GreenWorks Tiller Review – Model 27072 8 Amp 10-Inch Corded


GreenWorks Tiller – 27072 8 Amp 10-Inch Corded Review

This 8 amp GreenWorks Tiller, model 27072, is a 4-tine tiller with an adjustable tilling width from 8.25 to 10 inches and, an adjustable tilling depth up to 5 inches.

It has fold-down handles making it easy to store and transport.


GreenWorks 27072 8 Amp 10-Inch Corded Tiller

  • 8 amp motor offering more power than its lower amperage counterparts.
  • The adjustable 8.25 to 10 inch tilling width makes this tiller ideal for weeding between rows and plants.
  • Heavier than most electric tillers, at 29 pounds…so, it bucks less when it hits rocks and hard dirt clumps.  It handles small rocks and roots fairly well without jamming up…tilling 4 to 5 inches deep.
  • Adjustable wheels which control the tilling depth.
  • Folding handles for easy storage and transport.  This tiller has a very slim profile!


  • The tilling depth of only 5 inches is a big disadvantage to me. I prefer 6 inches or more.
  • Doesn’t work well when tilling sod.  The grass layer should be removed or sprayed with grass killer first to enhance the tiller’s ground breaking ability.
  • Can jam up easily when going through stringy crab grass roots and other vine-like weeds.
  • There are reports that the pin holding the wheels can fall off and get lost in the dirt.  A cap screw and jam nut can fix this issue.

Priced at rock bottom, the GreenWorks 27072 is an acceptable, affordable electric tiller…as long as you can live with the shallow (5 inches) cutting depth.

Since only the cutting depth puts me off, I have to say that, considering the extremely low price, this little tiller still deserves a 3 thumbs-up rating.

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More information…and pricing…for the GreenWorks 27072 8 Amp 10-Inch Corded Tiller.

So, how do you view the GreenWorks 27072 8 Amp 10-Inch Corded Tiller?

Does this meet your garden, as well as your budget, needs?  Or, maybe you would prefer one of the other electric tillers reviewed?  Pass along your insight in the comments below or email me:


Jim, the Life Long Gardener

6 thoughts on “GreenWorks Tiller Review – Model 27072 8 Amp 10-Inch Corded

  1. Taetske Reply

    Good evening Jim,

    This is a website after my heart. I live in the south of Spain in a 180-year-old farmhouse. The 50 cm walls provide cool during the hot summer days, no air condition needed.
    Since 1982 I have gone “green” after an awful Monsanto Roundup lesson.
    It is a constant “battle” with nature to on 1 side respect her but still get a harvest.
    I have a compost pile since many years and this soil is ideal when I change the earth in flowerpots. Also very good for when you plant a new fruit tree. I normally make a big hole with this earth so the small tree can spread its roots in the first years.
    Every week the collected biowaste is dug into the vegetable garden.
    On the big field with oranges trees, the tiller will dig in the leaves and small weeds of the total property. I should not forget the ashes from the burning pile which also adds nutrients to the trees.
    With a few changes, you can easily make in your normal routine you can make a big impact on your environment.

    Regards, Taetske

    • Jim Reply

      Thanks, for visiting!

      It is very good that you are using compost for your plants!  It will save you money and give you the nutrients you need…naturally.

      And, this GreenWorks 27072  tiller can help you by loosening up the soil and allowing your compost to penetrate.

      Stay tuned for more reviews on electric tillers.

      Take care,


  2. Taetske Guillaume Reply

    Good afternoon Jim,

    Thank you for replying to my comment.
    That tiller you have on your website looks like a good and sturdy machine, something which I need on my farm.
    When my tiller brakes down I will come back here so we can discuss the GreenWorks27072.
    Till then I wish you all the best.

    Regards, Taetske

    • Jim Post authorReply

      You are very welcome!

      And…you are quite right…the GreenWorks 27072 tiller is a very sturdy and reliable piece of equipment.

      Here is hoping that all good luck comes your way!


  3. Paul Dallaire Reply

    how do replace s switch on green woks cultivator doe you havea break down sheet to show?

    • Jim Post authorReply

      Hi Paul,

      The manual is the go-to source. If it doesn’t offer the replacement procedure, then the tiller must be professionally repaired by a qualified serviceman. If you don’t have your copy of the manual, you can get it here:

      Hope that helps!


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