What is Sound Pressure Level and the Decibel dB Scale?

We talk a lot about hearing protection on the jobsite. Any time you see a landscape crew, they have over-the-ear earmuffs or other hearing protection (like the ISOtunes Link) to guard against noise. While the gas vs battery lawn mower debate heats up and results in less noise pollution, many still have questions. In particular, […]

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Flex Cordless 24V Jobsite Blower Review

Flex 24V Jobsite Blower Prioritizes Power Without Losing Control One of our reviewers called the Flex 24V cordless jobsite blower “adorable”. His first impression of this diminutive blower may seem condescending. We just hoped that testing would show it to be useful for shop or garage cleanup. Pros Strong brushless motor performance Lightweight and compact […]

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HART Tools 30-inch Riding Mower

HART 30-inch Riding Lawn Mower Offers Battery-Powered Gas-Free-dom HART invited us to Anderson, South Carolina in 2022 for an outdoor event highlighting some of its newest batter-powered tools. As it turned out, through HART Tools, Walmart shoppers can now purchase their 30-inch riding mower in-store. We got to spend some quality time testing the mower […]

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Greenworks 60V 42 Zero-Turn Lawn Mower Review

Greenworks 60V 42″ Zero-Turn Lawn Mower Review

Greenworks 60V 42″ Zero-Turn Lawn Mower Launches at Tractor Supply We first saw the Greenworks 60V 42″ Zero-Turn Lawn Mower as a prototype. Now, we had a chance to test an actual sample. Can it provide both the power and value discerning consumers look for in a battery-powered ZT solution? Pros Excellent cut quality Cuts […]

HART 40V Brushless Carbon Fiber String Trimmer Review

HART Tools HLST051VNM 40V Carbon Fiber String Trimmer Review

HART Moves Up The Charts With Brushless Carbon Fiber String Trimmer The best lawn mowers can make your overall lawn look fantastic—but you still need to trim and edge the areas where a mower can’t get to. Some of the best-rated string trimmers tend towards the heavy side and many DIY models don’t have the […]

Converting from Gas to Battery-Powered Lawn Tools

Converting from Gas to Battery-Powered Lawn Tools is Becoming a Reality for More Professional Landscapers More and more municipalities keep encouraging, sometimes strongly, emissions-free and noise-free solutions for outdoor power equipment. Outdoor power tools seem to fall into an area where we see lots of change toward battery-powered products. While converting from gas to battery-powered […]

Best Battery-Powered Lawn Mowers for 2022

As we once again approach the mowing season, OPE Reviews wants to offer its recommendations for the best battery-powered lawn mowers in 2022. These mowers have really improved to the point where they work great on large lawns. Of course, anyone with a smaller lawn can also benefit. No matter what your intended use for […]

Review9.2(out of 10)

Greenworks BL60L512 60V Blower Review

Greenworks Hits 700CFM Without Breaking a Sweat If you have an interest in making the switch from a gas blower to battery-power, the Greenworks BL60L512 60V 700 CFM blower might give you enough of a reason. Greenworks is one of only a few OPE manufacturers to have hit the coveted 700 CFM mark for battery-powered […]