Until now electric lawn and garden tools meant disappointing power and limited runtime. But cutting-edge battery and engine tech have produced a new generation of gear with enough muscle to power a 710-lb ride-on mower for an entire acre of grass, or a chainsaw for 35 minutes of slicing logs.
Worx WG545.1 Air
It doesn't have the power to move a mountain of wet fall leaves, but the Worx blower does clean where gas-powered models can't, like inside the garage. A variety of included nozzles harness the 120-mph air stream to clear workshop floors, dust gear, or sweep out the car. Outside, this 3.5-lb, 20-volt, lithium-ion-powered tool can handle basics like keeping patios and walkways free of dirt and grass clippings. [$100; worx.com]