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Needed littlest replacement part in head that slipped off while feeding line through.
Makita don't supply you have to buy a whole new head.
Wait time for this part extremely long still waiting.
Had to buy cheap edger while waiting.
Purchased in August 2019 at Total Tools NSW, Penrith for $1,000.00.
Made me realise that I will never buy another petrol engine
This electric whipper snipper does everything my big petrol whipper snipper does, but better - it's quieter, lighter, less tiring, cleaner, less hassle, more precise and has electonic smarts. I enjoy using it. So far it has handled everything I have thrown at it - including 1.5m phalaris grass. The batteries outlast me - I need a rest after 30 minutes. If I want to keep going, changing to my spare batteries will take 10 seconds. Side by side, it makes my petrol Husqvarna look like something that belongs in a museum.
Purchased in December 2020 for $400.00.
Pro's and con's
This is the first battery operated trimmer I have owned. ( DUR368A / 368L )We are on two acres and its not lawn, its paddock
1.What I like about it is it is light weight and really simple to use, being a small framed woman its a huge plus
The line trimmer is really easy to thread, compared to other trimmers I have owned, and it has a reverse button on it so I don't have to keep stopping to clear it out if something gets tangled in it
For me it seems to cut just as well as the petrol trimmers. Its very quiet and no more struggling with a pull ...cord to start, its just a simple light touch of a button and its off, and I dont get the bruises that I used to get with previous trimmers. ( not sure why, objects like stones or tree branches don't fly as far when you strike them ) Also no more messy petrol its just a matter of slipping in two batteries, and appears easy to use if your are right or left handed 2. What could of been done better is make it more adjustable. I find that the two levers you need to hold at all times for it to work, is a bit far back for me, so I do ache a bit after awhile and my hands ache from holding in the levers. The over the shoulder strap is not good for posture especially for me as I usually am snipping for a few hours at a time. Batteries that last longer as when they start to go flat , the cutting isn't as efficient 3. What I don't like is it comes with two batteries ( that is used together ) but a fully charged they don't not last any longer than half hour. I have purchased two extra batteries ,so I can swap them when the first two go flat but they take over an hour charge again making it a long day while waiting for batteries to charge
Purchased in September 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $569.00.
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From Petrol to Battery
As a skeptic of transitioning over from anything Petrol to battery this was my first test. After reading negative reviews on battery garden products I wasn't very optimistic. Now after owning the DUR368LZ for two years I would never go back to a petrol whipper snipper, the inconvenience of buying, storing fuel, the smell and the trouble of starting the machine are things I don't miss one bit. This whipper snipper is awesome, I use my two 5A batteries which generally last around 30 minutes which is plenty to get my 1300m2 yard done. Its has pl...enty of grunt and has reverse for releasing jamming. It is light well built and reliable unlike petrol models. The extracting cable mechanism works very well with a soft push on the ground. Highly recommend this product. Currently looking at a battery lawnmower but they appear to have a long way to go to make them worthwhile, then again if they impress as much as this machine its probably worth a go regardless of reviews.
Purchased in April 2018 at Bunnings Warehouse for $450.00.
Questions & Answers
Can these convert to a brush cutter blade?
Not sure if they can or not sorry, best off asking Makita sales support directly. Looked at models like the DUX60ZH which have interchangeable heads but I have a no name brand to do this job so didn't invest in it.
I've see the DUR369LZ model advertised with a Cutter Blade - part number 197320-2.
Just One review and yet it manages to get 5 for everything. I don't believe it.
Yer no issues with it at all ,had it 2 years now, just make sure you use 4ah or 5ah batteries. You will never use a petrol one again.
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|Category||Battery Whipper Snippers|
|Handle Type||Loop Handle|
|Power Source||Battery (Built-In)|
|Cutting Head Type||Line|
|Cutting Width||350 mm|
|Line Diameter||2.4 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
- MPN: DUR368LPT2 and DUR368LZ
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