true battery life?

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Trying to weigh the true cost of ownership of the battery tools compared with gas.
My only objection is this concerning buy a system of tools, like with a lawnmower.
We have a Honda mower now and it is about 8 years old, no problems other than a new plug air filter and a new blade. Add in the cost of gas with about 20 or so uses a season. Not much cost like every wants you to believe on the battery band wagon.. 
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In my experience, comparing gas to electric of two similar product can be an endless discussion and is, from what I have experienced, often not the right way and done for the right reason. Few years back, I bought a Chevy Volt. One could argue it can fulfill quite a bit of an electric car purpose... A guy at work said "wow, it's a great idea, I might want one too, but how does it compare in cost with an ICE car?". We put numbers down, like you did, to figure out the "payback" time against a somewhat comparable car, say a Chevy Cruise... and there is one, at some point. Based on his usage, I think it was like 8 years or so. He then said "Wow, this is way too long, there is no point in buying such car, it is too expensive". Two weeks after, he changed his current car for a $65k Mercedes. Bottom line, he wanted to talk himself into adopting EV technology and wanted to use money savings as argument, but clearly, his point was that money itself is not an issue but the car was just not at all what he wanted. Maybe comfort was not to his liking, maybe power was not to his liking, maybe styling, who knows... 

Overtime, I ended up not comparing my Volt to anything anymore, based solely on cost. I established that I like the car for it's quietness, ride handling, etc. Not cost saving. .. and obviously, I appreciate using electricity as source of energy over oil... 

All this to say that you should consider changing your mower because you want to, because you think electric is a different, valuable source of energy to produce work and because you like the EGO product above all. Don't try to convince yourself only on the money argument, it may never work... 

My advice is your Honda seems in good shape, Honda has terrific very reliable mowers, maybe you just don't need to change it. Stick to it until it breaks (if ever it does...) and then evaluate a new product based on your criteria/your liking in terms of cut quality, reliability, look, etc... 
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Well said!
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Why I was considering the Lawn Mower with the 2 5AH batteries is because I need the string trimmer with the Multi Tool for work, and I also need the pole hedge trimmer for the my yard. So I thought of buying those tools with no batteries and then getting the lawn mower too which has the batteries and fast charger so I could save some money if I decided the mower was a good move.. 
Then I am thinking of getting the snow blower for next snow season if I do that.. 
However I am thrifty so I always look at things like that.

so if I don't get the Lawnmower I will get the Multi Tool with the trimmers..
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The mower is great, go for it. the full kits are always a better value, since you can't buy solo batts that cheap, especially when kits go on sale. Just sayin' one can never have too many batteries.
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True; I accumulated enough batteries not to worry about waiting for a charge.