Excellent build quality
I've recently purchased the EGO Multisystem with the hedge pole extension and the hedger head and I have to say I'm really impressed!
I looked around at various other brands and aside from being cumbersome, the build quality just didn't compare to the EGO.
This is my first entrance into rechargeable garden tools, having just sold a 2 stroke pole trimmer which was heavy, smelly and noisy, making me loathe to use it before 10:00am on the weekend for fear of annoying the neighbours!
The EGO is quiet, powerful and once you get the balance right, ex...
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Not For Seniors
I originally purchased the EGO Multisystem with the hedge pole extension and the hedger head.
I was thinking it would be lighter than the Stihl that I have used for maybe 10 years or more .
Out of interest I checked the Stihl website and found they are still selling this machine and I could see the weight was around 6KG.
This is where I made a mistake.
The Ego was heavier, and they don't give an all up weight so it was not until I had the components I could check the manual and see the weight of each individual item.
The total was around 6.3KG plus the extension so that was close to 6.8KG and that was with the 2.5AH battery ....Right from the start I do not recommend the larger capacity batteries with the hedge trimmer . The lightest of these is the 5.0 AH at 2.25KG so you can see you will be making a rod for your own back. That is why I cannot recommend this unit to seniors unless you have strong arms and are fit. The main advantage the EGO has over my older unit is that it is over 600mm longer which means I will spend less time moving my platform ladder around and you can see that from the photos I have supplied. Of course it is battery operated so you can save time by not having to roll out an extension lead. Also the EGO is a multisystem so you can add accessories like a pole chainsaw, an edger and a line fed trimmer and a cultivator. It is interesting to note that you must service the head every 50 hours , just a matter of topping up the grease but it's the first time I have struck this as my other unit was never touched . It is heavy and I found the shoulder strap supplied next to useless and the hand grip cannot be used with the pole hedger and extension. I turned it around and placed it as far away from the battery unit but it still was to close to be of any use, however using it with the accessories might be what it is aimed at. There seems to be plenty of power and it has two speeds but I could barely pick which was which or see much difference with the pole hedger attached. The unit cuts very well and seems also to operate at a lower speed than my other unit but it may well be that there is not much noise so it seems to be going slower. I can recommend this but not to everyone . Warranty is pretty good at 5 years and 3 for the battery and charger. The battery takes about 3 hours to fully charge and as yet I can't tell you what the run time will be but I used it for around 10- 15 minutes and it still showed more than 60% but less than 80 % capacity so most people will get through more than one session of use before it needs a charge . I have seen people complain about lighter units and brands so if you think other brands are heavy you really do not want to be using this or you need to start to build up your upper body strength because you will get seriously sore and tired after a session with this in the garden.
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