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You guys don't use gas tools? I like the econess of electric but I can't get my mind around having to charge my chainsaw or blower. I guess growing up off-grid leaves a mark.

Plus they jsut seem like they would be too weak.
I have literally no gas tools, and have never owned one (granted I didn't have a yard until five years ago).

You're kind of in one eco-system or the other. With less than a half-acre property, it's pretty easy to deal with charging batteries or using extension cords instead of keeping gas around and dealing with maintenance.


My dad runs a professional landscaping company, and he's 100% that they'll be moving to all electric tools before he retires, which isn't too far from now. The electric tools are just getting better so fast. Leaf blowers and riding lawn mowers are the only real holdouts.
 

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You guys don't use gas tools? I like the econess of electric but I can't get my mind around having to charge my chainsaw or blower. I guess growing up off-grid leaves a mark.

Plus they jsut seem like they would be too weak.
I don't know about a chain saw, but I have switched to electric on blowers. They're good enough, and there is no vibrations and way less noise.
 

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You guys don't use gas tools? I like the econess of electric but I can't get my mind around having to charge my chainsaw or blower. I guess growing up off-grid leaves a mark.

Plus they jsut seem like they would be too weak.
Electric Chainsaw is very effective albeit a very small one. Have a corded electric snowblower that in hindsight, would not buy again. cord is in the way all the time, chokes in deep snow.

Battery string trimmer is on it, same with a handheld blower for the walkways.
 

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Electric Chainsaw is very effective albeit a very small one. Have a corded electric snowblower that in hindsight, would not buy again. cord is in the way all the time, chokes in deep snow.

Battery string trimmer is on it, same with a handheld blower for the walkways.
interesting. I have lots of 40v ryobi stuff that works pretty well. Went corded for chainsaw though and it’s pretty legit. Lawn tractor is still gas, and I’ve been trying to figure out if I should get a snow plow for it or a battery powered snow blower..
 

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You guys don't use gas tools? I like the econess of electric but I can't get my mind around having to charge my chainsaw or blower. I guess growing up off-grid leaves a mark.

Plus they jsut seem like they would be too weak.
Plug in electric lawnmower has been great. I intentionally bought the smallest/cheapest one because I have a fairly small yard, but it's worked just fine. Zero maintenance aside from occasional blade sharpening, no vibration, and pleasantly quiet. I'm never going back to gas powered yard equipment.
 

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interesting. I have lots of 40v ryobi stuff that works pretty well. Went corded for chainsaw though and it’s pretty legit. Lawn tractor is still gas, and I’ve been trying to figure out if I should get a snow plow for it or a battery powered snow blower..
Well I'll say this, snowblower is lightweight, takes up very little space, and was inexpensive. Better than no snow blower but cord management kills it.

80V (or maybe higher by now) cordless is probably the best way to go if relatively small area and do not want to deal with small engine maintenance.
 

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I guess it really depends on the kind of work you do. I use my weed eater with a blade a lot for bushes and blackberries, I feel like batteries would be underpowered. Mostly though I guess I'm cheap and a creature of habit. I don't want to invest in something I don't know only to be disappointed. Also charging seems like an issue if your working all day or away from the house.
 

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I laid down some pre-m this morning since it's supposed to rain this afternoon. Also found the grass seed previous homeowner used in the shed. They used that contractor blend with 50% annual ryegrass which is probably why my lawn is still nice and green. Definitely going to have to overseed in the fall.

I hate lawn maintenance, but if I have one, I want it to look good.
 

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My landscapers favor gas tools while my handymen prefer cordless electric. I like to sign the checks with a Rollerball.
This except he just bills me through Quick Books online.
 

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