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    This test is a couple months old, but many of you may not have seen it or even have interest.

    I have an old Ryobi 18v that I bought over 10 years ago when there were very few choices out there.
    I watched this because I wanted to see how these tools have improved (if at all) since I bought mine.

    Looks to me like the Milwaukee and EGO came out on top, but they are also two of the most expensive
    choices out there. So maybe in this case you get what you pay for. I don't have any M18 batteries but
    I do have EGO 56V batteries for some of my yard tools so that might be a choice for me if I ever need
    to replace the Ryobi which is still working just fine so I have no plans to replace it.

    I have lots of RIDGID 18V batteries but there is n option to buy a RIDGID pole saw or any yard tools
    since RIDGID has stayed out of this area completely. I have read on here many times that this one reason
    is what has kept people from buying into the RIDGID battery platform.

    Batteries are expensive and the more choices/options you have to make use of those batteries the more
    attractive a line of tools will be to the consumer is how I see it. I guess RIDGID has a different view.

    Last edited by Bob D.; 07-09-2022, 09:05 AM.
    "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" ? Bob D. 2004
    "?ǝɹɐ sɹǝƃuıɟ ɹnoʎ ǝɹǝɥʍ ʍouʞ noʎ op `ʍɐs ǝlqɐʇ ɐ s,ʇı"

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    I have viewed many Project Farms reviews
    No fluff just science and engineering!
    I recommend any tool user to look at his videos.

    Cactus Man


    • #3
      My first one is the Wen cordless that also doubles as a handheld unit that I only use on the pole. A bit cumbersome with the extension cord, but plenty of power.

      The Ryobi 40 volt I have is great. But wish I had more stick lenth. I know, that's what they all say.

      Was just looking at the HD daily special today and trying to see if the one on special is any upgrade to mine from several years ago.

      phoebe it is


      • Bob D.
        Bob D. commented
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        My old Ryobi 18V as a 3 foot extension which gets the pole length out over 10 feet. That plus my height and reach let's me snag the occasional branch 14 or 15 feet up.