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Curious as to which weed whip, edger, blower and hedge trimmer you experienced individuals recommend? I see several options available for each, but can’t see what the difference is through specifications and I’m wondering if maybe I’m just missing something. Thank you for any help!
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Aside from some of the complaints about customer service, Here you go.

I have 3 of their blowers, the backpack, ad 535 and a 580.   I love the
Power+ 580 CFM BlowerLB5804 because of the cruise control and over all power, no need for a turbo.

The Weed Wacker.  I have 3 of them.  Earliest model with one speed, the Carbon Shaft one (most recent) and the the Power+ 15" String Trimmer with Rapid Reload HeadST1500SF because it has true variable speed.  The most recent Carbon spins too fast for delicate trim work.

All of their hedge trimmers are great, but the Power+ 24" Brushless Hedge TrimmerHT2411 is inexpensive and a workhorse.  Love it.

I have the multi-head edger and it works great.  I don't like the blade nor changing the blade, it has a bolt and cotter pin. 15” String Trimmer & Edger Combo Kit with 5.0Ah Battery and ChargerMHC1502.  I purchased a different brand blade and it is holding up better.  But did I say I love having an edger?

Mower, my old 20" is my work horse, but I have switched to my 21" self propelled.  I don't like how it mulches, nor how soft the blade edge is, but I love the mower.  Power+ 21" Self-Propelled Lawn MowerLM2102SP

That is my weekly "army" of tools I use for my lawn.  My other stuff gets used as needed, like the chainsaws, etc.
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Bob,

You actually make a great point.  I can be cutting my grass with my 21" mower and stop to do something, when I restart my mower, it's like clockwork my battery goes red.  I think Start/Stop of high amp motors takes a huge draw in comparison to it just running along at speed, not under much of a load.   Of course I'm talking the time frame that I usually have 5 to 10 minutes left on the battery anyways.  But that restart seems to take it over the top.
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I've never seen that happen with my 21" and 5 ah battery. Interesting. In fact, I've seen the opposite. When the indicator on the mower shows red indicating the battery is running low, if I stop for a bit and restart the indicator on the mower will show green for a few more minutes then go red again. 
One other thing I've gotten in the habit of doing is when I restart after a stop, I'll slightly raise the front of the mower so the blade isn't sitting right in the grass as it comes back on. Thought being to give it a bit of an easier startup. Who knows if it's doing anything.
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Mike,

Sometimes I Laugh at what happens here.  When one person experiences one thing, another experiences the opposite.  Kind of makes either a mute point. 
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Not a moot point at all. It's all in how we use it and our experiences. And, I'd like to think this sort of discussion gets back to EGO engineers so they can see what their end users are experiencing. There may be little design tweaks they can make so we don't see exactly opposite things happening. But, that could just be a part of normal usage variation. It's good you posted what you did, just as it's good I posted what I did, because it's more data for EGO. (Provided they see it, of course.)
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Good Point.