The prices at the U.S. gasoline pump have reached all-time highs. Some people think that the gas tank in their car is the most important thing. For those who have gas-guzzling lawnmowers, chainsaws, leaf blowers, and other equipment in their garages or sheds, this is not true.
What can a handyman or woman with a tight budget do? One option: Go electric.
This article contains the top products:
Sun Joe 14" Cordless Lawn Mower (28V), Green, $129 (reduced to $180).
Greenworks 42" CrossoverT ride-on mower (60 V), $3,500
The electric mower is lighter and quieter than gas-powered counterparts. The other great thing about going electric is that you won't inhale cancer-causing exhaust fumes from these mowers or other electric yard tools after you are done.
As more laws are passed to ban the sale gas-powered lawn mowers, old names like Snapper or Black + Decker will no longer be able to compete with eco-focused brands like Greenworks and Ego. These mowers often include chargers and batteries that can be used with other power tools.
Here are the best-selling and most highly-rated electric lawn mowers and power tools you can purchase at Amazon, Walmart, and other retailers.
You can make a serious effort to go green by replacing your gasoline-powered ride-on mower with an electric one. Greenworks 42" CrossoverZ riding lawn mower has zero-turn controls, dual LED lights, premium padding, arm rests, and USB charging ports. The mower can mow up 2 acres of land with some rolling hills (upto 15 degrees), and has a maximum speed of 8 MPH. It also has a 200-pound carrying capacity.
The mower comes with six 60V batteries and three turbo chargers for fast charging the batteries. They can charge all of them in as little as 90 minutes.
Greenworks 42" CrossoverZ zero-turn, ride-on mower (60 V), $4,500
You don't require the precision of zero-turn control to cut your lawn. Greenworks' 42 inch CrossoverT is a ride-on mower with steering-wheel controls. This will save you $1,000
Greenworks 42" CrossoverT ride-on mower (60 V), $3,500
The cordless, battery-powered mower has a push-button start, six adjustable cutting heights, and runs on two rechargeable lithium-ion 24-volt batteries. This gives you 48 volts of grass-cutting power. The cordless drill can take either battery and be replaced with a dual-port charger. This completes the Greenworks package.
Amazon has nearly 5,000 reviews on this set, and it is rated at four-and-a half stars (out five).
This mower is rated 4.3 stars and can run for up to 30 minutes on a fully charged charge. The mower has seven height settings and a brushless motor that provides quieter operation, more torque and longer life.
A customer who bought the gardening tool from Amazon said, "Definitely recommend and would purchase again." It was easy to assemble from the box and adjust the height and height of both the mower and the cut. I like the placement of the batteries - it is easy to insert and remove, and the contacts are higher than those that could accumulate dirt and dust.
Greenworks 19" Brushless Lawm Mower (40 V), 250 USD
The lightweight blower can produce wind speeds of up to 150 mph. You can choose from six speeds.
An Amazon customer purchased the cordless device and wrote, "This worked better than I expected." I like the cordless design's flexibility and speed. The front driveway, sidewalks, side porches, back sidewalks and back patio were blown off in just 10 minutes. It used to take me an hour due to the extension cords on my old blower. The GreenWorks blower gives me more control over the location of the debris and makes it easier to clean up.
Greenworks cordless blower (40V), $60
The Sun Joe MJ401C was rated four stars out of five by Walmart shoppers. It is a great deal on the electric-mower market.
Sun Joe's cordless, key-ignited Sun Joe model is powered by a single rechargeable 28-volt lithium-ion battery. According to the manufacturer, the mower can be used for small to medium-sized lawns. However, the mower can also mow up to 10,000 square feet on one charge.
Amazon also offers the pro version with a rear discharge chute. It's listed for $124
Sun Joe MJ401C 28V, 14" Cordless Lawn Mower - $129 (reduced to $180).
Snapper, a veteran lawn mower manufacturer, makes the green scene with its 82-volt Snapper XD Max electronic mower. The mower features a push button start and seven adjustable heights. It boasts a steel-made mowing deck.
Amazon rates the package as four-plus stars based on more than 1000 user reviews.
Snapper XD82 V MAX cordless electric 19-inch push lawn mower, $340 (save 60%)
Amazon has five-star reviews by verified buyers who rave about the ease of use and lightweightness of this Black + Decker electric lawnmower.
This mower is not cordless, unlike the other electric lawnmowers. The mower will start with a push of a button when it is plugged in using the polarized extension cable that you provide.
You can set the mower to trim grass at three different lengths. The mower comes with one bag.
Black + Decker 15 inch electric lawnmower with handle for bike (20 V), corded. $140
On the Walmart site, this cordless Ego Self-Propelled electric mower boasts more than 10,000 customer reviews - and a rating of four-and-a-half-stars. The machine is praised by satisfied buyers for being light but powerful, quiet and easy to use. Even the collection bag which can be put on and taken off easily. Also, the LED headlights are a big hit. You can adjust the height of your mower with six settings and push-button starting.
The included 56-volt ARC lithiumion battery powers this Ego model. The battery can be fully charged and provide 60 minutes of mowing power.
Ego 21" self-propelled cordless lawnmower (56 V), $598
Amazon has a great deal on the Black + Decker cordless electric chainsaw. The 20-volt kit includes the charger and 20-volt battery. It costs $139. The power tool, with its 10-inch blade, can provide up to five hours of cutting ability when fully charged.
Black + Decker Max 10" cordless saw (20 V), $139
Sun Joe's electric pressure washer can clean your patio or car up to 2,030 lbs per square inch (or, PSI) water pressure. The pressure washer comes with a 34 inch extension spray wand for hard-to reach areas and a 20 foot hose. Although it's not cordless, the 35-foot power cord comes with it. The Sun Joe SPX3000 is currently on sale, and the price of the pressure washer has been reduced.
Sun Joe SPX3000 electric pressure washer at 1.76 GPM maximum, $169 (reduced to $200).
This three-speed DeWalt blower will convince you that electric outdoor power tools don't have the same limitations as you. The blower can reach speeds of up to 135 mph and is lightweight enough to be used on job sites. The kit includes a 20-volt lithium-ion battery with charger.
One Amazon customer reviews it five stars and says, "This thing's amazing." It is small and I laughed when it was pulled out of its box. It's a great tool to clean a driveway [75-foot] in length.
DeWalt MAX blower set (20 V), $259 (reduced to $289).