It’s springtime. Time to start thinking about lawnmowers, chainsaws, weed whackers, hedge trimmers, and…
So, if you’re in the market for any new power tools, we recommend you consider the battery-powered ones. Sure, we’re all used to the cordless drill.
Last spring, we bought a Kobalt brand lawnmower from Lowes, and more recently a chain saw that uses the same type of battery. Home Depot has a variety of models, also.
Our lawnmower has been great. It has a battery that lasts for about an hour and only takes 30 minutes to recharge. We got two batteries, which means, in theory, I could mow forever! I tend to let the grass get way too long, but the lawnmower has had no problem cutting right through. Don’t believe anyone that says battery powered lawnmowers are not up to the task.
We currently buy our electricity from The Energy Coop, so we know it’s all from the wind and sun. Once we get our solar panels this summer, our lawn mower will be powered by our very own house.
Our Friends at Germantown Meeting manage a local
community garden, the Old Tennis Court Farm. At this garden, you’ll find panels on their shed roof, providing electricity for a well pump that fills up water barrels for use by gardeners. Over time, they’ve added an inverter and invested in an electric lawnmower and weed whacker for use by all gardeners.