Your lawn mower just can’t get close enough to clear away the weeds and tall grass around the trees and the fencing. What you need to finish the job is a trimmer to clean away the stubble.
Best Brushless String Trimmer
Dewalt’s brushless motor maximizes the durability of the motor as well as its efficiency. It has a 13 inch cutting swath and the variable trigger control controls the speed. The Dewalt DCST920P1 Brushless String Trimmer runs on a Lithium Ion Battery which is included. The patented gear drive design provides more torque but maintains cut speed. The manufacturer believes this is due to the .080 string design.
Customers were amazed at the battery life because even after trimming their large yards, there was still more battery power left. It also didn’t use much string so you didn’t have to advance the string more than twice. Some people thought that the guard plate was too small and debris spread all over the place.
This model takes the same charger and battery as other tools made by Dewalt. A great savings! It is lightweight and balanced so that it is easy to use for just about anyone. Most customers are very pleased with the Dewalt name and their product.
Best Corded Electric Trimmer/Edger
This 14 inch trimmer – Toro 51480 Corded Electric Trimmer/Edger has a 5 amp motor. Its 14 inch dual line cutting head makes your job move along quickly. The telescoping shaft and adjustable handle will extend your reach so get at those hard to reach places. It switches from a trimmer to an edge tool easily. The shaft is rust-free aluminum. It also has an auto-feed trim line. It is a medium weight trimmer at 10 ½ pounds.
Customers loved the built in wheels which made moving it quite easy. Because the weight of the trimmer is mostly over the far end of the trimming line, customers suggest buying a sling harness to assist in carrying it around. One customer thought that the trimmer was laughing at him because no matter what type of bush he used it on, the trimmer handled it easily. The major complaint was in the auto fed line. Customers had to start and stop the motor numerous times before they got the correct length for the line. People, especially the neighbors, loved the fact that the trimmer was quiet.
Best String Trimmer to Buy
This trimmer – Green Works 21212 13 Inch Corded Trimmer is very light weight, only about 5 pounds. It has a 13 inch cut path which makes it perfect for small to medium yards. It has a dual line auto-feed as well as an adjustable handle.
As with all Green Works products, the trimmer leaves a zero carbon footprint. It produces no carbon emissions into the air. The on/off switch was longer so that it could be used with more than your thumb. The shaft connector is made from all metal and any lost nuts and bolts can easily be replaced.
Customers did comment on the angle of the cutting string is awkward and does not allow smooth and even trimming. Because it is double string means that the heads are not overly stressed. A long extension cord is needed for this trimmer/edger. Make sure that you get the one recommended by the manufacturer.
Best High Performance String Trimmer
Black & Decker has a Power Drive transmission that provides more power to your trimmer so that your job is done faster. You are able to choose between maximum power and maximum runtime with the turn of a dial. The feed spool of the Black & Decker LST136W Lithium Ion Battery String Trimmer is automatic which means that you don’t have to bump it to lengthen the feed. Turn the shaft and it turns from a trimmer to an edging tool. The battery is interchangeable with other Black & Decker batteries, so you need run out of power.
This trimmer is light weight, well balanced and can be handled by most people. Customers did have problems with the cap that touches the ground was wearing out quickly. The change from an edging tool to a trimmer is quite simple; you rotate the head up to 180°. No matter what your height is, the shaft can be adjusted to fit your need. Customers were impressed by the amount of power, the duration of the battery life and the trimmer’s ability to cut through almost anything.
Top Rated Cordless Brushless String Trimmer
This model – EGO 56V Li-Ion 15 inch Trimmer has a dual feed twist line. The brushless, highly efficient motor is made from weather resistant material. The extended aluminum handle has a variable speed trigger. It has a brushless motor that delivers the performance of a gas-powered without any of the noise. The straight shaft handles nicely and the weight is balanced. Customers have commented that this “Machine is a Monster!”
This model has a bump line feed as opposed to the automatic feed. Some people like this better because it saves of the spools’ costs. The one, biggest complaint was the allen nut assembly. Vibrations caused the lower section to become loose and using the allen wrench was a tedious process.
The charger comes with a cooling fan so keep the battery from overheating. Most customers thought that this tool was a fantastic tool for their yard work. It was preferred over other gas and corded trimmers. It’s a great addition to your tool shed.
No matter what trimmer you decide on purchasing, make sure that you wear protective goggles and appropriate clothing because of the blow back of debris that comes with any trimmer.
Now your yard can look as if you had hired professional landscapers to take care of your yard. When you are finished, sit back and enjoy a nice cold drink as you gaze upon your “golf club” grounds.