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Hallo everyone

My family are now moving to our new house. We have a beautiful big garden.

I am thinking of buying battery powerd tools formy garden. Those tools aren‘t reallycheap.

I would like to ask some one before buying it. Which tools would you highly recommend to buy or„must have“ in your garden?

Is that worth to invest your money in those tools?  And are battery powered tools better than electric tools?

Both are electric. (post #210741, reply #1 of 5)

Battery powered tools also run on electricity.

What sort of tools are you contemplating?

Good luck.

It depends on the particular (post #210741, reply #2 of 5)

It depends on the particular tool and your use for it.  What tools were you thinking of getting?


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He's got me stumped... (post #210741, reply #3 of 5)

The only batt. Powered tools I can think of are hedge trimmers, mower, or edger.

might help to know if flower or vegetable garden.

 

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I have seen a battery-powered (post #210741, reply #4 of 5)

I have seen a battery-powered mini-tiller.  (Which I have serious doubts about.)

We do have a battery-powered weed-whacker and a battery mower, both of which have been reasonably serviceable.  But the operating time between charges of the mower is limited, and usually cannot finish our roughly 8000 sq ft lawn in one charge.  (The weed-whacker is fine on a single charge, but we don't have that many weeds to whack.)

An edger takes a lot of power, and I would wonder how well it would do for a long driveway, eg.  A hedge trimmer would depend a lot on how much hedge.

One needs to keep in mind that the batteries in these things only last 5 years or so, depending on use, and they're not light.  Especially for something like an edger, which is used rarely and generally along a straight line, the hassle of dragging out a power cord is not that big a deal vs the weight and cost of a battery. 


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

I like greenhouse gas and (post #210741, reply #5 of 5)

I like greenhouse gas and unburned hydrocarbon emitting garden tools.  But I'm a REPUBLICAN.  We love that kind of stuff!