BEWARE - Both Home Depot and Milwaukee sites list this as coming with High Output XC 8.0 Ah battery, but they are currently ( Aug 2020 ) shipping with HD 9.0 Ah battery. If your goal was to get another High Output battery to use with your other large Milwaukee tools ( Table / Miter Saws ), you will not get one.
Also, the HD 9.0 battery gains no reduction in charging time from a Super Charger like the High Output 8.0 does.
However, the blower is awesome. Low and High speed settings. Variable speed trigger for blowing out garden beds between plantings. Light weight and easy to use. I fully endorse the tool.
Buy in person. Check box descriptions. Get the right combination of tool and battery for your needs.
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JUST WISH IT SHIPPED WITH SMALL BOTTLE OF CHAIN OIL AND HEDGE TRIMMER LIGHT WEIGHT OIL. The pictures say it all. What is used to look like. To what it looks like after my new Milwaukee edger got a hold of it.
Still have not tried the string trimmer, pole saw or the hedge trimmers. Do to, now having too go back to the store to buy some. I ordered this set online. Not thinking about needing oils. Being most items in the past have come with a starter bottle.
I did purchase the blower separately and that was Nice and Light.
I did also purchase a hight output 3.0 ahu extra battery as a back up. And to use with the pole saw.
Got the weed eater blower combo tools only for fathers day.
Bought an 8ah battery with fast charger for them. My yard is approx 1/3 acre. Weed ate and blew off whole yard on one charge. No over heats that others have reviewed. Power to spare on both tools.
Only complaint is I have to get used to weed eater, edging with it is difficult and winding the string is a pain bc there is no "keeper" to hold lines while you push it into the tool. Bump feed works great.
The trimmer exceeded expectations. Was very hesitant in buying it due to the price, but after biting the bullet and getting it, I will never go back to a gas powered trimmer ever again. No hassle, string loads easy breezy, quiet, battery life so far barely uses 1/4 of life on my whole yard that requires a good bit of trimming and edging. broke down and decided to get the edger and hedge trimmer attachments. If they work anything like the string trimmer, my yard will be the easiest its ever been. Now I just need Milwaukee to come out with an electric ride on lawn mower!
In turtle mode it works really well, saves the battery and is strong enough to cut normal trimming. In Rabbit mode it is more powerful than my high end gas trimmers. I have gotten rid of my gas trimmer because this one is so much better. One battery will last for my entire house and the second battery will cover everything else.
So far, its been a great blower. Leftover dead wet...
May 29, 2020
So far, its been a great blower. Leftover dead wet grass, small tree limbs, leaves and just about anything in my yard space. I use a XC8.0 battery, which is paired nicely. PROS: IT BLOWS, In a positive way. CONS: As you would think, it drinks batteries for breakfast. I need Milwaukee to sponsor me with a 12.0 to see what kind of run time I can get out of this momster!
I was hesitant to make the switch the battery power because of fearing the performance, but boy am I glad I finally did it! The string trimmer far exceeds my expectations, even in turtle mode. I have a 1.5 acre fenced in yard and I still have battery left over with an 8 Ah. The easy load head just puts the icing on the cake with its ease and quick spooling ability! The blower is no slouch either! It doesn’t have quite the power as my stihl 600, but it does everything I need it do for driveway and mulch beds. I plan to purchase more fuel products and attachments in the very near future, thanks for a great quality product Milwaukee!