I didn’t even know that a battery-operated chainsaw existed until I attended Friedman’s Tool Demo in March. I spent some time with our Makita rep, Matt, who got me up to speed with Makita’s new line of electric leaf blowers, chainsaws, mowers and string trimmers. The first question I had for Matt was how these new electric versions compare to their gas-powered counterparts? He said they are either equivalent in performance or outperform gas products. Makita’s string trimmer, for instance, is faster and more powerful than previous gas versions, and the battery-operated blower produces higher air speeds for quicker, more quality work.

For the economically minded, electric landscaping tools will save you time, money and headaches. No need to purchase oil or gas, clean the muffler or air filter in your chainsaw, and no more oil mixing for your blower. With the battery-operated tools there are no pull starts, you just plug and play or I should say… plug and work. They also boast a longer lifespan, so you won’t need to replace your electric chainsaw as soon as you would a gas chainsaw.

As you know Friedman’s is focused on creating a better environment for the communities we serve. These battery-powered outdoor power tools support that mission with zero emissions. They also produce less noise emissions, so you’ll make your neighbors happy and the earth happy simultaneously.

If you’re looking to replace your old string trimmer or leaf blower, I highly recommend giving the battery-operated versions a shot. To learn more about electric or gas-powered landscaping tools, stop by your local Friedman’s Home Improvement.