How to Buy the Best Corded Electric Hedge Trimmer

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Purchasing a corded electric hedge trimmer can turn out to be a very intelligent buy. These machines can to turn tough jobs into easy ones. They are fairly inexpensive and easy to operate. And, although there are some disadvantages to these hedge trimmers, they are an excellent choice for many homeowners. Size and power of […]

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Chain saw safety

by Chainsaws
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Whether you are driven to get your chainsaw out by the effects of autumn storms or because you have some specific jobs that need doing, it is paramount that you take all possible precautions so that you work safely with a chain saw. In this post I’ll look at some of the key chain saw […]

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Getting your home and yard ready for winter

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An important part of making your property winter-ready is the need to clear away all the debris that accumulates during fall. Whilst I’ve recently looked at the task of clearing leaves from you lawn and paths, it’s worth thinking about the other areas where leaves can accumulate as well as the other debris that you […]

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Clearing autumn leaves – tips, tricks and tools for the job

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Once autumn starts turning to winter it makes sense to try to finish all the autumn jobs you can before the weather gets too bad. If you do, you’ll make winter (and spring) in your garden that little bit easier for you. In this and the next few posts, I’ll cover some of the outdoor […]

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Refurbished pressure washers – Cheap but not nasty – like new but a fraction of the price

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Good gas powered pressure washers don’t come cheap. That is a simple fact. But there is a way that you can get some real value if you are looking for a quality gas pressure washer, but at an affordable price. And that is to buy a refurbished model. The refurbished pressure washers featured here are […]

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How to buy the best pressure washer or power washer

by Martin Pressure Washers
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When you are looking to buy a pressure washer, it’s vital that you get the right pressure washer or power washer for your needs. If you don’t, you will waste money, either by buying a pressure washer that can’t perform to your requirements, or by buying one with capabilities that exceed your demands. There is […]

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How to Buy the Best Cordless Hedge Trimmer

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Hedge trimmers are easy-to-use tools for homeowners that take the time and hard work out of trimming and maintaining hedges and bushes. Some people prefer gas-powered models, but they can be noisy and unhealthy to the environment. Others like corded electric units, but they need to stay plugged in at all times. As an alternative, […]

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How to buy the best gas string trimmer: gas string trimmers and brush cutters under the spotlight

by Martin String Trimmers
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Gas string trimmers are powerful tools that can capably and efficiently help you trim the areas of their properties which can’t be reached easily by lawnmowers, as well as helping you achieve a beautiful and manicured look to the edges of your lawn. There are many choices when it comes to these machines, though, which […]

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How to buy the best cordless string trimmer

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If you like to keep your lawn manicured, but you currently do so using hand tools, then it might be time to purchase a string trimmer. These machines are easy to operate, and they can cut your yard work time down considerably. For maximum portability and easy of use, you may want to look at […]

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The Mantis Rototiller: the Classic and the Deluxe 2 cycle models

by Martin Reviews
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The Mantis Rototiller has been an outstanding gardening tool for many years. For sheer ease of use, coupled with effective operation, Mantis tillers have always been hard to beat for domestic garden tilling. I can testify to this, because I’ve had a classic for years. And it has served me well – in several different […]

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The Mantis Electric Tiller Cultivator Model 7250

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The Mantis electric tiller is a great example of modern, electrically-powered garden equipment. The Mantis 7250 3-speed electric tiller exemplifies the new breed of electric garden tools. It is powerful and effective at doing the work that was once only delegated to gasoline-powered machines but, at the same time, it is easy to handle, easy […]

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Choosing a Mantis tiller: which Mantis garden tiller is right for you?

by Martin Tillers
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I’ve been a Mantis tiller owner for seven years. That’s my Mantis 2 stroke (2 cycle) tiller pictured on the right. 7 years old and still as good as new. Admittedly there was a period of a couple of years when, with moving countries, moving house and other complications, I didn’t use it at all. […]

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Refurbished chainsaws: Husqvarna and other brands up to 50% off

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Outdoorpowerbuddy.com has partnered with VMInnovations to bring you some outstanding deals in refurbished chainsaws. Check out the latest offers in refurbished chainsaws below What are refurbished chainsaws? Refurbished chainsaws are chainsaws that have been returned to the manufacturer. They may have been returned for various reasons. I’m sure you can think of circumstances yourself when […]

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The new world climate and our gardens

by Martin Blog
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The majority of the users of this site come from the USA and that’s why the content (especially featured products) has a US bias. After the US, the most readers come from the UK and Australia, followed by Canada, New Zealand and Ireland. So it looks like we’ve got most of the English speaking gardening […]

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Gas powered lawn mower comparison – 7 top lawn mowers side by side

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Our principle choices of gas powered lawn mowers are: the Honda HRX217K3HYA the Husqvarna 7021P, and the Lawn Boy 10606. You can read our fully detailed reviews of those mowers if you follow the links above. However, it is always helpful to look at the key features of various models you may be considering side […]

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Troy Bilt tiller: Pro-Line FRT rear tine garden tiller review

by Martin Reviews
Troy Bilt tiller: Pro-Line FRT

A Troy Bilt tiller was the first rear tine tiller made in America. The A-1 Model was first made in Troy, New York in 1937 and though based on a German blueprint was specifically designed for American conditions. It had rear tines and power driven wheels and set the pattern for Troy Bilt tillers that […]

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Corded electric chainsaws: the best of the rest

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Our first choice corded electric chainsaw is the UC3530A Makita chainsaw. The 15 amp, 14 inch Makita UC3530A scores highly because of its power, its quality of build and, bearing in mind those qualities, the value for money that it represents. It is consistently rated as a top machine by those who use it (and […]

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Cordless chainsaws: the 6 best of the rest

by Martin Chainsaws
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The outstanding Oregon chainsaw, the Powernow CS250E tops our cordless chainsaw charts. Its 40 Volt lithium-ion Endurance battery pack, 14 inch bar and self sharpening capability make it hard to be beat for overall quality. But the PowerNow CS250E is not a cheap saw and it may be too big for some people’s requirements. Here […]

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Gas powered chainsaws: the best of the rest – 10 great chainsaws

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Our leading recommendation for consumer use gas chainsaws is the Husqvarna 450. With its 50.2cc engine and 18 inch bar, the Husqvarna 450 is a good all-round, versatile and top value gas powered chainsaw, from the impressive Husqvarna range. However, it may not suit everyone. You may need more or less power, a shorter or […]

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Oregon chainsaw review: the Oregon PowerNow CS250E cordless chainsaw

by Martin Chainsaws
Oregon chainsaw powernow CS250E cordless

This Oregon chainsaw, the Oregon PowerNow CS250E, is a product of a modern technological revolution that has yielded a new generation of cordless chainsaws. Though these machines are often more expensive than their gas or corded electric counterparts, they offer a number of major benefits. They are much quieter, lighter and less harmful to the […]

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Husqvarna 450 chainsaw review: the consumer choice among Husqvarna chainsaws

by Chainsaws
Husqvarna 450 chainsaw

The Husqvarna 450 chainsaw is a quality gas powered chainsaw that is likely to suit your needs well if you have a decent amount of tree cutting work to do, but you don’t need the expense of fully professional grade equipment. When you think of well-known names in the world of chainsaws, Husqvarna probably comes […]

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Black & Decker MM875 Lawn Hog electric lawn mower

by Martin Lawn Mowers
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Electric lawn mowers are increasing in popularity as people become more aware of how gas-powered equipment can produce environmentally harmful emissions. The is an excellent choice for those people who require a reasonably powered lawn mower in an electrically-powered package. If you have a lawn up to a quarter acre in size and you have […]

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Black and Decker SPCM1936 cordless lawn mower: self-propelled with 36V removable battery

by Lawn Mowers
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As time goes by, people are becoming more concerned about the impact that they have on the environment and the impact that their energy use has on their wallet. We look for greater energy efficiency to help our own circumstances and the wider world. Gas-powered lawn and garden equipment still has its place, there is […]

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Lawn Boy mowers: the Lawn Boy 10606 self propelled gas lawn mower with electric start

by Martin Lawn Mowers
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The Lawn Boy mowers brand is owned by the famous Toro company which gives me a fair bit of confidence in Lawn Boy mowers. This is certainly worth checking out if you need a tough and dependable walk behind lawnmower, with a good selection of features at a reasonable price. The Lawn Boy 10606 comes […]

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Husqvarna lawn mower: the Husqvarna 7021P 21-inch push lawn mower

by Lawn Mowers
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Check out this Husqvarna lawn mower – the Husqvarna 7021P – if you are looking for the optimum combination of value and versatility from your next walk behind lawn mower. Though it contains many features that can typically only be found on the most expensive lawn mowers, this machine sells for a very affordable price. […]

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Honda mowers: the Honda HRX217 K3 HYA self-propelled lawn mower

by Martin Lawn Mowers
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Have you ever consider Honda mowers in your search for the perfect lawn mower? I can tell you, based on years of experience of owning a Honda mower, that Honda mowers in general are pretty heard to beat. So, if you are looking for the best self-propelled walk behind mower available, you can probably begin […]

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How to buy the best lawn edger

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Buying a lawn edger could be a great decision, because if there is one single thing you can do to make your garden look sharp – it’s edging your lawn and garden beds. Even if your perennials need staking, your hedges need a trim or your lawn is looking patchy, you can lift the whole […]

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Cordless lawn mower comparison

by Martin Lawn Mowers
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When you’ve decided that a particular type of lawn mower is going to be right for you, it’s always useful to look at a comparison of the key features of models side by side. I’ve selected what I consider to be the some best cordless lawn mowers on the market and given them the comparison […]

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How to buy the best cordless electric lawn mower

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In many ways a cordless electric lawn mower gives you the best of both worlds when you are looking to select the best lawn mower. With a cordless lawn mower you get the flexibility and freedom of movement associated with gas powered lawn mower models, but the quietness and environmental soundness found in the the […]

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How to buy the best electric lawn mower

by Martin Lawn Mowers
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An electric lawn mower may suit you if you have a relatively small lawn to mow, you want a quiet machine and you are not worried about having to handle the extension cord as you mow. If you’re in that category, then there are some good value models out there. If you want to buy […]

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How to buy the best gas powered lawn mower

by Lawn Mowers
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Gas powered lawn mowers give you power, durability and flexibility. As long as you’ve got the fuel, these things will keep going, meaning that you can cut lawns large and small, near to or far from your house. There are various types of gas powered lawn mowers and a range of different features available. This […]

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Compare lawn mowers: the key features

by Martin Lawn Mowers
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When you are looking to compare lawn mowers, there are certain key features you’ll need to have regard to get the best lawn mower you can. Some of these features are common to all types of lawn mowers and some are particular to the individual lawn mower types (for example, engines are only relevant to […]

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How to buy the best lawn mower: the definitive guide

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I remember when I first bought a lawn mower. I had my own garden for the first time but I wasn’t really interested in gardening and I knew nothing about lawn mowers. All I knew was that I now had some grass and that it needed to be cut. And I can still remember the […]

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How to find the best log splitter for sale online

by Martin Log Splitters
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Like most people, you probably enjoy the cozy feeling you get when you sit next to a crackling fire. Whether you have an indoor fireplace, an outdoor fire pit or both, it is important to have access to a reliable supply of firewood. If you supply your own wood, but you have grown tired of […]

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How to buy the best gas hedge trimmer

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Hedge trimmers are valuable tools used by homeowners to maintain the manicured look of their hedges and bushes. You could use hand tools for much of the work that these machines can do. But doing so is time-consuming and arduous. This is why many people turn to gas hedge trimmer units to keep their hedges […]

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How to buy the best corded electric string trimmer

by Martin String Trimmers
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String trimmers are an invaluable component of any power equipment toolshed. They allow you to trim grasses and weeds in areas where lawn mowers cannot reach and edge your lawns to maintain the neat and manicured look. Corded electric string trimmer units make it possible to trim neatly and quietly as long as you are […]

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How to buy the best hedge trimmer: ask yourself these questions before you choose

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Maintaining the hedges or bushes in your yard is the kind of job you either love or hate. For some people it’s a real chore, but I actually love cutting hedges. I find it incredibly satisfying. Not just because it tidies and re-shapes the overgrown hedge, but because with a good clipping comes fresh, new, […]

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How to buy the best string trimmer: Gas? Electric? It’s all explained for you here

by Martin String Trimmers
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If you take pride in the appearance of your lawn and garden, you understand how important trimming is in making sure your yard looks its best. Nothing says ‘well-kept garden’ like a well-mown lawn with sharp edges. Cutting the grass with a lawnmower only accomplishes half the job, which is why you need to find […]

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The Makita chainsaw UC3530A review: our top rated electric chain saw

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The Makita UC3530A There is a reason that a picture of this Makita chainsaw – the UC3530A – is also featured on our ‘how to buy the best electric chain saw’ page. It is simply because this is probably the best corded electric chain saw on the homeowner market and our top recommendation for that […]

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Choosing a cordless tiller for your garden cultivation needs

by Martin Tillers
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Cordless electric garden tillers allow users to operate with almost complete freedom since they are light, quiet, easy to operate and free from encumbrances such as electrical cords. Though these machines are not nearly as powerful as gas-powered tillers, they are perfect for many cultivating tasks. However, you should be sure that a cordless garden […]

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How to buy the best electric tiller

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When it is time to get a small garden plot ready, or if you simply want to refresh the soil in your planting area, the best tool for the job might be an electric tiller. These machines (which are often also known as mini-tillers or cultivators) are quiet, dependable and efficient and they are powerful […]

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How to buy the best gas powered rototiller

by Martin Tillers
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For many gardeners, there is no more useful implement than a gas powered garden rototiller. These garden tillers are able to transform portions of your yard in just a few passes and they do so with a minimum of effort on your part. Different types of gas powered rototiller There are numerous different sizes and […]

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How to buy the best garden tiller

by Tillers
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Here I look at buying the best garden tiller for your particular needs. I have to say that I love using garden tillers, or rototillers, as they are very often called. That’s me using one on the right. For me, as a gardener, the beauty of these machines lies in the speed at which you […]

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How to buy the best walk behind chipper shredder vacuum

by Martin Chipper Shredders
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These machines go under various names: chipper shredder vacuum chipper shredder vac lawn vacuum yard vacuum leaf vacuum shredder leaf vacuum mulcher shredder vac and so on. I’ll use the term chipper shredder vacuum on this site because that best sums up what these things are all about. Chipper shredders vacuums are terrific tools for […]

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How to buy the best electric chipper shredder

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Electric chipper shredders are not quite as common as their gas powered counterparts, but they offer consumers additional choices when it comes to processing the waste material commonly found in the yard. Electrically powered models are less expensive, lighter, and quieter than gas powered models, but most do not offer as much power. An exception […]

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How to buy the best gas powered wood chipper shredder

by Martin Chipper Shredders
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If you need a portable and powerful machine capable of processing leaves, twigs, branches, and other common yard debris, your best bet is to purchase a gas powered wood chipper shredder. Chipper shredders that operate on gasoline rather than electricity can be moved throughout your yard or property and you do not need to worry […]

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How to buy the best garden chipper shredder

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In my view garden chipper shredders can be can either be incredibly useful tools or intensely frustrating ones. Incredibly useful, because there is something very satisfying, almost magical, about clearing away your tangled mess of clippings, prunings and fallen leaves reducing them in volume and turning them into perfect material for mulch or your compost […]

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How to buy the best cordless leaf blower

by Martin Leaf Blowers
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Cordless electric leaf blowers offer users a number of advantages over other types of leaf blowing machines. If you are in the market for a leaf blower, a cordless electric model might be the best choice for you if you have a small area to clear and you want a lightweight, hassle free tool to […]

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How to buy the best electric leaf blower

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The electric leaf blower is becoming a more popular choice among homeowners. This is undoubtedly due to the fact that electric leaf blowers: can work quietly are relatively environmentally friendly require little or no maintenance, and are very affordable. If you have decided that a corded electric model may work best for you, here are […]

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How to buy the best backpack leaf blower

by Martin Leaf Blowers
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If you are serious about doing yard work and you need serious machinery to get your jobs done well, then you’ll want the most effective and powerful tools available. Backpack leaf blowers fit into that category. Most leaf blowers are hand-held machines which can cause strain on your body if you are working on larger […]

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How to buy the best gas leaf blower

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A hand held gas leaf blower is very often the best and most efficient solution for effectively clearing fairly sizable lawns, driveways and walks. While you could certainly use a broom or rake to clear these areas of leaves and other debris, that would be both strenuous (which may not be a bad thing) and […]

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How to buy the best leaf blower

by Martin Leaf Blowers
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The purpose of this piece is to take you through some steps to help you make sure that you buy the best leaf blower for your needs. First off, make sure you actually need a leaf blower. These are quite controversial tools. Many people dislike them because they are noisy, they can disturb the neighborhood […]

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How to buy the best cordless chainsaw

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You might be surprised at the how good some cordless chainsaws are. The important thing is to choose one with the right features. Check out the important features here.

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How to buy the best electric chainsaw

by Martin Chainsaws
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If you buy an electric chainsaw then, of course, you sacrifice certain of the advantages that come with a gas-powered machine. You can’t use it to fell the very largest trees, you can’t work all day deep in the woods with it (without a generator, at least). And you can’t satisfy your desires to tinker […]

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How to buy the best gas chainsaw: the pros, cons and key features

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If you buy a gas chainsaw you buy power, durability and versatility. But, you also buy noise, weight, fumes, maintenance and an increased risk of injury. So, whilst I’m not by any means trying to put you off buying a gas chainsaw, it is important that you are aware of all the pros and cons […]

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How to buy the best chainsaw

by Martin Chainsaws
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The key to buying the best chain saw, as with most power equipment, is to take a bit of time to think carefully about what you need the chain saw to do and how you are likely to use it. You need to focus on what you need the chainsaw for, not the fact that […]

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Outdoor Power Equipment from Outdoor Power Buddy

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The best outdoor power equipment available online Outdoor Power Buddy does not aim to cover every single model of lawn mower, chainsaw, leaf blower, garden tiller and so on that you can buy. The market for each type of outdoor power tool is pretty much saturated with tens, sometimes hundreds, of different models, many of […]

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