Monday, September 4, 2017

Backyard Tools Making Work Easy

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backyard tools making chores easy


Fall is nearly upon us and it's time to once again tackle those backyard chores before the weather turns.  Today I'm sharing three backyard tools that make those outdoor chores easy.  I would consider these tools 'must haves' in your tool arsenol, if you don't have them already be sure to add them to your list.

Backyard Chore #1: Trimming dead branches

trimming dead branches with reciprocating saw

For this task I used a Makita cordless reciprocating saw with a 9" Diablo pruning blade.  Look at the results in the after shot above!  


This Diablo 9" pruning blade is the first carbide pruning blade which gives it 50X more cutting life versus a standard pruning blade.  It's aggressive and when combined with the Makita cordless reciprocating saw you have a tool that makes quick work of all those dead branches.

reciprocating saw with diablo pruning blade

I took the pruning blade to some scrap 4x4 posts to chop up for the burn pile and look how easy it went through:



diablo 9" carbide reciprocating saw blade

Backyard Chore #2: Inflating pool toys

ryobi inflator with pool toys

Inflating pool toys seems to be an endless backyard task as my kids use and abuse all the inflatables all summer long.  My daughter volunteered to take the Ryobi 18V ONE+ High Power Inflator for a test run on the pool toys.  

inflating pool float with ryobi high power inflator

This is one powerful little tool I highly recommend for any inflatables you may have (pool toys, air mattress, kids toys) with these features: 
  • ●  Cordless
  • ●  Fast
  • ●  Locking trigger
  • ●  Doubles as a surface blower

ryobi high power inflator

Backyard Chore #3: Cleaning the gutters

cleaning gutters with water resistant gloves

Our gutters need consistent cleaning and I'm so happy to finally have a pair of water resistant leather gloves for this chore.  These Husky 100% grain cowhide gloves provide long lasting durability and great protection.

husky water resistant leather gloves

I'm wearing a size Large which is plenty roomy and big enough for my husband to 'borrow'.

See what my fellow bloggers have to say about these tools:

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Ashley @ Smashing DIY

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Elisha @ Pneumatic Addict

And if you're looking for more DIY friendly tools check out these posts below:

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