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How to Choose the Right Chainsaw

How to Choose the Best Chainsaw

Choosing a chainsaw is similar to buying a vehicle. You want to consider the type of driving you do. If you need off-road or towing capability, don't purchase a Corvette.

The easiest question you should ask yourself first is, "What will I do with my chainsaw?" What you cut and how often you cut will also help you determine which chainsaw is best for you.

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How to Choose a Trimmer

How to Choose a Trimmer

The best way to finish a perfect mowing job is to neatly trim the areas in your yard that you didn't reach with your mower.

The size of your yard and the thickness of your weeds play a huge part in choosing a trimmer. Different trimmers are used for lighter jobs, heavier jobs, and some even have detachable shafts for multiple jobs.

So give your mower the sidekick it needs! Learn about each type of trimmer.

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How to Choose a Pressure Washer

How to Choose a Pressure Washer

Are you tired of seeing the exterior of your house covered in filth and mold? Is that dirt just not coming off your car?

Are there oil and chemical stains on your garage floor that you'd like to see disappear?

It sounds like you need the help of a pressure washer. Find out which one is best for you!

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How to Choose a Generac Pressure Washer

How to Choose a Generac Pressure Washer

Are you looking for the right kind of pressure washer to put some power into your cleaning jobs?

Generac's pressure washers come in different grades, and can be used for different purposes. They can be used to clean anything from your patio furniture to farm equipment, depending on the grade you choose.

The first thing you need to do is determine what you need to clean.

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How to Choose a Portable Generator

How to Choose a Portable Generator

Are you trying to convince yourself to get a generator this year, even if the storms aren't as bad as predicted?

Generators can be used for multiple applications, like during the family camping trip, keeping your house filled with electricity during a power outage, on the job site where electricity isn’t available, and even at the next big cookout or tailgate party.

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How to Choose a Honda Generator

How to Choose a Honda Generator

Have you heard all the talk about Honda generators?

Honda Generators are well-known for being one the most reliable and quietest generators out there. Each Honda generator series has its ideal applications and usage (recreational, prosumer/home backup, commercial).

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How to Choose a Generac Generator

How to Choose a Generac Portable Generator

Are you looking to join the Generac family with a new generator?

With portable generator sizes up to 17,500 watts, Generac has all the power options you need.

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Spring Maintenance 101: How to Avoid 99% of All Repairs

Spring Maintenance 101: How to Avoid 99% of All Repairs

Spring out of hibernation!

Open those garage doors and unlock the sheds. Your lawn equipment is begging to hit the turf.

Whoa, but no too fast. Make sure your equipment "wakes up on the right side of the bed" by performing the right kind of pre-season maintenance.

So start getting ready by learning the tips and tricks to prevent 99% of all repairs this season.

Welcome to Spring Maintenance 101.

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Arborist Q&A with Aussie Christine Rampling

Arborist Q and A with Aussie Christine Rampling

Arborist Christine Rampling was nice enough to engage in a Q & A session with us. We thought it would be a great chance to get some insight into the professional world of arboriculture and maybe even get a different perspective, since Christine is from Australia.

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Fall Checklist: Tune-ups, Clean-ups, and Storage

Fall Checklist: Tune-ups, Clean-ups, and Storage

Does the Weatherman have total control over you?

If there's a 10% chance of rain, do you throw in the towel and stay indoors?

Whether you listen to him or not, you can't deny that colder weather is creeping in, allowing the first cool winds of Fall to send shivers up your spine.

After you're done taking bets on when you'll mow your lawn for the last time, use our Fall Checklist to make sure you don't win, "Most Likely to have a mess on their hands when Spring hits."

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Leaf Removal: Should I BAG or MULCH?

Leaf Removal: Should I BAG or MULCH?

What's the least favorite outdoor chore?

Survey says... Many people claim raking and clearing leaves is the job they dread the most.

Since leaves just don't vanish into thin air, you're stuck with a few ways to clean up your yard during Fall.

Here's a few suggestions that will help you easily decide whether to bag, mulch, or use the leaves for compost.

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The Toby Keith Ultimate Guide to Power Equipment

Toby Keith's Ultimate Guide to Power Equipment

Red Solo Cup, I fill you up...

Turn up the radio. Your favorite country song is on!

Toby Keith is blasting through the speakers at maximum volume.

You know his songs, you sing them word-for-word.

But would you like to know what your favorite country music star really sings about?

Don't miss out on this recently released, top of the charts guide to power equipment inspired by Toby Keith.

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When Weather Attacks: Be Prepared Before the Storm

When Weather Attacks: Be Prepared Before the Storm

When Vacations Attack. When Sharks Attack. When Animals Attack.

These stories are always hot topics in the news and even make some great TV shows.

But many people look over the most frequent and dangerous attacks of them all. When Weather Attacks!

Storms are dangerous beasts that leave millions without power each year.

If you don't want to be a victim when weather attacks, make sure your generator is prepared before the storm.

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Don't Let Your Chainsaw Ruin Your Love Life

Don't Let Your Chainsaw Ruin Your Love Life

What do a fireplace, bearskin rug, bottle of wine, and a chainsaw have in common?

Romance!

Imagine this...

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Safety Advice for the Wanna-Be Ax Men

Safety Advice for the Wanna-Be Ax Men

Ha Ha, Here We Go!

Who doesn't like the Ax Men? They're the roughest, toughest, most famous loggers in America.

Whether it's the Rygaard crew working the mountain or Piss Willy (Shelby's dog) sniffing out some logs, there's one thing the Ax Men focus on first.

. . . SAFETY!

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10 Steps to a Sharper and Safer Chainsaw

10 Steps to a Sharper and Safer Chainsaw

Like visiting your relatives on vacation, you've been putting off sharpening your chainsaw for weeks now.

Yesterday, you almost ripped apart your knee cap because you were completely exhausted from cutting wood.

You spent all your energy trying to push that dull chainsaw into each cut and you accidently lost control.

It's time to play it safe. Let's sharpen your chainsaw.

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Help Prevent Chainsaw Heart Attacks

Help Prevent Chainsaw Heart Attacks

July 4th weekend! A great time to mooch off your neighbor's barbecue.

Two Italian sausages, two beef franks, a double bacon cheeseburger, a baked potato, and a six pack of beer are rumbling around in your stomach. Is there room for more?

Your heart's pounding, sweat is dripping from your face, and sharp pains begin shooting through your arms and chest.

Oh boy, not another heart attack!

You had one last week struggling to get your chainsaw to start, being hot-headed and frustrated that it wouldn't work.

Don't you think it's about time you and your chainsaw both got in shape?

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Demand the Strength of a Monster's Chainsaw

Demand the Strength of a Monster's Chainsaw

Adrenaline begins to rush through your whole body.

You strangle the couch cushion in fear, as you peak through your fingers.

In rushes a gigantic horrifyingly deformed beast with a chainsaw for a hand.

Hide your butter-soaked popcorn, he's hungry!

Before you change the channel, something catches your eye. You're amazed with how easily the monster's chainsaw was cutting through the doors, floorboards, and walls. It must be his strength!

Do you want to wield your chainsaw with monstrous strength?

Before you start pumping iron, there's a quicker, easier way to increase your chainsaw's cutting power and strength.

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The Lawn of Dreams and the Magic You Need to Create It

The Lawn of Dreams and the Magic You Need to Create It

You are caught in a hailstorm of Cracker Jacks and peanuts as you fight the crowd to your seat to catch the first pitch. As you pick crumbs of food from your hair, you look down on the field and your eyes turn green with envy.

Since your baseball talent is as good as your food carrying skills, something else draws your attention to America's greatest past time.

Lines, patterns, and shades of green fill your head as you gaze at the outfield. Alternating stripes of light and dark grass consume the players like pieces on a chessboard.

At that moment, you swear a voice is whispering, "If you build it, he will come." Well, if you don't want a Field of Dreams, there's no reason you can't have your Lawn of Dreams.

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The Best Way to Keep Your Crown as the Lawn King

The Best Way to Keep Your Crown as the Lawn King

It's spring time again and you can't wait to break out the power equipment you purchased last year to tame the jungle that's beginning to overtake your property. More importantly, you get to show off in front of your neighbors.

You rode your lawn mower like a King on his horse, proudly waving to your loyal subjects as they kneeled before your lawn. Occasionally you would stop and converse with the common folk, just to satisfy their envious desires. But, nothing could keep you away for too long.

Even the string trimmer and leaf blower seemed like toys you could play with for hours. But it's time to get down to business. You've got a huge barbeque to host this weekend.

Lifting the garage door and rolling out your riding mower, it begins to shine with pride in the sunlight. What a machine! Nothing could ruin this day.

Anxious to hear the engine purr you press the start button, the engine sputters and then conks out. Not a big deal, maybe it was just a fluke. You attempt to start it three more times, but the same thing happens. It doesn't start!

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Protect Your Lawn From Zombies

Protect Your Lawn From Zombies

The piercing sounds of screams blast your eardrums, awakening you from your dream of winning the Best Lawn Award.

You fly downstairs, and in the heat of the moment, you drop-kick the door and rush outside.

There, lining the sidewalk in front of the yard are your neighbors, quivering in fear as if they've seen a ghost. Horror in their eyes as they stare at your lawn.

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5 Quick Mowing Tips for a Better and Healthier Lawn

5 Quick Mowing Tips for a Better and Healthier Lawn

Everyone can mow their grass, but these 5 tips will take you from mowing like an amateur to mowing like an experienced groundskeeper.

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The Benefits of Mulching Your Lawn

The Benefits of Mulching Your Lawn

One of the most popular features with new lawn mowers is whether or not they can mulch the grass you cut. So what's so great about mulching and why should you get on board with this trend?

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A Brief History of Lawn Mowers and Much More

A Brief History of Lawn Mowers and Much More

The lawn mower was invented in 1827 by Edwin Budding and patented in 1830, in the village of Thrupp, England. It was similar in design to a push reel mower. Prior to that, grass had to be cut manually by a scythe. This new machine was designed with the rise of lawn sports in mind, as a far better alternative to the scythe or grazing animals.

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