- Apr 5, 2006
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Troy-Bilt does have some with a Honda engine. That's my starting point; Honda.
They have almost everything except a mower in M18. Do you have any M12 tools? I've researched and I really want the ratchet. This is about the best deal I've seen, going to get it today. My porter cable drills still work well, but the ratchet makes this a good deal. Cheapest I've seen on the ratchet w/o battery is $130 alone.
I have an m12 grease gun, some flashlights, and a screwdriver. I also have the ratchet on my list. Will come in very handy as I work on all my cars.
I looked at the Ryobi model briefly and have pretty much moved to battery powered tools. With Ryobi's string trimmer...the electric model is so much more powerful than the battery model ... made me shy away from a mower version. One of the houses is a little over a half of an acre and it's thick Centipede. It's a casual stroll behind the Honda's (though more suited for a riding mower, but that's just not really practical for what was needed.)
The first one I had came with their synthetic deck. NeXite, something like that. There is no may be about its durability. The reason I had to buy the second mower was the first one fell apart. Wheels fell off of it. Still ran well...one pull crack. The second had a steel deck. Last week I put a little JBWeld on two holes...would have last another few years.
I can't. I've seen too many go that 150 dollar route, two years later there doing it again, and in a few years ...
@planomateo point to Milwaukee earlier and like you, I"ve been into Ryobi for awhile now. A lot of those tools are seeing their last days...getting worn out: