I have 6 raised beds filled with topsoil and compost, and am looking for a tiller. They total about 200 sq.ft. I see a lot of electric tillers on the market and wonder how they perform compared to gas tillers? They seem to be very inexpensive which I like but will they do the job?
In 200 sq. feet, if you have decent soil, an electric tiller will work, but you may have to recharge halfway through. I have found that it is much less of a hassle to use a small 2 cycle gas tiller in a bed like that. They are much more powerful, never need recharging (refueling is way faster), and if something breaks, repairs are a lot cheaper. There are a lot of small engine mechanics out there.