How About We Look At Electric Tiller Reviews?
Yes…That’s A Good Plan!
Electric tillers, also called cultivators and rototillers, are the go-to choice for most backyard garden enthusiasts.
They are smaller, lighter, cleaner, quieter, and easier to use than most of their gas-powered counterparts. The tillers in these electric tiller reviews have a smaller footprint and, on some models, the handles can be folded making them even more compact and easier to store.
On the other hand, electric tillers don’t have the power of gas tillers. So, if you are faced with rock-hard clay dirt, you will either find it necessary to work the garden area 2 or 3 times to loosen the soil with the electric tiller…or, you will choose to invest in a more powerful gas version.
Questions and Answers – For Buying Electric Tillers
How many tines?
Electric tillers typically have 4 tines (or tilling blades)…2 on each side of the motor shaft. Some tillers have only 2 tines (lower cost versions) and some have 6 tines (higher cost versions). We want at least 4 on our electric tiller.
NOTE: Some tillers do not have wheels and they are a bit tricky to control during operation. Wheels are not really necessary…but, they can be a big help!
What’s the rotation speed?
The tines should rotate a minimum of 180 revolutions per minute…200+ rpm is better.
NOTE: If possible, choose a variable speed tiller. The higher speed will be used for breaking up the soil…and, the lower speed will allow better control for weeding and tilling close to other plants.
Do I want a corded or cordless electric tiller?
Well…corded tillers are already less powerful than gas tillers…and, cordless tillers typically operate for about 30 minutes before needing a recharge and are the least powerful of all. Thus, even though I have to keep an eye on the extension cord to make sure I don’t grind it up with the tines, I definitely prefer the corded varieties.
How much power can I get in an electric tiller?
Electric tillers are AMP rated, starting at around 6 amps…up to around 15 amps. The higher the amp rating…the more power it has.
Here’s the list of electric tiller/cultivators that I have currently reviewed:
- BLACK+DECKER LGC120 20V Lithium Ion Cordless Garden Cultivator/Tiller – A small tiller ideal for small gardens and flower beds. It has 2 tines and a shallow tilling depth of 4 inches.
- Earthwise 11-Inch 8.5-Amp Corded Electric Tiller and Cultivator TC70001 – High amperage makes this machine pretty powerful…with a cutting width of 11 inches.
- GreenWorks 27072 8 Amp 10-Inch Corded Tiller – This GreenWorks tiller is okay for a medium garden. There are 4 tines, adjustable between 8.25 and 10 inches cutting width and a tilling depth of 5 inches.
- Mantis Corded Electric Tiller Cultivator 7250 – While only having a cutting width of 9 inches, this little beauty will give you a tilling depth of 10 inches! Along with its versatility to carefully and accurately weed between rows and plants, the Mantis 7250 is most assuredly my overall all-time favorite of the electric tillers I have reviewed thus far!
- Sun Joe TJ600E 14-Inch 6.5 amp Electric Garden Tiller/Cultivator – A 7 inch tilling depth and a 14 inch cutting width makes this inexpensive tiller a must have!
Which One of These Electric Tillers Do You Choose?
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