Kobalt Launches New Line Of Cordless Outdoor Power Equipment New offering elevates cordless performance to the next level with seven tools powered by one 40-volt rechargeable battery

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kobalt brand today announced its entry into the outdoor power equipment category with the spring launch of a new line featuring seven cordless tools − a hedge trimmer, blower, chainsaw, string trimmer/edger, pole saw and two lawn mowers. Exclusively available at Lowe's, Kobalt cordless outdoor power tools all operate off a single, interchangeable, 40-volt lithium ion battery system providing extended runtime and incredible power.

"Kobalt has a history of making tough, reliable tools and the brand's entry into outdoor power equipment is a natural extension that uses purposeful design to simplify outdoor projects," said Reggie Thomas, director of brand management for Kobalt. "These versatile, easy to use tools provide customers with durability and power to complete the job without the hassle of gas-powered tools."

Powerful and easy to use, Kobalt outdoor power equipment is designed with features and performance capabilities to make lawn care easier and more efficient, including a dual-line string trimmer to provide a faster cut, a 250 CFM blower and a hedge trimmer with a maximum cut capacity of three fourths of an inch, all which shorten the time it takes to complete yard work. The tools are easy to start, with no cords to pull. Interchangeable batteries and a quick 60-minute charge time provide nearly infinite runtime, offering homeowners looking to avoid the maintenance of gas-powered tools an ideal option for maintaining their lawns this spring.

The new line of 40-volt Kobalt outdoor power equipment includes:

Kobalt outdoor power tools are covered by an industry leading five-year, hassle-free guarantee.  For more information or to purchase Kobalt tools visit any Lowe's store, Lowes.com/Kobalt or www.kobalttools.com.

About Kobalt
Launched in 1998, the Kobalt brand offers a comprehensive line of mechanics tools, hand tools, power tools and outdoor power equipment with more than 1,700 tough tools.  One of the fastest growing tools brands in the United States, Kobalt is exclusively available at Lowe's. For more information visit www.kobalttools.com

About Lowe's
Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 100 home improvement company serving approximately 15 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2013 sales of $53.4 billion, Lowe's has more than 1,830 home improvement and hardware stores and 250,000 employees. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com.


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SOURCE Lowe's Companies, Inc.


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