Electric vs Gas vs Battery Hedgers/Edgers/Trimmers – Which is Best?
When it comes to buying new landscaping and lawn equipment, we always find ourselves at a crossroads. From plug-in electric, to rechargeable batteries, to gas powered – so many options make it nearly impossible to choose which is best with any certainty. Fear not! We recently upgraded our tools and are here to share our experience.
After owning the plug-in corded and manual landscaping tools over the years, using gas-powered ones, and then recently purchasing the electric rechargeable battery kinds, we feel confident in recommending this particular brand.
E-GO, purchased at Lowes Home Improvement.
We choose this brand and could not be happier with our purchase. Our lawn (edging) is small, but we have a lot of bushes and plants and find these rechargeable electric (battery/cordless) products perfect for our needs.
- We can trim without re-charging the battery at least 2 to 3 times.
- The batteries are compatible with multiple E-GO tools, so you can swap them between tools with ease.
- More powerful and reliable than our plug-in corded models.
- Performed just as well as the gas powered options we’ve tried.
- If the battery dies during use, you have to wait while the batteries charge.
- The battery charging fan has a funny smell when charging, so we don’t feel comfortable charging them inside the house.
These are literally the only cons we can come up with. We think our E-GO is awesome! The performance is honestly better than all of our previous plug-in electric models. The cuts are clean and it’s rare (if ever?) that this E-GO hedger/trimmer has gotten stuck in the branches of hedges while trimming.
The battery system is pretty straight forward. Slide it on the charger to charge it, it has a light indicator to show when it’s fully charged. Then you slide it on to whatever E-GO tool you want to use and go! I usually find myself needing to charge it after every third use.
Most of the tools have an option to buy with the battery at a BIG savings versus buying the battery and charger alone. We have one battery for two E-GO tools. I swap the battery between the hedger and the edger with no problems. If you have more than one person working on tool – related yard tasks you may want to opt for more batteries.
Do you have any landscaping tools that make your life easier? We want to hear about it! Share your finds with us in the comments of our social media posts about this article. @DeAnnaAndCompany on Instagram and Facebook.
Note: This is not a paid endorsement or ad. We actually researched and purchased these items all on our own.