A woman using a leaf blower from one of the electric lawn tool suites
Illustration: Rodrigo Damati

Battery-powered lawn tools have come a long way in the past decade. Once considered the weaklings of power tools, our testers say many work just as well as gas-powered models now. They also start instantly, run quietly, and have zero emissions at the source.

If you make the switch and go electric, it’s best to plan on buying all your tools from a single brand because manufacturers use a standardized battery and charger across their tools.

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That allows you to save money by buying a few tools with the batteries and a few without, then using those one or two batteries across your suite of tools. Skipping the cost of a battery and charger will save you about 30 percent on a tool.

Below, we’ve highlighted three battery-powered tool suites worth considering, comprised of products that do well in our tests. Each lawn mower, leaf blower, string trimmer, and chainsaw shown has batteries that are interchangeable with the other tools in its suite.

To learn more about these different tools, start with our buying guides for lawn mowers, string trimmers, leaf blowers, and chainsaws. CR members with digital access can read on to see our picks for the best battery lawn tool suites. 

Best Suite Overall

Top Picks

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Evenness
Run time
Charge time

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Trimming
Edging
Tall grass and weeds
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Pro Brand With Useful Features

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1

Evenness
Run time
Charge time

2

Trimming
Edging
Tall grass and weeds
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Budget-Friendly

Top Picks

1

Evenness
Run time
Charge time

2

Trimming
Edging
Tall grass and weeds
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Editor’s Note: This article also appeared in the August 2020 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.