September 19, 2021

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.

Heated DeWalt Jacket

Heated DeWalt Jacket

Winter is pretty much upon us at this point. And, if you haven’t figured out any sort of personal heating solution for when you need to spend some time outside, we have a suggestion: the Heated DeWalt Jacket. It gets real warm real fast, has solid insulation, and is comparably priced to other heated jackets […]

Milwaukee Axis Jacket

Heated Milwaukee Axis Jacket

Winter might slow down the lawn work, but it still brings its own challenges that require you keep busting your proverbial hump outdoors. From snow blowing to chainsawing, you’ll want something warm to wear when it’s freezing outside. That’s where the heated Milwaukee Axis Jacket can help you out. With its compressible design, the Axis jacket […]

Milwaukee Heated Gear

Milwaukee Heated Gear

While we’re not yet at the point where we need to crank up our heaters and bundle up, Milwaukee has been proactive in their efforts to improve the wintertime experience for Pro tradesmen and landscapers. The new lineup of Milwaukee heated gear includes their heated ToughShell Jacket, heated Axis Jacket, and heated hoodie. The jackets […]

Best Cordless Blower Shootout

Best Cordless Blower Shootout

Finding the Best Cordless Blower is pretty much like looking for the Holy Grail when it comes to battery-powered OPE. These tools are some of the least efficient owing to the need to turn their fans tens of thousands of RPMs. But this class of tool is far from being equal with designs all over […]

Best Battery Powered Chainsaw Shootout

Best Battery-Powered Chainsaw Shootout

Four years ago when I did the battery powered chainsaw shootout for Pro Tool Reviews, we could only find four competitors in the 36-volt or higher class. But now, with a burgeoning battery-powered outdoor power equipment (OPE) market, we had to narrowly define the test criteria to keep the test to a manageable size and to […]

Best Battery Powered String Trimmer Roundup

Best Battery Powered String Trimmer Roundup

Choosing the Best Battery Powered String Trimmer Last Spring, we brought in the best lithium-ion lawn mowers at the time and had a field day testing them. Like then, we’ve let Tim Johnson’s yard grow up a bit to give our participants plenty of opportunities to show us their strengths. There’s a big difference in […]

Best Battery Powered Lawnmower Review Round Up

Best Battery Powered Lawnmower Review Round Up!

Lithium-ion OPE has gone viral this year! Am I allowed to say that a physical product has gone viral since it’s not online? Who cares! I’m going to say it anyway! It’s popular for several reasons, and everyone wants to find the best battery powered lawnmower. The biggest is that there’s no oil and gas […]

36V Cordless Chainsaw Shootout Comparison

36V Cordless Chainsaw Shootout Comparison

A cordless chainsaw won’t replace a full size gas saw, but they’re great for part-time use on the job site, around the property and even in the woodworking shop. Chainsaws and other power-hungry outdoor power equipment (OPE) are a perfect match for large 36V lithium-ion batteries that have proven too big for most handheld cordless […]