Shop around for some truly good, lifetime-quality hand tools, and leave the power ones out at the curb for some other fool to struggle with. You'll be glad you did.
Power tools actually don't save much effort. First, you have to work pretty hard to earn the money to buy them. Then you have to store them somewhere, do tune-ups and repairs, fuel and oil them, wipe them down and sharpen the blades, and adjust the dang carburetor over and over because nobody but the high priests of internal combustion can get it right the first time. Besides all that, think about the number of times you've pulled the starter cord with no result. Must be in the thousands, right? You could've had the lawn mowed with a simple push mower by the time you regained your composure and got that wheezy old mower running.
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