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NikNak

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Hi guys, a friend of my missus has a strimmer that she thought had come to the end of its life as it was 'playing up'. I had a look and said 'no it just needs a new battery as they only last for X number of years before giving up'

So i've had a search on tinternet and come up with not a lot :cry:

Anyone out there any better at searching than me and prepared to waste an hour or so having a look.?

I've also had a look at buying replacement 'cells' (15 in all) and rebuilding the thing, but best price i could find was £24+£3 p+p

So i'm just wondering is it really worth it, or just go and buy a new strimmer which will come with a new lithium battery and a warranty.

your thoughts please....

As always thanks in advance

Nick
 

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NikNak

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oh should have made it clear....

needs to be cordless as its mainly used on the flower beds/gardens that she and my missus (and a bunch of mature ladies) take care of in our village. They're what could be described as gorilla gardeners
 

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NikNak":2qo35inw said:
They're what could be described as gorilla gardeners
that is probably much less complimentary than you intended!

guerrilla gardeners on the other hand...
 

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Yes #-o =D> wayyyy to early in the morning :lol: :lol: :lol:




















ooooh..... hang on a minute :-k i've seen them :mrgreen:
 

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£27 to rebuild the battery is a very good price, I would be inclined to do that and try and get another battery while you are at it. If the head is good, OK but if its wearing dump it
 

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Dont waste your money and just get a new strimmer,I bought these and brilliant value

Einhell Power X-Change 18V Li-Ion Battery & Charger 3.0Ah toolstation

Ozito PXCLTK-218U 18V Cordless Grass Trimmer Bare unit, BODY ONLY ebay
 

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Looks like a makita battery. If so get a lithium battery and adapter.
 

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Rorschach":1f61zn6d said:
Looks like a makita battery. If so get a lithium battery and adapter.
Good shout that man...!!

After searching around for replacement 'cells' i thought "well blow me... yes it does look just like my Makita batteries..." so went down my shed and plugged one in.... and BINGO :mrgreen:

OK admittedly i've got 14v batts but the principle showed that it would work and (fingers crossed) fit . So went on to good 'ol Amazon and found a PA18 3000mAh for £17.99 delivered... from Germany :shock: ordered it Weds afternoon and its just arrived at 9.28 this morning =D>

Yes... the oringinal battery housing needed a teeny bit of trimming as the battery clamp was slightly misaligned, plus it'll need a velcro strap just in case it decides to fall out.... but... rather than throw the whole strimmer away, its had new life breathed into it (hammer)
 

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Good for you.
I'll always try to fix stuff before going down the bin-it-and-buy-a-new-one route.
Not just tight - trying to be slightly green as well.
 
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