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I dunno. I guess if you can make it work for you - go for it.
I tried using my cordless trimmer on a small property as an experiment.
When you say cordless do you mean Gas Powered or Battery charge powered.
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If you played up the electric part of your business that could give you a niche others in your area don't offer.
Thats a great idea Steve, I know that using electric will put out less gas fumes in the air. Maybe I can get environmentalists to become my customers. Then I can demonstrate other conservative ways to save the planet within a lawn care/ yard clean up business.
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I would rather carry around a slightly heavier piece of equipment and have the power and maneuverability than having a to drag a cord all over a property.

If I hired a professional to do a job and they showed up with cheap tools I would send them packing.
Dragging a cord around does suck. Always getting tangled around plants and rocks. As far as being sent home, I would never be sent home based on equipment.

Perhaps your dealing with stuck up rich snobs who expect to get the most expensive and best experience out of hiring their yard clean up team.

I keep things simple. I am not professional, but I do provide great work, that's along the lines of any professional. Even with my electric tools, I still show that I can get jobs done with confidence.

If I ever had a customer complain about my tools, I would walk right off their property before they sent me home. Then I'd tell them to have fun making up the difference of about $300 difference from what I am charging them.
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When you say cordless do you mean Gas Powered or Battery charge powered.
Cordless. As in rechargeable battery.

Before this business, all I ever used around the house was (initially) an electric trimmer, and then I switched to a cordless trimmer. It's "OK" for light stuff on lawns that are well maintained, but it isn't really practical for anything else.
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Cordless. As in rechargeable battery.

Before this business, all I ever used around the house was (initially) an electric trimmer, and then I switched to a cordless trimmer. It's "OK" for light stuff on lawns that are well maintained, but it isn't really practical for anything else.
Yea I would think that rechargeable is worse then electric. Thats why they sell spare batteries separate.
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