmer today, it would be that one.

Update, the reviews on that Ryobi suck, so I recant my original advice, I prefer dual line bump feed.  Almost all of the other trimmers are single line autofeed, which I do not like.  I used and loved the Black and Decker Grasshog XP, but I do not believe that they make it anymore, and I'm not finding any really good corded trimmers... 
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I wouldn't call the lack of cords unfortunate!
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Some people would call an extra $100+ of expense unfortunate.  I enjoy cordless, and I will choose it over gas for commercial landscaping, but there are some homeowners especially in my area that either do not have the extra money to pay or do not want to pay the extra money for high-end cordless tools.  Besides, there are no really good corded weed whackers out there.
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TheAtomTwister I would guess these days a lot of people don't have the extra money to pay for high end cordless tools. To be honest I'm single no kids have a decent income and have some disposable income, even being a single homeowner and the price of the batteries alone are a turn off to me.

Sure there's a warranty but I bet a lot of people see the price on that and pass. People are scared to invest in electronic yard equipment at high prices given gas has been the standard for a very long time.

Hell I want a ego mower, but not at that price, especially just a bare unit. My current Craftsmsn mower is only 2 summers old.
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Greg, Ego's Power Head system has a steel blade brush cutter, but it's currently only available in Europe. We're hoping to see it here in the spring.

I've never cut blackberries before, but I'm having a blast cutting 3-4' tall thistles with the PH and string trimmer attachment. The stalks aren't exactly woody, but they're about 3/8" diameter. The weak link is the line... the motor just keeps going!
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The brushcutter can be ordered from Mower Magic and shipped to the United States.
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Will the UK brush cutter work with the US multi-tool head?
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Unfortunately no, see your post below for complete answer.
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If the branches/limbs of the blackberry plants don't exceed 3/4" maybe a hedge trimmer would work?
Might have to work in batches from the top down for example, but maybe it would cut well enough right at the base of the plants.
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That is where I might involve the chainsaw
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About that EGO brush cutter from Mower Magic in the UK - Will it work with the US multi-tools?
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