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OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT…WHAT SIDE WOULD YOU CHOOSE!?

August 14, 2020

OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT…WHAT SIDE WOULD YOU CHOOSE!?

 

Do you have yard work you have to tackle this weekend? It is an unpleasant chore (personally speaking of course) but it is a necessary task in order to keep your yard looking fresh, well kept, and pest free. Having the right outdoor power equipment and tools on hand makes clean up much easier, less time consuming, and honestly provide an overall better workflow and experience. So, are you ready to take your lawn & garden game to the next level!?

 

Investing in long lasting outdoor power equipment at a fair price is important, but you'll see a lot of options in the market. Variety is always a good thing, but you'll want to narrow down the purchase based on what is important to you. Most popular power tool brands have an OPE catalog but what’s worth buying into? I’m here to help you figure that out. Today, let us take a glance at three major manufactures that are known for developing quality products and compare them side-by-side. Let’s get started!

 

 

BLOWERS

 

DESCRIPTION

VOLTAGE

AIR SPEED

AIR VOLUME

WEIGHT

DeWALT DCBL772X1 FLEXVOLT Blower Kit

20V/60V

125 MPH

600 CFM

9.1 Lbs.

DeWALT DCBL722P1 MAX Blower Kit

20V

125 MPH

450 CFM

5.43 Lbs.

Makita XBU02PT1 X2 Blower Kit

36V

120 MPH

473 CFM

9.0 Lbs.

Makita XBU03SM1 LXT Kit

18V

116 MPH

459 CFM

6.5 Lbs.

Milwaukee 2724-21HD FUEL Blower Kit

18V

120 MPH

450 CFM

4.9 Lbs.

 

 

HEDGE TRIMMER

 

DESCRIPTION

VOLTAGE

CUTTING STROKES

BLADE LENGTH

WEIGHT

DeWALT DCHT820P1 MAX Hedge Trimmer Kit

20V

2,800 SPM

22 In.

7.5 Lbs.

Makita XHU04PT X2 Hedge Trimmer Kit

36V

3,600 SPM

25 ½ In.

12.2 Lbs.

Makita XHU02M1 LXT Hedge Trimmer Kit

18V

2,700 SPM

22 In.

7.4 Lbs.

Milwaukee 2726-21HD FUEL Hedge Trimmer Kit

18V

3,400 SPM

24 In.

8.6 Lbs.

 

 

LAWN MOWERS

 

DESCRIPTION

VOLTAGE

SELF-PROPELLED

MOWING CAPACITY

HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT

METAL DECK

WEIGHT

DeWALT DCMW220P2 MAX Lawn Mower Kit

20V

No

¼ Acres ≈

1 ½ – 3 ½ In.

20”

77 Lbs.

Makita XML08PT1 X2 Lawn Mower Kit

36V

Yes

½ Acres ≈

1 ¼ – 4 In.

21”

94 Lbs.

Makita XML06PT1 X2 Lawn Mower Kit

36V

Yes

½ Acres ≈

1 ¼ – 4 In.

18”

85.6 Lbs.

 

 

STRING TRIMMERS

 

DESCRIPTION

VOLTAGE

CUTTING SWATH

RPM

LINE DIAMETER

WEIGHT

DeWALT DCST970X1 FLEXVOLT String Trimmer Kit

20V/60V

15 In.

5,600/6,600

.080/.095 In.

12 Lbs.

DeWALT DCST922P1 MAX String Trimmer Kit

20V

14 In.

4,600/6,000

.080 In.

7.9 Lbs.

Makita XUX01M5PT X2 String Trimmer Kit

36V

17 In.

4,200/6,000/7,100

.080/.110

17.2 Lbs.

Makita XRU12SM1 LXT String Trimmer Kit

18V

12 In.

4,000/5,000/6,000

.080 In.

8.6 Lbs.

Milwaukee 2725-21HD FUEL String Trimmer Kit

18V

14 – 16 In.

4,600/5,800

.080/.095 In.

9.9 Lbs.

 

 

CHAINSAWS

 

DESCRIPTION

VOLTAGE

BAR LENGTH

CHAIN SPEED

WEIGHT

DeWALT DCCS670X1 FLEXVOLT Chainsaw Kit

20V/60V

16 In.

25.2 FT/S

12.2 Lbs.

DeWALT DCCS620P1 MAX Chainsaw Kit

20V

12 In.

15 M/S

9 Lbs.

Makita XCU04PT1 X2 Chainsaw Kit

36V

16 In.

3,940 FPM

11.1 Lbs.

Makita XCU06T LXT Chainsaw Kit

18V

10 In.

4,720 FPM

6.6 Lbs.

Milwaukee 2727-21HD FUEL Chainsaw Kit

18V

16 In.

6,600 RPM

13.9 Lbs.

 

These five outdoor power tools are the most common gear to own, and the beginning foundation of your outdoor power equipment arsenal. It’s really all you need to get started to maintain any lawn and keep your garden looking clean and well groomed! Luckily we have DeWALT, Makita, and Milwaukee helping us out by getting this task done efficiently and with ease. You really cannot go wrong with any brand! These three power tool giants are only concerned on producing quality equipment. With that being said, let’s not forget about why we’re here. We still need to answer the number one question: What route should you take during your purchase?

 

If you’re already devoted to an ecosystem of batteries and chargers, most consumers would stay with that specific brand or manufacturer, and there is nothing wrong with that as you don’t need to buy extra power gear. If you are coming into this segment brand new or considering branching out into other alternatives, consider buying Makita! They have an enormous selection of Grade A outdoor power equipment. I can't say the same for the others. In fact, Milwaukee doesn't even offer a lawn mower in their catalog. DeWalt has more options when compared with Milwaukee, but still not the range that Makita offers. Makita goes as far as offering gas and corded solutions. Its clear to me Makita puts a little more R&D for the OPE community and it’s much appreciated.

 

 

If you would like to read more in detail about DeWALT, Makita, or Milwaukee’s Outdoor Power Equipment. Click on the blogs below!

DeWALT OPE

Makita OPE

Milwaukee OPE