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Old 05-13-2014, 07:37 PM
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Have you tried the battery power stihl line? I see them at the stihl dealer but have never tried one.

Never tried them but would like to! Also another good one is http://coreoutdoorpower.com/ . They both have advantages over gas

No noise
No smell or fumes
Less money to operate
Very little servace, pull the trigger and off you go!!
Same power, if not more
There's still more!!
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:38 PM
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LiON batteries are expensive, you need to have multiple batteries with you every time, and need to be replaced every few years. When battery technology improves they will be all the rage, until then, stick with gas.
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I will take the pepsi challenge any day of the week with my BR600 vs. any battery powered blower.
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:04 PM
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LiON batteries are expensive, you need to have multiple batteries with you every time, and need to be replaced every few years. When battery technology improves they will be all the rage, until then, stick with gas.
They haven't come of age yet for us. For the homeowner they are there except for cost. Our concerns are still cost per charge life cyle. Someday though.
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:58 PM
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Have you tried the battery power stihl line? I see them at the stihl dealer but have never tried one.
Those crazy things move some air, let me tell ya'. But, it's no BR600.
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Old 05-14-2014, 02:47 AM
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Those crazy things move some air, let me tell ya'. But, it's no BR600.
Oh I agree, I was talking from a pollution standpoint.
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Those crazy things move some air, let me tell ya'. But, it's no BR600.
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Oh I agree, I was talking from a pollution standpoint.
People discount the battery-powered stuff, because it's battery-powered. But, I was really surprised at how effective they are. I'd rather have Stihl's battery blower, before a plug-in blower. I think they're a great product, for a homeowner. It simply isn't the right tool for a LCO.
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:45 AM
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People discount the battery-powered stuff, because it's battery-powered. But, I was really surprised at how effective they are. I'd rather have Stihl's battery blower, before a plug-in blower. I think they're a great product, for a homeowner. It simply isn't the right tool for a LCO.
Battery Power has came a long way these past few years. I remember when I got my first Impact wrench it was the best on the market and it was crazy that it would do 780 ft-lbs at 90 psi. Now they have battery powered units that can do 800. They you can take it anywhere with you. No compressor, no tank, no lines.
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:21 AM
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Battery Power has came a long way these past few years. I remember when I got my first Impact wrench it was the best on the market and it was crazy that it would do 780 ft-lbs at 90 psi. Now they have battery powered units that can do 800. They you can take it anywhere with you. No compressor, no tank, no lines.
I have one as well. I absolutely love it and use it, almost daily.
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:33 AM
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I have one as well. I absolutely love it and use it, almost daily.
Is it the ingersol rand? If so how do you like it? Not to get too off topic. Lol
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