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WORX WG545 Review

WORX WG545 Review

Electric Leaf Blower  7/10 A cordless leaf blower with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the WORX WG545 is well suited to light yard tasks like blowing off the patio, pool deck, or sidewalk. The blower’s nozzle has a narrow range, but it’s still pretty powerful for such a lightweight device. We found that the flexible nozzle […]

Husqvarna 150BT Review

Husqvarna 150BT Review

Gas Leaf Blower  8.5/10 For the professional landscaper or the average homeowner with very large property, this Husqvarna 150BT leaf blower has incredible power, reaching air speeds up to 251 mph with its 50.2 cc motor. The backpack is surprisingly comfortable to wear for extended periods, distributing the weight evenly on your back. We were […]

Black and Decker LSWV36 Review

Black and Decker LSWV36 Review

Electric Leaf Blower  8/10 A lightweight, easy-to-maneuver device from Black & Decker, this cordless electric leaf blower does efficiently what a push broom would do: sweep hard surfaces of leaves and debris. It’s best used on patios, walkways, and garage floors; it won’t be able to handle grassy surfaces well. Relatively quiet and creating no […]

Tanaka TRB24EAP Review

Tanaka TRB24EAP Review

Gas Leaf Blower  9.5/10 A quiet, light weight gas blower, the Tanaka TRB24EAP blower saves you the trouble of dealing with a complicated start-up system. This Tanaka blower starts up immediately and has strong blowing power: up to 170 mph. Its high-quality and durable construction is easy to see and feel just from holding it. […]

Best Leaf Blowers

Best Leaf Blowers

Top 10 Rated Leaf Blowers The best leaf blowers, be they gas, electric, or cordless, must be effective at blasting away leaves, twigs, and other lawn debris. We looked for a number of factors when selecting the top 10 leaf blowers: 1. Easy to start up 2. Powerful engine with high air speeds 3. Durable […]

Best Weed Eaters

Best Weed Eater

Top 10 Rated Weed Eaters By Jon Bannister Lawn trimmers are invaluable tools for keeping your yard looking tidy and professional. Trimmers can reach tight areas that lawn mowers can’t, such as beneath bushes and around trees. Many trimmers also function as edgers, allowing you to get a clean, straight line along sidewalk paths and […]

Best Shop Vacuums

Best Shop Vacuums

Top 10 Rated Wet/Dry Vacs By Brittany Rowland Sometimes you have big messes that a regular broom, mop, or vacuum cleaner just can’t handle. Shop Vacs, or wet/dry vacuums, are invaluable tools when it comes to cleaning up tough wet or dry spills and messes around the house, garage, workshop, or car. Shop Vacs can […]

Hitachi CG18DSDL

Electric-Powered Weed Eater  9.5/10 By Jon Bannister A highly efficient weed eater, the Hitachi CG18DSDL cordless electric lawn trimmer can take on the toughest weeds and grass. With a rechargeable battery, it’s easy to get it powered up and running, and it runs for at least 30 minutes with no problems. And if you prefer […]

Best Pressure Washer

Best Pressure Washer

Top 10 Rated Pressure Washers By Brittany Rowland Pressure washers are an essential tool for keeping the outside of your home clean. Made for blasting through grime on cars, boats, driveways, grills, and house sidings, a pressure washer carries exponentially more power than a regular garden hose. As we compiled our top 10 list for […]

Poulan Pro PB22H46YT Riding Lawn Mower

Best Riding Lawnmowers

Top 10 Rated Riding Lawn Mowers By Jon Bannister With riding lawn mowers, you want the same performance you get from a walk-behind mower but in a much larger package. Riding lawn mowers are the ideal choice if you have a lot of property to cover. Here are some of the most important factors we […]

John Deere D130

42-inch Cut Riding Lawnmower  8.5/10 For an automatic transmission ride mower in its class, this 42-inch John Deere model may be getting into the expensive range at $1,899. It cuts grass very well without much of a fuss. Able to handle gently sloping terrain, this 22 horse-power mower runs fast at 5.5 mph going forward […]

More Self-Propelled Mowers

Kholer Lawn Boy 10604  8.5/10 Rear wheel drive Non-CARB compliant Height adjustment 1–4 inches A lightweight, affordable self-propelled mower, the Lawn Boy 10604 packs a lot of power. It runs easily up inclines, making the work easier for you. In fact, at full speed, you’d have to jog…read more Back to Top Self Propelled Mowers

How to Use a Lawn Edger

How to Use a Lawn Edger

By Steve Holdgren Lawn edgers are designed for getting a sharp edge along the borders of sidewalks and walkways. They cut vertically (along an edge), unlike lawn trimmers, or string trimmers, which are suited for trimming hard-to-reach areas such as under bushes and around trees. However, many current models combine trimmer and edger functions, allowing […]

Self Propelled Mower Comparison

Self Propelled Mower Comparison: Husqvarna HU800AWD vs Honda GCV190

By Steve Holdgren If you are in the market for a new high-powered self-propelled lawnmower, it may help to compare the features of two popular models, the Honda GCV190 and the Husqvarna HU800AWD. The two lawnmowers are in the same price range—the Honda GCV190 is $699, whereas the Husqvarna HU800AWD is $509.99. Let’s look at […]

Front vs Rear Wheel Drive Mowers

Front vs Rear Wheel Drive Self Propelled Lawn Mower

By Steve Holdgren Self-propelled lawnmowers have two types of drive: front wheel and rear wheel. But what does that mean, and which one is better? Essentially, when a gearbox propels the rear wheels, it’s a rear wheel drive mower. When the gearbox propels the front wheels, it’s a front wheel drive mower. What type of […]

Husqvarna HU700FH Self Propelled Mower

Best Self-Propelled Mowers

Top 10 Rated Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers By Steve Holdgren People tend to think of mowing the lawn as backbreaking, sweat-inducing work, but self-propelled lawnmowers can make the task a lot more bearable, particularly if you have hilly or uneven terrain to maintain. All you have to do is guide the mower; it does all the […]