Earthwise 11-Inch 8.5-Amp Corded Electric Tiller and Cultivator TC70001

Earthwise 11-Inch 8.5-Amp Corded Electric Tiller and Cultivator TC70001

 

 

The 23-pound. 8.5 amp Earthwise TC70001, with 320 rpm idle speed, will deliver a quality performance with dual 4-blade tines on each side…cutting a width of 11 inches and a depth of 8 inches.  It’s slim, sleek design stores well in a small space.

 

 

 

Earthwise 11-Inch 8.5-Amp Corded Electric Tiller and Cultivator TC70001

 

 

 

It features flip-down wheels and a power on-and-off safety switch.

 

 

 

 

PROS

  • Lightweight and easy to transport.
  • Well made and trouble-free to use.
  • Surprisingly powerful for small to medium gardens and flower beds…due to its high amperage.
  • 320 rpm idle speed.
  • 11 inch cutting path.
  • Easy to put together.

CONS

  • There is a set of dual tines on each side of the drive shaft and they can be removed…but only as a set. Thus, one side can be removed and the tiller will still operate with the remaining set of dual tines.  Personally, I would prefer it if each tine could be removed separately for ease of weed and rock removal.
  • The 11-inch tilling width limits this tiller’s ability to tackle large garden plots.  The advantage is the ease at which it can be used for weeding between the rows.
  • This tiller bucks like mad when it encounters big rocks or dirt clumps. So, be aware and vigilant during use.

The Earthwise TC70001 tiller comes with a 2-year limited warranty.

The very low cost makes this tiller hard to beat.

Even though it the cutting path makes it idea for weeding between rows…and it has a high idle speed, it gets no higher than a solid, high 3 thumbs-up rating simply due to the CONS discussed above.

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Have a more detailed look at the Earthwise 11-Inch 8.5-Amp Corded Electric Tiller and Cultivator TC70001.


 

So, what is your opinion of the Earthwise TC70001?

Do you like this tiller or, do you choose one of the other electric tillers reviewed?  Let me know in the comments below or email me: jim@perfect-vegetable-garden.com.

 

Jim

2 thoughts on “Earthwise 11-Inch 8.5-Amp Corded Electric Tiller and Cultivator TC70001

  1. Kyle Green Reply

    Would you recommend an electric tiller over a gas tiller? Gas tillers obviously don’t have a cord, and probably have a little bit more power, but I like the idea of an electric tiller, trying to be green and all. I feel like I would end up cutting the cord while I was tilling my garden. Do you know if this is a common problem or it is never really an issue. I’m intrigued because it is electric and I wouldn’t have to buy and mix gas and oil

    • Jim Reply

      Gas tillers do have a bit more power.  They are designed for larger garden areas with tougher sod to break up.  For the normal home gardener, electric tillers are perfectly suitable.

      But, as you said, the cord can get in the way.  I know I have chopped up a few myself until I developed a “tilling technique…”

      When I till my garden…having the extension cord to my left…I till row-by-row…continually moving to the right.  This offers a bit more safety to my extension cord.

      Also, I loop a portion of the extension cord my right shoulder and around my left arm.  This adds additional safety and helps me be aware of the cord’s position.

      These 2 little tricks have so far kept me from slicing through the cords.  If you start off with your extension cord to your right, then reverse all the positions I indicated above…till row-by-row…continually moving to the left, etc.

      I hope that helps!

      Jim

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