Review5.5(out of 10)
Kobalt 80V Chainsaw

Kobalt 80V Chainsaw Review

We’ve had the opportunity to see several new lithium-ion powered chainsaws this year. What started as a novelty has developed into a serious landscape tool and even professionals are surprised at the power that’s being delivered through these small cells. Serious contenders for pro attention start with Husqvarna’s 36V model, jump to EGO’s 56V solution, […]

Review8.2(out of 10)
Kobalt 80V Blower

Kobalt 80V Blower Review

Kobalt and Greenworks made waves this year in OPE when they unveiled their 80V lineups. This pushes the power in terms of voltage well beyond the 56V platform we saw from EGO and doubles the standard 40V landscaping tools on the market. We already looked at the Kobalt 80V String Trimmer, which boasted several improvements […]

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

Kobalt 80V String Trimmer Review

Kobalt 80V String Trimmer First Impressions Kobalt made waves in our Lithium-Ion Mower Shootout with their 80V mower. Not surprisingly, it’s just the first in a line of 80V OPE (outdoor power equipment) for 2015 that also includes the Kobalt 80V String Trimmer that we’re looking at today. Further down the line, we’ll also get […]

Kobalt 40V Max Lithium-Ion Mower, Blower, and Chainsaw

Kobalt 40V Max Lithium-Ion Mower, Blower, and Chainsaw

Mission launch code word: “Irene.” Do you recall the scene from the movie Black Hawk Down just before the code word “Irene” is called out? – The soldiers are gearing up – boots laced, weapons checked, magazines and ammo checked- the tension is high and the Rangers and Delta Team are excited. . What does […]

Review8.2(out of 10)
Kobalt 40V String Trimmer and Hedge Trimmer

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 […]