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Best Battery powered Leaf Blowers

Best Cordless Leaf Blower Reviews 2021

The battery-powered blower landscape sure has changed since we did our first head-to-head review several years ago. There are a lot more options and the performance is leaps and bounds ahead. So who makes the best cordless leaf blower in 2021? Best Cordless Leaf Blower Power Ryobi 40V HP 730 CFM Blower When it comes […]

Best Ladder Reviews 2021 | Step, Extension, Telescoping, and More!

Trying to recommend the best ladder is a lot like trying to choose the best car. Do you want something small or large? Is this ladder destined for the home or the job site? Have you considered the many available features present in ladders? You get the idea. To cover our bases, we lined up […]

Best Battery-Powered Hedge Trimmer Reviews 2021

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 Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

Best Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Reviews 2020 | OPE Reviews

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 Backpack Blower Shootout

Best Backpack Blower Shootout

What does it feel like to have Hurricane Irma strapped to your shoulders? Donning any of the leading backpack blowers will give you a close representation. With air velocity exceeding 200 MPH and CFMs reaching for four digits, these monster air movers make short work of leaves and mower shrapnel. So they all blow and […]

Best Battery-Powered Lawn Mower Review – 24 Models Tested!

Getting the Best Battery-Powered Lawn Mower Means More than Voltage 36V, 40V, 56V, 80V, 120V… how in the world are you supposed to choose the best battery-powered lawn mower with all those choices? Is bigger better? We got our team together to look at the most important aspects of performance, features, and value to help […]

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 […]