Here it is, two electric string trimmers in hell. I’m interested in comments on the biggest gas trimmers in stuff like this. Hot knife through butter or would this be kinda tough for a lot of trimmers?
Watch your second video and see how you are stooped at the waist. If you had a Darwin’s Grip you would be standing completely upright and eliminate back strain. That stooped position is where the average string trimmer operator experiences back, shoulder, elbow pain, and overall fatigue.Told y’all I like my Ryobi 😉
I’m too focused on making the video decent and not my stance, I totally agree I’d be miserable if I trimmed like this on the daily.Watch your second video and see how you are stooped at the waist. If you had a Darwin’s Grip you would be standing completely upright and eliminate back strain. That stooped position is where the average string trimmer operator experiences back, shoulder, elbow pain, and overall fatigue.
BTW, my Echo 2620 T equipped with Black Diamond line would cut through those weeds like butter and never hesitate or change sounds.
I know you well comparing two battery trimmers. But for my personal use in heavy overgrown grass and weeds I must stick with a gas trimmer. Although I would enjoy the quietness of the battery equipment.
Never crossed my mind. After learning about the differences in the motors electronics I just accepted the Ego to be less able.Thanks for posting the videos. My Dewalt will cut out like that when the machine gets warm but not as much as the Ego. Have you had any contact with ego or the dealer saying thats N & E(normal and expected)?
I prefer to keep it tight generally speaking also but sometimes it’s nice to let a little line out and cover some ground. Can’t trim curves and such with 20” of string out but that area behind the shed that the SW15 can’t get to gets done with some line out.After watching the video, both trimmers seem to be slightly overloaded due to running to long a line, which can significantly decrease power. I know many brag about running 21” or more of line on trimmers and how much more efficient it is.
I prefer guard on, running 17” of line as it came from factory.
What I'm saying is, with 2’ high weeds a shorter line would seem to be more efficient.Overloaded with lots of line in 2’ weeds lol
I totally get it, it’s just that on maintained accounts the Ryobi can swing 18”-20” plenty hard to be useful. The places I would use that much string are places like under and behind big bushes around a house or other such things. I really wanted to find a just overgrown spot to take a realistic video of what I might possibly come across in my days but I could only find jungles lol.What I'm saying is, with 2’ high weeds a shorter line would seem to be more efficient.
Look at the pendulum on a grandfather clock. To make pendulum swing faster you shorten the swing and vis versa.
Where you are right now, stand and hold both arms straight out on each side, now swing from left to right. Now tuck elbows to your side and swing left go right. Which moves faster and takes less effort?
Same principle with trimmer line, the longer line may carry a wider swath, but it takes more power to spin the line. Since the trimmer has only has a limited amount of power, the longer line is reducing the rpm's which is reducing cutting efficiency.
I'd rather run a shorter line with maximum power. At the end of the day how much time is really saved running excessive line and overloading trimmer.
It like the speedy drivers on interstate, you catch them at next rest stop.
I mean, I wasn’t stopping the Ego because Ryobi has me on payroll. I stand behind my Ryobi stuff but never expected it to be stronger than a unit with higher voltage. Those videos were me trying legitimately to give a fairly accurate comparison.Do the ego's really cut out that much like that? That's ridiculous. I'm not sure that my shindaiwa or my echo battery trimmers have ever cut out on me. The only time they do that is when the battery is dead.