5 Must-Have Yard Work Helpers: Tool Deals from $10

By Martin Schneider, dealnews contributor

It's autumn! Leaves will be blown! Weeds will be whacked and/or trimmed! It's going to get less hot and your yard is going to fill up with those crunchy and beautiful orange leaves ... but not for long, because it's the perfect time to clean out your tool shed and get a head start on all your autumn yard work. This assortment of tool deals will help: we've got deals on a dazzling variety of leaf blowers, weed whackers, and hedge trimmers.

  1. Refurbished Poulan Pro 25cc Gas Leaf Blower/Vacuum
    Vendor: VM Innovations
    Price: $49.99 via coupon code "BV14OFF" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $27

    Is It Worth It?: Not only do you get this refurbished gas leaf blower/vacuum at an Editors' Choice price of just $49.99 after the coupon, they throw in a bonus leaf bag, too! (It's $75 under the lowest price we could find for a new model to boot.) This Poulan product features 200mph airflow velocity, a 25cc motor, a vacuum kit, engine oil, and more. It requires a 40-to-1 2-cycle oil-to-gas ratio. This blower is really easy to set up, and the lack of an electrical cord means that you can roam freely over your property. A 90-day VM Innovations warranty applies.

  2. WORX Cordless Yard Tools Sale
    Vendor: WORX via eBay
    Price: From $32 with free shipping
    Lowest By: At least $25

    Is It Worth It?: When you buy refurbished items, you're taking a risk with the quality, so it's good to know that you're getting a 2-year warranty, as is the case with these WORX cordless yard tools, whether they're new or factory-refurbished. The WORX WG112 12" Electric Trimmer Edger (pictured) costs just $32 and has a quick spool change system and a telescopic shaft that you can adjust to your height. Plus it has a 90-degree tilting shaft so you can orient the cutting head for sloped and difficult-to-reach areas. Best of all, you can convert back and forth between trimmer and edger modes. But if that doesn't grab you, make sure to check out these other WORX tool deals.

  3. 12.5-Foot Aluminum Telescoping Extension Ladder
    Vendor: ID Rack via eBay
    Price: $97.50 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $6

    Is It Worth It?: Clearing your lawn of leaves can be a breeze. Cleaning the gutters, not so much. But this 12.5-foot ladder will help you get up there and get the job done. Plus, when you're through, its collapsable design shrinks the ladder to an easily-stored 2.5. It can support up to 330 lbs.

  4. Mintcraft 21" Hedge Shears
    Vendor: Hardware and Tools
    Price: $9.59 with $6.30 s&h
    Lowest By: $1

    Is It Worth It?: These shears feature a Teflon-coated, hard chrome blade finish and round steel telescopic handles with comfort grips — those grips are really easy on the hands. Hedge trimming is a walk in the park with these lightweight and sharp sheers. (However, it's not recommended that you trim the hedges in your local park.)

  5. Craftsman 12" Electric Weed Trimmer
    Vendor: Sears
    Price: $19.99 in-cart with free in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $4

    Is It Worth It?: Head to Sears and pick up your very own Craftsman electric weed trimmer for an in-cart price of $19.99. Sure to make lawn care a breeze, this Editors' Choice pick is extremely well manufactured and lightweight. It's also simple to assemble and use, and has plenty of oomph, which means it can handle tall grass, short grass, wet grass, and dry grass. This trimmer features a 4-amp motor, a 3-position head, a telescoping shaft, and more.

Front page photo credit: This Old House

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