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Advantages of Cordless Outdoor Power Tools



We have all endured the long power cords, gas fumes and the stinky oily mess of filling fuel tanks that can make outdoor lawn and garden care an arduous, tedious task. For years I have used a corded string trimmer, it gets the job done, but the cord is a pain - twisted, long and heavy - always hanging up on sprinkler heads and plants.

A friend of mine suggested a gas trimmer, but the fumes don’t agree with me, usually making my clothes and surroundings smell terrible, and fueling it was an oily mess. Modern cordless outdoor power tools solve these problems and make completing outdoor tasks a lot easier. Let's take a look at what's new in cordless outdoor power.


Why Choose Cordless Outdoor Power Tools:


1. No cords to stretch out and rewind and reduce risk of electrical shock or trip hazards.


2. No gasoline or two stroke oil to purchase and store, no mess measuring and filling fuel tanks.


3. No filters or spark plugs to replace and no tune-ups required.


4. The convenience of using the same battery for all of your power tools indoors and out.


5. Quick changers allow you to complete the job without worry that the battery will die mid task.


6. New 40 volt battery systems assure you can complete the job on one charge.


7. New outdoor cordless tools are truly built to get the job done with greater ease and convenience than gas powered tools.


8. Peace of mind knowing you are contributing to a cleaner environment by not polluting the air with carbon emissions.



Cordless String Trimmers & Edgers

Ryobi and Dewalt both offer cordless trimmers/edgers with real power and convenience.




Ryobi One + 18-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Trimmer/Edger



Corded power with cordless convenience, the Ryobi One + 18-volt Trimmer/Edger offers up to one hour of run time on a single battery charge. The pivoting head uses heavy duty 0.080 inch string for cutting even the toughest grass and weeds.

The variable speed trigger allows you to carefully trim along flower beds, while still having max power to whack those big weeds. The adjustable handle makes switching from trimming to edging a breeze. The One + power system offers an entire range of outdoor power tool options all using the same 18-volt lithium-ion power source.

40-Volt Ryobi Lithium-Ion Cordless Attachment Capable String Trimmer



A lot of home owners with large properties that come into my California Home Depot store have expressed the notion that gas powered trimmers are necessary to clear the toughest weeds and brush. However, there are trimmers available that harness power of gas, but enjoy the convenience of battery power.

For example, Ryobi has introduced the 40-Volt Lithium-Ion attachment capable cordless string trimmer. The 40 volt lithium-ion battery offers true gas powered performance with a full 90 minutes of run time. Trim and edge up to one acre on a single battery charge. The adjustable cutting swath of up to 15 inches makes any job a quick and easy one.

The attachment capable feature allows the use of universal gas attachments on your battery powered trimmer, allowing you to turn your trimmer into a cultivator or even a blower. The 40 volt Lithium-Ion Ryobi Attachment Capable String Trimmer/Edger truly makes gas powered trimmers obsolete.



Dewalt 20-Volt Max Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless String Trimmer


While brushless motors have been used in industrial applications for years, they have not until recently entered the consumer market, primarily because brushless motors were too expensive for DIY or recreational use.

Dewalt has introduced the new 20-Volt Max Lithium-Ion cordless brushless trimmer. The brushless motor offers superior power and less energy use. Dewalt’s 20-volt max brushless trimmer can do the job of a corded trimmer with less weight and greater convenience.

The 0.080 inch string will cut through the toughest brush; the metal gear case and patented gear drive design give you a powerful and durable trimmer to handle almost any job around your home from trimming the lawn to taking out tough heavy brush.

Despite its heavy duty construction, the new Dewalt trimmer weighs only 8.5 pounds. For the ultimate in Cordless Trimmers the Dewalt 20-Volt Max Cordless Brushless trimmer is a top choice.



Cordless Blowers


Most professional gardening services uses gas leaf blowers; they are loud and release unpleasant fumes. Ryobi and Dewalt have introduced cordless blowers with power to spare and don’t discharge fumes or create excessive noise. 


Ryobi One+ 18 Volt Lithium Ion 100 mph Cordless Jet Fan Blower

The jet fan design of the Ryobi One+ 18 Volt Lithium Ion 100 mph Cordless Jet Fan Blower creates up to a 100 mph blast to move leaves and debris with ease. The variable speed trigger control gives you the ability to move debris without scattering it everywhere. The one + battery system gives you versatility to use the battery with other Ryobi outdoor power equipment. No cords, no spark plugs, gas cans, no tune ups, just plenty of power to get the job done.

Ryobi 300 CFM 40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Jet Fan Blower


Ryobi’s max performance blower offers a 155 mph air stream to handle almost any yard debris.The jet fan gives 300 CFM of gas powered performance without the gas power noise and smell.The variable speed control and soft grip make using this blower a breeze, and the 5 year warranty assures you’ll have many years of peak cordless blower performance.

90 MPH 400 CFM 20-Volt Max Lithium-Ion Cordless Electric Brushless Blower

DEWALT 90 MPH 400 CFM 20-Volt Max Lithium-Ion Cordless Electric Brushless Blower


Dewalt uses an axial fan for the ultimate in cordless blower performance. The 400 cfm blower gives you outstanding performance, able to move any debris with ease and the variable speed control trigger gives you precise control.

At only 61 decibels this blower is quiet and at 7.1 pounds very light weight and easy to handle. The Dewalt 20-Volt Max Cordless Brushless Lithium-Ion Blower will satisfy even the most demanding homeowner who requires maximum performance and convenience.  



Important Tips to Remember

1. Modern cordless outdoor power tools offer all the power of gas powered tools with

none of the maintenance hassles associated with gas power tools.

2. No cords to string out and store, no trip hazards, no danger of electrical shock.

3. The ability to use one power source for all of your tools indoors or out.

4. The ability to use power tools that truly get the job done with no environmental impact.

5. The ease of purchasing a complete cordless system from one manufacturer to handle

all of your power tools needs indoors or out.

The Home Depot offers a vast selection of individual cordless tools and tool sets to meet any need. Visit your local Home Depot and find out why cordless power is the future of power tools.



Mike, The Home Depot Answer Man

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Posted 2016-03-10T20:40:16+0000  by Mike_HD_OC Mike_HD_OC
Wireless outdoor tools have always been my top choice because of the convenience they offer!  
Posted 2019-09-07T15:44:28+0000  by bonniee
Times have changed – and so have batteries. They're not just AAs anymore. ... And when it comes to battery-powered equipment, STIHL is at the forefront of the revolution.
Posted 2019-10-01T04:26:31+0000  by tuthuvan
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