Corded, Cordless, or Gas: Which One Takes the Gold?

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Now that we are officially in the heat of the summer, it’s more important than ever to ensure you have all the outdoor tools you need to keep your yard in pinnacle condition.

Whether it’s time to upgrade your lawnmower or you’re in the market for a state-of-the-art leaf blower, you’ll want to invest in outdoor tools that will stand the test of time and fluctuation with weather changes.

Sometimes, the task of upgrading your outdoor equipment may seem like nothing short of an Olympic sport — especially when there are countless options to choose from and endless research that goes into locating the perfect tool.

Luckily, we’re here to help you through the hurdles of corded, cordless, and gas-powered outdoor equipment to find the best tools that will take the gold year-round.

The ZoomBroom Tornado charging in its standing charger in the corner of a home during summer.

Establishing a Victor

When deciding between cordless, corded, and gas-powered outdoor power tools, establishing a victor can be a little difficult as each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages.

To help make your decision easier, let’s take a look at some of the advantages of cordless, battery-powered tools:

  • Easy to maneuver
  • Generates less noise than gas-powered tools
  • Eco-friendly – does not emit noxious fumes
  • Rarely needs to be winterized
  • Quick, rechargeable batteries
  • Can be used anywhere


A man is using the ZoomBroom Tornado to blow away leaves and other debris off of his walkway.

With the advantages, there are a few disadvantages to consider as well:

  • Will need to be charged more often

You’ll find that the disadvantages of cordless, battery-powered tools are few and far between in comparison to its competitors.

Now, let’s dive into the benefits of corded outdoor tools:

  • Provide a consistent amount of power during use
  • Usually lightweight
  • Easy to use

Disadvantages of corded tools include:

  • Not always weatherproof – can be dangerous to use in inclement weather
  • Restricted range – bound to the length of its cord
  • The cord can easily tangle throughout use

Finally, let’s take a look at the advantages of our last contestant — gas-powered tools:

  • Provides sufficient power
  • Free range of use
  • Long run times

We can’t forget the disadvantages:

  • Heavy and difficult to maneuver
  • Usually more expensive
  • Requires ample gas
  • Produces loud noises
  • Emits fumes – not friendly for the environment

As you look closely at the range in benefits and disadvantages of each option, one particular type of outdoor equipment certainly stands out against the competition.

While each provides their own particular benefits, we suggest taking a closer look at cordless, battery-powered options.

With lightweight, easy-to-use features, and eco-friendly qualities, the best cordless blowers are not only beneficial to their users but to the environment as well.

ZoomBroom - A lady is using the ZoomBroom Tornado to blow away leaves and other debris from her sidewalk.

When it comes to rating their outdoor efficiency, it’s clear that cordless outdoor equipment takes the gold.

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