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August 5, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Outdoor Power Equipment Reviews

Our outdoor power equipment reviews include lawnmowers, riding mowers, zero turn mowers, hedge trimmers, string trimmers, edgers, blowers, and chainsaws. More than that, our OPE reviews hit on both gas and cordless battery powered tools. Recently, we even checked out the Husqvarna Automower 315 Robotic lawn mower and saw what’s possible when you combine robotics with cordless tech. Outdoor Power Equipment Reviews for Pro Landscapers If you’re a landscaping Pro, you want to make sure your crew is doing their work quickly and efficiently. Zero turns, for example, are not all designed the same. Some cut more quickly than others, while others have the build quality to last. For string trimmers, we look for max line size, speed, and ergonomics. You want power, but you also want to be able to operate a tool all day long with ease. Ergonomics and vibration consistently get more attention from organizations like OSHA and NIOSH.

Review9.0(out of 10)
Greenworks 60V Electric Wheelbarrow

Greenworks 60V Electric Wheelbarrow Garden Cart Review

Back in 2017 after Hurricane Irma ran through central Florida, we quickly realized how the importance of electric wheelbarrows. Back then, the model we used got its power from a lead-acid battery. Now, the Greenworks 60V electric wheelbarrow sips power from a 4Ah lithium-ion battery pack. And the same pack that powers this Greenworks 60V […]

CRAFTSMAN V20 Outdoor Power Tools

Craftsman Adds OPE to 20V Battery Platform Craftsman just expanded their V20 line, including a new low-profile lawn mower, handheld blower, string trimmer, and hedge trimmer. They even added in a 10-inch mini chainsaw and what looks like a really handy cordless shear for good measure. These tools work really well for those with smaller […]

Review9.5(out of 10)

Makita 18V Cordless Hedge Trimmer Review XHU07T

Makita 18V Cordless Hedge Trimmer Drops Weight While Improving Performance With more than 100 years of experience making electric motors and their acquisition of Dolmar bringing another 90 years of experience in gas OPE, Makita knows a thing or two about making battery-powered lawn care equipment with the performance of gas. So what does all […]

ECHO SRM-410X Straight Shaft Trimmer

Echo Brush Cutter Power in a String Trimmer Body We’ve all seen professional landscapers rip the guards off their trimmers, let out tons of string and go to town. Manufacturers kinda hate that—well, except Echo apparently. The new Echo SRM-410X Straight Shaft Trimmer slings out a 20″ cutting swath. And it’s designed with enough horsepower […]

Ryobi 18V HP Brushless Jet Fan Blower P21120VNM

Ryobi Jet Fan Blower Design Increases Airflow Raking is…well, not my favorite thing to do. To finish the lawn cleanup in a fraction of the time it would take to rake up piles of leaves and lawn debris, the Ryobi 18V HP Jet Fan Blower offers its services. It’s like doing lawn chores, but without […]

Makita XRU18 1V X2 String Trimmer Video Review

Makita XRU18 String Trimmer Video Review

Before we began testing out the latest battery-powered string trimmers for our Best Weedeater Roundup, we expected to put the existing X2 Makita XRU15 side-by-side against some of the newer models on the market. To our surprise, Makita sent us a newer model, the XRU18 string trimmer. This new flagship Makita X2 weedeater has just about […]

Review8.0(out of 10)
Hart 40V String Trimmer

Hart 40V Brushless String Trimmer Review HLST031

DIY-Focused Hart String 40V Brushless String Trimmer Comes Attachment-Capable If you’re ready to cut the cord or kick the can for your string trimming, Hart’s cordless options may have caught your eye at Walmart. There are several options available for both the 20V and 40V platforms. Today, we’re looking at their best model—the Hart 40V […]

Review9.6(out of 10)
EGO LB6504 650CFM Blower

EGO 650 CFM Blower LB6500 | Force Meter Tested

EGO 650 CFM Blower Pegs 20.8 Newtons in Our Testing The battle for the most powerful battery-powered blower is in full force! The EGO 650 CFM blower is one of the latest to throw its hat in the ring. We brought out our force meter to see if the EGO LB6500 can take over the […]

Ryobi 18V HP 10-Inch Chainsaw

Ryobi 18V HP Brushless 10-inch Chainsaw P2520

Ryobi Boosts Power on 18V HP Chainsaw The newest Ryobi HP power tools have, so far, been living up to their High-Performance name. While the lineup made its debut in 2020, we’re seeing it expand this year with a ton of additional tools scheduled to release over the coming months. The Ryobi P2520 18V HP […]

Makita Pole Saws

Makita 36V Pole Saws | XAU01 and XAU02

Makita Pole Saws Offer Faster Cutting Speeds for Pros Makita has had a pole saw in the 36V OPE lineup for a while now, but it has been an attachment option for the Makita Couple Shaft system prior to now. The XAU01 and XAU02 Makita 36V Pole Saws operate on the 18V X2 platform to […]