Gas Versus Electric Tools: The New Wave

There’s a certain amount of nostalgia associated with gas-powered tools. The sounds of the motor chugging gasoline as it revs up and the smell of the fumes as the tool does its job are oddly enjoyable, though they contribute nothing to the functionality of the tool. Going forward, they may also become a thing of the past. Thanks to lithium ion batteries like the one inside the EZsmart Gutter Cleaner, electric tools are becoming more widely available and more widely used by homeowners and professional gardeners and landscapers alike. Let’s have a look at the tale of the tape in the battle between gas versus electric tools.

Popular Mechanics produced an experiment using a selection of gas and electric powered tools to determine how each functions when used right next to its competitor. Both participants have extensive experience working in golf course maintenance for the PGA and are admittedly proponents of gas-powered tools. However, even these experts were surprised with their findings.

After running tests of electric and gas powered blowers, mowers, hedge trimmers, and string trimmers, both men were impressed by the performance of the electric tools. One called the difference in noise “huge.” 

Weight is another issue that made a real difference from a performance standpoint in the gas versus electric tools debate. Though tools are meant to make the job easier, trimming hedges or cleaning your gutters is work! The participant with the gas powered string trimmer reported his arms getting a little tired and the quality and accuracy of his work declining. 

If you’ve ever had trouble starting a gas mower or blower, you’re not alone. Even when filled with gas, these clunky machines sometimes have issues getting started. As long as your electric tools are charged, you won’t have this problem. 

At the end of the gas versus electric tests, both participants admitted that though they would not immediately exchange their gas powered tools for electric ones, the electric tools they tried had more than enough power for the average homeowner to get the job done.

When it comes to cleaning your gutters with the EZsmart Gutter Cleaner, it really wouldn’t be possible with a traditional, heavy gas powered motor. Besides its sleek, aerodynamic design, its light weight is the main reason the tool is so easy to use. I am sure you can guess our standpoint on gas versus electric tools! 

We can’t wait for our electric powered tool to be complete with the full system so homeowners can see just how easy it is now that it comes with a longer extension pole that reaches up to 18 feet with a mirror attachment to be able to see what is in the gutter and a rake attachment to scoop out the matted material all the while staying safely on the ground. Do you have questions or comments about the new attachments or our tool?  Get in touch! We’d love to hear from you.