Home Depot amps up OPE lineup

The Home Depot announced that it is broadening its assortment of cordless outdoor power equipment with the launch of a new suite of products.

The home improvement retail giant said the new OPE lineup will give both DIY and pro customers the ease of use and environmental benefits of battery-operated machines, but with the power and run time of gas equipment.

Included in the new lineup are products from Ryobi, DeWalt, Makita and Milwaukee, The Home Depot said. 

Touting the benefits of the new tools, the retailer said the cordless products are effortless to start, significantly quieter, yet emit no carbon emissions, and eliminate the need to store or mix gas and oil. At the same time, the batteries for these brands' outdoor tools, like trimmers and blowers, are interchangeable with their other power tools such as drills, impact drivers and more

"Modern advances in battery technology are giving these industry-leading brands the ability to deliver our customers outstanding power and even greater value than ever in cordless outdoor power equipment," said Jeff Kinnaird, executive vice president of merchandising at The Home Depot. "Battery-powered products are easier to use, more environmentally friendly and have the power and runtime of gas to help our customers complete their outdoor projects."

Several of the products Included in the launch are:

Ryobi 40-Volt HP Cross-Cut Self-Propelled Mower: Starting with the push of a button, the Ryobi 40-Volt HP 21in. Multi-Blade Self-Propelled Cordless Lawn Mower has more power, a longer runtime, and a longer motor life to deliver a superior cut quality with the convenience of cordless.

DeWalt 20-Volt MAX Push Mower: Customers can mulch, bag or side clip with the DeWalt 20-Volt MAX Cordless Lawn Mower. It is powered by two 20-Volt MAX 10 Ah batteries to deliver 40-Volt of power and 400-Watt Hours. It is equipped with a full steel deck, 6 cutting heights and auto-sensing technology.

Makita 18-Volt LXT String Trimmer Kit: Providing zero emissions, lower noise and considerably less maintenance, the 18-Volt LXT Brushless Cordless String Trimmer is ideal for precision trimming and edging. It delivers faster cutting with 6,000 RPM from its Makita BL Brushless Motor, the tool has a longer run time, increased power and speed and longer tool life.

Milwaukee 12-Volt M12 Fuel Hatchet Pruning Saw: Designed to meet the ergonomic, performance and durability needs of landscape maintenance professionals, the Milwaukee M12 FUEL HATCHET 6 in. Pruning Saw Kit delivers unmatched control and access, with the power to cut 3 in. hardwoods and delivering up to 120 cuts per charge.

RyobiI ONE+ 18-Volt Power Cleaner: The Ryboi Power Cleaner is convenient and portable and allows for easy cleaning of outdoor furniture, windows, boats, campers, and many other surfaces by pulling water from any fresh water source by connecting to a standard garden hose or siphon hose.

Toro 60-Volt Max Leaf Blower: Designed to reduce arm fatigue during lawn cleanup, the Max Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Blower has extended power, run time and product life from its brushless motor. Its turbo-boost button and ergonomic handle put the high-performance power in the hands of its user.