Multi-Tool Update

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Quick catch up....A couple of months ago I purchased the complete Multi-Tool set to partially replace a Stihl Kombi set I was using commercially.

Edger works great.....high power setting is used with this attachment. No loss in performance from gas

Trimmer works fine....I generally use my 15" trimmer but this is nice for a back up. Top end power when needed.

Pole saw attachment works good.....no loss in performance from gas. I picked up a couple of extra chains but havn t needed them yet.

Hedge trimmer works superb. Top end power on lower power setting. I actually throw on a 7.5 amp battery when using with extension...balance.

Ego.......please come out with a blower attachment for this. Not top power type but good for grass clippings type.

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bfc thanks for the review
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Thanks for the review. I recently purchased the power head, extension, edger, and hedge trimmer. Not the right season for the edger yet but I did try the hedge trimmer on my decorative trees with the extension. I had to use a ladder to get to the top of the trees. I used the large 7.5 Amp battery as others suggested for balance. This was an advantage with your feet on the ground but on the ladder I'm thinking the smaller 2.5 Amp may be best. Using the large battery on the ladder became quite a workout. My arms were feeling it for quite a while after trimming. I estimate the trimming time was reduced by 2/3's! This hedge trimmer attachment is surprisingly strong and able to chew threw 1" branches as advertised.

On a side note, I have many Makita LXT power tools and noticed they just introduced a power head system. Can't see how two of their 18V batteries can compete with this EGO.
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I love my Makita cordless tools, but I share your scepticism with how their OPE could compete with higher end tool lines. Also, the prices they are charging are darn near highway robbery when you consider how reasonably priced the Ego lineup is by comparison!
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 Hi guys,
I've had the Power Head with the edger and line trimmer attachments for just a few days, but I'm also fairly impressed with it so far.

Like Bigfoot mentioned, the edger works best on the high speed setting,
and is very comparable to a commercial gas edger.

We have a tough type of grass here in SW Florida called St. Augustine,
it grows in "runners" and requires a powerful trimmer to trim & trimmer-edge properly.
So I've been trimming with the Power Head speed switch on high and a fairly
constant 3/4 trigger. Used like this, it's quite impressive and very comparable to my
FS130 gas trimmer that I've used for years.

I seem to be averaging about 40 minutes of runtime with the 5.0 batteries.
I have five 5.0 batteries that I can rotate. I'm hoping to be able to transition 
to all electric trimmer, edger and blower this season.
Our faster growing season here typically begins the first or second week of 
May.

Bob
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Nice review Bob - thanks
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Further comment on the power on the #2 setting. Like Bob I have a fs130 that during the Spring green up I would keep on my truck as a way basically to make extra money. Happens very regularly a homeowner will approach me with a problem...overgrown lawn or such and needs help. This happens so frequently that I even carry an extra mower on my truck for these situations. So to wrap this up the ego will absolutely run right with the big Stihl fs130. The Stihl will go bye bye if Ego comes out with a true brush cutter model.