The 20 best lawn mowers for every yard in 2022

By Victoria Giardina and Ruby McAuliffe

The following article is reprinted from nypost.com

From gas-powered and battery-operated to electric and ride-on options, lawn mowers come in as many varieties as a Starbucks menu.

The golden question: what’s the best lawn mower? Well, that’s certainly dependent on preference, but we geared up and delivered the 20 best lawn mowers for every yard this year, keeping budget, size, and key characteristics in mind.

Even if you have a small backyard that you enjoy gardening in (it’s the ripe season for juicy tomatoes and fresh basil, after all), a lawn mower still holds much power to tend to your grass and manicure your lawn to perfection.

Ahead, shop our list of the best lawn mowers you can buy online, most of which are available on AmazonLowe’s, and Ace Hardware. It’s just about time to put away your snow blowers and get to work.

Click to jump to a specific lawn mower:

Best Gas-Powered Push Lawn Mowers

1. Craftsman 3-in-1 Gas-Powered Push Lawn Mower with Bagger, $359


Amazon

Craftsman’s 3-in-1 Gas-Powered Push Lawn Mower fits the bill as a quality 21″ model in a dashing liberty red color. It has both rear and side discharge along with an ample-sized cutting deck that’s clad in all the mulching capabilities you can think of.

Power SourceGas Powered
Item Dimensions LxWxH36.56 x 23.88 x 18.13 Inches
Cutting Width21 inches
Number of Positions6

2. PowerSmart Gas-Powered Push Lawn Mower, $390


Amazon

This alloy-steel crafted lawn mower from PowerSmart is a less-than-$300 option with a powerful single-cylinder gas engine for clearing even the toughest, tallest grass. Speaking of, there are five adjustment settings to trim your lawn exactly how you like.

Power SourceGas Powered
Item Dimensions LxWxH33.2 x 23 x 16 Inches
Cutting Width21 inches
Number of Positions5

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3. Bolens Gas-Push Lawn Mower with Briggs & Stratton Engine, $249


Lowe’s

If this Bolens Gas-Push Lawn Mower doesn’t look like your traditional shed-housed model, we don’t know what does. Notably, it has a compact and lightweight design that’s perfect for smaller lawns, especially, and has a state-of-the-art engine to create a clean cutting path.

Power SourceGas Powered
Cutting Width20 Inches
Number of Positions3


4. Honda 21 in. 3-in-1 Variable Speed Gas Walk Behind Self Propelled Lawn Mower with Auto Choke, $469, original price: $549


The Home Depot

With smart drive, intuition, speed control, five adjustable positions, and a dual-lever height adjustment, we’re sold! We also love that this model is extremely user-friendly — making it an ideal purchase for anyone.

Power SourceGas Powered
Cutting Width21 Inches
Number of Positions5

Best Battery-Powered Push Lawn Mowers

1. Greenworks Cordless Brushless Push Mower with USB Battery, $349, original price: $400



Amazon

This battery-powered lawn mower by Greenworks boasts 60 minutes of runtime made possible by its included, fully charged 5Ah battery. Plus, it has a vertical storage feature to save space in your garage or shed. It’s also known to be one of the quietest.

Power SourceBattery Powered
Item Dimensions LxWxH65.35 x 21.65 x 33.07 inches
Cutting Width21 Inches
Number of Positions7

2. Black+Decker Cordless Lawn Mower, $330


Amazon

Including two 40V Max Lithium batteries, Black+Decker’s Cordless Lawn Mower is a slim yet durable model for your backyard. With six cutting settings and folding handles for convenient storage, it’s a mower to be reckoned with.

Power SourceBattery Powered
Item Dimensions LxWxH28 x 19 x 16 inches
Cutting Width16 Inches
Number of Positions6

3. Ego Power+ Push Cordless Electric Lawn Mower, $399


Lowe’s

This fully equipped Push Cordless Electric Lawn Mower from Ego Power+ includes a battery and charger with up to 45 minutes of grass-cutting runtime. Like other models, it has six cutting settings and is a three-in-one outdoor staple for bagging, mulching, and side-discharging.

Power SourceBattery Powered
Cutting Width20 Inches
Number of Positions6

4. Milwaukee M18 FUEL Brushless Cordless 21 in. Walk Behind Dual Battery Self-Propelled Mower, $1,099

The Homem Depot

With a 21-inch cut capacity, three-in-one grass management, front and side LED lights and so much more, this battery-powered push lawn mower will become your go-to. You can also say goodbye to gas headaches, as there is no pull-start, no engine maintenance, and no emissions.

Power SourceBattery Powered
Cutting Width21 Inches
Number of Positions7



Best Electric Lawn Mowers

1. Greenworks Electric Corded Mower, $133, original price: $147


Amazon

Another model coveted by Amazon, Greenworks’ Electric Corded Mower is one of the most affordable in this edit with a durable 16″ cutting deck for efficient lawn-manicuring. Not to mention, its extension cord spans 150 feet.

Power SourceCorded
Item Dimensions LxWxH28.4 x 15.75 x 20.3 inches
Cutting Width16 Inches
Number of Positions5

2. LawnMaster Electric Corded Lawn Mower, $126

Amazon

LawnMaster’s Electric Corded Lawn Mower is a no-frills option that’s easy to use and coming in hot at just $120. With six cutting settings — which is simple to maneuver with the mower’s one-touch height adjustment level — it’s a steal.

Power SourceCorded
Item Dimensions LxWxH26.9 x 16.4 x 12.8 inches
Cutting Width15 Inches
Number of Positions6

Ace Hardware

Similar to Black+Decker’s cordless mower, the electric one comes with a collection bag, designed to power through tall grass and has six height adjustments. With a push-button start and a winged blade for more precise cuts, it’s an easy-to-use essential for your yard.

Power SourceBattery Powered
Cutting Width17 Inches
Number of Positions6


4. RYOBI 13 in. 11 Amp Corded Electric Walk Behind Push Mower, $119


The Home Depot

Get ready to enjoy a lightweight electric lawn mower that features easily collapsible handles, single-point height adjustment, and low wheels. Best of all, this mower is backed by a three-year warranty.

Power SourceCorded
Cutting Width13 Inches
Number of Positions5

Best Riding Lawn Mowers

1. Husqvarna Briggs & Stratton Hydrostatic Riding Mower, $2,600-$3,499


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Riding mowers are more of an investment but undeniably worth it with the convenience factor, heavy-duty makeup, and longevity tied into your purchase.

This option has a foot pedal-operated transmission, allowing you to keep your hands on the steering wheel while mowing in tighter spaces. It also has a reinforced cutting deck and dual anti-scalp wheels that can mow forward or in reverse.

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Power SourceGas Powered
Item Dimensions LxWxH70 x 50 x 41.4 inches
Cutting Width42 Inches

2. Ariens Ikon XD 52 Kohler Zero-Turn Lawn Mower, $3,499


Amazon

If you want a front-row seat on your lawn, Ariens’ Ikon XD 52 Kohler is your best bet. With larger-than-life tires, a high-back plush seat with armrests, and impressive mowing speed, it’s one of our favorites and well-received by a team of Amazon reviewers.

Power SourceGas Powered
Item Dimensions LxWxH36.56 x 23.88 x 18.13 inches
Cutting Width52 Inches

3. John Deere Hydrostatic Riding Lawn Mower, $2,299


owe’s

The John Deere Hydrostatic Riding Lawn Mower is one of the more affordable riding options, giving you a high view of your grass for $2,000. It has side-by-side foot pedals and a single-cylinder makeup. and the power to even tackle tough mulching.

Power SourceGas Powered
Cutting Width42 Inches

Best Robot Lawn Mowers

1. Husqvarna Automower Robotic Lawn Mower, $1,400


Amazon

Just like robot vacuums, lawn mowers have a hands-free capability. Husqvarna’s Automower Robotic Lawn Mower is easy to install, pairs with the Automower Connect app has a noise-reducing motor design, and cuts grass to a carpet-like appearance.

Power SourceBattery Powered
Item Dimensions LxWxH23.22 x 17.71 x 27.62 inches
Number of Positions6

2. Worx Landroid Robotic Lawn Mower, $800, original price: $999


Amazon

Similarly, Worx’s Landroid Robotic Lawn Mower has the power to mow all on its own. It has a 9″ cutting disc to cut up to half an acre at a time. Plus, if this handy outdoor mower runs into any obstacles, it will bump them and back away. You can also exclude lawn areas you don’t want it to touch.

Power SourceBattery Powered
Item Dimensions LxWxH24.8 x 17.76 x 9.49 inches
Cutting Width7 Inches

3. Gardenia Sileno Minimo Fully Automatic Robotic Lawn Mower with Bluetooth App, $630


Amazon

For just $630, we’re impressed with the quality of the Gardenia Sileno Minemo as a robot lawn mower. Best for smaller yards and spaces, the device navigates quietly and precisely while connecting to a Bluetooth app to control when it runs.

Power SourceBattery Powered
Item Dimensions LxWxH20.4 x 13.38 x 8.66 inches
Cutting Width6.2 Inches

4. Hychika Robotic Lawn Mower 24V 3500RPM, $493


Hychika

Work smarter, not harder.

With this robotic lawn mower, you can look forward to the use of three blades, an intelligent return function, two shutdown functions, and an anti-theft system. Mowing the lawn has never been easier.

Power SourceBattery Powered
Cutting Width7.9 Inches

How to operate your mini chainsaw correctly, safely and efficiently

A chainsaw is an excellent tool to have if you own a yard. There are lots of projects done every day by millions with this small yet powerful tool. A mini chainsaw would make your wood cutting experience a lot easier if you know how and where to use them properly.

1. What is the use of Mini Chainsaw?

  • Did you know, you can cut small trees with a mini chainsaw? A small-sized tree that has a smaller diameter is easier to hold and cut by a lightweight chainsaw. 
  • After felling, Mini Chainsaws are great for pruning limbs of the felled trees. You can also do pruning at a lower height for a standing tree. 
  • Electric trimmers or hedge clippers are good for cleaning small bushes around your house. But when the branches are thicker in diameter, it gets tricky. One small chainsaw can quickly trim large bushes that can save a lot of time. 
  • If you are a garden owner, you might have some logs kept in the yard. Mini Chainsaws are perfect for cutting small-sized logs in your yard. Tree fallen unexpectedly can also be cleaned easily by this saw.
  • From the start of woodworking history until now, the axe has been used by people of almost every era. But using an axe for a long time causes back pain and aches. Mini chainsaw can improve the woodworking experience by a greater margin. For example, splitting firewood is now a lot more comfortable using a small chainsaw than any traditional tool. 

2. Safety Concern and Tips

Chainsaws are a very powerful tool that can outstand anything beneath their blade. That’s why it is a very dangerous tool without any doubt. Domestic users should be careful while using this machine in their homestead. For beginners, a basic easy to use chainsaw is preferable. A small mistake can cause permanent damage to your body or even death. Let’s find out some safety measures while using a chainsaw below:

  • For the novice, never use a chainsaw without any training. Contact your seniors who have experience using one, and your seller can also help you out with a small guide.
  • You should know how to use a chainsaw properly so that you are well known to all parts of the saw you are using.
  • Wear protective equipment like gloves, face-shield, steel toe boots to protect yourself from any kind of injuries.
  • It would be wise to use a chainsaw away from flammable objects to ignite with a little spark.
  • For an electric chainsaw, always keep the cord extension on your back away from the blade.
  • Start your work by cutting a small log to test the chainsaw.
  • Always keep the chainsaw below your chest, as sudden kickbacks cannot be controlled.
  • For felling large trees, everyone should take special caution to avoid any damage. Professional help is needed in this aspect.

3. Maintenance

Whatever chainsaw you buy, if not maintained properly, won’t last long. To keep your tool performing for a long time, you have to take care of few things now and then.

  • After using, clean the chain properly and keep it apart from the bar.
  • After colling down, wipe the body to clean the leftover dust on the engine.
  • Always keep your oil reservoir fill and battery fully charged.
  • Keep the blade covered to avoid any accidental injuries.
  • Please remove the battery pack when not in use and keep it properly.
  • Calibrate the tension of the chain. Calibrating the chain tension on the guide plate will give you the best experience. If the chain is too tight on the guides, friction increases and wears the guides. If the chain is too loose on the guide plate, then sometimes the chain will come off during use

Tips for Using a Cordless Mini Circular Saw

Hychika’s newest cordless mini circular saw is a powerful tool. It is capable of cutting wood, pvc pipe, tile and other materials, without being bound by wires. But before using it, we still need to know some safety knowledge to avoid accidents

Indications:

  1. For optimal result when sawing wood, the cutting depth should be set slightly greater than the thickness of the chosen material.
  2. When cutting plastic, the cutting depth should also be greater than the thickness of the material. If the material begins to melt, then setting a greater depth of cut usually resolves the problem.
  3. When cutting metal, the cutting depth should be at least 1.0 mm larger than the thickness of the material.
  4. When sawing wood or plastic, the depth of cut can also be set exactly on the thickness of the material to prevent that the underlying surface gets damaged. However, this does lead to an impure saw cut at the bottom of the workpiece
Saw disks for different materials

Danger:

  1. Keep hands away from cutting area and the blade. Keep your second hand on auxiliary handle, or motor housing. If both hands are holding the saw, they cannot be cut by the blade.
  2. Do not reach underneath the workpiece. The guard cannot protect you from the blade below the workpiece.
  3. Adjust the cutting depth to the thickness of the workpiece. Less than a full tooth of the blade teeth should be visible below the workpiece.
  4. Never hold piece being cut in your hands or across your leg. Secure the workpiece to a stable platform. It is important to support the work properly to minimize body exposure, blade binding, or loss of control.
  5. When ripping always use a rip fence or straight edge guide. This improves the accuracy of cut and reduces the chance of blade binding.
  6. Always use blades with correct size and shape (diamond versus round) of arbour holes. Blades that do not match the mounting hardware of the saw will run eccentrically, causing loss of control.
  7. Never use damaged or incorrect blade washers or bolt. The blade washers and bolt were specially designed for your saw, for optimum performance and safety of operation.

Causes and operator prevention of kickback:

  • Kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched, bound or misaligned saw blade, causing an uncontrolled saw to lift up and out of the workpiece toward the operator;
  • When the blade is pinched or bound tightly by the kerf closing down, the blade stalls and the motor reaction drives the unit rapidly back toward the operator;
  • If the blade becomes twisted or misaligned in the cut, the teeth at the back edge of the blade can dig into the top surface of the wood causing the blade to climb out of the kerf and jump back toward the operator.
  • Kickback is the result of saw misuse and/or incorrect operating procedures or conditions and can be avoided by taking proper precautions as given below.
  1. Maintain a firm grip with both hands on the saw and position your arms to resist kickback forces. Position your body to either side of the blade, but not in line with the blade. Kickback could cause the saw to jump backwards, but kickback forces can be controlled by the operator, if proper precautions are taken.
  2. When blade is binding, or when interrupting a cut for any reason, release the trigger and hold the saw motionless in the material until the blade comes to a complete stop. Never attempt to remove the saw from the work or pull the saw backward while the blade is in motion or kickback may occur. Investigate and take corrective actions to eliminate the cause of blade binding.
  3. When restarting a saw in the workpiece, centre the saw blade in the kerf and check that saw teeth are not engaged into the material. If saw blade is binding, it may walk up or kickback from the workpiece as the saw is restarted.
  4. Support large panels to minimise the risk of blade pinching and kickback. Large panels tend to sag under their own weight. Supports must be placed under the panel on both sides, near the line of cut and near the edge of the panel.
  5. Do not use dull or damaged blades. Unsharpened or improperly set blades produce narrow kerf causing excessive friction, blade binding and kickback.
  6. Blade depth and bevel adjusting locking levers must be tight and secure before making cut. If blade adjustment shifts while cutting, it may cause binding and kickback.
  7. Use extra caution when making a “plunge cut” into existing walls or other blind areas. The protruding blade may cut objects that can cause kickback.
No matter how you cutting, correct posture is important

Safety instructions guard:

  1. Check guard for proper closing before each use. Do not operate the saw if guard does not move freely and enclose the blade instantly. Never clamp or tie the guard with the blade exposed. If saw is accidentally dropped, guard may be bent. Check to make sure that guard moves freely and does not touch the blade or any other part, in all angles and depths of cut.
  2. Check the operation and condition of the guard return spring. If the guard and the spring are not operating properly, they must be serviced before use. Guard may operate sluggishly due to damaged parts, gummy deposits, or a build-up of debris.
  3. Assure that the guide plate of the saw will not shift while performing the “plunge cut” when the blade bevel setting is not at 90°. Blade shifting sideways will cause binding and likely kick back.
  4. Always observe that the guard is covering the blade before placing saw down on bench or floor. An unprotected, coasting blade will cause the saw to walk backwards, cutting whatever is in its path. Be aware of the time it takes for the blade to stop after switch is released.

Specific safety instructions:

  • Do not use misshaped or cracked blades.
  • Regularly check the blades for damage. If necessary, replace them.
  • Never use a saw that has components missing or a saw that is fitted with accessories which were not supplied with the saw or which are not recommended for use with the saw.
  • Never exert sideways pressure on the blade to bring it to a stop.
  • Do not lock or clamp the protective cover.
  • Do not use the saw without the protective cover.
  • Before using the saw, check whether the protective cover has been fitted.
  • After use, the saw must be stored in such a way that the blade cannot become damaged.
  • Do not use abbrasive discs.
  • Always wear a dust mask.
  • Only use saw blades recommended (e.g saw blades intended for wood shall have EN 847-1 approval).
  • Always wear hearing protection.
  • Only use blade diameter in accordance with the marking label.
  • Have a suitable, tested vacuum removal device attached to the saw when working with woods or materials that create dusts that may be hazardous to health.
  • When cutting plastics, avoid to overheat the blade, avoid to melt the plastic!
  • Be careful when handling the saw blades as they are sharp and can cause injury. It is recommended to wear protective gloves when handling the saw blades.
  • Beware when changing blades as they can become hot during use. Allow the blade time to cool before replacing.
  • Always store the saw blades in a safe place.
How to Replace a Saw Blade

Precautions for the Use of Electric Circular Saws

The electric circular saw is an electric tool that realizes sawing with the high-speed rotation of the circular saw blade. The following matters should be paid attention to when using an electric circular saw.

What you need to pay attention to before starting your electric circular saw

1. Cracked or deformed circular saw blades are not allowed.

2. The moving cover is used to protect the circular saw blade and also to prevent personal accidents. For the electric circular saw, it is strictly forbidden to remove the moving cover.

3. All mechanical and electrical connections should be firm and reliable without loosening. When the circular saw is running, there is no abnormal noise.

4. Before inserting the power plug of the circular saw into the socket, check whether the power switch is in the off position.

5. Do not wear loose clothing during operation, so as not to be caught in the circular saw blade and cause an accident. Make sure you are wearing protective equipment such as dust covers, goggles, and gloves.

6. When operating a circular saw, Anti-recoil measures and protective devices should be provided to prevent the objects being cut from rolling to both sides of the circular saw blade when sawing log materials.

Get the right blade for your electric circular saw

The circular saw blade is the working tool of the electric circular saw. Before use, the sawing path should be corrected, the sawtooth should be ground, and the sawtooth should be shifted to the left and right in turn. This will adjust the angle appropriately. After the circular saw blade is installed, check whether its rotation direction is consistent with the direction of the arrow marked on the moving cover. You cannot install a circular saw blade in reverse. The oblique tooth circular saw blade (longitudinal cutting type) is used for sawing longitudinal fiber wood, and the straight tooth circular saw blade (transverse type) is used for sawing wood that is orthogonal to the fiber direction. The teeth of the circular saw blade should be kept sharp.

Electric circular saws should pay attention when sawing

1. Before sawing the material, check whether the movable cover is flexible, whether the size of the saw blade guide is suitable for the circular saw blade used, and make the following adjustments. The distance between the saw blade guide and the circular saw blade ring gear within the cutting depth range should not exceed 5mm, and the distance between the saw blade guide and the highest point of the lower circular saw blade should not exceed 3mm.

2. After the electric circular saw is started, the sawing can only be started after the speed is stable. The advancing speed of the electric circular saw is determined by the technical performance parameters of the electric circular saw and the hardness of the wood. Generally, the propelling speed of medium hardwood (white pine) is 1m/min. In addition, pay attention to the direction of wood fibers when sawing, adjust the propulsion speed, and the thrust should not be too strong. After the electric circular saw is processed, the method of pressing the side plane of the circular saw blade shall not be used for braking.

3. When using an electric circular saw to longitudinally cut materials with a width of less than 80mm, a sliding bar or similar device should be installed beside the longitudinal baffle, so that the sawed workpiece can be thrown away in time.

4. In order to ensure that the saw seam of the electric circular saw is parallel to the edge of the wood, the longitudinal baffle installed on the bottom plate can be adjusted, and the edge of the translated wood is close to the baffle to guide the sawing. The width of the wood to be cut is read from the slide rule attached to the baffle.

Home improvement Beginners, the Top 5 most Cost-Effective Cordless Drill on Amazon!

Why do you need a electric drill? The main reason is to save effort and time. The torque of an adult man screwing a screwdriver can generally reach 5 Nm, which can be completely replaced by the most common electric screwdriver. And the torque of a electric drill is usually 30 to 40 Nm. If you need to do simple home improvement work, such as assembling furniture or punching holes in wood and drywall. Having a Cordless Drill will make everything easier and more efficient.

Someone interested in hanging picture frames or hooks for planters won’t need the same power that someone working in a construction or contracting job will. Take this into account, Cordless drills don’t have to break the bank—there are plenty of budget-friendly options available. Today, let’s take a look at 5 of the best value cordless drills on Amazon for under $50.

1. GardenJoy 12V Cordless Impact Drill

For under $40, you’re not just getting the drill, but you’ll also receive a variety of drill bits, too, and even a pair of safety glasses. The drill also has a handy little magnetic patch on the back so you can attach a few screws, freeing your hands for work. “This little thing is wonderful,” wrote one customer. “I have used it to replace some drywall in my ceiling and had no problem using it, and I’ve never owned a power tool in my life.”This drill wouldn’t be ideal for heavy-duty jobs, but for most basic home repairs and maintenance, I’ve found it to be practically perfect.

2. AVID POWER 20V Cordless Drill Set

The Avid Power 20v Cordless Drill is an LED light equipped drill with a shining spotlight on the front of the drill to illuminate any dark work area. It’s not the fastest drill on the market, with speeds between 0 and 550 RPM. But more importantly, the drill comes with an electric brake to help you avoid peeling screws or drilling them into tight spaces. It’s a fully ergonomic drill with a rubber-covered handle that’s so comfortable that it’s difficult to drop the drill even if your palms are sweaty. The lithium-ion battery is worth noting because it comes with a USB port – you can use it to charge your phone or other devices. It’s an odd inclusion, but certainly welcome in a pinch. All in all, this is a solid budget-friendly option, as long as you don’t expect it to last for years.

3. BLACK+DECKER 20V Cordless Drill

The best thing about the Black & Decker 20V Max is that, in addition to its low price, it gives you all the fun bells and whistles of a high-end option. It’s not as durable as other drills, but as long as you use it carefully and don’t need to use it every day, it can handle the wide variety of tasks that pop up around the house. For typical drilling and tightening, a maximum speed of 650 RPM should be sufficient. It’s not as sleek or lightweight as a high-end drill, but that’s not a big deal for small, quick projects.

4. Hychika 20V Cordless Drill Set

Equipped with a high-performance motor, the Hychika 20V cordless drill provides up to 35Nm of torque, making it suitable for drilling or screwing through most but the hardest woods and metals. It has 21 torque settings and 2 variable adjustable speeds (0-400RPM, 0-1500RPM) , which can be switched flexibly according to the usage scenario. It also comes with a long-lasting lithium-ion battery and 22 included accessories – enough drills and drivers for most maintenance or repair tasks you can imagine. With all these positives, the downsides are also notable. The Hychika suffers from a sparking motor that’s impossible to ignore every time you turn it on. Still, it’s tempting to get such a good cordless drill for a relatively cheap price.

5. Resuntek 12.8V Cordless Drill

When you have a lot of work to do and can’t wait to recharge, this kit from Resuntek comes with two batteries, so you can switch them out and never be without electricity. In addition to the extra power source, this kit also includes a variety of drill bits and a carrying case. It can be installed on a single charge and still work after installation. Additionally, it has a full range of accessories for any job you may need. 12.8v may be underpowered for professionals, but it’s enough for home improvement.

No man can refuse to drill with a powerful electric drill. Using a electric drill will definitely make you look more manly. Don’t need a lot of budget, it’s time to grab your cordless drill and get to work!

Safety Tips for Operating an Angle Grinder

Power tools are usually engaged in high-speed motion which can cause danger if precautions are not taken.

Although the chance of injury is minimized using a Hychika angle grinder with a triple safety design( safety switch, auxiliary handle, and wheel guard), there are still a few guidelines to follow in order to stay injury-free all the time.

  1. Disconnect from the power source (the battery pack from the power tool) before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing power tools. Inspect parts for misalignment, binding, or breakage.

2. When not in use, store the battery away from other metal objects like paper clips, coins, keys, nails, screws, etc,

3. The outside diameter and the thickness of your discs must be within the capacity rating of your power tool.

4. Threaded accessories must match the grinder spindle thread. Or else the power tool will run out of balance.

5. Wear protective equipment such as a face shield, safety goggles, or safety glasses to stop small abrasive work-piece fragments.

6. Hold the power tool by insulated gripping surfaces only in case the cutting accessory may contact hidden wires.

7. Never lay the power tool down until the accessory has come to a complete stop. The spinning accessory may grab the surface and lose control.

8. Maintain a firm grip on the power tool to resist kickback forces. Always use an auxiliary handle for maximum control.

9. Never place your hand near the rotating accessory.

10. Do not “jam” the cut-off wheel or apply excessive pressure on it.

11. Do not attempt to make an excessive depth of cut. Over-stressing the wheel increases the chance of wheel twisting or binding.

13. Do not position your body in line with the rotating wheel.

14. When the wheel is binding or the cut interrupted for any reason, switch off the power tool and hold the power tool motionless until the wheel comes to a complete stop.

15. Do not restart cutting in the workpiece.

16. Be extra careful when making a “pocket cut” into existing walls or other blind areas. The protruding wheel may cut gas or water pipes, electrical wiring, etc.

17. Large workpieces tend to sag under their own weight. Supportive pads must be placed under the workpiece near the line of cut.

Be acknowledged of the above, and now you are ready to go!

Cordless/Corded Angle Grinder by Hychika

Cordless

The 20-Volt Cordless 4.5-inch brushed angle grinder by Hychika features an 8500 rpm fast speed thanks to its powerful 18V lithium-ion battery.

The cordless angle grinder is excellent to work with. No need to be tethered to the wall outlet, it is extremely helpful when working both around the house or in professional settings.While it doesn’t boast the highest top speed, the performance remain high standards during tough cuts and grinds. Little vibration is felt thanks to the rubber-over-mold grip. And lock-on switch proved to be a huge plus. Auxiliary handle can be placed in 3 directions allowing cutting and grinding at unusual angles. The compact size and weight of 4.5-inch disc is suffice for DIY projects. When it comes to DIY projects and budgets, you don’t always need to go for top-of-line tools every time. With included discs to rotate over the course of your task, there is no extra shopping and waiting list to tick.

Product Specs

  • Disc Size: 4.5-inch
  • RPMs: 8,500
  • Power Source: 18-volt lithium-ion battery

Pros

  • Slow start keeps the tool from jumping
  • Lock-on switch
  • Very little noticeable vibration
  • 4000 mAh large capacity battery
  • Tool-free guard assembly, quick change in 30 minutes.

Cons

  • No spare battery included

Corded

The corded grinder felt truly in its element on metalworking project, handling cuts and grinds nicely. The use of a dual micro-switch prevents accidental start-up and provides better user protection during use. We also highly recommend the 3-position handle attachment, as it can make cutting much more manageable and suitable for both right-handed and left-handed person. The one negative worth mentioning is that corded models restrict the user to a physical location, limiting range without an extension cord. The cords can also be a tripping hazard.

The corded grinder felt truly in its element on metalworking project, handling cuts and grinds nicely. The use of a dual micro-switch prevents accidental start-up and provides better user protection during use. We also highly recommend the 3-position handle attachment, as it can make cutting much more manageable and suitable for both right-handed and left-handed person. The one negative worth mentioning is that corded models restrict the user to a physical location, limiting range without an extension cord. The cords can also be a tripping hazard.

Product Specs

  • Disc Size: 4.5-inch
  • RPMs: 10,000
  • Power Source: Corded

Pros

  • 3-way auxiliary handle position
  • Comfortable trigger switch
  • The 7.5-amp motor has plenty of power
  • uninterrupted power.

Cons

Can’t work if far away from power source

Niches of Each Type of Cordless Drill/Driver

Power drivers and drills, as we can see, bear similar looks (pistol-shaped) and even function similarly to some extent. It seems impossible to tell them apart from one another. They take slightly different forms (mainly the chuck) and occur in their niche more often than others. The next chapters may give you some hints on how to make a choice.

Cordless Screwdriver

Cordless screwdrivers are usually light-weighted and very easy to use. That means they’re ideal for smaller projects around the house, such as assembling a bookshelf, removing a cabinet door, and replacing an outlet cover.

Cordless Drill

Power drills are indispensable tools for home improvement and all types of jobs around the house, small or large. You can equip them with needle-thin bits for drilling tiny holes for craft projects or chuck in large hole saws for cutting up to 5-inch diameter holes in drywall and other soft materials.

Cordless Impact Drivers

Impact drivers excel at driving fasteners into dense or knotty wood. Use Impact Drivers When:

Driving screws into wood or metal (you can use it for drywall if you’ve got a lower speed/torque option)

Driving large diameter screws or lag bolts.

Tightening/loosening bolts, including those that should be very tight or have been stuck.

Unlike drills, impact drivers have quick-release shanks that accept all 1/4 inch hex driver bits.

Cordless Hammer Drill

A hammer drill combines rotational bursts with front-to-back movement (the hammering action) to bore into difficult masonry that presents an obstacle for ordinary drills.

Cordless Impact Wrench

Impact wrenches are found in the tool chests of mechanics everywhere. They’re commonly used for loosening lug nuts from cars and trucks, but they can also be used in any high-torque situation.

How To Decide

If you need to drill holes and drive the occasional medium-sized screw, a regular drill will suit you fine. If you’ve got a deck to build, a plywood sub-floor to install, a treehouse to screw together, or any other job involving lots of wood screws, consider investing in an impact driver.

Everything You Need To Know About The 18V Cordless Tire Inflator By Hychika

When your car’s tire pressure warning light comes on, or if you get a flat tire, a good portable air compressor can top up your tires and help you get back on the road quickly without tire changing and car tugging. Hychika introduces an 18V cordless tire inflator this year targeting such situations.

Application and limitations

It can be used for inflating tires on cars, bikes, sedans, and midsize SUVs, and is also ideal for lifebuoys, sports balls, inflatable boats, and other inflatable items. However, it is not intended for high-pressure RV and commercial truck tires.

High-pressure usage: inflate vehicle tires via a high-pressure hose. This inflator pump can up to a maximum pressure of 160 PSI. For filling car tires, you will only need to run them up to the 32 PSI for most passenger cars, or maybe 35 PSI on a cold day. A portable 1 or 2 CFM compressor, at 90 PSI, should serve you well for filling car tires.

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Low-pressure usage: inflate low-pressure large capacity items such as floaters, mattresses via a low-pressure hose. Inflate and deflate both ways.

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Dual Power Modes

The cigarette lighter port is a natural AC power outlet. Coupled with our 10 feet long cord, it becomes a strong backup for the battery power.

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4Ah battery provides cordless DC charging mode that frees you from wires and plugs. The same 20V Max battery can function in other Hychika tools also.

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Smart and Precision Pumping

Preset a pressure value and pump. When reaching the exact pressure needed, the air compressor will stop on itself promptly. And if no operation is detected in 10 minutes, it will shut off automatically.

Expanded Time Slots for Operating

The LCD backlit display can beat the sun or darkness to present you with a clear reading even at night or on bright sunny days.

And the ultra-bright 48Lm (Max 90Lm) LED flashlight is your reliable emergency lighting source for night-time road trips.

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Easy Work

The use of a cordless inflator removes the need for strenuous pumping to fill your tires to the right pressure. It can reliably pump up your tires at record speed.

Neat Placing

A sturdy, well-designed housing allows the hoses, power cords, and accessories to all are attached neatly to separate compartments of the unit so they won’t get tangled or misplaced.

What You Get

1 * HYCHIKA 20V Air Compressor, 1 * 2.0A Battery, 1 * 1H Fast Charger, 3 * Nozzle Adapters, 1*Low Pressure Air Hose, 1 * User Manual.

Precautions To Take

Ensure all hose fittings are tight. Loose fittings can decrease performance and cause danger.

Tips for Using a Cordless Mini Chainsaw

Limit cutting material to wood only

Never use a mini chainsaw for cutting any non-wood material, including plastic, masonry, or metal. Never cut a tree or branch with a diameter wider than the length of the mini chainsaw’s guide bar. 

Tension the Chain Properly

Make sure that the chain is properly tensioned on the guide bar. A loose chain may whip free or draw materials into it. A tight chain may not move at all or have a higher risk of breaking down during heavy-duty operations.

A thumb of rule: pull the chain to check the tightness of fitting. Let the upper side of the down chain bite loosely with the guide bar but leave no clearance when you pull the down chain with force.

Avoid kickback

Kickback results from the tip of the moving chainsaw being allowed to come into contact awkwardly with an object. The tip may bounce wildly backward and injure the worker.

The guide bar of the mini chainsaw should be 1-2 inches longer than the diameter of what you need to cut. Chainsaws with a top flap or low kickback have a lower risk of kickback incurred injury.

Sharpen the chain regularly

There’s no hard-and-fast rule on how often you need to sharpen your chainsaw, but many experts recommend doing it every time you need to refuel the tool.

Follow the dressing code

Do not wear loose-fitting clothing, dangling jewelry, or anything else that could become caught in the chain of the saw.

Avoid Touching the Chain, Even When Stationary

Chainsaws’ chains are very sharp. Even when the chain is not moving, it can severely lacerate the skin. Be sure to keep the cover on the saw when not in use or remove the battery so the machine doesn’t start at all.

Lubricate the chain in a timely manner

The oil lubricates the bar and chain, preventing premature wear and possible derailing of the chain. 

After the oil is applied, run the chainsaw for a few seconds until it is spread evenly onto the chain. While manual oiling may be a little tricky to handle, there are auto oiling options that distribute a consistent, steady flow of oil onto the chain. Check the oil tank to keep track of the oil level for a timely refill.