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Really very good!
I don't often write reviews, but can't help myself with this one... We live on a large acreage and our Ryobi 2 Stroke MultiTool has finally given up. We also had a TroyBilt machine, but the trimming head caused us problems, and finding spare parts for it in Aus is difficult. We have been wanting a Bicycle handled, heavy duty machine for a while, as our others were tiring to use given the amount of time we spend on them.
I went to Stihl to get a commercial grade petrol replacement but was enticed by their electric range. I was allowed to...Demo an FSA 130 for the day, and it performed very well! I particularly liked that the battery hung on your belt, and not your back! It was lighter, quieter and vibrates much less than our Petrol machines. But that thing is very pricey - almost twice the price of this product. So we decided to give this a go, and have been very happy. Just as powerful as the Stihl. The battery attaches to the back of the machine, rather than in a case on your belt like the Stihl. There are pros and cons to this. Pro: No need for a special holster and cable (that Stihl sell for $200 for that part alone). Also, no risk of tangling up in that cable. Cons: You have to carry the weight of the battery through your shoulders. The machine feels well balanced, despite that, though. In both cases, the trimmer head is designed to minimize long grass wrapping around the shaft between the head and the rod. It is so much quieter, that we now allow ourselves to use it early in the morning, when the sun is still low, and the heat is low, and so far no complaints from the neighbours. My wife has taken to using it too, and loves it.
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