Video: Kobalt 40 Volt Outdoor Line Overview

Seven tools, one 40-volt lithium-ion battery. That's the gist of Kobalt's new outdoor power equipment line, which was recently unveiled at the brand's media event in Florida.

A closer look reveals the simplicity and convenience that the cordless lineup provides homeowners for maintaining a well-manicured yard. And HANDY editors were given the chance to take the new tools for a spin.

The most noticeable benefit of the line as a whole is the freedom it provides the user: no gas or oil to purchase or mix, no pull cords, no fumes and no extension cords to tie you down. Just one 2.0-amp-hour or 4.0-amp-hour 40-volt battery that can be popped into any of the tools at a moment's notice and then recharged after the task is complete.