If you need to renew your lawn or garden soil, the Earthwise TC70001 Electric Tiller is an excellent weapon to have in your lawn care arsenal. Its compact size allows it to be used in smaller spaces, like vegetable gardens or flower beds; however, it is not ideal for use on hard, packed soil. If you are planting a new flowerbed, then you’ll first need to use hand tools to break up the soil before tilling it.
Like most out of the box tillers, this Earthwise model does require a minimal amount of assembly; however, it doesn’t require the use of any special tools. There are only a few wingnuts that need to be tightened, and buyers have noted that the assembly instructions are clear and straightforward to follow.
Because this tiller is electric, you’ll need an extra long power cord to use it. This accessory must be bought separately; however, after you acquire one, it can easily be stored on the handy cord container located in the center of the tiller’s shaft. This convenient feature also prevents the power cord from accidentally becoming tangled up in the tines while in use.
This Earthwise tiller is rather easy to start up. After plugging it in, all that you’ll need to do is hold down the trigger lever with one hand and press the large green “Start” button with the other.
After the tines begin to spin, it can penetrate the soil to a depth of up to 8 inches. The tiller’s cutting path is 11 inches wide, making it perfect for use in gardens and flower beds. This tiller is powered by a 120 volt, 8.5 amp motor, which is significantly larger than the motors found on most comparable models.
The tiller weighs in at 30 pounds, so most individuals can easily maneuver it. The rear wheels on this model enable it to be pushed around similar to how one would push a lawnmower. On the off chance that the tiller becomes clogged with mud or debris, reviewers have noted that it is relatively easy to clean.
As easy as this model is to maneuver, it is important to point out that the blades do not rotate backward, so initially figuring out how to navigate it may be tricky. If it happens to stall, it should never be forced to move forward.
The rear wheels on the Earthwise TC70001 also fold up when not in use – minimizing the amount of storage space it requires. Each model is accompanied by a two year, limited warranty from the manufacturer. In the unlikely event that a defect is not covered by the warranty, Earthwise offers affordable replacement parts through their website.
- 11" cutting width / 8" cutting depth
- Powerful 8.5 Amp
- Four strong steel four-blade tines
- Transports easily with flip up & down wheels
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Because it can both cultivate and till small to medium sized gardens and lawns, the Earthwise TC70001 Electric Tiller is the only garden tool of its type any homeowner will need. The steel tines and 8-inch cutting depth offer excellent aeration, especially on hills; however, it should be noted that the cutting depth is not adjustable, which does affect its overall versatility. Because it is an electric model, it is eco-friendly and effective choice for your garden. Its affordable price tag offers an excellent bang for your buck.