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Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-07-2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,605
Posted By John Mercier
The protection circuitry doesn't need to be...

The protection circuitry doesn't need to be abused to reach the end of its lifespan. Electrical circuit boards are damaged all the time... it is why so much is plugged into surge protectors.

Like...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-07-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,605
Posted By John Mercier
Each company gives the warning on the box and in...

Each company gives the warning on the box and in the operation instructions.
Since I am in the industry, I always present the warning.

I had a customer that used oil stain; I gave the warning of...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-07-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,605
Posted By John Mercier
The contacts and circuitry inside. Generally...

The contacts and circuitry inside.
Generally the charger will simply not work... but some manufacturers have warned of fire hazards do to overcharging... or customers trying to bypass the safety...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-05-2022, 11:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,605
Posted By John Mercier
The chargers should have built in safety factors...

The chargers should have built in safety factors that keep the battery from charging to 100% of its capacity - but chargers degrade over time.

Do not leave a fully charged battery on the charger....
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-04-2022, 10:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,605
Posted By John Mercier
But I think you have already determined that you...

But I think you have already determined that you want an EGO single stage.

I can't tell you what the price of gas will be over the next several years...
But the US has not built a new refinery...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-04-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,605
Posted By John Mercier
Batteries and tools that are not taken care of...

Batteries and tools that are not taken care of will prematurely fail.
A lot of the above is with average lawns that have not been redesigned to reduce yard work.

It has taken billions in...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-04-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,605
Posted By John Mercier
You think the gasoline is going to last a decade?...

You think the gasoline is going to last a decade?

And your ECHO is going electric... so when it has to be replaced... it will probably be battery.

For me... with all the attachments to my...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-04-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,605
Posted By John Mercier
I do all the time. Many of my Ryobi tools (blue...

I do all the time.
Many of my Ryobi tools (blue and yellow) are at least that age.
Pop in a new 18v and away I go.

The new brushless... no one is even sure of how long the motors will last....
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-03-2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,605
Posted By John Mercier
Well, a brushless electric motor would most...

Well, a brushless electric motor would most likely outlast anyone on this forum.
It is the other parts that we do not have a real history of.

I have a few years before the Ariens that I use gets...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-03-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,605
Posted By John Mercier
Equipment tends to last very long. I still have a...

Equipment tends to last very long. I still have a blue and yellow Ryobi drill/driver, compound trim saw, flashlight, etc. - they all work.
The change from the NiCad to the Li-Ion meant that the old...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-03-2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,605
Posted By John Mercier
It only takes one of the 40v and two of the...

It only takes one of the 40v and two of the 18v/20v to run the mower. The kits with four are specials.

I still have some NiCAD that hold a charge. At a point, it will be that you do not have the...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-03-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,605
Posted By John Mercier
You made a couple mistakes... if you already have...

You made a couple mistakes... if you already have the platform (batteries and charge), you need to compare the cost of a bare tool to the ICE.
Then you compare a battery tool warranty to a history...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-02-2022, 11:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,605
Posted By John Mercier
You should never get rid of something that...

You should never get rid of something that works...
But with the clover, I really have very little real use for a mower... so once the cheap gasoline one went to the point of non-repair... the Ryobi...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-02-2022, 09:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,605
Posted By John Mercier
I sell them, so I know they are Black & Decker. ...

I sell them, so I know they are Black & Decker.
The battery tools sold by us are US made... they carry the label.
Parts of the tools are manufactured around the world... which isn't unusual for...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-02-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,605
Posted By John Mercier
DeWalt generally gets a price advantage due to an...

DeWalt generally gets a price advantage due to an advanced battery platform; and being American made.
They just had an upgrade to their chainsaws...
and I am expecting they will announce a...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-02-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,605
Posted By John Mercier
Authorized Service Center or Authorized Dealer? ...

Authorized Service Center or Authorized Dealer?

This is from EGO and seem contradictory......
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-02-2022, 12:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,605
Posted By John Mercier
If you already have a battery platform that you...

If you already have a battery platform that you are using... it is best to check out mowers that use that platform.

If you do not already have a battery platform that you are using... an important...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-01-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,605
Posted By John Mercier
You could remove the blade and start the mower,...

You could remove the blade and start the mower, if it doesn't clang... then a new blade should keep it going for a while.

Other than that... not worth the amount of parts and labor to replace...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-01-2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,605
Posted By John Mercier
Probably the same would happen with the batter,...

Probably the same would happen with the batter, the shaft got jarred and there is damage higher up. Could be a collar, bearing, or worse.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-01-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,605
Posted By John Mercier
Bad choice of manufacturer.

Bad choice of manufacturer.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-29-2022, 09:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,605
Posted By John Mercier
Voltage is dependent on the appliance needs. ...

Voltage is dependent on the appliance needs.
For instance, the DeWalt Flex system allows for the battery to change voltage (lowering or raising the flow of current)... the more ampere/hours that...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-29-2022, 09:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,605
Posted By John Mercier
I don't think the general public realizes the...

I don't think the general public realizes the amount of water and liquid fertilizer that is applied to a golf green... but the reel mower is about the lower impact of the weight on the low cut...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-29-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,605
Posted By John Mercier
No. Reel mowers are adjustable.

No. Reel mowers are adjustable.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-26-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,605
Posted By John Mercier
Everything will be going electric. Once an...

Everything will be going electric. Once an electric drill was developed, the manual version went away quickly. I doubt most have ever seen the old manual drills.
Once the drill came, it made sense...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-26-2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,605
Posted By John Mercier
I don't think that you can. I know the...

I don't think that you can.
I know the manufacturers that we have you can't.
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