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Don't Cut the Cord!!
« on: May 25, 2016, 06:09:28 PM »
I knew that she was going to cut the cord.  :-\  We have one of those electric hedge trimmers and she was trying to trim some tall Azaleas.  The problem was that the cord was hanging over the very things that she was trimming.  I was standing there begging her not to cut the cord and I don't think that she was really paying me much attention.  Well sure enough there were a few taller stickups that were just beyond her reach.  She handed me the trimmer and I cut the cord!!!   :-X
 

 
Well being the sport that I am, I went and bought her a new battery powered hedge trimmer so that she will never have to worry about the cord getting cut again.  That plus I how have a 18' cord and a very handy 6' cord.   ;D
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Re: Don't Cut the Cord!!
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2016, 06:15:08 PM »
I got the two stroke version
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Re: Don't Cut the Cord!!
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2016, 11:19:35 PM »
Years ago we were slow at work, so the general super sent me to his house with a crew to do some work. Part of that was trimming some trees, which was chainsaw on a ladder work, so I did that part myself. Right off the bat a limb fell wrong and I swung the saw to get it away, right across their phone line Waay before cell phone days. After a while his wife came out seen the line on the ground and ask (in a huff) if I had notified her husband about it. I mentioned I was still there, so no I hadn't. She apparently was not in a good mood, and told me I needed to do something, because now she had no way to call him. I maybe mentioned that if she was a little nicer of a person, one of her neighbors would probably let her use their phone.  Apparently someone did, cuz the super was ther in minutes of her stomping out of the back yard and repaired the line. lol
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Re: Don't Cut the Cord!!
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2016, 12:07:24 AM »
  Been there and done that :D. They make a nice spark show right before the breaker trips :D
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Re: Don't Cut the Cord!!
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2016, 09:03:25 AM »
Just last week I cut the cord with an electric chain saw.  Good timing for this thread.

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Re: Don't Cut the Cord!!
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2016, 11:57:45 AM »
Years ago I noticed a helper standing around doing nothing, his handsaw wouldn't work. You guessed it, he cut the cord. He didn't like piling lumber after that and quit. :D
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Re: Don't Cut the Cord!!
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2016, 06:10:08 PM »
I went the other way. I had a 12v Ryobi hedge trimmer for years and when the batteries went dead, it cost less to buy a plug in one then replace the batteries. My 12v one worked great, that 40v one must be a monster. :)
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Re: Don't Cut the Cord!!
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2016, 06:15:37 PM »
Yup, I already have a "weed eater" that uses the same battery and it holds up very well.  Next time a go by the tool store I just might get that brushless chain saw.  I believe that it would be super for sizing stickers.  ;D
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Re: Don't Cut the Cord!!
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2016, 06:33:33 PM »
The problem with cordless stuff from my perspective is the replacement batteries cost almost as much as the entire unit.

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Re: Don't Cut the Cord!!
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2016, 07:01:36 PM »
Very true.  Often the entire package is cheaper than just a replacement battery.   :o

Well, that is exactly what you just said.  smiley_dizzy 
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Re: Don't Cut the Cord!!
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2016, 07:02:53 PM »
You ended up with two cordless tools out of the ordeal.  :D ;D
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Re: Don't Cut the Cord!!
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2016, 07:04:45 PM »
 :D  Yup, that is good thinking and exactly right.   :P
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Re: Don't Cut the Cord!!
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2016, 08:02:21 PM »
Back when I lived in a city my neighbor trimmed the hedges and cut a internet cable, best part was it took verizon 2 weeks to figure out what was wrong. First they traced all the lines in the house, then the mainline on the road then after 2 weeks they decided to check where the line actually went into the house. Moral of the story, stay the hell out of citys...

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Re: Don't Cut the Cord!!
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2016, 08:38:13 PM »
I cut a 220volt AC line all the way through with a sawsall and the unit never quit running.
It really messed with the saw blades teeth. The wire was inside a wall.
Never even tripped the braker.
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Re: Don't Cut the Cord!!
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2016, 10:04:24 PM »
  To the best of my hazy memory I never cut the cord on any of MY tools but once I was using my brothers circular saw and the cord jumped in the way so he got it back with a wad of electrical tape on the cord, it still worked but he replaced the cord and reminded me often for awhile.
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Re: Don't Cut the Cord!!
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2016, 10:25:33 PM »
Not only have I stuck two chainsaws at the same time in the same tree I've also cut the cords on two power saws 5 minutes apart making concrete forms .Something about the elevator and the shaft comes to mind .

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Re: Don't Cut the Cord!!
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2016, 10:37:56 PM »
I bought my wife the stihl battery powered chainsaw at her request. The smaller capacity battery, but the larger one on this saw works great. She no longer has a problem starting it, and I don't have to either fix a flooded saw, or go grab a saw to cut up the windfalls around our shop. It's so handy I bought her the weedwhacker and blower to go along with it. And another couple batteries.

Sure, the tools are expensive, but they are tax deductible since they are used in a  business, and I no longer have to do a lot of work that she couldn't do because she could never start a gas powered tool. In the end, those battery powered tools are cheap.


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« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2016, 11:49:23 PM »
I just bought the Dewalt brushless 20v weed whip. I'm pretty impressed with it, though I haven't used it much. My last weed whip was very temperamental about starting, made me pretty temperamental too. I lose my patience very quickly when it is a chore to use something, for chores ::)
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« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2016, 08:49:43 AM »
I cut through a 220 wire with a Leatherman once. Plumber checked it with a meter, said it was dead. It wasn't. The wire cutters don't work very well any more.
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Re: Don't Cut the Cord!!
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2016, 09:04:19 AM »
Our PE550 edger threw a rod this week.  It is MD'd so I am finally out of the "Weed Eater" business. 

The "whackers" are now battery powered.
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