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Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-05-2022, 09:01 AM
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Posted By thinkxingu
Agreed on costs, but I'd also add...

Agreed on costs, but I'd also add reliability/longevity of the batteries themselves. Many battery-operated devices don't get used enough to cycle batteries, so they end up deteriorating. Li-Ion are...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-04-2022, 11:19 AM
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Posted By thinkxingu
"A new battery." That's the point. Li-Ion are...

"A new battery." That's the point. Li-Ion are much better, for sure, but a decade? Incredibly rare.

My Echo blower, though? 15 years and three pulls every time.

Egads—I'm starting to sound like...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-04-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,602
Posted By thinkxingu
Try doing that with a battery-operated machine......

Try doing that with a battery-operated machine...

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Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-03-2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,602
Posted By thinkxingu
Glad you're liking the new mower! Let us know...

Glad you're liking the new mower! Let us know what your final battery times look like after you get a good charge. And no cooking the numbers!

PS As I mentioned, my across-the-street neighbor has...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-03-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,602
Posted By thinkxingu
Bare tool comparison is fine as long as you've...

Bare tool comparison is fine as long as you've got a few batteries already—one or two isn't enough to do any real work—which means buying three whole kits or so. At that point, if we're looking at...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-03-2022, 05:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,602
Posted By thinkxingu
Yup. My Echo and Ryobi blowers, Craftsman...

Yup. My Echo and Ryobi blowers, Craftsman tractor, Stihl chainsaw, Craftsman snowblower, and Troy-Bilt splitter are/were all from 10-15 years-old and all without a hiccup. The only ICE machine I've...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-02-2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,602
Posted By thinkxingu
If you feel like getting nerdy, rent a power...

If you feel like getting nerdy, rent a power monitor from your library and calculate how much each charge costs vs. fuel.

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Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-01-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,602
Posted By thinkxingu
$5 is the absolute highest fuel has cost in the...

$5 is the absolute highest fuel has cost in the last twenty years—the average is, what, $3? Significant difference, though it's certainly not clear what the five-year average will be at this point.
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Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-01-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,602
Posted By thinkxingu
40 gallons a year for a push mower?! I use, like,...

40 gallons a year for a push mower?! I use, like, 15 for a lawn tractor mowing 2/3 acre AND towing things like my trailer, wood splitter, etc.

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Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-29-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,602
Posted By thinkxingu
Guy across the street from me has one, and it's...

Guy across the street from me has one, and it's pretty cool...if you like taking forever to mow a lawn.

For real, though—were I buying and electric garden tool, I'd be looking very closely at the...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-28-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,602
Posted By thinkxingu
Agreed. Stop being cheap, Sailin! Sent...

Agreed.

Stop being cheap, Sailin!

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