Ian2 said:msemack said:*snip*
This looks like the closest match over here:
I've had a few petrol based so maybe its time to try something new ..
I have seen some newer cordless trimmer that use Lithium Batteries or are higher voltage. They might be more compelling:
I have also seen similar Lithium Battery models from the other major power tool companies at our local Home Depot.
For me personally, I use some other tools that share the same battery (http://www.blackanddecker.com/ProductGuide/CategoryOverview.aspx?cPath=1498.4945). So I probably wouldn't upgrade my trimmer unless I was upgrading everything. Maybe once B&D comes out with Lithium equivalents of all of them.
As I said before, the battery power definitely has it's limits. When the battery gets low, it will start to bog and slow down. I only use it for a total of <30min after mowing to tidy up. If I had a bigger yard or fancy landscaping to maintain, I would probably use a gas trimmer.