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Apart from a snowblower.....

....which powered tool for use outside at home, has been your most “pleasing purchase”?

Maybe mine was an industrial fan. Fit some mesh in front of it and it catches plenty of mosquitoes. Makes other jobs more pleasant to do.
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....which powered tool for use outside at home, has been your most “pleasing purchase”?

Maybe mine was an industrial fan. Fit some mesh in front of it and it catches plenty of mosquitoes. Makes other jobs more pleasant to do.

Now that's a great idea!


Mine has to be my little riding mower. I push mowed for 15 years after we bought the house. Took me about an hour and 15 minutes.



Now, I'm done in just under a half hour.
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Probably my Husky/Honda pressure washer. Twice a month for two vehicles, twice a year my home.

Price it out for 8 years...paid $400 for it. Would have spent $200+ a year in car washes + $200 more for twice hiring the house washing out. So, that's somewhere around $2800-$3000 at the very least saved over time.

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Probably my Husky/Honda pressure washer. Twice a month for two vehicles, twice a year my home.

Price it out for 8 years...paid $400 for it. Would have spent $200+ a year in car washes + $200 more for twice hiring the house washing out. So, that's somewhere around $2800-$3000 at the very least saved over time.
agree. the power washer sure comes in handy.

also a chipper for small branches.

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Oscillating saw, hands down about the best tool ever invented IMHO. I have a Karcher pressure washer, Toro zero turn mower and more... Oscillating saw wins.

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Interesting question. My first thought was the pressure washer, just because I'm amazed at what it can do.

But then PaulMys made me realize that yeah, it's probably my lawn tractor, if we go by what's saved me the most time, and also versatility. I've gathered a dethacher, plug aerator, and now a lawn roller, for it. I also have a trailer ball on it, and use it to move the utility trailer around. Dragging that through the yard manually was no fun when I tried.

While mine doesn't really hold me back, it's a basic 20-22 year old Craftsman, with a geared tranny. Eventually I'd like to upgrade to a garden tractor with a hydro.

Not quite a tool, but I sure appreciate the heck out of the generator when the power goes out. We've had several multi-day outages, during winter, it was a massive help to keep the lights, furnace, and fridge running.

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My zero turn mower. I spent years using a regular lawn tractor on my property and it took almost 3 hours to mow the lawn. I used it because it was free.

One day I saw a guy using a ZT and saw how easily he went around trees. I then thought : I NEED ONE OF THESE.

When my tractor finally quit 2 years ago, instead of trying to fix it I decided it was the GO signal to purchase a ZT. I love using it.

It now takes about an hour for the whole property.

I bought a brand new Toro SS4200. Despite the SS line being Toro's low end residential machines, I am so far very satisfied by the build quality and especially how EASY it is to remove/reinstall the deck to clean it compared to my '96 Columbia tractor.

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Toro 14-38Z Zero Turn Mower purchased used for $800. Does everything I want it to!
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I was enthralled by a gas powered pressure washer too. Honda power, easy starting, reliable, great for cleaning stuff! Elation turned to disdain though when it came time to change the oil. Couldn't find the drain plug. What the...? Cue the re-read of the manual: "Remove dipstick and tip machine to drain oil." Are you kidding me? A Honda engine without an oil drain plug? Well... ok. Maybe this is not so bad. Nope! It's worse! It's a royal pain in the caboose! What the heck were they thinking besides saving a few bucks in machining? I really like the pressure washer but have a big pair of boots that I'd love to introduce to the geniuses that brought this product to market.

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My Briggs-powered washer is the same way. Tip it to drain it. That's a pain, the next time maybe I will try using a pump with a tube, to suck the oil out from the crankcase.

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