Kobalt Battery Powered Lawn Mower

Kobalt Battery Powered Lawn Mower

I made a bold decision today and bought a Kobalt Battery Powered Lawn Mower. I have always been one to jump on new ideas fairly quickly. While battery-powered mowers are not exactly new, the larger, more powerful 40 volt and 56 volt lithium batteries are a fairly recent innovation which opens up new possibilities for lawn and gardening tools such as mowers. My 18 Volt Milwaukee drill and Impact driver made a lasting and favorable impression See the Review

Ryobi 40-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Grass Trimmer

Ryobi 40-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Grass Trimmer

The Ryobi RY40210, 40-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless String Trimmer/Edger is a beast. I have struggled with a Black & Decker, Ni-Cad, cordless grass trimmer for the last 7 years. My main complaints were low-power and short battery-life. Still, I tolerated it because I enjoyed the convenience of cordless, no-gas, easy and less, time-consuming start-up times. My third complaint, however, is something I have with 95% of all grass trimmers: the string line doesn’t always feed properly See the Review

Costco Simpson Pressure Washer

Costco Simpson Pressure Washer

In three years, I went from the failed Task Force Electric Pressure Washer to the Costco Simpson Pressure Washer with a Honda Engine. I’ve been without a pressure washer for two years thanks to the extremely poor quality of the Task Force. The Task Force worked good enough the first couple of times to make me realize how valuable it is to own a pressure washer. Just make sure you get one that lasts. The See the Review

Milwaukee Cordless Impact Driver

Milwaukee Cordless Impact Driver

How do you rate the Milwaukee Cordless Impact Driver:  If you never have owned a cordless impact driver then perhaps you are like me and don’t know what you are missing. I chose the Milwaukee Cordless Impact Driver at my Home Depot store as part of a package with the 3/8″ reversible drill. For years, I’ve tinkered around with inferior power tools. From my horribly under-powered cordless, Ryobi screwdriver to my cheesy, 12-volt Skil Power See the Review

Snapper Lawn Mowers

Snapper Lawn Mowers

So Far Impressed with Snapper Lawn Mowers How do you rate the Snapper Lawn Mower?  I’m not one to get overly excited about masculine outdoor, lawn and garden equipment like mowers, so you know I must have been pretty impressed with Snapper lawn mowers to make the decision to review them. My current Snapper Lawn mower was bought used just a few weeks ago and is the only one I ever had. Previously to buying See the Review

Push Reel Lawn Mower

Push Reel Lawn Mower

If you’re Looking for a Push Reel Lawnmower to make the noisy, tedious job of mowing your lawn more convenient and quiet, you need to look at the Fiskars 6201 Staysharp Max. As a Push Reel Lawnmower, you might not expect it to cost as much as a gas powered one, but there are some good reasons to pay a little more on the Fiskars 6201.  The Staysharp Max 6201 is easier to push, has See the Review

Black and Decker Grass Hog

Black and Decker Grass Hog

How do you rate the Black and Decker Grass Hog?  I’ve had my Black and Decker Grass Hog for 7 years and so I suppose I’ve had enough time to form an opinion and review. The grass hog is still selling strong on Amazon, so at the very least, we know it’s still a worthy contender among the dozens of choices of cordless, weed trimmers. What is the Black and Decker Grass Hog? The Grass See the Review

Solar Christmas Lights

Solar Christmas Lights

Are Solar Christmas Lights worth the money? In a word, no. In two words, it depends. Let’s start worth the no, then we’ll move on to the depends part of the equation. Disadvantages If you want to light-up the outside of your home like the City Courthouse, you’d better have enough money to buy the courthouse, if not a good-sized town. One string of 50 Solar LED Christmas lights typically costs $20.00. For kicks, my See the Review

Snoboss Shovel

Snoboss Shovel

Since first seeing the Snoboss shovel at Home Depot last year, I decided to look up some actual user reviews on this large, peculiar-looking snow shovel. My large driveway requires a lot of horizontal and vertical distances to cover with a standard shovel, so I’ve often wondered if there is a better way. The Snoboss (Snowboss or Snow Boss) is a drastically looking looking different tool than the typical, snow shovels I’m used to. While See the Review

Orbit Sprinkler Timer

Orbit Sprinkler Timer

I must have used up at least 750 words ranting and raving about Hunter Sprinklers products last month, so why did I choose an Orbit Sprinkler Timer, instead? I can answer that question in one word: Cost. The Orbit 9 Station Timer, Model # 27999 sells at your local Lowes Store for about $69.00. The Hunter 8-Station XC-800 model does have a few more features, bells and whistles over the Orbit 27999, none of which See the Review

Hunter Sprinklers

Hunter Sprinklers

Getting Familiar with Hunter Sprinklers I became familiar with Hunter Sprinklers and heads when they became easier to find then Rainbird products. Years ago, it was hard to find anything other than Rainbird sprinklers at my local Home Depot stores. I was reluctant to replace my old sprinkler heads with another brand, not because I loved Rainbird, but because I was not familiar with any other brands. Other brands of Lawn Sprinkler Systems. Replacement heads See the Review

Hose Nozzle

Hose Nozzle

It’s amazing how something as simple as a hose nozzle can cause years of grief before you finally decide to do something about it. Funny thing about the hose nozzles is that we usually need a minimum of two of them for our yard. My current back yard hose is the one that has suffered through more lousy nozzles than I care to remember. The good one always ends up in the front yard for washing cars because See the Review