So, my husband left a workshop that was full of tools. Most of which I have no idea what they are and they are too heavy for me even if I did know what they do. I’ve had my own small tool box for years – hammer, 2 screw drivers, pliers… what more does anyone need? A lot apparently.
I have a small electric weed wacker that I “can” use – but one has to combine a large number of very long extension cords together to reach anywhere (I have a LARGE yard) and that’s a pain. A friend loaned me a battery operated weed wacker and a leaf blower last year and I was hooked. I didn’t even know I needed a leaf blower and now I wouldn’t want to live without it – not to mention my battery operated weed wacker. You can reach amazing places when you don’t have an electrical cord trailing behind you.
Then I needed to put something up that required a screw being driven into very hard wood. It was just more than I could manage energy wise. So, that required a battery operated drill/screw driver. This is the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Who knew there was even a battery operated chain saw….
and a variety of other goodies out there. All made by Black & Decker and all the same voltage (if your’re careful).
And I’m keeping my eye on a few more for the future.
I’ve never tried hedge trimmers of any kind – still debating on that one, but chunking them one limb at a time with the manual cutters gets really old really fast. Only small trees with the chain saw. It’s just a baby 🙂 And, I’m VERY careful. I have SO much stuff that needs cutting and some of the ‘bushes’ are just too thick for me to cut with the manual clippers – hence the saw. It definitely took getting used to and can get away from you really fast even though it’s small. I’ve been trimming a lot of… Read more »
I do love a good tool. My cordless drill/screwgun had gotten a LOT of use at my house, but then rusted to unusability in a basement flood so I threw it out when I sold my house…but I should probably get a smaller version even for living in rentals.
The chain saw scares me a bit! Are you cutting down trees? I never even liked using the electric hedge clippers.