My immediate need is to cut down and brash a few beeches about 7-10m high (planted 1993) which I left in a hedge when I trimmed the rest of the hedge back 5 years ago. I am selling the plot on the open side of the hedge and felling will be difficult later plus I don't want a risk of TPOs in 10 years time.
I am open on brand, but I want something where I will be able to share the batteries with other cordless tools if I buy them over the next decade. So I need a brand with a wide range of good tools.
Currently I have a large stable of plug-in Metabo tools, and only one (the mother of all Reciprocating Saws) which is cordless, and that has had very heavy use so the batteries are close to needing replacement. Metabo also seem to be changing their battery designs.
To me it is feeling like 18v is the answer and sticking with Metabo, or perhaps switching to Makita or possiblly Dewalt. I don't think that Ryobi or Bosch are as good for consistent quality across their ranges. Chainsaw specialists such as Husqvarna don't seem to have as wide a range of tools.
Edited by ferdinand, 03 April 2016 - 02:12 PM.