expired Ozito 2 in 1 Pole Pruner and Hedger, Plus 4.0ah Battery and Charger $157 (Was $249) @ Bunnings

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Hi all,

Probably proactively tempting us ahead of Aldi's upcoming deal, but this is a pretty great price for a pole pruner, hedger, battery and charger.

It's especially great when the pole pruner is $149 on its own (https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-power-x-change-18v-pole-pr...) and the pole hedger on its own is $159 (https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-power-x-change-18v-pole-he...).

It's even better when you're able to get the battery from this deal: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/334942

Have a great weekend everybody.

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  • +1 vote

    Almost like you were expecting bunnings to low the price…. lol

  • +5 votes

    I have this pole chainsaw, it is surprisingly good, well balanced and being able to adjust it at the top and handle makes it a lot easier to use than most.
    Cuts well, battery lasts well and it is hard to jam the chain which was unexpected.
    The only annoying part is that this set is a much better buy and I would have liked the hedge fitting as well :(

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    I should also add that I just bought one at Bunnings Ringwood. At least left 25 on a pellet in the center of the shop.

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      Thanks! Got one from there just now.
      Went to Notting Hill but seems they don't have any, then saw this and drove to Ringwood.
      They still using the $75 price tag for the 4ah battery at Ringwood, but the actual price is $39.89.

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    I was looking at hedge trimmer (corded) to cut small shrubs, but now very tempted by this.
    However, the Aldi setup is only $140, right? and the warranty is 5 years?
    Correct me if I'm wrong!

    • +1 vote

      aldi's set : charger$20, 4ah battery$40, 2-in-1 skin$100. So $160 in all

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        You're right! Thanks! Just saw Bunnings warranty is 5 years (tools) 3 years (battery/charger). Aldi battery is only 1 year.

        • +2 votes

          And that's a replacement warranty too - a 5 year replacement warranty on power tools is fantastic at this price.

    • +1 vote

      Plus usually bunnings will trade you a new one on the spot. That's got to be worth a few extra bucks.

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    I can vouch for the hedge trimmer. Its pretty damn good.

  • +1 vote

    Pity they didn't bring the mower, grass trimmer, and blower down in price too

  • +2 votes

    @humphrey623 Nice one, been Looking to Buy a Pole trimmer for a while, This having a Pruner is a bonus. Grabbed one from Bunnings Glenorchy Tas. Two left on Shelf @ approx 4pm if anyone interested.

  • +1 vote

    Bought one of these 12+ months ago at $249 and its been great, gets a fair bit of use with all the tall tree's around my place, has made tending to them a lot easier. Battery life is really good too, A++ would buy again.

  • +1 vote

    I noticed one previous time that the Aldi model at that time allowed the unit to be used as small chain saw. That is there was no need to have a one metre or more pole between the handle/battery and the saw head. This would be handy.

    I have the Ryobi 18V version. The pop rivets in the joint system have started to become loose. Also the where the pole enters the saw unit, even though this part uses screws. Means the setup starts to be a bit floppy and more difficult to use. One really good aspect though, it doesn't leak oil (well almost nothing) when in storage. Unlike most normal chainsaws.

    • -1 vote

      I borrowed my Dad's 36V tree pruner not too long ago and it was non-handy not being able to use it without the middle segment for lower branches. Does this Ozito allow shorter configs or it's pretty much what's in the picture?

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        not too long ago and it was non-handy not being able to use it without

        Negging for too many negatives

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        1.83m upto 2.77m from bottom of handle.
        Basically whats in the picture except the black sections and red motor section will touch each other.

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      I have the Aldi model you are talking about. I bought it because in the past I have had use for a chainsaw and a pole pruner. As a chainsaw it's excellent, little maintenance being electric and is plug in not battery operated so never need to worry about batteries, which for the amount of use it gets is fine for me. Also I am assuming it's probably more powerful running from the mains but I haven't checked.

      There is one big issue with it being a pole pruner, and that is the weight distribution. It works fine but with all the weight at the end of the pole it's hard to control, especially if you aren't fit/strong. Can be a real issue when trying to cut through a high branch and needing to use some force, and then once you are through stopping the momentum is really hard on your back.

      • +1 vote

        Can be a real issue when trying to cut through a high branch and needing to use some force

        If you need to use force then your chain needs sharpening. Get a cheap sharpener and you'll find it much easier

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          It's brand new though, is that normal the first time you use it? To me it felt like it was because the branches (its a lemon tree among others) were a bit bendy, so applying any force in the correct direction was a bit hard, ended up getting a lot of rough cuts as such. Also when I was holding it like a chainsaw and cutting thicker pieces I had no such issues, went through like butter.

          I think I am just going to climb the tree in the future.

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          @Jackson:

          If it's new and cutting through other stuff okay but you're having trouble up higher then my guess would be your technique. There are loads of people injured every year by chainsaws and it's generally because they were being careless or didn't know how to use the equipment properly. Pole saw put you further away from the fast moving sharp cutty bits but don't get complacent.

          If nothing else check out a few instructional videos on Youtube.

          That said, don't expect the chains on any of these cheap saws to last long between sharpenings.

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          @OzBragain: fair enough, yeah I was being extremely careful, you need to be I guess, after seeing this go through the trunk of a tree you realise your limbs may not get any second chances

  • +2 votes

    will this one be good against the zombies?

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    Does this extend? Could you use it for high up palm tree leaves?

  • +1 vote

    Anyone knows any good hedge trimmer other than this?

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    Great price. Just rushed out and bought one and a spare battery. Charging now, hope it goes well enough compared to a corded one I have.

    Plenty left at Joondalup WA.

  • -1 vote

    The Bunnings employee told me that Ozito is the highest quality brand you can get for tools. It has just been re-branded from the factory and Jims Mowing and other big landscapers use it.

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      Ozito is the highest quality brand you can get for tools

      Haha - Gull, meet ible.

    • +2 votes

      and did you believe him?

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        He told me he sells Ozito all day long and his dad works for Husqvarna and they re-badge their tools as Ozito for Bunnings as do other brands.

        • +5 votes

          Just to clarify for those who might not know, this (real or pretend) Bunnings person is full of bs

        • +3 votes

          Husqvarna's entry level battery pole saw is 36V with an RRP of $1,047.00

          He told me he sells Ozito all day long and his dad works for Husqvarna and they re-badge their tools as Ozito for Bunnings as do other brands.

          Someone at Bunnings convinced them to yank half the cells out of the battery, change the design and put an Ozito badge on it so they can sell it for under $200?!?!?! I'm calling troll or it's time for you to hand in your OzB card. Don't want to come across too harsh but that's just BS.

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          @OzBragain:
          I didn't buy the item. I didn't want to get off the bosch ecosystem as I have a bosch eelctric mower, leaf blower & whipper snipper and didnt want to have multiple battery types.

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          @hell0:

          I didn't buy the item. I didn't want to get off the bosch ecosystem as I have a bosch eelctric mower, leaf blower & whipper snipper and didnt want to have multiple battery types.

          Without wanting to take the p!ss, it's a product line with common batteries not an ecosystem.

          The point that's trying to be made here is that you shouldn't rely too much on what a Bunnings employee tells you his brother's cousin's uncle's nanna has inside knowledge on.

        • +2 votes

          @OzBragain:
          I agree. It seems to me that whenever I want to buy something the sales assistant has the same item at home. This has happened with every single electronic item I have talked to a salesperson about.

        • +6 votes

          Not true. They are re-branded Einhell http://www.einhell.com/com_en.html

        • +5 votes

          ozito is. made and owned by einhell …….

        • +1 vote

          @hell0: Not true. When I wanted to buy something "cheap" from Bunnings, the sales person said "If you want to be here tomorrow, and return it, yeah, go ahead and buy it"

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          @cameldownunder:

          Thats not a bad solution. Get the job done for one season and get a refund.

    • +1 vote

      Jeez, I bet Makita and Milwaukee are really worried.

  • +7 votes

    Bought one - assembled ——- NOW HAVE TO GO BACK TO BUY CHAIN OIL!!!! DID NOT COME WITH ANY "STARTER" CHAIN OIL BOTTLE. CANT USE WITHOUT. REMEMBER TO BUY YOUR CHAIN OIL WHEN PURCHASE!!!

  • +1 vote

    I own one, have only used the hedge trimmer to date. Im happy with it! Good price, solid warranty!

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    Eyeing the basic model of Stihl petrol chainsaw… no deals here… Used a cordless patter powered Black and Decker hand vacuum cleaner which died within the first year… would you even risk battery powered on garden tools?

    • +1 vote

      I have never tried a battery powered garden tool, but the Dyson vacuum has pretty weak suction. I`ve been thinking about this one on the next 20% off EBay sale.
      Still almost double this price… http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HONDA-POWERED-Pole-Chainsaw-Multi...

      • +1 vote

        I understand how that looks tempting, but there have been numerous negative stories for years concerning Baumr-AG customer service and feedback scores faked for them by eBay, including negative feedback disappearing.

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          I agree i dont like battery operated power tools except maybe drills for light use.

          I want a corded hedge trimmer/pole pruner….

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    I bought one an hour ago at Cessnock. About 16 remained.

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    Still quite a few left at Werribee, VIC, on the left near the garden entrance not in the garden tool isle.

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    Thanks OP - got one at Scoresby/Knox Vic just at closing - about 20 left still. And only 3 of the extra batteries left.

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    18 left at Lidcombe NSW. They had 19 but I bought one. Not even on display. They are on highest shelf of garden tools aisle with other surplus stock and no label/tags to indicate price. Need employee assistance with step ladder to retrieve for you.

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    Thanks OP. Anyone know an easy way to get discounted Bunnings GCs? I'd like to get this with a deal sweetener :)

  • +1 vote

    Cn someone tell me when the aldi one starts?

  • +1 vote

    Pairing the battery with the USB adaptor could be a good idea. $13 and you have a powerbank, I wonder how it would compare against normal powerbanks. Only 2.1A though.

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-power-x-change-18v-usb-pow...

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    Thanks OP. Picked up one with a spare battery at Nunawading Vic. Plenty of 2 in 1's on a pallet between entrance and garden area. Only 5 batteries left in the cabinet in the tool shop.

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    Plenty at the West Gosford store, about 45. At the pallet area and in the isle. Thanks OP.

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    Anyone know if any at Kirrawee? They’re not answering the phone.

    I have the Ryobi Expand-It hedge trimmer attachment that goes on a normal petrol line trimmer body but used it once and hate it. So bloody top heavy that trying to hold it up to trim hedges at a distance makes it almost unusable. And that cost a bit more than this!

    Thinking of selling the “used once” ryobi attachment and grabbing one of these.

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    Which one is better comparing the Aldi deal?

    I already have a ozita drill at home with two battery, can their batteries fit into all their tools?

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    Almost 40 of these at Stafford QLD but not priced yet, scans at $158. In the landscape section same side as registers.

    Don't forget the chain oil mentioned above as I can't see it in the contents.

  • +1 vote

    Plenty also at Mile End, SA. They are at the display at the far end of isle 21 though, not in the section with the rest of the Ozito cordless tools.

  • +4 votes

    As of this moment, Victoria:
    Croydon: 33
    Bayswater: 26
    Ringwood: 32

    You buy them all before I get there you're in trouble.

  • +1 vote

    Great post, thanks OP.

    I hadn't realised that these actually have a 5 year warranty rather than the normal 3 year Ozito warranty.

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    Prices not marked at Belconnen Bunnings in Canberra, so there's 20+ near the main entrance. Scanned up at sale price though, thanks OP!

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    Thanks OP picked one up today. Bunnings employees were all amazed at the price and couldn't understand why it was so cheap.

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    About 20 left Bunnings Capalaba . They're towards the garden section, not marked with the sale price but scans correctly.

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    Thanks OP! this is a great find.

    Havibg trouble finding the spare battery tho… Have my name on a "call when received" this week from 2 stores.

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    Grabbed one from Joondalup (WA) this morning - heaps left. :)

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    Grabbed one from Kirrawee NSW. 2 left on the shelf in the regular gardening tool section. Lower price marked on the shelf already.

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    Bought one from Chatswood today, plenty left.

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    Thanks all. Grabbed one late yesterday from Bundamba, together with a spare battery. Plenty of kits left in aisle 23 - up on high shelves so you'll need a team member get one down. Not priced marked but scans correctly. Only five 4ah batteries left in tool shop though.

    Charged up batteries and it put all together this morning - Impressed!! Looks like they will do my jobs just fine.

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    Picked one up this morning at Cardeldine qld they were on a pallet in the middle of the store. They had lots there. I was a little worried the large price sticker still said $249 on all sides but closer inspection seen a small tag saying $158. They would sell more if it was clearer pricing but it really does look like it's still full price. Scanned fine at $158

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    None in wollongong store.

  • +1 vote

    Still some at INALOO BUNNINGS WA

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP.

    Picked one up the other day and gave the chain saw and trimmer heads a workout on the weekend. Still had 2 bars of battery after about 40 mins of cutting.
    Chainsaw was OK but needed to keep on top of the tensioner so it didn't get too loose. Probably would have been nice if a starter bar oil was included, particularly if it was purchased by someone at the full price previously. I had some handy, so wasn't a problem for me this time.

    I found it was quite top heavy but not having used one before I don't know if there's better weighted options out there.

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