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Best Cordless Tiller for Small Garden 2021

1. Greenworks 80V 10 inch Cordless Tiller Cultivator, Tool Only, TL80L00

Battery-powered cordless Tiller runs up to 40 minutes at full speed on a single charge. Features four forward rotating, removable and adjustable Steel tines with a 10-inch tilling width and a 5-inch tilling depth Tool Only, no Battery or charger.

Review:

This little bugger exceeded my expectations! I tilled the entire 20 x 20 garden on a single charge. A future improvement might be an adjustable handle. I am 5 foot 10 and found the handle to be a bit too long for comfort. I found that the tool worked best if I let it walk forward and then pulled it backwards. I also own the 80 volt leaf blower, string trimmer, and snowblower and they are all fantastic tools. my only complaint for the entire product line is that the batteries will not charge if left in the cold garage. Thus I have to move them inside when it gets very cold out. Even with that minor drawback I highly recommend these products.

Weight: 36.9 pounds

Dimensions: 33.5 x 15.13 x 17 inches

4.3 out of 5

2. BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Tiller (LGC120)

Cultivate garden and lawn beds, aerate soil, dig up weeds, and accomplish more landscaping tasks with this 20V MAX* Cordless Tiller. Its powerful motor and dual tines effortlessly break up the soil while preventing weeds and plants from tangling. A soft-grip, adjustable auxiliary handle and a telescoping tube keep you comfortable and in an upright position while you work.*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18 volts.

Powerful transmission with dual tines break up soil to allow water and nutrients to reach plant roots Powered by 20-volt MAX lithium-ion battery, with longer lifespan and charge retention than NiCad batteries Cultivates up to 325 square feet per charge Counter-oscillating tines prevent weeds from tangling 2-year limited warranty; includes battery and Energy Star-qualified charge

Review:

I love working in the yard and have bought several different hand powered hoes, garden weasels, rake or what not to help turn the soil in the flowerbeds. I buy commercial quality lawn and garden equipment and do not like cheaply made stuff. My back has seen better days and physical work makes my lower back ache and the pain can be severe at times. I saw this cultivator accidentally while looking for seed on Amazon, liked the idea and thought I’d try it.
The blades do not actually spin in circles but instead twist back and forth. I am amazed how well it works. It is very comfortable and easy to hold while it’s working. I let the tool do the work and can do all my flowerbeds without tearing up my back. It tears and uproots weeds and grass the beds too. The battery lasts a fair amount of time. I have Black and Decker’s 20 volt leaf blower as well and it takes the same battery and uses the same charger. So now I have two batteries I can use on either tool.
I am really pleased with this and how well it works. It is my new favorite tool for sure.

Weight: 11.73 pounds

Dimensions: 8.38 x 7.75 x 41.5 inches

4.3 out of 5

3. Snapper XD 82V MAX Cordless Electric Cultivator with 10-Inch Tilling Width, Battery and Charger Not Included

The Snapper XD 82V Max* Cordless Cultivator powered by a 2.0, 4.0 or 5.0 Briggs & Stratton Lithium-Ion Battery allows you to easily prepare for beautiful gardens and flower beds. It has removable tines yielding an adjustable tilling width. Easily till for up to 30-minutes** with a 2.0 battery (additional runtime available with separate 4.0 or 5.0 battery). It has reliable power, is easy-to-start and requires less maintenance.

Review:

I use this product to till up my backyard and what a job it did this is a little champ of a cordless tiller and works very well I’m glad I got it. It doesn’t take long to charge exactly 30 minutes as said in the manual and you work for 30 minutes and you let it charge for 30 minutes it’s very good. Whoever designed this baby deserves a 25% raise from the Company.

Weight: 9.2 pounds

Dimensions: 78 x 4.5 x 8 inches

4.2 out of 5

4. Sun Joe 24V-X2-TLR14 48-Volt iON+ Cordless Garden Tiller/Cultivator, Kit (w/ 2 x 2.0-Ah Batteries and Charger)

The four 7-inch, 8-prong tilling blades quickly cultivate an area up to 14-inches wide and 7-inches deep in seconds — to slice through soil, control weeds, and prep plant beds with ease. Your neighbors will never know you didn’t hire a pro! SUN JOE provides all the power of a gas machine, with the convenience of cordless technology. Powered by the exclusive 24-Volt iON+ System, the two 2.0 Ah lithium-ion batteries provide up to 35 minutes of fuel-, fuss-, and fume-free runtime.

Review:

Got it today. Assembly was easy! Batteries were charged. So it is different than our gas tiller- but it is a good little tiller, especially for me. Easy for this ok’d gal to handle. I noted some quirks but I will wait to see if they work themselves out. I think i will use it more than I thought I would because it is so manageable. But READ the instructions!!!!! There are differences from my other battery operated tools.

Weight: 26.4 pounds

Dimensions: 22 x 16.62 x 16.37 inches

3.3 out of 5

5. SuperHandy Tiller Cultivator Rototiller Electric Portable 40V 14″ Inch Tilling Width 4 Premium Steel Adjustable Forward Rotating Tines for Garden & Lawn

Eco-friendly Electric Power Tiller Cultivator is the perfect machine that will empower you to have ultimate control of tilling over your land; This Rototiller has sustained rigorous testing and unlike gasoline tillers, electric-powered produce no smog and are quieter Power that makes a difference this Tiller has a powerful 40V All Electric Portable (x2 20v Batteries) Powered motor, that provides excellent power to weight ratio performance, where it counts; This Cultivator has a Max Output Power of 1.3kW, Max Rotating Power of 7000RPMs and a Max Speed of 230RPMs at a 30:1 reduction ratio Advance design this compact design includes (4) Steel Replaceable and Adjustable Forward Rotating Tines, with a Tilling Scope Width of 355mm (14″ inch) and a Tilling Depth of 100-150mm (3.9″ to 5.9″ inches) for rotating plough, that allows for fast and efficient work to be accomplished whether in the field of work or on your own personal land

Review:

Yesterday, I used it to go in between rows of my fall garden. My regular tiller would of tilled up 1 the rows. Today I tried it 2 ways. 1 pull tall weeds and grass. 2. Don’t pull tall weeds. Tilling the tall weeds, it doesn’t take long for them to wrap around tines and stop it. Tilling with tall weeds pulled, this little thing does a good job. On hard ground it will bounce and jump. Hold it there it it will get it tilled. If you let till too deep, rock it up and it will move on. I didn’t time how long I used it. I am more than satisfied with the amount of time batteries last. Batteries were still up, 2 bars 1st day, 1 bar today. Assembly is a breeze. I put handles on reverse of instructions. Seems more logical and works for me. I would recommend this tiller. Keep in mind, I’ve only used it 2 days. I can’t speak on longevity of it.

Weight: 24.9 pounds

Dimensions: 15.4 x 34.6 x 42.5 inches

4.1 out of 5

Matt McWilliams
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Hi there! My name is Matt and I write for American Lawns. I've been a home owner for over 15 years. I've also had the pleasure of working with some experts in lawn care and outdoor living. I enjoy writing about everything related to your lawn, pests and types of grass. In my spare time, I'm either spending time with my family, doing a DIY project or learning a new skill.