Are Greenworks power tools any good?

Are Greenworks power tools any good? Saw this 24V set at Costco, wondering if I should grab it, usually I go with Dewalt or Milwaukee, purely because that's what I see other people using.

https://www.costco.com/greenworks-24v-4-piece-power-tool-combo-kit.product.4000187618.html

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >usually I go with Dewalt or Milwaukee
    >purely because that's what I see other people using
    Are you allergic to all forms of critical thinking?

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >300$ for four tools, 2 batteries and bits & bobs
    i can only imagine how bad these gimmick tools are

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they look alright
    the batteries are 6 cells so they're actually just 20v tools. brushless is also good.
    they just look really basic, the drill is pretty big and clunky compared to modern dewalts
    the sawzall only has a 1" non-adjustable stroke so that could be limiting
    oscillating tools aren't really that useful IMO. they're only good at very specific jobs
    the best tool there is the circ saw

    everything besides the drill is going to struggle on those 2 ah batteries

    • 4 weeks ago
      Kevin Van Dam

      They’re technically 21.6V. But if DeWalt is 20V MAX, then Kobalt, Flex, and Greenworks are 24V MAX

      https://i.imgur.com/EnPtKcH.png

      Are Greenworks power tools any good? Saw this 24V set at Costco, wondering if I should grab it, usually I go with Dewalt or Milwaukee, purely because that's what I see other people using.

      https://www.costco.com/greenworks-24v-4-piece-power-tool-combo-kit.product.4000187618.html

      They’re actually made by one of the smaller big companies that owns a bunch of brands. They’re not brand new or some generic rebrand, but it’s hard to find them outside or Amazon.

      That $299 price tag isn’t that great, especially considering it’s only 2x 2Ah batteries and disregard the bits and stuff because you could get a DeWalt set for $10-$20. For the same money you could get Ryobi HP stuff which is better homeowner stuff. Or probably even last gen brushed DeWalt, and you can buy the Ryobi and DeWalt at a local store. Or even Skil, it’s another mostly Amazon brand but they have good tools for the money. If it was like $149-$199 for the set, that would be a good gift for your clueless brother in law who bought a house but has never swung a hammer.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A makita or Dewalt or Milwaukee will take a header off an eight foot step ladder and still work fine. I don't know about these other brands or ryobi. If you're using it every day for a professional setting get the tried and true stuff. If you're a homeowner who uses his Sawzall once a year to trim some branches these are probably totally adequate

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you want cheap tools just buy Ryobi Brushless
    >usually I go with Dewalt or Milwaukee, purely because that's what I see other people using
    You get what you pay for. Also how do you have tools from those brans but need a drill and a circ saw? aren't those usually babby's first tools or was that just me?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > just buy ryobi
      … and more importantly they’re green and can be converted to an expensive toolophile brand for quick e-bay re-sale-and-disappear deal.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    2AH batteries are pretty small... Going to be charging a lot, keep 1 full if you've got a project you want to do.
    Do they sell other tools? Like an impact or a sander or anything else? Or is it just these 4 tools? I'd look into that too because if you buy this you're tied to those specific batteries and those specific tools.
    Other, larger brands have way more tools so if you buy into that system you get a lot of options. Cheapo chinese tools with not many options means you're going to have to buy other tools and other batteries eventually.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A guy on YT compared electric (battery) lawnmowers.
    Greenworks came out on top.
    That doesn't necessarily relate to power tools but I'd say they probably aren't junk.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Kevin Van Dam

      I think Greenworks has multiple tiers of tools. They have a 24V weekender duty line with drills and such, then a 40V yard tools for small yards, 60V for bigger suburban lawns and maybe small farmers trying to go green, and then an 80V “Commercial” line that’s trying to compete with stuff like the Stihl cordless yard tools. If it was an 80V commercial mower, it should’ve done pretty good.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >If it was an 80V commercial mower
        It was. It's also the least expensive of the lot tested.

        EGO is my brand

        >EGO is my brand
        My daughter has the 60V EGO mower.
        I have an EGO hedge trimmer, and weed whacker
        They're all great machines.

        That was an 80V greenworks mower. It performed very okay despite being much higher power than everything else.
        [...]
        Just got an EGO mower and blower.
        They frick.

        >It performed very okay despite being
        selected as best cutting and least expensive.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      EGO is my brand

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That was an 80V greenworks mower. It performed very okay despite being much higher power than everything else.

      EGO is my brand

      Just got an EGO mower and blower.
      They frick.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't have any hand tools from them but do have their weed whacker, lawn mower and hedger. They make claims about having universal batteries but then use different Ah capacities for no reason. Not to mention tools of a similar size use a different voltage battery.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    actual legit investigator of quality here, not a fanboy of any nation, people or persons here. There are now 30 different brands across the world. Some brands like makita have not kept up too well. Other brands are geo specific mostly like einhel. Stihl is also a good one but its older.

    out of those 30 brands (there are even more of them but they are nearly universally shit), there are a vast amounts of them that ARE shit. Sometimes reviews are bought, sometimes a youtube reviewer is wrong. Its just a giant mess to find the best quality/price ratio.

    There is not one "best" brand, research and investigate. There are like a top 10 of well established brands like milwaukee who perform very well, but you would be a dumb Black person fanboy to claim that there is only one good brand and the rest being shit. No. Quality wise there are a few good brands.Picking one or the other often does matter that much. As long as you dont pick a garbage brand.

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