Workshop Addict: Ego vs Ryobi - Again

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Workshop Addict just posted a comparison between the SP Ego and the SP Ryobi. It's not surprising that the Ego cut twice as much grass on a charge, but it was very surprising that it did so even using the smaller 5Ah battery!https://www.workshopaddict.com/tools/...
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Blue,

Why is this surprising?  The only brand that compete with EGO is Honda, because Honda is EGO.  lol....
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With 40% more energy in the battery the Ego has the advantage. With everyone pushing "brushless efficiency" so much it's nice to see some proof that the word "brushless" doesn't necessarily mean MORE efficient.
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The heat issue amazes me.  That the ryobi battery is hot and has to cool off before being able to start charging seems foreign to me.  I have never noticed any heat in my 7.5 even after mowing for an hour on an 85 degree day.  And I just slap it on the charger when I am done because I have full confidence in the cooling system.

This is one of the main reasons I bought the Ego after researching.  I figured the mowers would be similar, but the battery technology really sets ego apart.

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One area that is not addressed, and is always a HUGE issue. Where do I take this mower when it breaks, and how long does it take to repair it? Does HD depot repair Ryobi mowers? I do not know.
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Unfortunately they did not address the quality of the cut nor clippings left behind etc.
But a good comparison on the cut time and charge time.
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I'm leaning towards the EGO as I've read it works better but I think the Ryobi looks cooler, less like a traditional mower.
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A garden gnome and some epoxy should tip the scales back in favor of the Ego if you are going for unconventional looks as a high priority.
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I don't recall saying it was a high priority just a comment. It looks to me like EGO styled their mower more conventionally probably thinking it might help with people who are skeptical about a battery powered mower and maybe that's a better business decision just not as interesting or bold. I say own it  but what do I know there might be an engineering reason the EGO motor and battery look an awful lot like an air cooled IC lawnmower engine. I did say I'm probably going to buy the EGO.
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No worries Chris - just posting some nonsense in the middle of a long day working at my computer.
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Basically what I'm saying is irrelevant anyway as obviously form follows function in regards to a mower.