Buying Guides

Our outdoor power tool buying guides let you research products and know which features matter. Additionally, we make it easy for you to shop and compare similar products. Check out our recommendations for the best landscaping tools or glance at our tool shootouts. That’s where we compare dozens of the latest and greatest battery powered chainsaws, backpack blowers, string trimmers, and battery powered lawn mowers. We also rate and provide recommendations for hot products in our landscaping tool gift guides. Practical Landscaping and Outdoor Power Tool Buying Guides Know the question we get asked the most? What tool should I buy? Whether it’s a riding mower or a cordless hedge trimmer, everyone wants to know which tool is the best. They frequently ask: Which outdoor power tool performs the best? Or they ask which cordless landscaping product has the power and runtime to match gas. We’ve assembled some tool buying guides and gift guides to make it easier to choose the right tool for your application. Look over the outdoor tool buying guides below and discover which tools have the most power, include the best features, and deliver the highest values in the industry.

Best Cordless Chainsaw Reviews 2022

When we began testing the best cordless chainsaws (or, really, battery-powered chainsaws) we wanted to understand who offered the best power, the most convenience, the best ergonomics, and more. It wasn’t too long ago that only a few manufacturers even made cordless chainsaws. Of those, only a couple offered noteworthy performance and could be considered […]

Best String Trimmer Reviews 2022 | Gas, Cordless, and Electric

Whether you call it a weedeater, weed wacker, weed trimmer, or something else, string trimmers have the same fundamental concept—spin line fast enough for the tips to cut grass. Ask a random sampling of five people, and they’ll likely tell you five different models for the best string trimmer. We asked our not-so-random team to […]

Best Battery-Powered Hedge Trimmer Reviews 2022

When you’re making the switch away from gas or corded power to battery power, hedge trimmers are a great place to start. They’re not as power-hungry as mowers and chainsaws, so they can run a long time without strapping a monster-size battery to it. The best battery-powered hedge trimmer models make the transition easy and […]

Best Stihl Chainsaw Reviews for 2022

While we’ve already addressed our thoughts about the best professional chainsaw and the best battery chainsaw we’re aware some people have their favorites. Stihl remains one of the most popular, and a lot of our Pro reviewers have experience with the brand. Even as we recommend the best Stihl chainsaw it became clear that we […]

Best Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Reviews 2022

Deciding on the best self-propelled lawn mower isn’t as easy as it used to be. Do you need commercial or residential quality? Do you want to use gas or batteries for power? How much grass do you need to cut? Are you a mulcher or a bagger? Having tested dozens of the best walk-behind lawn […]

Best Air Compressor for Home Garage

Considerations When Choosing an Air Compressor Forget choosing the best air compressor—choosing any air compressor for any task requires that you understand a few key things. You need to know what CFM means, how the cycle rate affects your airflow, and the form factor you need (portable stack, pancake-style, standing tank, etc). When choosing the […]

Best Professional Chainsaw Reviews 2022

Having extensively reported on the best battery chainsaw via dozens of hands-on reviews, we wanted to turn to Pros. Picking from battery-powered tools proved helpful to some, but we also want to select our best professional chainsaw for those who need the power and runtime gas chainsaws provide. This includes professional arborists, tree cutters, foresters, […]

Top 12 Most Exciting Tools From 2021 (Plus a Bonus)

As we put 2021 in the rearview mirror, it’s a great time to look back on some of the coolest, best, and most innovative tools we got to put our hands on this year. Here’s a look at what made our eyes pop in 2021! Be sure to click on the title to read each […]