Comfortable to use
Long battery life
Makes little noise
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It does the job, battery drain fast, and worst is no body strap making my lower back pain. Not good for tall Aussies.
The AEG people try to save the cost of a body strap then sell you more straps afterwards. I I am 6 foot tall and my lower back pain started to complain after did my average lawn. We paid the market value, using our own labour, then take the painkiller. What a wonderful DIY marketing system.
Purchased in May 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores for $300.00.
No regrets at all
I was so nervous to switch from petrol to battery but I did and haven’t looked back. The AEG had better reviews than Ryobi so I spent a little extra and can’t complain. I have buffalo in back yard and cooch in front. It handles it all so easily, on low speed. Standard 700sq Aussie block, I get 3 or so sessions done before any charge is needed. Press a button on the battery to check how much life is left is a great feature. The straight shaft takes some getting used to. Only negatives I would say is that it’s slightly heavier than my old petrol ...whipper snipper, perhaps would be lighter with a smaller battery which is an option. It came with a strap attachment but no strap, perhaps my box was missing the strap. Only other slight downside is the straight shaft is longer so if you’re in a tight spot it can be difficult to get the right angle...but despite these minor flaws I am just very overly happy with the power and battery life. I must say I haven’t had to reload the cord yet so that could be an issue. The bump feed works fine so far. It’s a good piece of gear. I do not miss mixing fuel or leaking fuel onto my grass!
Purchased in February 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse.
it is a disaster,
I purchased from Bunnings, sold as a better product
Barely cut the grass, cord seemed to be the problem, tried to change it and the instructions are pathetic.
Hope Bunnings will let me retun it
Really upset as I waste so much time and energy
Purchased in February 2021 at Bunnings for $399.00.
Only used it a few times but pretty powerful. Probably not quite as powerful as my old ryobi petrol weed wasp but without the hassle of fuel leakage and occasional starting problems. Much quieter too! It is a little heavy and I might remove the second part of the cowelling to allow better access to tight spots. Battery only part discharged in my small medium yard. Overall pretty happy with it.
Purchased in February 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores.
Brand new and doesn't work
Charged the battery, put the machine together and went out to enjoy an expensive piece of equipment doing its job.
No. Two second burst of revs then it died, again and again.
How can they market this is a professional tool?
Purchased in February 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores for $649.00.
I am converted
Much like many who find themselves purchasing battery-powered gardening tools, I was sceptical that I would be converted to the idea of batteries over fuel. The very first moment I used this, I was immediately converted. I was tossing up between this and the 58v AEG and purchased the 18v trimmer not only because it is cheaper, but gives me access to the 18v battery ecosystem of AEG tools. I also purchased an 18v blower which is a marvel in itself.
The build quality of the AEG line trimmer was impressive. I have long believed that battery-power...ed line trimmers (especially a straight shaft like this one) would never have the power or longevity of petrol-powered whipper snipper. I will happily admit that I was wrong. If anything, I have fun trimming the grass again, knowing I don't have to mix fuel and oil, prime, choke and pull a rope and hope it starts. If you are on the fence or hesitant that this won't do the job, it's normal to have these doubts if petrol is all you have ever known. But, trust me, battery tools are the way of the future, and this is cutting edge tech (sorry, had to throw that pun in). The batteries take no time to charge up, and I love the charger that comes with the non-skin version, it's sturdy and looks professional. Because the head supports 2.4mm line, get yourself some decent heavy-duty 2.4mm razor line, which will cut through anything. I have not encountered anything that this won't cut through, no slow down or issues of any kind. Somehow, this line trimmer seems to have more power than my petrol whipper snipper did, which is an impressive feat in itself. My experience was plug-and-play. I took it out of the box, put it together and could use it right away. The head had some decent 2.4mm line in there already. This is the ultimate suburban line trimmer, and AEG tools seem to be well-made, and the battery lasts forever.
Purchased in January 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse for $399.00.
Great whipper. Should have got one sooner.
This was the only real lightweight affordable option with a straight shaft and 2.4mm cord.
Very quiet and lots more power than my petrol whipper. I have a larger house block with plenty of buffalo grass to trim. After 30 minutes the battery was only at 50%.i was on the lower speed with the throttle mostly at 50-75%.
light and comfortable with no vibration issues.
The cord lasts well but the bump head is probable a touch too sensitive. It's fine once you get used to it.
Highly recommended and I will never go back to petrol... Next purchase will be a battery mower!
Purchased in January 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse for $399.00.
Domestic Battery Powered Wizardry
I live on a suburban corner block.
2x front nature strips
Small lawn front yard
Lawn back yard
I cut my lawn weekly
I NEVER thought I would convert to battery from petrol. I still have a patrol mower but will upgrade to battery when it dies.
I have the AEG whipper snipper/trimmer and AEG blower (and AEG drill) and these tools are A+ for a suburban Dad like me....No accidental fuel spillage / mess No mixing fuel HEAPS of power Quiet in comparison to fuel versions. Interchangeable batteries (recommend having 3x batteries: 1 on trimmer | 1 on blower | 1 back up. Then when 1 goes flat you charge it whilst using the others.
Purchased in January 2018 at Bunnings Warehouse.
Way better than my other petrol machine made for the home and professional gardener. I've hated that machine since day one, as has my neighbour and family members. In that case their feeder (and upgraded feeder) always caused me issues. This is why I decided to look for a new machine.
This AEG trimmer is a pleasure to use and I actually enjoyed using it. It was a breeze doing the edges.
Battery held up extremely well. Don't stress about the battery if you are a home user. I have a 1000 sqm block and it did my front and la...
Purchased in January 2020 for $399.00.
Not so perfect
Used five times over ten weeks and was very impressed until the line spool stopped rotaring. Back to Bunnings it goes. Will give same model another go as I was enjoying using it.
Purchased at Bunnings Warehouse for $399.00.
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.
Purchased in October 2018 at Bunnings Warehouse for $399.00.
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.
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.
Questions & Answers
How to remove wipper Head
My line trimmer (aeg alt18b) has been great up until today! About 2 years old. When I insert a fully charged battery and switch on I can hear the motor running and the line trimmer turns, but when I go to use it/trim, it stops turning as soon as it hits anything and won’t cut. Does anyone know how I can fix this?
I have a AEG 18 v 5 ah line trimmer but machine will only operate for about five minutes before it stops. It was working for a much longer period when first purchased. It’s about 18 months old and has not had a lot of use
Get an answer from our members and AEG Power Tools representatives
- The AEG ALT18B whipper snipper uses a lithium-ion battery, helping you power through all your gardening with little effort.
- A straight and split shaft design lets you use the same engine to power other attachments, like a lawn edger.
- The machine is 3.7kg, making it a relatively lightweight option that can make covering larger areas that much easier.
- It’s 97 decibels when running, making the noise level comparable to being inside a nightclub.
- This whipper snipper will cost you $299, which includes a 6 year warranty.
Points of praise:
- Most reviewers found that the AEG ALT18B was comfortable to use and easy to maintain.
- They also appreciated the long lasting battery, and said it helped them get through their gardening tasks without needing to constantly recharge.
- The whipper snipper is quiet for the level of power it has, according to reviewers.
- Reviewers praised the quality of the machine, saying that it was very durable.
|Category||Battery Whipper Snippers|
|Handle Type||Loop Handle|
|Shaft Type||Split and Straight|
|Power Source||Battery (Removable)|
|Engine Type||Lithium-Ion Battery|
|Cutting Head Type||Line|
|Cutting Width||370 mm|
|Line Diameter||24 mm|
|Noise Level||97 dB|
|Manufacturer Warranty||6 year(s)|
- MPN: ALT18B
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