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October 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


string trimmer

Makita 18V X2 LXT OPE

Makita 18V X2 LXT OPE Update

Makita 18V X2 LXT OPE Expands to Include Blower and String Trimmer Makita has released new OPE cordless tools as part of their cordless solutions for landscapers – the Makita 18V X2 LXT (36V) Brushless Cordless Blower and String Trimmer. Both landscaping tools are the first in their category to be powered by two 18V batteries without leaving the […]

Makita 4-stroke outdoor power tools

Makita 4-stroke Outdoor Power Tools and More at GIE

One of the things that has always bothered me about the introduction of 4-stroke technology into the world of handheld outdoor power equipment was the tendency for oil to get all over the place unless you positioned the tool precisely right-side up. Hang it up, let it tip over, or—GASP—use it upside down or sideways, and […]

EGO 56V 16 Inch Chainsaw-1

EGO Power Plus Takes the Stage at GIE 2015

EGO Power Plus 56V Line Still Running Strong Thanks to the team from EGO, we were able to see some of the new and innovative products coming to the EGO Power Plus line of 56V outdoor power equipment. They’re running with the current line to wrap up the season, but some exciting new products are […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Husqvarna 536LiL 36V string trimmer angled

Husqvarna 536LiL 36V String Trimmer Review

Having just returned from the Husqvarna Silent City Media Event, we wanted to wrap up our evaluation of the Husqvarna 536LiL 36V string trimmer and see what this battery powered tool could do. There was the question of whether it could hold its own (or ever outperform) comparable gas models, and we wanted to know just how well it compared to other […]

Review8.2(out of 10)
Kobalt 80V String Trimmer Featured Image

Kobalt KST 140XB 80V String Trimmer Review

Kobalt 80V String Trimmer First Impressions You always want to buy the best lawn mower you can afford that matches your needs. The Kobalt KST 140XB 80V String Trimmer presents a solid value on a product that performs above average. Further down the line, we’ll also get to share our experiences with Kobalt’s 80V blower […]

Review8.3(out of 10)
DeWalt 40V Max String Trimmer Head

DeWalt 40V Max String Trimmer Review

DeWalt DCST990H1 40V MAX Lithium Ion XR Brushless 15” String Trimmer As a life long piston-head, DeWalt’s ‘Gas Performance Guarantee’ piqued my interest on the new DeWalt 40V Max String Trimmer. I’m a little old school, at least in my book, so replacing an internal combustion motor with a battery is just a few notches above […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
EGO 15 in String Trimmer

EGO 15 in String Trimmer 56V Brushless Model Review

Last year we reviewed the EGO 12 in string trimmer which proved to be a great product for those of us with 1/8-acre lots who want to switch to rechargeable outdoor power equipment in lieu of gas powered tools. Where it came up a bit short was in the area of edging or when tackling […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Echo SRM-280T String Trimmer

Echo SRM-280T String Trimmer Review

Echo SRM-280T: The Task The Mountain, as our family calls it, is Dad’s mammoth water feature that sits at the north end of my parents’ yard.  It came about several years ago when the county decided to widen the road in front of their house.  Dad somehow managed to commandeer all the broken pieces of […]

Review8.2(out of 10)

Kobalt 40V String Trimmer and Hedge Trimmer Review

Remember those early Saturday mornings as child when you were trying to sleep in while someone was doing yard work? Do you remember how quiet it wasn’t?  You were most likely awoken from your attempts to sleep until noon by the sounds of gas powered outdoor equipment. Our kids today might not have the same […]