Ive had my EGO mower for a couple of months now, and its great for the intended purpose i bought it for...going up stairs ,,..But, my Honda has the best cut quality ... I use my 216 all day long ...the EGO maybe once a day...no mechanical problems with the ego yet....touch wood...
and for the whipper... my Honda UMK GX 35 cops a flogging all day....No way could a battery powered machine do what I do..
This is only my circumstances .. and everyone is different ..
Nice to hear from you Phill ...Cheers