The Greenworks 8A Cultivator (Model 27072) is one of the most inexpensive garden tillers you can buy; however, the low price comes with some trade-offs. This garden tiller is harder to assemble than other products in our buying guide. It's also less powerful and doesn't cut as deep or as wide as other tillers, but it should be sufficient if you have a small to medium-sized garden.
Most of the tillers featured in our buying guide require minimal assembly. Usually, all you have to do is assemble the shaft and attach it to the motor casing. This tiller, however, requires you to also to build the tine assembly, which is the part of the machine that actually cuts the dirt. You must be very careful when doing this because the tines must be assembled in a specific order. When assembling this garden cultivator, be prepared to spend more than a few minutes putting it together and getting it right.
Once you've put this electric garden tiller together, you'll need to connect it to a power outlet, which requires an extension cord. Not just any extension cord will do. You'll need one that can handle the amount of current the Greenworks Cultivator requires. You will want to consult the user manual's guidelines for extension cords before you buy or use one with this rototiller.
This garden cultivator has an 8-amp engine, which turns the tines at 320 rpm. It cuts and turns dirt 5 inches deep and 10 inches wide. This depth and width is sufficient for a small flower or vegetable garden, but it's narrower and shallower than almost all the other products on our lineup.
One area where this cultivator shines is with its warranty. Many garden tillers come with a one or two-year warranty. Greenworks stands behind its product with a four-year warranty. If you get a defective unit or the parts wear out before the warranty expires, Greenworks will replace them at no cost to you.
If you're in the market for a small garden tiller, the Greenworks 8A Cultivator is worth considering. It may not cut as deep as other tillers, but it offers enough power to till a small or medium-sized garden for planting season.