Disappointing quality and customer service.
Not impressed. I also have a light petrol Stihl and a heavier Husqvarna trimmer, but bought the AEG for the simplicity of battery operation.
The User Manual is an Ikea-style "guess what the diagram means". An insult to the customers- it costs peanuts to write a proper manual for a global company like AEG.
After 14 (30 minute) uses on my 1/4 acre residential block in Sydney, I found the central bump core of the line spool had worn out so it no longer worked properly. The plastic has the toughness of liquorice when used on path edging....Replacement part from AEG? Sorry, not in stock . How about Bunnings where I bought it? - sorry not in stock, but sure, submit a request and we'll get back to you on if and when we can supply you with one, one day. I'm sold on the battery concept, but recommend you get a better brand from a mower shop where they at least carry spare parts and can service the equipment.
Great lite weight unit.
Best Grass Cutter. Lite Weight. 2 speeds. Batteries chargers up in 2-2 1/2 hours. Low speed will last for over a hour. High speed about 25 mins. Best warranty but not cheap at $399.Highly recommend.
Another great invention
Powerful! for non commercial use (unsure about daily use) 2 power settings, only need lower power for home use, does our 700 mtr square yard with ease, 40 mins is plenty, very quiet, light weight, charges off our solar panels, uses same standard battery as other AEG Power tools including mower, all parts are replaceable and made with quality. Comes with good quality cord. Bump feed works well. on off switch works real good.
Good quality but not without its flaws
I have almost every AEG 18v brushless tool in their lineup,I love their gear.
This trimmer is powerful,light and easy to use
Bump feed head works well and is easy to feed.
I live on a rural property and a 5.0ah battery gets most of my work done depending on how long I've let it go for.
I only have two gripes
-they dont provide a harness/shoulder strap like almost every other brand does
-it has severe vibration issues-they have re designed a few other tools recently due to vibration issues. If I use this for 25 mins my hand swells right up and goes tingly,not good health wise.
None of my petrol trimmers did that even with an hour of use.
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We bought this line trimmer in combo with the AEG blower and it has not disappointed us. Hubby was dubious about battery power but he's now sold on it. The trimmer appears just as powerful as a petrol driven one without the fumes or nuisance of replenishing the petrol. It's comfortable to use and so versatile. We are yet to run the battery down to '0'. We finish off the job with the blower and have got about 40 minutes from the battery with one bar of charge left. We have a 600m2 block with extensive paving and quite a lot of lawn (large counc...il verge inc). He has been able to reach very difficult to access areas with the battery power making it a very light task. It has cut through kikuyu like butter and has not stuttered at all. To be fair we haven't tested it on extremely long grass. The line so far has fed without bother. We were looking for a cheaper alternative at the time of purchase but are so pleased that we went with this line trimmer.
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Very impressed with this trimmer
After having had a 240v electric trimmer 10+ years ago that could barely cut the grass, I persevered with a petrol trimmer until I finally decided to buy a better trimmer. I was looking at the Honda line trimmers as they have such great reviews, and my father has one that I tried. He suggested looking at the electric ones again since technology has improved so much, and with a little trepidation I bought the AEG. I was completely surprised how well it cuts, light and manoeuvrable, quiet and clean. Battery life is great. It takes a second or two to spin up to full speed but from there it's got heaps of grunt. It came with a full spool of cord, the bump-out head works well.
Who needs 36v
Had a 36v Ryobi unit, and saw this come out and having all AEG tools with plenty of 18v batteries it intrigued me. Did some digging around, and found that its a Ryobi P2090 in the US. Go and read some reviews of it. This is excellent. Had a ryobi 2 stroke, and went to ryobi 36v, and now this AEG (Ryobi) 18v Brushless. Love this thing compared to the rest. Got rid of the 36v as i am reading of the 36v batteries failing, and looking at the price of them they are expensive to replace, so was very keen on this. It take the Expend It attachments too..., which is excellent. Tried them in the shop, and at home at all works a treat. You wont be dissapointed. Now they just need to bring out a brushless hedge trimmer. Cant comment on the time it lasts with a battery, as i only need it for about 10 minutes at a time, and put the battery to charge after about 3 months, and it still has charge...
I would never use a petrol powered tool again. It's Light, powerful and very quiet. The battery lasts very well, I've done my back yard 3 times and the fron yardt once and it doesn't need charging yet and it is so much cleaner than one using fuel and oil also.
AEG 18v Line trimmer
So far this has been a good purchase. It has a straight shift and a good length if you're on the taller side. 5ha battery gives u about 30-40 min. I got 2 x 5ha battery as it was part of a combo but for my medium size yard 1 battery gets it done. You need to give it about 0.5-1sec to spool up to speed then it goes well. It feels sold built and we'll balanced. Happy I got it.
Questions & Answers
I have a new ALT18BS6, it joins the rest of my AEG battery powered fleet. I have L1830R batteries, which work perfectly in all the other AEG products, but they will not insert into the trimmer? They slide in but they stop short (about 1 cm) of locking in, so no connection is made? I tried as much force as I dare, even unreasonable force, but to no avail (and no damage) If I look at the battery slot shape and compare with the other AEG tools, it is a slightly different shape. The trimmer is rated to work with AEG L1830R, what is going wrong?
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