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blue-sun

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my 2 year old gas Leaf Blower shit the bed, the pull chord snapped and can't easily be replaced.

Since I have the Ryobi 40v lawn mower, I picked up a couple more 40v Ryobi tools.

14 inch Chain Saw (tool only)


and the big purchase, I went back and forth on this. They have 2 backpack options, a stand alone one and the one I got, basically the backpack holds 3 of the heavy 40v batteries and has a "chord" that plugs into any handheld tool.


I have 2 batteries for the lawn mover and this kit came with 2 more, I won't have to worry about batteries for a while.
 

Blownbyyou

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my 2 year old gas Leaf Blower shit the bed, the pull chord snapped and can't easily be replaced.

Since I have the Ryobi 40v lawn mower, I picked up a couple more 40v Ryobi tools.

14 inch Chain Saw (tool only)


and the big purchase, I went back and forth on this. They have 2 backpack options, a stand alone one and the one I got, basically the backpack holds 3 of the heavy 40v batteries and has a "chord" that plugs into any handheld tool.


I have 2 batteries for the lawn mover and this kit came with 2 more, I won't have to worry about batteries for a while.
Just fyi if you dont mind reconditioned, you can buy shit here for much cheaper..


As a note, they are slow to ship and they charge decent amount to ship. But I have gotten alot of tools from them and never once had an issue.
 

blue-sun

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Just fyi if you dont mind reconditioned, you can buy shit here for much cheaper..


As a note, they are slow to ship and they charge decent amount to ship. But I have gotten alot of tools from them and never once had an issue.
Good to know.

Now that I have a bunch of the 40V batteries, I'm looking to move to the Ryobi system.

Luckily, my HomeDepot is part of the 11% rebate program, so I'll be using the rebate to buy a new lawn trimmer as my shitty Black and Decker one is on it's last led. The 18v batteries are nearly done.


But I will take a look and see what else I need that I can get there.
 

Stink Star

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Not technically a purchase since it was referral credits, but it would have cost $2000 without the credits. But yea, extra 100hp and going from low 12s to the 11.8 range is great in my book

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SpeedSpeak2me

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You're telling me I need to go close the deal on a NanoVNA, aren't you? I use the crap out of mine, that said the NanoVNA is going to be what I really need at the moment.
Yeah, do it... you're only having to buy it once. For the relatively low cost it does give you a lot of tools. If you were closer I'd just let you use my NanoVNA-H4 for a few weeks to see if works for you.

Edit - just make sure to get the sacrificial SMA connectors when you order it, so you don't have to think about it later.
 

blakbearddelite

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my 2 year old gas Leaf Blower shit the bed, the pull chord snapped and can't easily be replaced.

Since I have the Ryobi 40v lawn mower, I picked up a couple more 40v Ryobi tools.

14 inch Chain Saw (tool only)


and the big purchase, I went back and forth on this. They have 2 backpack options, a stand alone one and the one I got, basically the backpack holds 3 of the heavy 40v batteries and has a "chord" that plugs into any handheld tool.


I have 2 batteries for the lawn mover and this kit came with 2 more, I won't have to worry about batteries for a while.
I have the 5xx CFM Ryobi leaf blower, I've liked it so far. My only complaint is that sometimes it shuts off and won't start for another 30-60 seconds. I don't know if gets too hot from using the turbo mode, it's just a minor annoyance.
 

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I got sick of using a ladder and various Thomas the Tank Engine tracks to get my 'outside movie/game night' projector where I wanted it.

I'm also considering upgrading projectors as this one was cheap and can't even make it to 120" without blurriness. The screen in the picture below is 120". It was supposed to go between 120-200", a little false advertising on the Amazon add. And I need something brighter as the lumens are too late for even dusk viewing.

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Jimy Bilmo

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Yup, this thread just made me put a chunk of money at the principal balance and now only owe $99k on the house. Let's get this baby paid off, and I'll just end up being one of Shawn1112 Shawn1112 favorite people bitching about living in Illinois and not leaving :s00ls:
Well I just did a thing. Officially purchased my house from the bank. Hello debt free club!

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blue-sun

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I have the 5xx CFM Ryobi leaf blower, I've liked it so far. My only complaint is that sometimes it shuts off and won't start for another 30-60 seconds. I don't know if gets too hot from using the turbo mode, it's just a minor annoyance.
I haven't had that issue yet. I've noticed with the 6ah 40V batteries, they are heavy. After blowing leaves and drying the car alot since Friday, my elbow is a little sore when not using the backpack.

I was looking at maybe picking up a 2ah 40v battery, slightly smaller and lighter battery.


I just ordered and got these yesterday, since I have 4 of the 40v batteries, I want a way to organize/store all 4 while not in use. I'm thinking of building a stand for them.
 
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