I purchased this item for my husband to replace our gas weed eater/trimmer when we replaced the gas powered lawn mower after that repair would cost more than a new mower. This weed eater has not let us down yet.
I am exceptionally happy with this purchase! The weed eater is cordless and has a rechargeable battery, which adds only a slight increase in weight, but doesn't make it uncomfortable to hold. The weed eater is available without the battery and charger, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you already have one.
The only different choice I would have made would have been to get the slightly larger one so that battery was interchangeable with our lawn mower, this one is a different battery and charger. However, this battery also fits several other smaller items like the drill, etc offered by GreenWorks.
I wanted to wait after a few uses. I think I've used it about 9-10 times now. So glad we got this. It is really light and makes trimming and edging seem almost fun now. Thinking back to my corded trimmer and always having to manually feed the line because the autofeed never worked right.
The autofeed works on this almost flawlessly. I've only had to open the cap with the line twice. Once because I didn't autofeed in time and the line was no longer sticking out then the 2nd time was to swap it out.
I just bought the 6 pack of line here on amazon because it was basically the same price.Durability and use. After reading the reviews and how hard it was to snap into place I confirmed it was, but I read some and the materials they use are very durable.
I think I read it on their homepage that the plastic used was the same plastic on helmets, so I think it will last a long time. I only have about a 1/4 acre of a yard. The first use was not under easy conditions because it rained a lot and things were getting a little tall.
This has been one of my favorite purchases from Amazon. I already had a Black & Decker cordless lawn mower that uses the same 40 volt battery, so I was pretty confident that these tools would perform well since they use the same battery.
I have not been disappointed! Even if they were only average, this multipack is an incredible value for 2 cordless power tools, the battery, and the charging stand - take a look at the individual costs! And they do perform very well.
They also have a good feel or heft to them, lightweight but not cheap feeling. This is my first cordless trimmer / edger and I was more than satisfied with the available power. The trigger switch does allow you to rev the power up faster if you get into something tough, but I found it cut through tall grass and weeds easily and edged along my sidewalks and curb neatly.
Long story short, I bought a Greenworks 20-Inch 40V Mower, is ok'ish, you can read my review here: attempting to mow my lawn with the above mentioned mower 4 times and only being able to complete the job with the included batteries once, I decided I needed an additional battery.
Since my current gas powered trimmer is dying, I decided to buy this trimmer and kill two birds with one stone. The trimmer is awesome. Used twice already, and I can do the perimeter of the house using about 50% of the battery, maybe even less, which leaves me enough juice to complete the mowing.
The auto-feed works like a charm. The main complaint I can see someone having is that the shaft is of a fixed length, thus someone shorter may have an issue with it. For me thought, it works great and I can't complaint about that.
I just ordered another GreenWorks 21212 4Amp 13-Inch Corded String Trimmer after three years of hard use on the first one. I live on the edge of the high desert in Oregon and I have been cutting my entire acre property with one of these.
This includes wire fences, rock gardens, ironweeds that grow up over a septic leech field. These are great trimmers BUT there are a few things you need to know to make them work right. These are dual sting and the automatic advance will only work properly when you are using both strings.
This brings us to the replacement spools sold by various companies which DON'T even fit the trimmer. So forget them and get a 200-300 spool of . 065 round (I say round I have not tried the edged string) string and re-wind the original spool which came with the trimmer.
I used this Black & Decker LST136W 40V Max Lithium String Trimmer for a while before deciding to upgrade to the DEWALT DCST990H1 Max XR String Trimmer . Here is a comparison of the two without taking price into account.
POWER-Dewalt is a beast of a trimmer. It is able to power through thick blackberry vines and densely-packed, tall, reedy grasses. B&D doesn't have the power to easily mow down heavy thick brush but works very well for lawn grasses and moderate weeds.
ERGONOMICS-Dewalt is difficult to control due to its length and enormous battery pack. You really need a lot of arm and core body strength to be able to use this tool in a controlled manner. B&D is lightweight, well-balanced and easy to use for anybody.
PRECISION-Dewalt is so big and tough to control that you won't have much accuracy with your trimming. It's made to destroy everything in sight. B&D allows you to make much more precise cuts which is good if you are working around small trees, vegetable bushes, or flowers.
Trimmer 5 starsMy go to trimmer is a Stihl 130 r that I've had over 10 years it handles about anything I've thrown at it with gusto. Until now I've never used a battery powered trimmer that could come close to keeping up to the Stihl but this EGO does and it has the power I need and good battery life.
The big selling points for me are not having the vapor of the stinky hot exhaust to breathe, no gas/mix and all the hassles that the ethanol has causes with the carburetor. The power and capacity is great, it's super lightweight, very quiet and seems durable and well made.
Variable speed trigger that is smooth and responds quicklyBlower 4 starsPros: It's lightweight; lighter than my Milwaukee with a 18v 12ah battery. Has lots of power and it has a turbo option that is very impressive. Cons: trigger is not variable speed, there is a thumb turn dial in front of the trigger that controls the speed.
When I read the initial reviews of this set, I wondered if I'd be making a wise purchase. It turned out to be one of our best decisions ever for taking care of our 60' x 60' yard. This equipment is MUCH lighter (which might lead some people to think they're not well-made), Even my husband was dubious when he first took the tools out of the box.
His first comment was "are these toys???" Some of the reviews suggest that the leaf-blower is weak. I suppose if you intend to use it as a professional landscaping tool or if you have a lot of trees that drop mounds of Autumn leaves it would not be a good choice for those uses.
However, it is perfect for cleaning up after mowing and trimming. We have a large porch and our driveway is wide behind our house. This blower cleans them quickly and perfectly - not a grass clipping, chunk of dry dirt, or small stone in sight.
After about a week and a half of researching electric yard tools I decided to give the Greenworks line a try. Started with this bundle because of cost and immediate need. Due to the constant rain we have the last several weeks yard was overrun with weeds and debris on my sidewalks and drive way.
Spent an hour Saturday weedeating and blowing with no issues at all. Battery lasted the entire time switching between the weed eater and the blower. I was so impressed that I decided to purchase the 8 pole saw. Once again used it for about 1/2 hour of work, switched battery out and spent another 15 minutes weed eating.
Just received my 4th item in this line (extended reach hedge trimmer) hurried up and used it for about 5 minutes just to test it out. It worked great as well. I have ordered a second battery but for my 1 acre yard.
I have purchased three of these 40v B&D trimmers since 2016. They are magnificent beasts for trimming grass; taking down thick, stemmy weeds is asking them to "punch above their weight class". The previous two machinesfailed exactly the same way, and I cannot really fault the trimmer.
Using these to cut thorn bushes results in severe impacts to the plastic bearing that the cutting head revolves on.The bearing fails. RIP, champs, my bad. If one restrains ones' enthusiasm for whacking weeds to cutting the grass only, this machine is hard to beat.
The motor is burly enough to handle 40 Volt battery without strain or overheating. The batteries are robust andare can be used with other B&D tools. [I swap 3 batteries between the trimmer and the 12-inch chainsaw] The "power" [rpm] is smoothly adjustable, and even at max power  I can tear up the tall grass for about 15-20 minutes, and swap out battery if necessary.
This trimmer is awesome. I use to have a black and decker 18v trimmer years ago until the batteries died. I figured it was time to get a real trimmer. So I bought a craftsman, 4 cycle, fancy attachment capable, few hundred dollar trimmer.
I liked that one for about the first year and then I hated it. It was huge, heavy and way too problematic. It just seemed like I was always fixing the damn thing. I kept putting up with it mostly because of the money I spent on it.
Well this spring I got out the craftsman trimmer and sure enough the pull start mechanism breaks on the first pull.That was it! I went on amazon found the worx revolution for a great price and didn't even hesitate.
Now as far as some of the negative reviews of this and other models I really don't understand why some people feel they must compare the worx to a commercial gas trimmer and then leave a negative review. Unless it's defective, that's another story.
I have only used this once but it handled everything in my yard, including some patches of thick viney weeds. A few times I used power level 2 but most of it was doable at level 1. The battery had a few minutes of extra juice left when I finished.
I purchased this model in order to get the better battery, LBXR2520. From what I can tell, the included battery is the only difference in the various models of this trimmer and I've posted a chart of the available batteries to save you some time.
I spent a LOT of time on Amazon trying to determine if I should buy a "combo" set or make individual purchases for the string trimmer, sweeper(blower) and hedge trimmer. I decided battery life was important and opted to buy this model string trimmer to get a better battery.
I also bought the hedge trimmer (without battery) and the sweeper (LSW20) with a battery. It was about $10 bucks more and an extra battery and charger can't hurt, even if it's the lesser LBXR20 battery. CONVENIENCE: Last year I bought a top-rated 14" Toro Electric string trimmer.
I use this to trim behind a (gas) push mower. It's a far better trimmer than the single-speed, single-line Black & Decker it replaced. After half a season of practice I could quickly and cleanly edge my driveway and trim around trees, downspouts and posts.
As other have noted the stock line cuts well and lasts a long time. The trimmer also works well with 0.080" round line. Although it has a pro-style head and shaft, the cutting path is small and power is comparable to a 5-amp corded trimmer at best.
While the small circle makes easy to trim inside corners, mowing a ditch or embankment would be tedious. It cuts through brown stalks up to 1/8" in diameter and green stalks up to 3/16", fine for a manicured yard but any gas or large battery trimmer will do better.
Toward the end of this season I purchased a 9. 0Ah Flexvolt battery for my larger 20V Max tools including this trimmer. The big battery dramatically improved this trimmer's weight balance - it's almost perfectly neutral front-to-back when the forward handle is set for a 6' tall operator.
I have a Greenworks G-Max 40 volt 14 inch string trimmer that accepts attachments but Greenworks don't sell a brushcutter. This Trimmer Plus attachment fits perfectly and is a quick and easy installation on my string trimmer. This works really well on any type of woody stemmed weeds and small trees that are too much for the string trimmer head to handle.
My string trimmer already has a handle and shoulder strap but they are included if you need them. Depending on your useage and expectations, the type of blade on this brushcutter may have some advantages over other types of blades.
Since it isn't sharp like a saw blade or chainsaw, it doesn't require maintenance or sharpening. The 4 tip style of blade on this brushcutter won't replace a chainsaw but it is a perfect tool to bridge the gap between the string trimmer and a saw.
I was looking for a replacement for a 2-stroke gas trimmer that I had. I don't have a huge yard now, and I was thinking I could just get one of the cheaper Black and Decker plug-in or battery powered trimmers, but since I like to do things overkill, and because I'm partial to DeWalt, I figured I'd give this a shot.
POWERIt probably has more power than my old gas trimmer. The benefit of the electric motor is that you get basically instant throttle (potentiometer? Response and immense torque even at low speeds. It has 2 settings, low and high. For my average yard, I kept it in low, and even then, half throttle did basically everything.
Only for cutting through tough stuff (small saplings etc) did I have to squeeze it to full power. I tried it on high mode a few times just for fun, but I didn't come across anything that necessitated the high setting.
Bought this as an attachment for my Remington Power Pole Chain Saw. Installation was a breeze... Simply loosen the pole nut, depress the locking pin, remove the pole saw and do insert the edger attachment, locking pin clicks in place and tighten the pole nut to secure.
No adapters or adjustments needed. It was no harder to start than the pole saw and as long as you kept the RPM's up it cut the grass fine. My grass was a little overgrown so I had to hit spots a couple of times but now that it is trimmed, it will be easier to keep up with and way faster ....
Will be much easier and cleaner than doing it with the string trimmer. Also allows me to get more use out of the handle/motor for the pole saw since it does not get used all the time. First time out take some time to adjust the depth.
Cut the grass now 2 weeks in a row. The first week was a bit tough with my gas weed trimmer breaking the side of the house was a bit higher than normal. Using the DeWalt on high mode drained the battery pretty good but did a great job of getting the high grass cut down.
The next week with normal growth I was able to use the low setting and was a breeze. I highly recommend this product but would suggest purchasing a backup batter which I did. Will continue to monitor and when my gas leaf blower breaks I will surely go battery operated DeWalt family products.
Right now Ego has grabbed the spotlight for battery powered yard tools. They are hitting the market with products just at the point when battery technology and prices make these tools both sufficiently powerful and inexpensive enough to compete with gasoline powered models.
This trend spells the end for many types of corded yard tools. Gasoline is going to be around for a while, however, because the battery models simply don't have the same endurance to meet professional needs. For the homeowner, I think the Ego string trimmers are more than sufficient.
I found this trimmer to be quit powerful, easy to use and reload, and the runtime was enough for most regular tasks. A heavy day of yard work would call for multiple charges. A competing Ego model, the ST1520, is recommended elsewhere for its push-button string loading.
This is a great trimmer for home use. It's light, can do both trimming and edging, and has improved significantly over the previous model. The cordless concept gives you a lot of freedom. I have a corded edger with a blade and it's great for the really challenging parts of the lawn, but nothing beats the convenience of this cordless model.
How well does it trim? For a home with a front and back yard (probably around 4000 sq ft lawn space) I found the 3Ah battery just enough to cover both yards if using a judicious mix of the two power settings.
The low power setting is fine for most of the trimming and even some of the edging, but I use the higher power setting for thicker growth. This is for St. Augustine grass common in the south. If you have hardier substances to cut or if you need to use the higher power setting more than I do you may have to charge in the middle of the job and it does take a while to charge an empty battery.
My yard is mostly a collection of random grass, weeds and sticker bushes. This device has worked great to maintain the yard. It seems to run for about 20 minutes. Due to this, I have had to stop 2 times to finish my yard.
I cant say this has been a problem for me since I dont mind doing parts of my yard at a time. Out of the box it does come in a straight line, but make no mistake, there are instructions, and they do walk you through how to setup the proper tilt (Hint: Its nothing more than putting your foot on the guard and manually adjusting it with a little force).
While it is not the most powerful weed whacker out there, what do you expect from a battery powered weed whacker. It does what you would expect. There were a couple of overgrown weeds that it could not cut, but there were only two of those in the whole yard.