http://m.getsatisfaction.com/companies/ego/topics?page=1 Topics in EGO Power Equipment 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z 1677 892 226 245 0 39 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7416383 7416383 Quick Snow Blower Scraper Bar Wear 2017-12-11T22:19:54Z 2017-01-08T03:15:21Z Wrog http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8617724 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10890632/10354686_10150004552801856_220367501106153455_n_medium.jpg bill_smith_dt9cw194ezvdr <p>I know this has come up before and now I need&nbsp;to know if the scraper bars are still not available on homedepot.com?&nbsp;&nbsp;After a few uses, my unit was becoming very difficult to push so I checked and found that my scraper bar is almost gone.&nbsp; This thing wears <i>very quickly</i> and in such an odd manner, it seems to shred.&nbsp; If you look closely at the photos, you'll see that it comes off in layers.&nbsp; Expecting another storm in the morning, I hope I can get this thing to last until I can get a replacement.&nbsp; If you plan to get a snow blower, you may as well order a scraper bar or two because they don't last long.&nbsp; I wish they had used a more durable material for these.</p><p><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1533885/RackMultipart20170108-27968-1unlb35-Bar1_inline.jpg?1483844689" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1533885/RackMultipart20170108-27968-1unlb35-Bar1_inlinejpg1483844689" /></p><p><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1533889/RackMultipart20170108-77694-1cfoi5k-Bar3_inline.jpg?1483844920" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1533889/RackMultipart20170108-77694-1cfoi5k-Bar3_inlinejpg1483844920" /></p> problem complete 31 15 2 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7646488 7646488 I bought a ego trimmer cutting head is junk home depot will not replace with new rapid reload 2017-12-11T22:19:52Z 2017-12-11T22:19:52Z Robert Turman http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9430021 https://graph.facebook.com/v2.0/2021860584758204/picture?type=normal robert_turman send me a new trimmer with rapid reload head problem 0 1 1 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7645268 7645268 When is the BAX1300 Battery Backpack coming to North America? 2017-12-11T21:29:56Z 2017-12-09T04:32:14Z SPNorth http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/7528307 https://graph.facebook.com/v2.0/10106323332133650/picture?type=normal sp_7222265 EGO in the UK released the BAX1300 Battery Backpack in 2017.&nbsp; <a href="https://egopowerplus.co.uk/products/batteries-chargers/bax1300-back-pack-battery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//egopowerpluscouk/products/batteries-chargers/bax1300-back-pack-battery">https://egopowerplus.co.uk/products/batteries-chargers/bax1300-back-pack-battery</a>&nbsp; I wonder if we'll get something like that in North America in 2018?&nbsp; Only tools it wouldn't work in would be the mower and snowblower.&nbsp; I believe this is due to the battery compartments needing to close and cord length from the backpack unit to the battery adapter.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://egopowerplus.co.uk/products/accessories/adb1000-ego-power-adaptor" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://egopowerplus.co.uk/products/accessories/adb1000-ego-power-adaptor">https://egopowerplus.co.uk/products/accessories/adb1000-ego-power-adaptor</a> question complete 5 4 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7645202 7645202 String trimmer as leaf mulcher 2017-12-11T21:27:00Z 2017-12-09T00:24:22Z Beth Walsh http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8986249 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11028448/16194912_10210206562139300_8457183398138319994_n_medium.jpg beth_walsh Here in So California the cities gives us 75 gallon green waste receptacle cans. They are big and sturdy so I decided to try them as a vessel to mulch weeds,leaves and grass. The weed whacker minus the safety cover goes in first. Then I load 75 gallons of loosely packed leaves on top. It takes me 5-10 minutes to chop the lot down to fine mulch for spreading on the garden. <br /><br /> Between my Gardener shredding them with his mulching mower and EGO and I, ZERO leaves have gone to the city this fall. <br /><br /> In the past the cost for fire clearance averaged about $2500 a year per lot. I paid half that this year on one lot, cleared 3 others with the weed whacker and still have one to do. Call me a happy camper. praise 5 2 4 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7646443 7646443 The battery on my leaf blower will not stay charged when the charger is plugged in. 2017-12-11T21:15:35Z 2017-12-11T20:58:03Z Dave http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9429761 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/502df41d359658e4f3d7f3edf7bd992e?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG dave_6hgbpg1mks5vy The battery on my leaf blower will not stay charged when the charger is plugged in. It became necessary to remove the battery and reinstall it and then wait for it to charge.&nbsp; Now it has died completely.&nbsp; Maybe 15 uses of the blower in the year since I bought it before the battery died.&nbsp; it is a 56V battery.&nbsp; How long should it have lasted? problem active 2 2 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7646298 7646298 Pricing of batteries 2017-12-11T20:33:24Z 2017-12-11T16:40:56Z Conrad Steinweg http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9429523 https://graph.facebook.com/v2.0/1967052709979412/picture?type=normal conrad_steinweg I got rid of my Stihl SH85 blower and FS46 trimmer and replaced with the Ego trimmer and 530 CFM blower.&nbsp; Couldn't be happier, they have more power than the Stihl units did.&nbsp; I also just sold my gas push mower and plan on getting the Ego mower.&nbsp; Keeping the same battery for all tools is important (learned the hard way), versus a company like Ryobi which is constantly changing their battery format or worse, getting a different brand for every tool.&nbsp; I love that Ego has a standard plug in for all batteries, leaves room in battery bays for future larger batteries and provides their tools with ample power.&nbsp; The problem is extra battery pricing.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />The 7.5 AH battery costs more per watt than the 5 AH does on Amazon.&nbsp; Ego batteries cost way more per WH than do Snow Joe batteries.&nbsp; That leads me down the snowblower decision if I was to ditch gas in that realm.&nbsp; The Ego blower has two 7.5AH 56volt batteries for $900.&nbsp; SnowJoe for $900 gets you a 2-stage, with 2 6ah 40volt batteries.&nbsp; Lots less capacity. 480 Amp hours versus 840 amp hour.&nbsp; But 2 extra SnowJoe 6amp batteries are just $140 each on Amazon and their charger is dual port.&nbsp; An extra 7.5amp Ego battery is $400 on Amazon.&nbsp; $220 for a 5ah.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />I'd encourage Ego to use reasonable pricing on the batteries.&nbsp; It's cheaper to buy an Ego tool you don't need just to get the batteries and charger. Drill manufacturers love to do that, it's just we ALL see through it.&nbsp; It's annoying.&nbsp; If I need extra batteries for the snowblower, buying the mower is almost the same price as two 5ah batteries.&nbsp; SnowJoe seems to have normal battery pricing after working out the amp/hours per dollar cost.&nbsp; I'd rather not go with SnowJoe.&nbsp; Battery bays don't have expandability, reviews are iffy, Ego has worked so well so far with me, etc.&nbsp; But I need assurances I won't be messed with in the future with Ego pricing.&nbsp; Eventually batteries wear out and no one wants to replace a 10 year old tool that's in perfectly good condition just because the batteries are so damn expensive!&nbsp; What a waste.&nbsp; This company should be about reuse on the tools too.... idea pending 5 5 2 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7645412 7645412 Quick First Use Impression of Snow Blower 2017-12-11T16:45:50Z 2017-12-09T16:07:27Z Michael G http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9097813 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/83657e2720dd65bdf29c6af1008ff1f6?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG michael_b_goetzke Had our first snowfall that stuck to the pavement last night. It was only an inch but I was itching to try this thing out. For reference I previously had a 24" 2-stage self propelled machine.<br /><br />Because it's lightness, folding handle, and small footprint I can store the EGO in a place in my garage that I don't have to move things around to get it out like the larger 2-stage. This allowed me to wheel it out of the garage in no time and close the door (my garage is heated so this is a plus).<br /><br />Much nicer to push a button and pull a bar to be ready to use. When I first went to move forward I did miss my old self-propelled but then as I moved along my technique adjusted to let it move more freely. This wasn't' a big enough snow to give full judgement but I think I can clean my drive quicker with this EGO because I have lots of reversals and the lightness and ease to move the discharge shoot with a lever.<br /><br />What I REALLY didn't like is it's poor adjustment to uneven pavement/sidewalk sections. I never thought of snow blowing when a few years back our concrete drive was replaced. My wife and I liked the "California" edging. This leaves speed bumps! My 2-stage would hit them and bounce but keep going. Since the EGO is a push machine it just stops. The same thing happens to a couple uneven sidewalk sections I have. This machine needs adjustable side wear slides or a less aggressive/sharp scraper bar.<br /><br />Mike&nbsp; praise 1 2 2 create http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7645801 7645801 This is how you clear snow on youre deck!! 2017-12-11T16:35:25Z 2017-12-10T16:21:13Z Mcklain http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/7015150 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/2d62862d48eab327021c9b40aa3b866e?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG jean_francois_craig First video of the season guys!!&nbsp; Enjoy!!<br /><br /><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6znb-HDGa2s&amp;t=30s" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6znb-HDGa2s&amp;t=30s</a> praise 2 3 3 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7424843 7424843 chainsaw chain comes off every five minutes 2017-12-11T16:01:19Z 2017-01-18T22:15:06Z John McDonald http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8900170 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/959e1dbb82f06ee9632215cc4dd74d6c?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG john_mcdonald_d8737jeovc31s It's brand new, I was able to use it the first time for about 2 hours before the chain popped off. Now a week later, the chain only stays on for a short period of time. Can I use this chainsaw in the wet, on wet wood? It has oil, and I have the chain tensioned. But maybe too tight? problem complete 17 10 4 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7645469 7645469 New 7.5 AH battery not charging, purchased with snow blower...2nd battery charges properly 2017-12-10T13:14:11Z 2017-12-09T17:53:16Z Chris Sadick http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9427073 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/322b4dabcb3919a63181168c7e36ff2e?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG chris_sadick New 7.5 AH battery not charging, purchased with snow blower...2nd battery charges properly.&nbsp; Charger says 25% but battery not lighting up.&nbsp; When i take it off and press the button it&nbsp; blinks red.&nbsp; problem active 6 3 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7645136 7645136 Using String Trimmer as a Snow Blower 2017-12-09T20:28:24Z 2017-12-08T21:58:32Z David Cline http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/6537021 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10529938/image_medium.jpg dcline Just saw this posted on Facebook by a police department up north and I think it sounds like a good way to make use of the Ego tools I do have. <br /><br /> <img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1680400/RackMultipart20171208-43613-ls6pl3-426EB062-07BE-4579-863A-8589F5D7DDE3_inline.jpeg?1512770163" /> <br /><br /> Don’t worry that it sounds ridiculous, “You will only look foolish if someone sees you.” <br /><br /> I just hope it can handle these near-blizzard conditions! <br /><br /> <img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1680408/RackMultipart20171208-123088-1fvbckk-3E81153E-8DCA-4A83-96FD-9D07F667C189_inline.jpeg?1512771092" /> idea pending 6 6 2 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7644649 7644649 No Battery 2017-12-09T17:46:47Z 2017-12-08T02:23:09Z skender kqira http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9424970 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11190403/photo_medium.jpg skender_kqira i was given a gift of the battery operated chain saw, but when i opened the box there was no battery in it. I am I dont have a gift receipt . what should do problem active 8 7 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7609043 7609043 Snowblower annual maintenance 2017-12-09T16:13:29Z 2017-10-10T13:05:19Z Daniel http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8011222 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/07ada8f5cf3debec033d8abb85a08a09?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG daniel_7696309 Purchased the snowblower last year and thankfully had two good snows to justify the investment. It's been sitting in the garage since then for 8+ months, and while snow season isn't here yet I'd like to ensure it works as desired when I need it.&nbsp;<br /><br />I clean and service all of my tools after my lawn is overseeded in September. Sharpen the mower blades, sharpen the chainsaws, restring the trimmer, oil the metal lawn tools, etc. But what kind of maintenance or just look-overs does Ego recommend for the snowblower? HD has a replacement&nbsp;<u>Snowblower Belt for SNT2100 Series</u>, but are there other pieces we should examine and get installed before it gets too cold? Any suggestions are appreciated.&nbsp; question complete 3 4 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7631250 7631250 Mower shows model LM 2100 but the box is labeled as LM 2102SP 2017-12-09T14:33:16Z 2017-11-14T18:40:33Z Gary http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9389124 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/feb5e0b2bec781566d58cb1bf6653c6f?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG gary_1k4u17k3khax2 My mower shows model LM 2100. The box shows model LM 2102SP. Why the different model numbers? I wanted the current ego self propelled mower kit with the higher wattage motor. Hope I got what I intended to buy. question complete 4 5 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7644661 7644661 Wheel 2017-12-09T01:51:07Z 2017-12-08T03:04:30Z Jeff http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9425010 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db4c04c3767f0810877009d5aa432e0f?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG jeff_bohner The blower is 1 season old. The wheels on my snowblower squeak when I wheel it around. What kind of lubricant should I use and how's the best way to lubricate the wheels? If I should remove the wheels to best lubricate them, how do I remove them? Thanks for the help. problem complete 3 3 1 comment