My Greenworks Tools Review
One task that every gardener eventually deals with is weeding. I personally don't like pulling weeds -
While comparing various models of cultivators at my local home improvement stores, I saw a new line of battery-
The first thing I had to do was convince myself that this thing was going to be just as good as a gas-
So here is my thought: the mechanical components of the cultivator are the same -
So my decision was made and I purchased the Greenworks cultivator at Lowes for $249. The battery took about 3 hours to charge up and according to Greenworks, lasts up to 40 minutes on one charge. At first I wondered if that was long enough, but I'm not out there tilling the whole garden. I'm just weeding between rows -
I'm considering buying their weed trimmer and leaf blower, as they use the same G-
As far as power, this cultivator has some impressive torque. When using it, you pull it backwards working against the direction of the tines. It doesn't bog down and it works very well. It cuts a 10" path, but you have the option of taking two of the tines off to narrow it's swath. The one thing about lithium ion batteries is they don't slow down before they die. The tool has full power until the battery is depleted and then it just stops. I have yet to have it die on me while using it, I end up charging it before it gets to that point.
So far I am pleased with my new garden cultivator by Greenworks. Time will tell how the cultivator holds up, but with a 4 year warranty on the machine and 2 years on the battery I'm covered if something breaks. It seems to be well made, although I won't be hosing it off when I'm done with it like I do with my gas rototiller. The bright green color takes some getting used to, but every brand has it's trademark. As long as I don't have to be on my knees or bending over pulling weeds by hand, this tool does the trick.