Category: OPE News

New Black & Decker 40V Brushless Cordless Snow Blower

It seems like cordless snow blowers are the hot new thing everyone wants and now Black and Decker is getting into the market. The nice thing about cordless snow blowers is the convince of not dealing with gas. We all know now how much of a hassle ethanol has made dealing with gas powered OPE. If the equipment is not used weekly or daily you will have problems from bad gas and snow blowers can sit for a long time which is horrible for your gas powered equipment. I have to say this unit looks pretty good for the...

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Ryobi’s New 18 Volt One Plus Lawn Tools – Summer 2016

Below are some video teasers of some new Ryobi tools coming out soon.  Looks like they will have a new leaf blower, string trimmer, and chainsaw.  These recently just surfaced on YouTube.  The new blower looks like a copy of the Ridgid X4 blower, so it should have similar power as the Ridgid version.  The chainsaw and string trimmer look like completely new designs. We haven’t been able to find any specs on these tools. I just wanted let everyone know that cool new lawn tools are coming from Ryobi for summer 2016. You can’t beat Ryobi when it...

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Dewalt DCST990H1 40V Max Cordless 15″ Outdoor String Trimmer – First Look

DeWALT may not be first to the plate every time, but when they do it is a quality tested product.  When they announced a new outdoor power equipment line last year I was a bit skeptical.  We have seen lithium hit the home market with good success but for the professional?  . We finally have these tools in our hands and the weather isn’t cooperating with us.  However we got a good chance to give the string trimmer a try.  This trimmer says pro all over it, from the quality build to the near perfect ergonomics and balance. The tool...

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John Deere – Americas Brand

Being made in America is becoming more of a rarity these days as profits and bottom line trump quality.  John Deere has been an American staple since before anyone reading this was born.  We had the opportunity to go and visit the John Deere manufacturing process in Greenville, Tn. This was one of the first plant tours I have ever been on where the people working actually enjoyed their job.  You could tell that each and every worker was proud to be there.  John Deere also supports the local community in many ways including lunch bags for local school...

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Mac Tool Fair: New Products For 2015

2014 was a good year for Mac Tools. With fairly recent upgrades to the hand, air, and cordless lineups, they generated plenty of buzz, and in my opinion, dramatically improved their line. Products like the MacGrip™ drivers, titanium impacts, redesigned wrenches, and the much improved cordless line, have really freshened the line-up over the last couple of years. They’re the type of tools that if you don’t like them, it’s because you haven’t used them. As great as 2013 and 14 were for Mac Tools, it’s a new year and we’re all waiting to see what new goodies we...

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